Matthew P. Mcguiness

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Matthew P. Mcguiness

Colonel Matthew P. McGuiness was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 5-79, 18 January 1980. His first assignment was as a Rifle Platoon Leader with Company A, 2-1st Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Scout Platoon Leader, 2-1st Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington; Detachment Commander, 3-5th Special Forces, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Operations Officer 5th Special Forces Groups, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Group Plans Officer, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Senior Military Analyst, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Battalion Operations Officer, 3-5th Special Forces, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Company Commander, 3-5th Special Forces, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Regional Analysis Team Chief, Department of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Regional Analysis Branch Chief, Department of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Battalion Commander, 1-5th Special Forces, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Special Operations Officer, Special Operations Command, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Senior Army Advisor, SRAAG MA, Boston, Massachusetts; Chief, Land Forces, SAO Egypt, Cairo, Egypt. At the time of his induction, Colonel McGuiness was serving as the Inspector General, New Jersey National Guard, Fort Dix, New Jersey. | His military awards and decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Meritorious Unit Award w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal w/ Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Air Assault Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Chief | Land Forces, SAO Egypt | Cairo, Egypt
Highest Award
Defense Superior Service Medal
Year Inducted
2006
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_02353

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