Command Chief Warrant Officer Vincent J. Giordano assumed the duties of Command Chief Warrant Officer of the 99th Regional Support Command in August 2011. CW5 Giordano serves as the senior warrant officer mentor throughout the 99th RSC’s 13-state area of responsibility.
CW5 Giordano entered service in May 1973. He served in various mechanical maintenance positions from private (E-3) to staff sergeant (E-6) supporting an array of Army units including tours in Germany and posts across the United States.
In 1977, CW5 Giordano was appointed to the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Corps. He was assigned to the 306th Engineer Company where he served as the Engineer Equipment Maintenance Technician. Later he was assigned to the 449th Direct Support General Support Maintenance Company, duel-hatted as the Engineer Equipment Repair Technician and shop lead at the Bellmore, Long Island, Maintenance Activity. He was instrumental in the startup of the DS/GS (HOT Missions) Hands On Training Mission at Bellmore, Fort Totten and Fort Tilden Maintenance Facilities.
From 1986 to 2002, he supported numerous companies’, battalions’ and brigade exercises at National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., Joint Training Center at Fort Polk, La., and Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. While attached to the 695th Maintenance Battalion as the Maintenance Officer, CW5 Giordano supported German and Dutch troops during Roving Sands 95 at Joint Forces Air Component Command Ft Bliss Texas. He was the officer in charge of the 449th Maintenance Company at the Kaiserslautern Industrial Center supporting 21st TACOM Missions.
CW5 Giordano was reassigned in 2003 to the 411th Engineer Brigade as the Senior Logistic Maintenance Officer. He deployed with the 411th to Iraq in 2006 thru 2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was the Senior Logistical Officer/Special Projects. He was specifically responsible for the Maintenance/Operations and Repair of the Route Clearing Equipment (MRAP) and Bridging Equipment. CW5 Giordano was based at Balad and assisted with missions in Mosul, Ramadi, Habbaniyah, Al Tauddum, Alasod, Camp Victory and Iskardariya.
His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Ribbon (6). He is the recipient of the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharp Award and an active life member of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps Association, the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association, Reserve Officer Association, Association of the United States Army, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.