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Chief Warrant Officer 5 John Wallingford

Command Chief Warrant Officer

416th Theater Engineer Command

CW5 John Wallingford enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1984 and completed Combat Engineer Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was awarded the MOS of 12B. Upon graduation he was assigned to the 39th Engineer Battalion in Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He joined the Army Reserve for one year in 1986 where he acquired a secondary MOS of 51K, Plumber/Pipefitter, with the 808th Pipeline Company in Pasadena, Texas. He then rejoined the active Army to serve as a 12B with the 14th Engineer Battalion in Fort Ord, California from 1987 until it closed in 1993.  He rejoined the Reserves as a Plumber with the 801st Port Construction at Oakland Army Base, California. He served in several 416th TEC units until 2002. After serving 18 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 2002.

His previous assignments include Platoon Sergeant 801st Engineer Port Opening, Vallejo, CA; Facility Engineering Technician, 921st Field Hospital, Sacramento, CA;  Facilities Maintenance Technician, 903rd Facility Engineer Support Team Advanced, Los Alamitos, CA; Operations Officer FORAT area office, FOB Kalsu, Iraq; Project Officer, 801st Engineer Port Opening, Vallejo, CA; Facilities Maintenance Technician, 213th Engineer Facilities Detachment, Camp Parks, CA; and Facilities Maintenance Technician, 63d Readiness Division, Moffett Field, CA .

CW5 Wallingford holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Everglades University. His military education includes Combat Engineer Course, Plumber/Pipefitter Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course, Warrant Officer Candidate School, Engineer Warrant Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Warrant Officer Staff Course which includes the Joint Engineer Officer Course and the Staff Course Engineer Follow-on, and the Warrant Officer Senior Service Education Course. He was awarded the Defense Energy Certificate from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.  He has also completed the FE302 Advanced Facility Engineering Course with the Defense Acquisition University.

CW5 Wallingford’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal second award, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Iraqi Campaign Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization device and Bronze Hourglass Device, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral Three, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon with Numeral three.

His operational deployment was Operation Iraqi Freedom. In his civilian capacity CW5 Wallingford serves as the Facility Manager for the DoD Center Monterey in Seaside, California for the Director Human Resources Activity Enterprise Operations Center which is the field activity for the Under Secretary of Defense Personnel and Readiness. He is married.