Commander, Massachusetts Army National Guard

Brigadier General John J. Driscoll

Brigadier General

Northeastern University - BS - Mechanical Engineering
American Military University - MA - Military Studies
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

United States Army War College
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Harvard University, Leadership in Homeland Security
Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Syracuse University, National Security Studies Management Course (NSSMC) Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) 

Dec 18 Present Commander, Land Component Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts

Nov 17 Nov 18 Chief of Operations, Joint Operations Center, Current Operations Division, CCJ3 Operations Directorate, US Central Command, McDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida

Sep 16 Oct 17 Commander, 101st Regional Training Institute, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts

Jun 13 Aug 16 G1, Joint Force Headquarters- Massachusetts, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts

Dec 12 May 13 Deputy G1, Joint Force Headquarters-Massachusetts, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts

Oct 11 Dec 12 Commander, 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry, Worcester, Massachusetts

Aug 08 Sep 11 Commander, Recruiting and Retention Command, Joint Force Headquarters-Massachusetts, Milford, Massachusetts

Aug 07 Aug 08 Officer Strength Manager, Recruiting and Retention Command, Joint Force Headquarters-Massachusetts, Milford, Massachusetts

Aug 04 Aug 07 Assistant Professor of Military Science/Recruiting Officer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

Sep 03 Aug 04 S4, Headquarters, 26th Infantry Brigade, Devens Reserve Forces Training Area, Massachusetts

Feb 02 Sep 03 Executive Officer, Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 104th Infantry, Westfield, Massachusetts

Nov 01 Feb 02 State Mobilization Officer, Joint Force Headquarters-Massachusetts, Milford, Massachusetts

Oct 00 Oct 01 Budget Officer, Recruiting and Retention Command, Lexington, Massachusetts

Apr 98 Oct 00 Operations & Training Officer, Recruiting and Retention Command, Lexington, Massachusetts

Feb 97 Apr 98 Company Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 104th Infantry, Westfield, Massachusetts

Mar 96 Jan 97 Support Platoon Leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 104th Infantry, Westfield, Massachusetts

Aug 94 Feb 96 Platoon Leader, B Company, 1st Battalion, 104th Infantry, Greenfield, Massachusetts

Sep 93 Jul 94 United States Army Reserve Control Group (Reinforcement), St. Louis, Missouri

Dec 92 Sep 93 Assistant Battalion Fire Support Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

Feb 92 Dec 92 Platoon Leader B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

Mar 91 Feb 92 Fire Direction Officer B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort  Hood, Texas

Aug 90 Mar 91 Company Fire Support Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 82nd

Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Southwest Asia

Jul 90 Aug 90 Company Fire Support Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 82nd

Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

Jan 90 Jun 90 Student Ranger School, Fort Benning, Georgia

Nov 89 Dec 89 Casual Status awaiting training, Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Jul 89 Nov 89 Student Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma

• Legion of Merit
• Defense Meritorious Service Medal
• Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
• Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
• Army Achievement Medal
• Valorous Unit Award
• Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
• National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
• Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
• Global War on Terror Service Medal
• Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
• Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass)
• Army Service Ribbon
• Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
• Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)
• Massachusetts Army National Guard Service Medal (with 4 Bronze Service Stars)
• Massachusetts Emergency Service Ribbon
• Ranger Tab
• Parachutist Badge
• National Guard Recruiting Badge

Director, Joint Staff for the Massachusetts National Guard located at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. He serves as the chief advisor and principal assistant to The Adjutant General. He is responsible for directing,
supervising, training, coordinating the staff and assisting The Adjutant General in the deployment and coordination
of programs, policies, and plans affecting over 8,000 members of the Massachusetts National Guard.

• Society of Human Resource Management, Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
• National Guard Association of the United States, Life Member
• National Guard Association of Massachusetts, Life Member
• Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States , Life Member
• United States Army War College Foundation, Life Member
• National Infantry Association, Life Member
• Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
• Wilbraham Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M.
• Springfield Lodge of Elks
• Veterans of Foreign Wars, Life Member
• American Legion, Life Member
• City of Springfield MA Veteran's Activities Committee

• Second Lieutenant, June 16, 1989
• First Lieutenant, Jul 7, 1991
• Captain, Jul 4, 1997
• Major, September 6, 2001
• Lieutenant Colonel, September 5, 2008
• Colonel, November 5, 2013
• Brigadier General, December 1 2018

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

2015-2016 City of Springfield, MA. Veteran of the Year

2016 National Security Fellow, Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

  

(Current as of December 2018)

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