Juan I. Chavez
Juan I. Chavez was commissioned an Adjutant General Corps Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 6-65, 22 June 1965. His first duty assignment was as Administrative Officer, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Center for Special Warfare (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant S-1, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Republic of Vietnam; S-1, Company A, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Republic of Vietnam; Adjutant, U.S. Army Troop Command, Camp Zama, Japan; Executive Assistant, Studies and Observations Group, Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACSOG), Republic of Vietnam; Chief, Military Personnel Division, U.S. Army Troop Support Command, St. Louis, Missouri; Chief, Personnel Services Division, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, Noirth Carolina; Chief, Personnel Actions Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Career Program Manager, Officer Personnel Management Directorate, U.S. Army Military Personnel Center, Alexandria, Virginia; Command Program Manager, Officer Personnel Management Directorate, U.S. Army Military Personnel Center, Alexandria, Virginia; Adjutant General, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion Commander, 14th Battalion, 4th Combat Support Training Brigade, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, 1st Special Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, U.S. Army Special Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His military education consists of: Infantry Officer Candidate School; Adjutant General Corps Officers Advanced Course, U.S. Command and General Staff College, and U.S. Army War College. He earned a Bachelor of General Studies Degree from Chaminade University, Hawaii, and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. | His military awards include: Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Silver and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; the Air Medal, the Joint Services Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (w/1 OLC), the Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Special Forces Tab, and several other service medals/ribbons and foreign awards. | Colonel Chavez retired from active military service on I July 1992. He continues to serve as President of the Cape Fear Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan military advocacy organization that works to support military officers and their families at every stage of life. MOAA plays an active role with Congress on behalf of the military community on issues that affect the career force, the retired community, and veterans of the uniformed services.