John Defreitas III

John Defreitas III

John Defreitas III

Major General John DeFreitas III was commissioned a Military Intelligence Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 03-75, 20 May 1975. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader/Signal Intelligence Officer, 375th U.S. Army Security Agency Company (Forward), 303d Army Security Agency Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Electronic Warfare/Cryptography Officer, A Company, 522nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; S-2 (Intelligence), 2d Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Military Intelligence Advisor, United States Army Readiness Group, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Commander, A Company, 1st Advanced Individual Training Battalion, United States Army Intelligence School, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Inspector General, United States Army Intelligence School, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Brigade S-4, 525th Military Intelligence Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Brigade S-1, 525th Military Intelligence Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion S-3, 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th  Military Intelligence Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion S-3, 751st Military Intelligence Battalion, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, Camp Humphreys, Korea; Assignment Officer, Military Intelligence Branch, United States Total Army Personnel Command, Alexandria, Virginia; Assistant Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Military Intelligence Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, United States Army, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas; Director of Intelligence, J-2, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida; Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, C-2, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/J2, United States Forces Korea, Korea; Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, C-2, Multi-National Force-Iraq, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM; Commander, United States Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. | His military awards include: Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluste), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal.  

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Major General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Commander | U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command | Fort Belvoir, Virginia

  • Highest Award

    Defense Superior Service Medal

  • Year Inducted

    2007

  • Branch Of Service

    Military Intelligence

  • HF ID #

    HF_02382