National Guard
Brigadier General Lapthe C. Flora
  
Assistant Adjutant General
Virginia Army National Guard
Sandston, VA
Since: May 2016
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
Virginia Military Institute - BS - Biology
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
United States Army War College
Army Senior Leader Development Program-Basic (ASLDP-B)
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) Vietnamese; Cantonese

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT (USAR) 10 Sep 87
2LT (ARNG) 14 Sep 88
1LT (ARNG) 9 Sep 90
CPT (ARNG) 1 Aug 94
MAJ (ARNG) 11 Jan 01
LTC (ARNG) 31 Jan 06
COL (ARNG) 30 Jun 11
BG (ARNG) 23 May 16

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
May 16 Present Assistant Adjutant General, Virginia Army National Guard, Sandston, Virginia
May 15 May 16 Commander, 91st Troop Command, Bowling Green, Virginia
Aug 13 May 15 J5 (Plans and Policy), Joint Force Headquarters, Sandston, Virginia
Sep 12 Aug 13 G3 (Operations), 29th Infantry Division, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Sep 11 Aug 12 Director, Afghan National Army Ground Forces Command, Afghanistan
Jan 11 Aug 11 G3 (Operations), 29th Infantry Division, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Sep 09 Jan 11 Executive Officer, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Staunton, Virginia
Jan 08 Sep 09 Battle Captain and Chief Joint Operations Center, Joint Task Force-Civil Support, Army North, United States Northern Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia
Aug 06 Dec 07 1-116th Infantry Task Force Commander, Kosovo
Mar 04 Jul 06 Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Roanoke, Virginia
May 02 Mar 04 S-3 (Operations), 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Roanoke, Virginia
Sep 01 Apr 02 Deputy G3 Chief of Future Operations, Training & Synchronization, 29th Infantry Division, MND-N, Bosnia
Nov 00 Aug 01 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Roanoke, Virginia
Jan 00 Oct 00 S-2 (Intelligence), 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Roanoke, Virginia
Oct 97 Jan 00 S-4 (Logistic), 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Roanoke, Virginia
Feb 97 Oct 97 S-1 (Personnel), 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Roanoke, Virginia
Jan 94 Feb 97 Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Bedford, Virginia
Nov 91 Jan 94 Company Executive Officer, Headquarters Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Pulaski, Virginia
Sep 88 Nov 91 Platoon Leader, Company C, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Clifton Forge, Virginia

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Battle Captain and Chief Joint Operations Center, Joint Task Force-Civil Support, Army North, United States Northern Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia Jan 08 - Sep 09 Lieutenant Colonel

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Director, Afghan National Army Ground Forces Command, Afghanistan Sep 11 - Aug 12 Colonel
1-116th Infantry Task Force Commander, Kosovo Aug 06 - Dec 07 Lieutenant Colonel
Deputy G3 Chief of Future Operations, Training & Synchronization, 29th Infantry Division, MND-N, Bosnia Sep 01 - Apr 02 Major

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Joint Services Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Achievement Medal with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
Army Superior Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M Device, Silver Hourglass Device and Numeral 3)
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 3)
NATO Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Virginia Governor National Service Medal
Virginia Army National Guard Legion of Merit
Virginia Army National Guard Bronze Star Medal
Virginia Army National Guard Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Virginia Emergency Service Ribbon
Virginia National Guard State Partnership Program Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
Virginia National Guard Good Conduct Ribbon 12

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
Sr. Applications Engineer at Harris Corporation, responsible for overseeing night vision applications engineering efforts for domestic and international business development. Responsibilities include developing new and specialty image intensification night vision configurations to meet warfighters' expectations; collaboration with Business Development Managers to explore new and adjacent business opportunities with innovative night vision products and services; providing onsite technical support during customers field evaluation and products demonstration; liaison between business development and operations engineering to characterize new and unique product performance.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Board of Directors, Military Family Support Center, Virginia
Board of Directors, Roanoke Veterans Council Inc, Virginia
Member, Military Officers Association of the America
Member, National Guard Association of Virginia
Member, National Guard Association of the United States
Member, 29th Division Association, Post 64
Member, Harris Corporations Volunteer Committee
Member, Vietnamese-American Uniformed Services Association

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1994, General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award
1999, US Patent Number 413,130, AN/PVS-14 Combined Night Vision Monocular with Head or Helmet Mount and Small Arms Mounting Adapter
1999, US Patent Number 5,943,174, AN/PVS-14 Night Vision Monocular Device
2000, US Patent Number 6,071,639, AN/PVS-14 Battery Cartridge
2004, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, ITT Corporation
2005, US Patent Number 6,971,754, AN/PVS-14 Lens Cap Retention Arrangement
2005, US Patent Number 6,924,931, AN/AVS-9 Line of Sight Adjustment for Night Vision Binoculars
2006, US Patent Number 7,049,027, AN/PVS-14 Single Battery Housing Assembly

 

 

As of: 6 Apr 18

 

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