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Chief of Staff

Brigadier General Shawn Harris

SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES

Tuskegee University - BS - Agribusiness Education

Grand Valley State University - MS - Educational Leadership

United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies


MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED

Infantry Officer Basic Course

Field Artillery Captain's Career Course

United States Army War College

US Army CIO/G6, DoD DAA v10.0

1ST IO Command (Land), Army Cyberspace Operations Planner Course

Joint Domestic Operations Course (NORTHCOM)

Maneuver Center of Excellence, Maneuver Pre-Command Course

Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)

Harvard University, Leadership in Homeland Security

Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)


FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) None Recorded


PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT

2LT 16 Oct 91

1LT 15 Oct 94

CPT 26 May 98

MAJ 27 Jun 02

LTC 8 Feb 07

COL 25 Sep 13

BG 1 Jun 19


FROM TO ASSIGNMENT

Jun 19 Present - Chief of Staff, Kosovo Forces, Kosovo, APO AE

Apr 18 Nov 18  - Director of Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Virgin Islands Army National Guard, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Oct 16 Mar 18  - Brigade Commander, 63rd Troop Command, Belmont Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

Sep 15 Oct 16  - Advisor to the BG of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Joint Force Headquarters (Forward), OPERATION ONWARD LIBERTY, Monrovia, Liberia

Aug 14 Sep 15  - Director of Information Management, G/J6, Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

Jul 14 Aug 14  - Chief of the Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

Oct 13 Jul 14 - Director of Information Management, G/J6, Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

Sep 13 Oct 13  - Brigade Executive Officer, 63rd Troop Command, Michigan Army National Guard, Wyoming, Michigan

Sep 12 Sep 13  - Brigade S-2/S-3, 63rd Troop Command, Michigan Army National Guard, Wyoming, Michigan

Jun 11 Sep 12  - Mobilization Readiness Division Chief, Operations and Training Division, Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

Aug 10 Jun 11  - Student, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

Jul 10 Aug 10 Over-strength Personnel (Resident SSC), Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

Jul 08 Jul 10 Recruiting and Retention Commander, Recruiting and Retention Command, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

May 08 Jul 08 Senior Mentor Infantry Battalion Embedded Training Team, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

Feb 07 May 08 Senior Mentor Infantry Battalion Embedded Training Team, United States Army Forces Command, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan

Jan 07 Feb 07 Senior Mentor Infantry Battalion Embedded Training Team, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

Nov 06 Jan 07 Evaluation Branch Chief, Operations and Training Division, Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

Jul 05 Nov 06 Mobilization Plans Officer, Operations and Training Division, Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

May 04 Jul 05 Training Officer, Operations and Training Division, Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

Mar 01 May 04 Operations and Training Officer, Recruiting and Retention, Headquarters State Area Command, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

Aug 99 Mar 01 Recruiting and Retention Specialist, Recruiting and Retention, Headquarters State Area Command, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

Sep 97 Aug 99 Battery Commander, Headquarters, First Battalion, 182nd Field Artillery, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

May 97 Sep 97 Operations Officer, Battery C, First Battalion, 182nd Field Artillery, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

Dec 92 May 97 Platoon Leader, Battery C, First Battalion, 182nd Field Artillery, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

Apr 92 Dec 92 Platoon Leader, Detachment 1, Company D, First Battalion, 167th Infantry, Alabama Army National Guard, Lafayette, Alabama

Jan 92 Apr 92 Student, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Fort Benning, Georgia

Oct 91 Dec 92 Platoon Leader, Detachment 1, Company D, First Battalion, 167th Infantry, Alabama Army National Guard, Lafayette, Alabama


SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

  • Advisor to the BG of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Joint Force Headquarters (Forward), OPERATION ONWARD LIBERTY, Monrovia, Liberia Sep 15 - Oct 16 Colonel
  • Senior Mentor Infantry Battalion Embedded Training Team, United States Army Forces Command, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan Feb 07 - May 08        Lieutenant Colonel


SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

  • Advisor to the BG of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Joint Force Headquarters (Forward), OPERATION ONWARD LIBERTY, Monrovia, Liberia Sep 15 - Oct 16 Colonel
  • Senior Mentor Infantry Battalion Embedded Training Team, United States Army Forces Command, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan Feb 07 - May 08        Lieutenant Colonel


US DECORATIONS AND BADGES

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal

Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

Army Commendation Medal

Army Achievement Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)

Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 Campaign Star)

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M Device, Gold Hour Glass)

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon

North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal

Michigan Army National Guard Recruiting Ribbon

Michigan Broadsword Service Medal (with 1 Gold Oak Leaf Cluster)

Michigan State War on Terrorism Ribbon

Michigan Outside United States Service Ribbon

Combat Infantry Badge

Parachutist Badge

Army National Guard Recruiting Badge


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Boy Scouts of America Troop 258, West Michigan Chapter

Grand Rapids Police Chief Advisory Board

Grand Rapids African - American Health Institute Advisory Board

Community Corrections Advisory Board for Kent County

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Iota Pi Chapter

Kentwood Community Church Veterans Program KCCVETS Founding Member


OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2013, GIANTS Walter Core Public Service Award - Grand Rapids Community College

2013, Omega Man of the Year - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Iota Pi Chapter

2014, Joint Qualified Officer Designation - Office of the Secretary of Defense

2016, Citizen of the Year - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Iota Pi Chapter

2017, Honorary Game Captain Service Appreciation Award - Early County High School


Current as of 4 June 2019


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