National Guard
Brigadier General RICHARD D. WILSON
  
Assistant Adjutant General
Joint Force Headquarters
Marietta, GA
Since: October 2020
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE  ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
University of North Georgia - BS - Criminal Justice
Webster University - MA - Management and Leadership
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Aviation Officer Basic Course
Aviation Officer Advanced Course
Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course
United States Army Command and General Staff College
United States Army War College
Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
AntiTerrorism/Force Protection Level IV (AT/FP LVL IV)
United States Army Senior Leader Seminar

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S)  None Recorded

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 9 Jun 93
1LT 29 May 95
CPT 1 Jun 97
MAJ 18 Sep 02
LTC 25 Jul 07
COL 21 Jun 12
BG 2 Feb 20

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Oct 20 Present Assistant Adjutant General, Joint Force Headquarters, Marietta, Georgia
Feb 20 Oct 20 Director, Joint Staff, Marietta, GA
Jul 18 Feb 20 Chief of Staff, Georgia Army National Guard, Marietta, Georgia
Aug 14 Jun 18 Commander and State Army Aviation Officer, 78th Aviation Troop Command, Marietta, Georgia
Jul 13 Jul 14 Student, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
Feb 12 Jun 13 Deputy Chief of Staff - Logistics/J4, Joint Force Headquarters – Georgia, Marietta, Georgia
Oct 08 Jan 12 Commander, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia and Taji, Iraq
Oct 07 Sep 08 Chief Plans Officer/J35, Joint Force Headquarters, Georgia, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia
May 07 Sep 07 Operations and Training Officer/S3, 78th Aviation Troop Command, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia
May 05 Apr 07 Executive Officer, 1-171st Aviation Regiment, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia
Nov 04 Apr 05 Assistant S3/Aviation LNO, 1st Aviation Group, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia
Feb 04 Oct 04 Commander, 148th Medical Company, 1st Aviation Group, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia
Jan 03 Jan 04 Commander, 148th Medical Company, 21st Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas
Nov 01 Dec 02 Commander, E Company, 1-171st Aviation Regiment, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia
Aug 99 Jun 01 Commander, E Company, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, 12th Aviation Brigade, Giebelstadt Army Air Field, Germany and OPERATION JOINT GUARDIAN, Germany
Aug 98 Jul 99 Platoon Leader, B Company, 7-159th Aviation Regiment, V Corps, Giebelstadt Army Air Field, Germany and TASK FORCE HAWK, Albania
May 98 Jul 98 Student, Aviation Maintenance Manager Course, Fort Rucker, Alabama
Oct 97 Apr 98 Student, Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course, Fort Lee, Virginia
Jun 97 Sep 97 Executive Officer, A Company, 2-227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
May 96 May 97 Platoon Leader, A Company, 4-227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
Dec 95 Apr 96 Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4-227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
Jun 95 Nov 95 Platoon Leader, A Troop, 1-6 Cavalry, 6th Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas
May 94 May 95 Executive Officer, D Troop 1-6 Cavalry, 6th Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas
Jul 93 Apr 94 Student, Aviation Officer Basic Course & Initial Entry Rotary Wing (OH-58) Course, Fort Rucker, Alabama

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Commander, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, Taji, Iraq Oct 10 - Sep 11 Lieutenant Colonel
Commander, 148th Medical Company, 21st Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas Jan 03 - Jan 04 Major
Commander, E Company, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, 12th Aviation Brigade, OPERATION JOINT GUARDIAN, Germany May 01 - Jun 01 Captain
Platoon Leader, B Company, 7-159th Aviation Regiment, V Corps, TASK FORCE HAWK, Albania May 99 - Jun 99 Captain

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Legion of Merit (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 1Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass, “M” Device, and Numeral 2)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)
Georgia Special Operations Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Georgia National Guard Service Medal
Combat Action Badge
Master Army Aviator Badge
Parachutist Badge
Air Assault Badge

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Master Army Aviator
Flight hours: 3015 hours (280 Combat/Imminent Danger)
Aircraft flown: OH-58A, OH-58C, UH-1H, UH-1V, UH-60A, UH-60L, C-12, C-26B, C-26E
Pilot wings: Fort Rucker, Alabama

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION

Assistant Adjutant General - Army, Georgia Army National Guard



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Army Aviation Association of America, Vice President
National Guard Association of the United States, Member
National Guard Association of Georgia, Member
University of North Georgia Alumni Association, Member

 

 

As of: 28 Dec 21

 

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