Rago, Louis, II, COL

Armor (Officer)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Colonel
Current/Last Service Branch
Armor
Current/Last Primary MOS
19A-Armor General
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
2012-2014, 19B, 1st Heavy Brigade Heavy Combat Team (HBCT), 2nd Infantry Division
Previously Held MOS
12B-Armor
12A-Armor, General
19B-Armor
Service Years
1989 - 2019
Foreign Language(s)
German
Italian
Arabic-Gulf (Iraqi)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Cold War Certificate
Order of Saint Michael
Order of Saint George
Order of the Spur

Armor

Colonel



Seven Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

172nd Infantry Brigade 1st Armored Division 25th Infantry Division 5th Corps

U.S. Army NATO USA Central Army Staff Identification Draper Armor Leadership Award

Schutzenschnur Bronze German Military Proficiency Gold


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Combat Advisor German Sports Badge Armor Shoulder Cord

Cold War Medal Honorable Order of Saint Barbara Order of The Spur Order of Saint George (Silver)

Order of Saint George (Bronze) Order of Saint Michael (Bronze) Cold War Veteran Border Tab




 Military Association Memberships
Association of United States Army (AUSA)US Armor AssociationVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Steel Tigers 77th Armor Association
Army War College FoundationMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)2nd Infantry Division Association
  1986, Association of United States Army (AUSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1989, US Armor Association
  2004, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Steel Tigers 77th Armor Association
  2010, Army War College Foundation - Assoc. Page
  2012, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, 2nd Infantry Division Association [Verified]


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1989, Armor Officer Basic Course (Fort Knox, KY)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Battalion, 64th Armored RegimentArmor Officers' Advanced Course4th Battalion, 64th ArmorGrizzlys (Armor TF), Operations Group, HHC CMTC
Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC), 7th Army Combined Arms Training Center (Staff)Command and General Staff College (CGSC) CourseSchool of Advanced Military Studies CourseV Corps
1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment2nd Brigade, 1st Armored DivisionInternational Security Assistance Force (ISAF)NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Italy (NRDC - ITA)
1st Armored Division1st Battalion, 77th ArmorTask Force 3rd Battalion, 66th Armored RegimentArmy War College (Staff)
2nd Infantry Division1st Heavy Brigade Heavy Combat Team (HBCT), 2nd Infantry DivisionOffice of the Chief of Staff of the ArmyUS Army Africa (SETAF)
5th Army (Fifth Army)
  1989-1993, 12B, 2nd Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment
  1993-1993, 12A, Armor Officers' Advanced Course
  1993-1996, 12B, 4th Battalion, 64th Armor
  1997-1999, 12A, Grizzlys (Armor TF), Operations Group, HHC CMTC
  1999-2000, 12A, Operations Group, HHC CMTC, Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC)
  2000-2001, 19A, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
  2001-2002, 19A, School of Advanced Military Studies Course
  2002-2003, 19A, V Corps
  2003-2004, 19B, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment
  2004-2005, 19B, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
  2005-2006, 19A, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
  2005-2007, 19A, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Italy (NRDC - ITA)
  2007-2007, 19A, 1st Armored Division
  2008-2008, 19B, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor
  2008-2010, 19B, Task Force 3rd Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment
  2010-2011, 19A, Army War College (Staff)
  2011-2012, 19B, 2nd Infantry Division
  2012-2014, 19B, 1st Heavy Brigade Heavy Combat Team (HBCT), 2nd Infantry Division
  2014-2015, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army
  2015-2017, US Army Africa (SETAF)
  2017-2019, 12A, 5th Army (Fifth Army)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1996-1996 Operation Joint Guard (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  2003-2003 OIF/Liberation of Iraq (2003)/Push to Baghdad
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/FOB Grizzly Al Khalis, Iraq1
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Camp Warhorse Baquba, Iraq
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/FOB Hammer Al Qadisiyah, Iraq
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq
  2003-2003 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Operation Iron Hammer
  2004-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/FOB Kalsu, Iskandariyah, Iraq
  2005-2005 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation I (2001-06)
  2006-2006 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation I (2001-06)
 Colleges Attended 
The CitadelArmy Staff CollegeArmy War College
  1985-1989, The Citadel
  2000-2002, Army Staff College
  2010-2011, Army War College
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