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CW5 Richard Glinski

Command Chief Warrant Officer, 416th Theater Engineer Command

CW5 Rich Glinski enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1986 and completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was awarded the MOS of 83F, Photolithographer, from the Defense Mapping School at Fort Belvoir Virginia in 1987 and assigned to the 444th Personnel Service Company in Oakdale, Pennsylvania where he then acquired a secondary MOS of 75D, Personnel Records Specialist in 1988. After serving 10 years as an enlisted Soldier and NCO, he completed the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Alabama and was appointed as a WO1 in 1996.

His previous assignments include Printing and Bindery Specialist, Personnel Records Specialist and Personnel Records NCO, 444th Personnel Service Company, Oakdale, PA; Personnel Records NCO, 367th Military Police Group, Ashley, PA; Military Personnel Technician, 1079th U.S. Army Garrison Support Unit, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA and Fort Dix, NJ; HR Technician and Acting S-1, HHD, 3rd Brigade (CS), 80th Division (IT), Harrisburg, PA; Personnel Administration Officer, J-4, Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq; HR Technician and Acting S-1, 2nd Brigade (TC), 94th Division (FS), Harrisburg, PA; HR Technician, 4th Brigade, 98th Division (IET), Buffalo, NY; HR Technician, Division of Plans and Operations, 310th Human Resources Sustainment Center, Fort Jackson, SC and Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.

CW5 Glinski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Science from The Pennsylvania State University. His military education includes Photolithographer Course, Personnel Records Specialist Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course, Warrant Officer Candidate Course, Adjutant General Warrant Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Warrant Officer Staff Course and the Warrant Officer Senior Service Education Course.

CW5 Glinski’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization device and Gold Hourglass Device, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral Two, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral Two, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.

His operational deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom, Phases Three and Four, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Spartan Shield. In his civilian capacity CW5 Glinski serves as the Forest District Manager for the Loyalsock Forest District, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry in northeastern Pennsylvania. He is married with three children.