National Guard
Major General BENJAMIN J. CORELL
  
The Adjutant General, Iowa
Johnston, IA
Since: August 2019
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SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE  OCS

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
Upper Iowa University - BS - Business Management
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Infantry Officer Basic Course
Infantry Officer Advanced Course
United States Army War College
Counter-Insurgency Leaders Course
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Executive Joint Domestic Operations Course (NORTHCOM)
Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
United States Judge Advocate School, Reserve Component - General Officer Legal Orientation Course (RC-GOLO)
Combined / Joint Forces Land Component Commander Course (C/JFLCC)
Enabling Mission Command Workshop (EMCW)
Senior Joint Information Applications Course (SJIOAC)
United States Army Combined Arms Center, Deputy Commanding General Course
NATO Defense College, Generals, Flag Officers and Ambassadors Course
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S)  None Recorded

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 10 Mar 89
1LT 9 Mar 92
CPT 4 Oct 94
MAJ 9 Nov 98
LTC 10 Feb 03
COL 7 Feb 08
BG 20 Jun 13
MG 8 Dec 17

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Aug 19 Present The Adjutant General, Iowa, Johnston, Iowa
Dec 17 Aug 19 Commander, 34th Infantry Division, Rosemount, Minnesota and OPERATION SPARTAN SHIELD, Kuwait
Sep 17 Dec 17 Land Component Commander, Iowa Army National Guard Element, Joint Forces Headquarters, Johnston, Iowa
Jun 16 Sep 17 Deputy Commanding General, NATO Multi-National Division Southeast, Bucharest, Romania
Sep 13 Jun 16 Deputy Commanding General- Maneuver, 34th Infantry Division, Rosemount, Minnesota
May 12 Sep 13 Deputy Commanding General -Support, 34th Infantry Division, Rosemount, Minnesota
Jun 10 May 12 Commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Boone, Iowa and Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan
Jul 09 May 10 Deputy Commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Boone, Iowa
Feb 08 Jul 09 Strategic Plans Officer, Iowa Army National Guard Element, Joint Forces Headquarters, Johnston, Iowa
Feb 04 Feb 08 Commander, 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry Regiment, Waterloo, Iowa and Al Asad Air Base, Iraq
Mar 03 Jan 04 Commander, US Army Infantry Battalion, Multi-National Forces and Observers, Sinai, Egypt
Sep 02 Feb 03 Operations, Plans, and Training, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Iowa Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters, Johnston, Iowa
Mar 01 Aug 02 Executive Officer, 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry Regiment, Waterloo, Iowa
Sep 00 Feb 01 Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dec 99 Sep 00 Executive Officer, 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry Regiment, Waterloo, Iowa
Jun 98 Nov 99 S3, 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry Regiment, Waterloo, Iowa
Oct 97 May 98 Operations Officer, 2nd Brigade, 34th Infantry Division, Boone, Iowa
Oct 96 Sep 97 Commander, Company B, 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry, Oelwein, Iowa
Nov 93 Sep 96 Executive Officer, Company B, 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry, Dubuque, Iowa
Jun 92 Oct 93 Scout Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion 133 rd Infantry, Dubuque, Iowa
Sep 90 May 92 Rifle Platoon Leader, Company B, 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry, Oelwein, Iowa
Mar 90 Aug 90 Platoon Leader, Support Company, 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry, Dubuque, Iowa
Mar 89 Feb 90 Executive Officer, Company B, 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry, Oelwein, Iowa

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Deputy Commanding General, NATO Multi-National Division Southeast, Bucharest, Romania Jun 16 - Sep 17 Brigadier General

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Commander, 34th Infantry Division, OPERATION SPARTAN SHIELD, Kuwait Dec 17 - Nov 18 Major General
Deputy Commanding General, NATO Multi-National Division Southeast, Bucharest, Romania Jun 16 - Sep 17 Brigadier General
Commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan Jun 10 - May 11 Colonel
Commander, 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry Regiment, Al Asad Air Base, Iraq Aug 05 - Jul 07 Lieutenant Colonel
Commander, US Army Infantry Battalion, Multi-National Forces and Observers, Sinai, Egypt Mar 03 - Jan 04 Lieutenant Colonel
Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Sep 00 - Feb 01 Major

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Meritorious Unit Commendation (1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass, "M" Device, and Numeral 3)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 3)
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal
Multi-National Force and Observers Medal
Iowa Commendation Medal (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Iowa Humanitarian Service Ribbon
Iowa Leadership Ribbon (with Torch)
Iowa State Service Ribbon (1 Silver and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Combat Infantryman Badge
Expert Infantryman Badge

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
Deputy Adjutant General - Army, Iowa National Guard

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
National Guard Association of the United States
Iowa National Guard Officers Association
34th Infantry Division Association
Veterans of Foreign Wars
American Legion

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2003, Order of Saint Maurice - Centurion
2017, Emblem of Honor - Romanian General Staff
2017, Emblem of Honor - Romanian Land Forces

 

 

As of: 20 Apr 20

 

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