COL Joseph R. Baldwin

COL Joseph R. Baldwin

Land Component Commander

 

COL Joseph Richard Baldwin entered military service in 1987 and commissioned in 1989 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps Program at the University of North Alabama where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education.  His post-graduate education includes an MBA and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies.    

 

 

 

His military career began as an SMP Cadet with D Company, 877th Engineer Battalion and, upon commissioning, was assigned as a platoon leader with B Company, 877th Engineer Battalion.  He served as the construction officer and executive officer for an exercise in Panama in 1993 and transferred to the Arizona Army National Guard in 1994 to work as a military technician.  While in Arizona, he commanded the 258th Engineer Company, managed the state’s training sites, and served as a brigade level training officer. Most recently he served as the commander of the 158th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.   As an AGR officer COL Baldwin has served as a plans analyst at the National Guard Bureau, a program analyst on the Department of Army Staff, deputy guard advisor to the Commander, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, operational planner with Multi-National Corps-Iraq, division chief of the Manpower and Resources Division of the ARNG G1, the ARNG G1 and as the AZARNG G3.

 

 

 

COL Baldwin is an Engineer Officer and a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medals, National Defense Service Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Staff Identification Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and foreign parachutist badges from Germany, Chile, Australia, and the Netherlands.