Sr. Vice Commander - Army
"Beyond the standards”
Rogelio Maldonado;1989- I enlisted in New Mexico National Guard. 1990- I was hired full time for New Mexico Counterdrug Operation. I worked 18 years in support with of Homeland Security and spent 5yrs in training and deploying with New Mexico National Guard Units. 2004-2005 "OPERATION IRAQ FREEDOM”, 2008-2009 "KOSOVO CAMPAIGN (KFOR-10) & 2010-2011 "KOSOVO CAMPAIGN (KFOR-14)” Retired in 2012 with rank of Master Sergeant. I became a member of the VFW Post 4384 "Anthony, NM” in Oct-2013.
My decorations include; IRAQ CAMPAIGN MEDAL (2 CAMPAIGN STARS), MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL (3 AWARD), Army COMMENDATION MEDAL (4 AWARD), Army ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (6 AWARD), ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, Army RESERVE COMPONENTS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (2 AWARD), NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL (Bronze service star), GLOBAL WAR OF TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL, GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE MEDAL, KOSOVO CAMPAIGN MEDAL, NONCOMMISSION OFFICER’S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (3 AWARD), ARMY SERVICE RIBBON, OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON (3 AWARD), ARMED FORCE RESERVE MEDAL WITH "M” DEVICE & 20 years SILVER HOURGLASS, NATO MEDAL (2 AWARD), COMBAT ACTION BADGE, RAPPEL MASTER, DRIVER & MECHANIC BADGE, GERMAN ARMED FORCE SHOOTING BADGE (SILVER) /// State Awards; New Mexico-Long Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Outstanding Service Medial Louisiana- National Guard Commendation Ribbon, Emergency Service Ribbon Colorado- National Guard Commendation Ribbon.
I have served in elected positions at the Post, District culminating with his election as Department Chaplain for 2018-2019. I’m a Life Member of the VFW.