Assistant Adjutant General (Army), Massachusetts Army National Guard

Brigadier General Ronald A. Cupples

Brigadier General Cupples is the Assistant Adjutant General – Army, Massachusetts National Guard.  He serves as the Adjutant General’s principle advisor on Army issues. He is responsible for liaising with external partners, to include the state, local, and federal interagency, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), National Guard Bureau and the Department of the Army. He has oversight of Army Facility Construction and Stationing and is a voting member of the State Retired List Board. He chairs the State Partnership Program with the Republic of Paraguay, the Risk Reduction, Resiliency, and Suicide Prevention (R3SP) Council and Joint Diversity Executive Council. He is president of the Academic Board and Senior Service College Selection Board. He is responsible for supporting and shaping the force.

Infantry Officer Basic Course
Ordnance Officer Basic Course
Infantry Captain's Career Course
Combined Arms and Services Staff School
Human Resource Management Qualification Course
Inspector General Course
United States Army Command and General Staff College
Harvard University - Leadership in Homeland Security
Harvard University - National Security Fellowship
United States Army War College - MSS
United States Army War College - Senior Leader Seminar
Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)

Boston University - BS - Business Administration & Management
Nichols College - MBA - Business Administration
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Meritorious Unit Citation
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 Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hour Glass and M Device)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
Ranger Tab
Parachutist Badge
Air Assault Badge

Human Resource Officer responsible for the administrative services and support of approximately 1,675 full-time personnel, comprised of Title 5 National Guard Employees, Title 32 Federal Technicians, and Active Guard Reserve personnel employed by the Massachusetts Army and Air National Guard. Perform long-term planning and organizational development necessary to accomplish human resources functions in support of labor and employee relations, staffing and classification, employee development, and military support.


(Current as of July 2020)


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