Joe G. Barnard
Colonel Joe G. Barnard, Jr. was commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 2-84, 26 October, 1984. His first duty assignment was as Personnel Materiel Supply Control Officer, Detachment 1, 167th Materiel Management Company, Corps Support Command, Alabama Army National Guard, Opelika, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Health Service Materiel Officer, SVC Company, 20th Special Forces Group, Birmingham, Alabama; Platoon Leader, Company E, 1-41st Infantry, 2nd AR Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Executive Officer, HHC, 20th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces, Birmingham, Alabama; Platoon Leader, Company B, 3-19th Infantry, 24th Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Platoon Leader, Company B, 2-152nd Armor, Collinsville, Alabama; S-2 , 2-152nd Armor, Oneonta, Alabama; Special Projects Officer, Round Out Brigade Task Force, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia; Commander, Company A, 2-152nd Armor, Centre, Alabama; Assistant G-3, Headquarters, 62nd Troop Command, Operation MARNE DRAGON, Schweinfurt, Germany; G-3 Plans Officer, Headquarters, 62nd Troop Command, Montgomery, Alabama; S-3, 1-152nd Armor Battalion, Gadsden, Alabama; S-2, 31st Separate Armor Brigade, Montgomery, Alabama; Executive Officer, 1-167th Infantry Battalion, Talladega, Alabama; Commander, Task Force 131, Task Force 218 ESB Operation NOBLE EAGLE / ENDURING FREEDOM, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Commander, 1-131st Armor, Ozark, Alabama; Brigade S-3, 621st Troop Support Command, Union Springs, Alabama; G-3, 62nd Troop Command, Montgomery, Alabama; Executive Officer, 62nd Troop Command, Montgomery, Alabama; Deputy Commander, 62nd Troop Command, Montgomery, Alabama. | Colonel Barnard's military awards and decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal 2/ 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal w/ Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal w/ 2 Service Stars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ Silver Hourglass, M device, and 2 device, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon w/ 2 device, Operation Desert Shield/ Storm Medal of Alabama, National Emergency Service Medal of Alabama (with 911 devise), Basic Parachutist Badge, Draper Armor Leadership Award, Order of Saint George (Bronze Medallion).