National Guard
Brigadier General NARCISO CRUZ
  
Assistant Adjutant General
Puerto Rico Joint Force Headquarters
San Juan, PR
Since: June 2018
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE  ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
University of Puerto Rico - Humacao - BS - Social Work
Touro University International - MBA - Military Management
InterAmerican Defense College - MA - Defense and Security for the Americas

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Engineer Officer Basic Course
Engineer Officer Advanced Course
InterAmerican Defense College, Senior Service College
Construction and Facility Management Officer Course
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S)  Spanish

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 12 Jun 87
1LT 11 Jun 90
CPT 8 Aug 94
MAJ 14 Mar 00
LTC 13 Mar 07
COL 12 Mar 12
BG 28 Jun 18

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Jun 18 Present Assistant Adjutant General, Puerto Rico Joint Force Headquarters, San Juan, Puerto Rico
May 17 Jun 18 Land Component Commander, ARNG Staff Element JFHQ, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Oct 14 May 17 Chief Facilities Management Officer, ARNG Staff Element JFHQ, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Aug 12 Oct 14 Commander, 92d Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico
Jul 11 Jul 12 Executive Officer, 92d Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico
Jul 10 Jun 11 Purchasing and Contracting Branch Chief, JFHQ, ARNG San Juan, Puerto Rico
Mar 08 Jul 10 Commander, 190th Engineer Battalion, Caguas, Puerto Rico
Feb 08 Feb 08 Brigade Engineer Operations Officer, HHC 92D MEB, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico
Mar 05 Jan 08 Executive Officer, 130th Engineer Battalion, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico and Iraq
Nov 99 Mar 05 S3, 130th Engineer Battalion, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Dec 93 Nov 99 Commander, 892d Engineer Company, Humacao, Puerto Rico
Jan 93 Nov 93 Executive Officer, 892d Engineer Company, Humacao, Puerto Rico
Dec 87 Dec 92 Platoon Leader, 892d Engineer Company, Humacao, Puerto Rico

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Dual Status Commander, Joint Forces Headquarters PRNG, Puerto Rico Sep 17 - Oct 17 Colonel
Executive Officer, 130th Engineer Battalion, Iraq Sep 06 - Oct 07 Lieutenant Colonel

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with Bronze Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal (with Bronze Star)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass, and "M" device)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (with numeral 4)
Combat Action Badge
Parachutist Badge
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
Director, Joint Staff (DJS) PRARNG, MILTECH GS 15

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
US Army Engineer Regiment
National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of Puerto Rico
The Army Engineer Association

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2007 The Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal
1992 Puerto Rico Army National Guard Most Outstanding Company Grade Officer
1987 Distinguish Military Student Award, Reserve Officer Training Corps – University of Puerto Rico

 

 

As of: 6 Dec 21

 

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