Brigadier General Larry G. Powell

Brigadier General Larry G. Powell assumed duties as Deputy Commanding General (Support), 28th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Pennsylvania Army National Guard, April 2, 1995. As Deputy Commanding General (Support), he oversaw combat support and combat service support functions.

The General began his military career as an enlisted soldier with the 429th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, in 1966. He was commissioned in 1968 following completion of the Pennsylvania National Guard’s Officer Candidate School. He served as a platoon leader with the 429th Engineer Battalion until transferring to the Pennsylvania National Guard Military Academy. During his Officer Candidate School assignment, he was a platoon tactical and senior tactical officer. In 1976, General Powell was assigned to the 876th Engineer Battalion where he held a variety of staff positions and served as company and battalion commander. He was transferred to Headquarters, State Area Command, in 1991, and served as the state facility management officer. General Powell assumed command of the 213th Area Support Group in 1992 and served there until being transferred to his present assignment.

EDUCATION:
1962 Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, - BS Degree – Agriculture/Biological Science

   

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Jun 68 - May 70, 429th Engineer Battalion, USAR, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
2. May 70 - Feb 73, Tactical Officer, Pennsylvania National Guard Military Academy, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Annville, Pennsylvania
3. Feb 73 - Nov 75, Senior Tactical Officer, Pennsylvania National Guard Military Academy, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Annville, Pennsylvania
4. Nov 75 - Apr 76, Electronics Maintenance Officer, 213th Area Support Group, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Allentown, Pennsylvania
5. Apr 76 - Nov 76, Engineer Equipment Officer, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 876th Engineer Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
6. Nov 76 - Aug 79, Company Commander, Company A, 876th Engineer Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
7. Aug 79 - Nov 79, Intelligence Officer (S2), Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 876th Engineer Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
8. Nov 79 - Jun 83, Logistics Officer (S4), Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 876th Engineer Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
9. Jun 83 - Mar 85, Operations Officer (S3), Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 876th Engineer Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
10. Mar 85 - Jun 87, Executive Officer, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 876th Engineer Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
11. Jun 87 - Jun 91, Battalion Commander, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 876th Engineer Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
12. Jun 91 - Feb 92, Facilities Management Officer, Headquarters State Area Command, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Annville, Pennsylvania
13. Feb 92 - Apr 95, Group Commander, 213th Area Support Group, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Allentown, Pennsylvania
14. Apr 95 - Dec 00, Deputy Commander, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver & 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass Device)
Army Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 3)

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION:
Consulting Forester, Appalachian Forest Consultants, Stoystown, Pennsylvania

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS:
2LT USAR 01 Jun 68
2LT ARNG 08 Feb 70
1LT ARNG 31 May 70
CPT ARNG 12 Oct 73
MAJ ARNG 05 Jun 83
LTC ARNG 22 Jul 87
COL ARNG 15 Nov 91
BG ARNG 10 Sep 96

 


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