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Bloss, Richard, COL Infantry (Officer)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Colonel
Current/Last Service Branch
Infantry
Current/Last Primary MOS
11A-Infantry
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Current/Last Unit
2009-2010, 11A, Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk
Previously Held MOS
11B-Light Infantry
Service Years
1984 - 2010
Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Cold War Certificate
Order of the Spur

Infantry


Ranger
Colonel


Two Service Stripes



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Combat Advisor Manchu Mile (original) Jungle Expert Badge Manchu Mile

Cold War Medal Blue Star




 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
MPRI-Team Leader Mech Infantry Collective Training Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq (Army) Aug 2011-Present
Responsible for developing, reviewing ,refining, and executing  a Program of Instruction consisting of crew, platoon, and company level leader and collective training (including live-fire events) for Iraqi Army Mechanized Forces in order to continue their professionalism and development to operate across the spectrum of conflict. Create an Iraqi Cadre capability to perform these duties. Supervise a 19-man US and 48-man Iraqi Cadre for the performance of these duties

MPRI-Mentor, Afghanistan Ministry of the Interior, Afghan National Police Force, Director of Plans and Operations Nov 2010-Mar 2011
Support the NATO Training Mission -Afghanistan through mentoring the Director of Plans and Operations of the Afghanistan National Police in the Ministry of the Interior, in close collaboration with coalition members to achieve full Afghan National Police autonomy for plans and operations.    Conduct combined metrics based assessments and products for achieving milestones as defined by the work plan to support the effort, monitor progress and provide recommendations as necessary to continue improvements.
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Master ParachutistAir Assault Badge
Rifle
Canada - Jump Wings Basic

 
 Unit Assignments
9th Infantry Regiment/3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment Airborne 2nd Armored Cavalry RegimentUS Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)/XVIII Airborne CorpsUnited States European Command (USEUCOM)
504th Parachute Infantry Regiment/1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (Abn)(504th PIR)Department of the Army (DA)US Pacific Command (USCINCPAC/USPACOM)4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Airborne
Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk
  1984-1987, 11B, 9th Infantry Regiment/3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment
  1987-1989, 11A, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  1990-1992, 11A, Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk
  1992-1993, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  1994-1995, 11A, 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment Airborne
  1995-1995, 11A, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1995-1997, US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)/XVIII Airborne Corps
  1997-1999, 11A, United States European Command (USEUCOM)
  1999-2001, 11A, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment/1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (Abn)(504th PIR)
  2003-2003, 11A, DA Staff/DA G3
  2004-2007, 11A, US Pacific Command (USCINCPAC/USPACOM)
  2007-2008, 11A, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Airborne
  2008-Present, 11A, Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV/162nd Airborne Advisory Team
  2009-2010, 11A, Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk
 Colleges Attended 
  1978-1982, Shepherd College
 Basic Combat Training
  1983, Fort Dix (4th Training Regiment), B-1-5/1st
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