State Command Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Five Jay W. Vincent

 

Chief Warrant Officer Five Jay W. Vincent assumed the responsibility as the Commonwealth’s Sixth Command Chief Warrant Officer on 1 February 2022. As the State Command Chief Warrant Officer, he serves as the principle advisor to the Adjutant General on all matters pertaining to policies, programs, and actions impacting the warrant officer cohort including accessions, professional development, training, promotions, and career management. As the lead for warrant officer affairs, he works closely with the leadership of the National Guard Bureau and the Department of the Army’s Proponency Branches across the United States. 

CW5 Vincent enlisted in the Massachusetts Army National Guard in 1985 serving as a Machinist, a Heavy Construction Equipment Operator, and a Target Acquisition Radar Section Chief. He was appointed as a Field Artillery Target Acquisition Radar Technician, Warrant Officer One, in 1993  through the Reserve Component Warrant Officer Candidate program at Fort McCoy, WI. He has since changed career paths to the Human Resource field where he has served in a variety of staff and advisory positions as a traditional National Guard Soldier and in the Active Guard and Reserve program since 2002. 

CW5 Vincent has deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990, Operation Joint Guard in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1997 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 as well as overseas training missions in Germany and Kyrgyzstan. 

CW5 Vincent’s professional military education has included a myriad of Enlisted and Warrant Officer specific courses culminating in his graduation from the Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course. He has received numerous awards throughout his career with the highest being the Bronze Star Medal.

 

EDUCATION:

1989 Southeastern Massachusetts University, Dartmouth, MA 2006 Warrant OfficerStaff Course, Fort Rucker, AL
2009 Oracle SQL Course, Little Rock, AR
2012 iPERMS Domain Manager Course, Fort Carson, CO
2013 Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course, Fort Rucker, AL
2014 Leadership in Homeland Security Program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School ofGovernment, Executive Education, Boston, MA
2016 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC
2022 General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education, Boston, MA

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

• September 1993 – May 1997, Target Acquisition Radar Technician, Battery E (Target Acquisition), 101stField Artillery Regiment, Rehoboth, MA
• May 1997 – February 1998, Target Acquisition Radar Technician, Battery E (Target Acquisition), 101stField Artillery Regiment, Kalesija, Bosnia and Herzegovina
• February 1998 – July 2000, Battery E (Target Acquisition), 101st Field Artillery Regiment, Rehoboth, MA
• July 2000 – November 2002, Counterfire Officer, Headquarters, 42d Division Artillery, Rehoboth, MA
• July 2000 – November 2002, Fulltime Military Personnel Technician, Headquarters, 42d Division Artillery, Rehoboth, MA
• November 2002 – June 2004, Chief, Officer Personnel Management Branch, Joint Force Headquarters – Massachusetts, Milford, MA
• June 2004 – January 2006, Counterfire Officer, Headquarters, 42d Division Artillery, Bayji, Iraq
• January 2006 – April 2009, Health Systems Specialist, Joint Force Headquarters – Massachusetts, Milford,MA
• April 2009 – November 2013, Chief, Human Resource Systems Branch, Joint Force Headquarters – Massachusetts, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA
• November 2013 – January 2022, Senior Personnel Advisor, G1, Joint Force Headquarters – Massachusetts, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA
• February 2022 – Present, Command Chief Warrant Officer, Joint Force Headquarters – Massachusetts, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Army CommendationMedal with 5 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Army Achievement Medal with 3 BronzeOak Leaf Clusters
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense ServiceMedal with Bronze Service Star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars
Iraqi Campaign Medalwith Bronze Service Star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Armed ForcesService Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Gold Hour Glass, ‘M’ device, and Arabic Numeral 3
NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon Overseas ServiceRibbon
Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon with Arabic Numeral 3 NATO Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait) Air Assault Badge
German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge - Silver
Meritorious UnitCitation (Permanent)
Army Superior Unit Award (Permanent)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:

Member, National Guard Association of the United States
Member, National Guard Association of Massachusetts
Life Member, United States Army Warrant Officer Association Life Member, United States Field Artillery Association Member, Adjutant General Corps Regimental Association Member, Association of the United States Army
Life Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Member, Boylston Schul-Verein German-American Club Member, GermanAmerican Cultural Society of Rhode Island

 

 

 

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