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Brigadier General Shawn Harris

Special Assistant to the DARNG

SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE  ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
Tuskegee University - BS - Agribusiness Education
Grand Valley State University - MS - Educational Leadership
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Infantry Officer Basic Course
Field Artillery Captain's Career Course
United States Army War College
1ST IO Command (Land), Army Cyberspace Operations Planner Course
Joint Domestic Operations Course (NORTHCOM)
Maneuver Center of Excellence, Maneuver Pre-Command Course
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Harvard University, Leadership in Homeland Security
Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Army Senior Leader Development Seminar (SLDS)
Generals, Flag Officers and Ambassadors Course

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S)  None Recorded
 

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 16 Oct 91
1LT 15 Oct 94
CPT 26 May 98
MAJ 27 Jun 02
LTC 8 Feb 07
COL 25 Sep 13
BG 1 Jun 19
 
FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Jul 20 Present Special Assistant to the DARNG, Arlington, Virginia
Jun 19 Jun 20 Chief of Staff, Kosovo Forces, Pristina, Kosovo
Apr 18 May 19 Director of Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Virgin Islands Army National Guard, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Oct 16 Mar 18 Brigade Commander, 63rd Troop Command, Belmont Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
Sep 15 Oct 16 Advisor to the BG of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Joint Force Headquarters (Forward), OPERATION ONWARD LIBERTY, Monrovia, Liberia
Aug 14 Sep 15 Director of Information Management, G/J6, Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
Jul 14 Aug 14 Chief of the Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
Oct 13 Jul 14 Director of Information Management, G/J6, Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
Sep 13 Oct 13 Brigade Executive Officer, 63rd Troop Command, Michigan Army National Guard, Wyoming, Michigan
Sep 12 Sep 13 Brigade S-2/S-3, 63rd Troop Command, Michigan Army National Guard, Wyoming, Michigan
Jun 11 Sep 12 Mobilization Readiness Division Chief, Operations and Training Division, Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
Aug 10 Jun 11 Student, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
Jul 10 Aug 10 Over-strength Personnel (Resident SSC), Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
Jul 08 Jul 10 Recruiting and Retention Commander, Recruiting and Retention Command, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
May 08 Jul 08 Senior Mentor Infantry Battalion Embedded Training Team, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
Feb 07 May 08 Senior Mentor Infantry Battalion Embedded Training Team, United States Army Forces Command, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan
Jan 07 Feb 07 Senior Mentor Infantry Battalion Embedded Training Team, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
Nov 06 Jan 07 Evaluation Branch Chief, Operations and Training Division, Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
Jul 05 Nov 06 Mobilization Plans Officer, Operations and Training Division, Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
May 04 Jul 05 Training Officer, Operations and Training Division, Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
Mar 01 May 04 Operations and Training Officer, Recruiting and Retention, Headquarters State Area Command, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
Aug 99 Mar 01 Recruiting and Retention Specialist, Recruiting and Retention, Headquarters State Area Command, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
Sep 97 Aug 99 Battery Commander, Headquarters, First Battalion, 182nd Field Artillery, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
May 97 Sep 97 Operations Officer, Battery C, First Battalion, 182nd Field Artillery, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
Dec 92 May 97 Platoon Leader, Battery C, First Battalion, 182nd Field Artillery, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan
Apr 92 Dec 92 Platoon Leader, Detachment 1, Company D, First Battalion, 167th Infantry, Alabama Army National Guard, Lafayette, Alabama
Jan 92 Apr 92 Student, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Fort Benning, Georgia
Oct 91 Dec 92 Platoon Leader, Detachment 1, Company D, First Battalion, 167th Infantry, Alabama Army National Guard, Lafayette, Alabama
 
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS   DATE GRADE
Senior Mentor Infantry Battalion Embedded Training Team, United States Army Forces Command, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan   Feb 07 - May 08 Lieutenant Colonel
 
SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS   DATE GRADE
Chief of Staff, Kosovo Forces, Pristina, Kosovo   Jun 19 - Jun 20 Brigadier General
Advisor to the BG of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Joint Force Headquarters (Forward), OPERATION ONWARD LIBERTY, Monrovia, Liberia   Sep 15 - Oct 16 Colonel
Senior Mentor Infantry Battalion Embedded Training Team, United States Army Forces Command, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan   Feb 07 - May 08 Lieutenant Colonel

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 Campaign Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M Device, Gold Hour Glass)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Michigan Army National Guard Recruiting Ribbon
Michigan Broadsword Service Medal (with 1 Gold Oak Leaf Cluster)
Michigan State War on Terrorism Ribbon
Combat Infantryman Badge
Michigan Outside United States Service Ribbon
Parachutist Badge
Army National Guard Recruiting Badge

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Boy Scouts of America Troop 258, West Michigan Chapter
Grand Rapids Police Chief Advisory Board
Grand Rapids African - American Health Institute Advisory Board
Community Corrections Advisory Board for Kent County
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Iota Pi Chapter
Kentwood Community Church Veterans Program KCCVETS Founding Member

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2013, GIANTS Walter Core Public Service Award - Grand Rapids Community College
2013, Omega Man of the Year - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Iota Pi Chapter
2014, Joint Qualified Officer Designation Level III - Office of the Secretary of Defense
2016, Citizen of the Year - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Iota Pi Chapter
2017, Honorary Game Captain Service Appreciation Award - Early County High School
 

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