National Guard
Brigadier General RICHARD A. WHOLEY
  
Deputy Commanding General, 263rd Army Air Missile Defense Command (AAMDC)
Anderson, SC
Since: November 2021
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE  ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
Clemson University - BS - Industrial Engineering
Webster University - MA - Computer Resources and Information Management

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Signal Officer Basic Course
Signal Officer Advanced Course
Combined Arms and Services Staff School
United States Army Command and General Staff College
Signal Battalion Pre-Command Course
Air Defense Artillery Officer Reclassification Course
United States Army War College Senior Service College, University of Texas Fellowship
Fires Center of Excellence, Brigade Pre-Command Course
Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Army Senior Leader Development Seminar (SLDS)
Army Strategic Education Program - Basic (ASEP-B)
Army Strategic Education Program - Command (ASEP-C)
Combined Force Air Component Commander's Course (CFACC)
Force Integration Course for Senior Leaders (FISCL)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S)  None Recorded

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 12 Apr 96
1LT 14 Jul 97
CPT 10 Jan 00
MAJ 9 Sep 04
LTC 2 Feb 09
COL 29 Feb 16
BG 6 Nov 21

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Nov 21 Present Deputy Commanding General, 263rd Army Air Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), Anderson, South Carolina; dual-hatted, Feb 23 - Present, Deputy Commanding General (DCG), ARNG for Air Defense Artillery (ADA) to the Fires Center of Excellence (FCoE), Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Apr 19 Nov 21 Chief of Staff, 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Anderson, South Carolina
May 16 Apr 19 Commander, 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Eastover, South Carolina and Germany
Jul 15 Apr 16 Assistant Chief of Staff - G6, 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Anderson, South Carolina
Dec 12 Jun 14 Deputy Commander, 228th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Aug 12 Nov 12 S3, 228th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Nov 08 Jul 12 Commander, 151st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Greenville, South Carolina and Iraq
Apr 07 Oct 08 Systems Control Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 228th Signal Brigade, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Jul 04 Mar 07 S3, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 151st Signal Brigade, Greenville, South Carolina
Sep 00 Jun 04 Commander, Company C, 151st Signal Brigade, Williamston, South Carolina and Kuwait
Jul 99 Aug 00 S1, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 151st Signal Brigade, Greenville, South Carolina
Dec 97 Jun 99 Platoon Leader, Company A, 151st Signal Brigade, Laurens, South Carolina
Apr 96 Nov 97 Platoon Leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 151st Signal Brigade, Greenville, South Carolina

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Commander, 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Germany Feb 18 - Dec 18 Colonel
Commander, 151st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Iraq Jul 10 - Aug 11 Lieutenant Colonel
Commander, Company C, 151st Signal Brigade, Kuwait Feb 03 - May 04 Captain

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass Device, M Device, and Numeral 2)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 3)
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 3)
Combat Action Badge
Master Space Badge

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
Michelin Tire Corporation, Shop Manager. Responsible for leading an empowered team of 1200+ salary and wage employees with a $150 million annual budget. Guarantee and drive the collective performance of the factory and development of people to meet the plant's business results, economic performance, progress initiatives, and customer satisfaction.  Michelin is a multi-billion dollar international mobility company based in Clermont, France.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of South Carolina
Military Officers Association of America
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
Signal Corps Regimental Association
Air Defense Artillery Association
United States Field Artillery Association

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2015 Bronze Order of Mercury - Signal Corp Regimental Association

 

 

As of: 27 Sep 23

 

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