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U.S. Army Reserve

COL. CARLOS M. CACERES

Col. Carlos M. Caceres, Commanding General 1st Mission Support Command

Colonel Carlos M. Caceres earned a commission as a Regular Army Officer in 1992 after completing the University of Puerto Rico ROTC program, Humacao Campus. After successfully completing the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer’s Basic Course in the summer of 1993, Colonel Caceres was assigned to the 308th Military Intelligence Battalion/470th Military Intelligence Brigade, Republic of Panama. While in the 308th Military Intelligence Battalion, he served as a USSOUTHCOM J2 Watch Officer and Chief of the USSOUTHCOM Peru/Ecuador analysis team. From 1995 to 1996, he served as the US Embassy Quito, Ecuador, Tactical Analysis Team Chief providing direct intelligence support to Drug Enforcement Administration in-country counter-drug efforts.

Follow-on assignments include 201st MI BN S1 and Adjutant, 166th Area Support Group Intelligence Officer and HHC Commander, and US Army South G2X and Senior Intelligence Advisor to the Colombian Military during the early phases of Plan Colombia. In 2008, he joined the U.S. Army Reserve Operations Group (AROG) where he served as the Detachment –1 Commander, Group Deputy Commander and Group Commander prior to assuming Command of the National Intelligence Support Group in 2019. On 16 October 2021, Colonel Caceres assumed Command of the 1st Mission Support Command, the U.S. Army Reserve Multifunctional Geographic Command for the Caribbean. Colonel Caceres’ deployments span several theaters of operation including the Indo-Pacific, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Deployments highlights include direct support to real-world targeting operations, the successful rescue of three U.S. hostages held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, and building partner nation foreign military capacity. Colonel Caceres is a graduate of the Airborne School, the U.S. Army Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army SIGINT Officer’s Course, the U.S. Army CI Officer’s Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College –Intermediate Level Education, the Defense Strategic Debriefing Course, and the National War College.

Colonel Caceres’ awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster (1 OLC)), the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal w/ two Campaign Stars, the Parachutist Badge, and the Knowlton Award.

Colonel Caceres is married to Mrs. Sonia Caceres. They have two daughters, Veronica and Valerie.