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Assistant Adjutant General – Army


Brigadier General Farin D. Schwartz

Brigadier General Farin D. Schwartz

COMMISSIONING SOURCE:

ROTC

EDUCATION DEGREES:

1988, Idaho State University, Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Pocatello, Idaho

2012, United States Army War College (correspondence), Masters of Strategic Studies, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED:

2012, United States Army War College (correspondence), Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

2006, Human Resource Management Course, Ft. Jackson, South Carolina

2003, Command and General Staff Officers Course (ILE), Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas

1999, Combined Arms Service Staff School, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas

1996, Field Artillery Captains Career Course, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma

1989, Armor Officer Basic Course, Ft. Knox, Kentucky

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

Second Lieutenant 14 May 1988

First Lieutenant 24 May 1991

Captain 10 March 1994

Major 13 Apr 2001

Lieutenant Colonel 26 January 2007

Colonel 25 January 2013

Brigadier General 01 March 2018

ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. May 1988 – February 1990, Tank Platoon Leader, G Troop, 2-116 Armored Cavalry Regiment, Burley, Idaho
  2. February 1990 – June 1991, Fire Support Officer, 1-148th Field Artillery Battalion, Pocatello, Idaho
  3. June 1991 – September 1992, Platoon Leader, HQ Battery, 1-148th Field Artillery Battalion, Pocatello, Idaho
  4. September 1992 – July 1993, Platoon Leader, B Battery, 1-148th Field Artillery Battalion, Pocatello, Idaho
  5. July 1993 – May 1995, Commander, Service Battery, 1-148th Field Artillery Battalion, Pocatello, Idaho
  6. May 1995 – November 1998, S1 (Personnel), 1-148th Field Artillery Battalion, Pocatello, Idaho
  7. November 1998 – December 1999, Battalion Fire Direction Officer, 1-148th Field Artillery Battalion, Pocatello, Idaho
  8. December 1999 – August 2001, Assistant Professor Military Science, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
  9. August 2002 – April 2006, S3 (Operations), 1-148th Field Artillery Battalion, Pocatello, Idaho
  10. April 2006 – September 2007, Commander, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Boise, Idaho
  11. September 2007 – December 2011, Commander, 1-148th Field Artillery Battalion, Pocatello, Idaho
  12. December 2011 – August 2013, Executive Officer, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, Boise, Idaho
  13. August 2013 – December 2014, Environmental Branch Chief/Construction Facilities Management Officer, Boise, Idaho
  14. December 2014 – March 2016, Commander (Garrison), Installation Support Unit, Boise, Idaho
  15. March 2016 – January 2018, Commander, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, Boise, Idaho
  16. January 2018 – Present, Assistant Adjutant General/Commander, Idaho Army National Guard, Boise, Idaho

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. November 2004 – September 2005, Operation Iraqi Freedom III, Operations Officer (S3), 1-148th Field Artillery Battalion, Iraq
  2. November 2010 – September 2011, Operations New Dawn, Commander, 1-148th Field Artillery Battalion, Iraq

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

Army Achievement Medal

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)

National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)

Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with 2nd M Device and Gold Hourglass)

Meritorious Unit Commendation

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 2)

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal (with 2 Campaign Stars)

Idaho Service Ribbon (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Idaho Governor’s Outstanding Unit

Idaho Recruiting Ribbon (with 2 Bronze Oak Leave Clusters)

Idaho Basic Training Ribbon

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION:

Active, Guard and Reserve (AGR) for the last 23 years in the Idaho Army National Guard serving in a multitude of command and staff capacities. Prior to AGR service, worked for Haliburton Corporation as a Mechanical Engineer designing and implementing computer models of nuclear and fossil fueled electrical generation plants throughout the United States.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:

Member, National Guard Association of the United States

Member, American Legion Post 113

27 March 2018

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