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Brig. Gen. David Manfredi

Land Component Commander

Director of the Joint Staff

Brig. Gen. David Manfredi is the Land Component Commander, Director of Joint Staff and Army Chief of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Vermont National Guard. General Manfredi was commissioned in 1989 through the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an Infantry Officer. He has served on active duty with the 10th Mountain Division, and with the Army National Guard in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Vermont, where he has served since 2003. His command assignments include Detachment Commander of the 173rd Long Range Surveillance Detachment in the Rhode Island Army National Guard, Battalion Commander of 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry, and Regimental Commander of the 124th Regiment (RTI) of the Vermont Army National Guard. His significant staff assignments in the Vermont Army National Guard include Training Division Chief of the Army Mountain Warfare School, Executive Officer of 3-172 Infantry, S3 and Executive Officer of the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and G1, G3, and Chief of Staff for the Vermont Army National Guard. General Manfredi deployed to Afghanistan twice in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

COMMISIONING SOURCE:
Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES:
1987, University of Rhode Island, Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Kingston, Rhode Island
2014, United States Army War College, Master Degree, Strategic Studies, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED:
2014, United States Army War College, (correspondence), Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
2017, United States Northern Command, Dual Status Commander Qualification Program, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2018, Harvard University, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar, Cambridge, Massachusetts

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant 27 January 1989
First Lieutenant 27 January 1991
Captain 12 December 1995
Major 2 October 2003
Lieutenant Colonel 12 February 2009
Colonel 11 December 2014
Brigadier General 1 September 2018

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. November 1989 – June 1991, Rifle Platoon Leader, Company B, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry, Fort Drum, New York
2. July 1991 – May 1992, Mortar Platoon Leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry, Fort Drum, New York
3. February 1993 – January 1995, Detachment Commander, Detachment 2, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry, Warwick, Rhode Island
4. February 1995 – November 1995, Executive Officer, 173rd Infantry (Long Range Surveillance), 42nd Infantry Division, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
5. December 10=995 – July 1998, Commander, 173rd Infantry (Long Range Surveillance), 42nd Infantry Division, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
6. July 1998 – February 2000, S3 Air, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 26th Infantry Brigade, 29th Infantry Division, Springfield, Massachusetts
7. March 2000 – June 2000, Assistant S3, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 26th Infantry Brigade, 29th Infantry Division, Springfield, Massachusetts
8. November 2001 – September 2002, S4, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry, Jericho, Vermont
9. October 2002 – September 2003, Training Division Chief, United States Army Mountain Warfare School, Jericho, Vermont
10. September 2003 – October 2004, Embedded Training Team Chief, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry, Task Force Phoenix, Fort Carson, Colorado and Kabul Afghanistan
11. October 2004 – April 2006, Training Division Chief, United States Army Mountain Warfare School, Jericho, Vermont
12. May 2006 – September 2007, Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry, Jericho, Vermont
13. September 2007 – September 2008, Plans Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (MTN), Jericho, Vermont
14. September 2008 – November 2009, S3, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (MTN), Jericho, Vermont
15. November 2009 – January 2011, S3, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (MTN), Camp Atterbury, Indiana and Bagram Airfield, Parwan Province, Afghanistan
16. January 2011 – November 2012, Commander, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry, Jericho, Vermont
17. November 2012 – September 2013, Training Division Chief / Acting J3, Joint Forces Headquarters, Colchester, Vermont
18. October 2013 – August 2014, Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (MTN), Jericho, Vermont
19. August 2014 – May 2016, G1, Joint Forces Headquarters, Colchester, Vermont
20. May 2016 – May 2018, Commander, 124th Regiment (RTI), Colchester, Vermont
21. May 2018 – August 2018, Chief of Staff, Joint Forces Headquarters, Colchester, Vermont
22. August 2018 – Present, Director of the Joint Staff, Joint Forces Headquarters, Colchester, Vermont

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:
1. September 2003 – October 2004, Embedded Training Team Chief, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry, Task Force Phoenix, Fort Carson, Colorado and Kabul Afghanistan
2. November 2009 – January 2011, S3, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (MTN), Camp Atterbury, Indiana and Bagram Airfield, Parwan Province, Afghanistan

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass, “M” Device)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
NATO Medal
Meritorious Unit Citation
Combat Infantryman Badge
Parachutist Badge
Ranger Tab