289th Quarter Master Company
289th Quarter Master
CPT Joel Calo Figueroa
Captain Joel Calo, a native of San Juan, PR graduated from
the University of Puerto Rico in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree
in Business Administration with an educational focus in
Operation and Material Management. Upon graduation, he was
commissioned through ROTC as a second Lieutenant in the
Quartermaster Corps, branch detailed Armor.
After graduation from the Armor Officer Basic Course at Fort
Knox, KY he was assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st
Cavalry Division Fort Hood, TX from January 2005 to June 2008.
CPT Calo first served as a Tank Platoon Leader in Cobra Company,
2nd Battalion 8th Cavalry Regiment. He was then assigned to the
115th Support Battalion and served as a Forward Support Company
Executive Officer while deployed to Iraq in support of Operation
Iraqi Freedom. He later would move on to be an assistant S3 and
S4 in the 2nd Battalion 8th Cavalry Regiment. In 2009 CPT Calo
was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division Fort Riley, KS. While
assigned to the 1st ID he attended the Military Transition Team
Course and served as a Logistic Advisor to the 3rd Iraqi Army
Motor Transportation Regiment and the Baghdad Police College
national supply Depot. Upon completion of his last tour in Iraq,
CPT Calo returned to Fort Hood and was assigned to the 49th
Transportation Battalion (MC) as the BN S4.
His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic
Course, Scout Leaders Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career
Course, Military Transition Team Course, Airborne School and the
Aerial Delivery Officer Management Course.
CPT Calo’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star
Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal
(2 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal,
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Medal,
Overseas Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the Rigger Badge.
CPT Calo is married and they have two children.
1SG Robert Rivas hails from Miami, Florida. He entered the United States Army on 13 September 1990 as a 63H, Track Vehicle Repairer. He completed Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and Advanced Individual Training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. He is married
and they have four children and two granddaughters.
1SG Rivas duty assignments include Squad Leader and Company Reenlistment NCO for Bravo 204th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Warhorses), 4th Infantry Division; Shop Foreman, Charlie Company 204th Forward Support Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Warhorses), 4th Infantry Division; Battalion Retention NCO, HHC 204th Forward Support Battalion 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Warhorses), Maintenance Team Chief, Charlie Company 204th Forward Support Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Warhorses), 4th Infantry Division; Maintenance Team Chief, Bravo Company 47th Forward Support Battalion, Baumholder, GY; Support Operation MATO NCOIC, HHD 47th Forward Support Battalion, Baumholder, GY; Instructor/Writer, HHC 187th ORD BN, Ft. Jackson, SC; Senior Drill Sergeant/Platoon Sergeant, Bravo Company, 187th ORD Battalion, Ft. Jackson, SC; Senior Maintenance Supervisor/Platoon Sergeant, 62nd Quartermaster Company; Rear Detachment CDR, 62nd Quartermaster Company, 553rd CSSB HHD S-3 NCOIC, and currently serving as the 289th Quartermaster Company First Sergeant.
1SG Rivas has completed PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, Basic Instructor/Writer Course, First Sergeant Course, Drill Sergeant School (Commandant List).
1SG Rivas has earned numerous awards and decorations throughout his military career to include the Bronze Star Medal(w/2 Oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf cluster, Presidential Unit Citation, the Drill Sergeant Badge, the Mechanic Badge, and the Drivers Badge (wheel and track vehicle, National Defense Service Medal (w/2 Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon (3).
1SG Rivas has deployed of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom (10-11), Operation New Dawn.
1SG Rivas is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with Southern Columbia University.
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LTC Stephen Riley
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