National Guard
Brigadier General Rafael A. Ribas
  
Director of the Joint Staff - Florida
Joint Force Headquarters
St. Augustine, FL
Since: September 2017
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
University of Miami - BA - History
University of Miami - BS - Chemistry
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Army Strategic Education Program-Basic (ASEP-B)
Harvard University, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar
National Defense University, Reserve Component National Security Seminar
United States Army Command and General Staff College
United States Army Infantry School, Infantry Brigade/Battalion Commanders Course
United States Army War College
Advanced Joint Professional Military Education (AJPME)
United States Air Force, Air War College
United States Army Command and General Staff College School for Command Preparation, Brigade Pre-Command/Command Sergeants Major Course
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) Spanish

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 8 May 87
1LT 26 May 90
CPT 30 Jun 93
MAJ 18 Feb 00
LTC 22 Sep 06
COL 1 Mar 13
BG 11 Apr 16

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Sep 17 Present Director of the Joint Staff - Florida, Joint Force Headquarters, St. Augustine, Florida; dual-hatted, Jan 18 - Present, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard-United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Georgia
Sep 17 Sep 17 Dual Status Commander Florida, Hurricane Irma Response
Oct 16 Sep 17 Director of the Joint Staff Florida National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, St. Augustine, Florida
Oct 16 Oct 16 Dual Status Commander Florida, Hurricane Matthew Response
Mar 16 Oct 16 Director of the Joint Staff Florida National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, St. Augustine, Florida
Jan 15 Mar 16 Brigade Commander, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Florida Army National Guard, Pinellas Park, Florida
Mar 13 Dec 14 Deputy Brigade Commander, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Pinellas Park, Florida
Nov 11 Feb 13 Brigade Executive Officer, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Florida Army National Guard, Pinellas Park, Florida
Dec 10 Oct 11 Battalion Commander, 2-124th Infantry, Florida Army National Guard, Orlando, Florida
Mar 10 Dec 10 Batallion Commander, 2-124th Infantry, Kuwait/Iraq
Sep 07 Mar 10 Battalion Commander, 2-124th Infantry, Florida Army National Guard, Orlando, Florida
Dec 06 Dec 09 State Partnership Program Coordinator (USSOUTHCOM-J5), Doral, Florida
Dec 06 Aug 07 Branch Chief, Joint Forces Headquarters, Florida Army National Guard, St. Augustine, Florida
Sep 06 Dec 06 Branch Chief, Joint Forces Headquarters, Florida Army National Guard, St. Augustine, Florida
Apr 05 Aug 06 Battalion Operations Officer, 1-124th Infantry, Florida Army National Guard, Miami, Florida
Mar 04 Mar 05 Battalion Executive Officer, 1-124th Infantry, Florida Army National Guard, Miami, Florida
Apr 03 Mar 04 Battalion Executive Officer, 1-124th Infantry, Florida Army National Guard, Jordan/Iraq
Jul 01 Apr 03 Battalion Executive Officer, 1-124th Infantry, Florida Army National Guard, Miami, Florida
Aug 99 Jun 01 Brigade S3 Air, 53rd Infantry Brigade (SEP), Florida Army National Guard, Tampa, Florida
Aug 98 Aug 99 Assistant Plans Officer, 53rd Infantry Brigade (SEP), Florida Army National Guard, Tampa, Florida
Sep 97 Aug 98 Battalion Logistics Officer (S4), 1-124th Infantry, Florida Army National Guard, Miami, Florida
Sep 96 Aug 97 Battalion Administrative Officer (S1), 1-124th Infantry, Florida Army National Guard, Miami, Florida
Sep 95 Aug 96 Company Commander, HHC, 1-124th Infantry, Florida Army National Guard, Miami, Florida
Sep 91 Aug 95 Company Commander, Company C, 1-124th Infantry, Florida Army National Guard, Homestead, Florida
Nov 89 Aug 91 Executive Officer, Company C, 1-124th Infantry, Florida Army National Guard, Homestead, Florida
Nov 87 Nov 89 Platoon Leader, Company C 1-124th Infantry, Florida Army National Guard, Homestead, Florida

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Dual Status Commander Florida, Hurricane Irma Response Sep 17 - Sep 17 Brigadier General
Dual Status Commander Florida, Hurricane Matthew Response Oct 16 - Oct 16 Brigadier General
State Partnership Program Coordinator (USSOUTHCOM-J5), Doral, Florida Dec 06 - Dec 09 Lieutenant Colonel

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Batallion Commander, 2-124th Infantry, Kuwait/Iraq Mar 10 - Dec 10 Lieutenant Colonel
Battalion Executive Officer, 1-124th Infantry, Florida Army National Guard, Jordan/Iraq Apr 03 - Mar 04 Major

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Bronze Star Medal (with 2 Oak Bronze Leaf Clusters and "V" Device)
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Valorous Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Citation
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with 3 Bronze Service Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hour Glass device and "M" Device)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 4)
Florida Cross
Florida Service Medal
Florida Commendation Medal
Florida Meritorious Service Ribbon
Florida Service Ribbon (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Florida State Active Duty Ribbon (with 2 Silver Oak Leaf Clusters and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Florida Governors Meritorious Unit Citation (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Combat Infantryman Badge
Parachutist Badge
German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold)

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
Joint Training System, Doctrine, Joint Concept Development, and Guidance Specialist, Huntington Ingalls Corporation in support of J7/9, United States Southern Command, Doral, Florida

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of Florida
National Infantry Association, Order of Saint Maurice
Association of the United States Army
American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2009, Level III Joint Qualified Officer Designation

 

 

As of: 21 May 18

 

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