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 The Adjutant General and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard

Major General Kevin R. McBride assumed his duties as The Adjutant General, Rhode Island on 1 July 2011. He also serves as the Commanding General, Rhode Island National Guard for the mission readiness of all Rhode Island Army and Air National Guard units for both federal and state missions.

General McBride has served in a variety of command and staff positions during his career. He received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Rhode Island in 1980. General McBride has commanded an Attack Helicopter Battalion, a Light Utility Helicopter Battalion and the 56th Troop Command (Airborne). He served as the Commanding General for the 43rd Military Police Brigade during Operation Iraqi Freedom from October 2005 to September 2006. General McBride served as the Commander of the 43rd Military Police Brigade from February 2003 to January 2009. Prior to this assignment, General McBride served as the Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, Army Materiel Command from January 2009 to May 2011. Most recently as the Commander, United States Army North’s Contingency Command Post- 1, Fort Sam Houston, Texas from May 2011 to June 2011, when he assumed his duties as The Adjutant General.

EDUCATION:
1980 University of Rhode Island, Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kingston, Rhode Island
2000 United States Naval War College, Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, Newport, Rhode Island

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. June 1980 - December 1980, Team Leader, Aero Weapons Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 26th Cavalry, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
2. March 1982 - December 1982, Student, Officer Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Fort Rucker, Alabama
3. December 1982 - January 1985, Section Leader, Aero Weapons Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 26th Cavalry, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
4. January 1985 - August 1986, Platoon Leader, Aero Weapons Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 26th Cavalry, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
5. August 1986 - November 1990, Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation (Attack), North Kingstown, Rhode Island
6. November 1990 - May 1994, Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation (Attack), North Kingstown, Rhode Island
7. May 1994 - September 1996, Commander, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation (Attack), North Kingstown, Rhode Island
8. September 1996 - January 1997, Commander, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation (Light Utility Helicopter), North Kingstown, Rhode Island
9. January 1997 - August 1999, Aviation Operations Officer, Headquarters, State Area Command, Cranston, Rhode Island
10. August 1999 - June 2000, Student, United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island
11. June 2000 - January 2002, Director of Aviation, Headquarters, State Area Command, Cranston, Rhode Island
12. January 2002 - February 2003, Commander, 56th Troop Command (Airborne), East Greenwich, Rhode Island
13. February 2003 - January 2009, Commander, 43rd Military Police Brigade, Warwick, Rhode Island
14. February 2009 – May 2011, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, Army Materiel Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
15. May 2011 – June 2011, Commander, United States Army North’s Contingency Command, Post 1, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
16. July 2011 – Present, The Adjutant General, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Joint Force Headquarters, Cranston, Rhode Island

FLIGHT INFORMATION:
Rating: Commercial Instrument Rotary Wing
Flight Hours: More than 1,700
Aircraft Flown: AH-1F/S, OH-6A, UH-1 M/H
Aviator Wings from: Fort Rucker, Alabama

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hour Glass and M Device)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 3)
Rhode Island Star
Rhode Island Defense Service Medal
Rhode Island National Guard Service Medal (with Gold Eagle Device)
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
Gubernatorial Unit Commendation
Senior Army Aviator Badge
Combat Action Badge

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant ARNG 01 June 1980
First Lieutenant ARNG 31 May 1983
Captain ARNG 17 October 1985
Major ARNG 06 December 1990
Lieutenant Colonel ARNG 13 December 1994
Colonel ARNG 25 May 2000
Brigadier General ARNG 01 December 2003
Major General ARNG 01 February 2009

(Current as of July 2011)

The date of publication indicated on this biography reflects the most recent update. It does not necessarily reflect the date of printing.


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