State Command Chief Warrant Officer - Michigan Army National Guard

Photo of CW5 Gabriel Ambrozaitis

CW5 Gabriel J. Ambrozaitis is the Command Chief Warrant Officer for the Michigan Army National Guard. He graduated from Hackett Catholic High School in Kalamazoo and joined the U.S. Army on June 17, 1982. His notable assignments include: Assistant Detachment Commander of Special Forces Detachment 1232, Military Liaison Officer, United States Embassy – Vilnius Lithuania, Detachment Commander of Special Forces Detachment 2041 during Operation Enduring Freedom, Michigan Army Liaison to the Michigan State Police, Battalion Operations Warrant Officer for Special Operations Task Force - North, Operation New Dawn and Command Chief Warrant Officer for the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

EDUCATION:
1986 Associate’s Degree in General Science, State University of New York, Albany, NY
1989 Special Forces Qualification Course, Ft. Bragg, NC
1991 Western MI University, Bachelor of Science, Engineering Technology, Kalamazoo, MI
1992 Warrant Officer Candidate School, Ft. McCoy, WI
1993 Special Forces Warrant Officer Technical and Tactical Course, Ft. Bragg, NC
2000 Military Intelligence Warrant Officer Advanced Course, Ft. Huachuca, AZ
2005 Warrant Officer Staff Course, Ft. Rucker, AL
2010 Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course, Ft. Rucker, AL

ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. October 1982-March 1983, Infantry One-Station-Unit-Training and Basic Airborne School, Ft. Benning, Georgia
  2. March 1983 – March 1984, Infantryman, B Co, 2/505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
  3. March 1984 – March 1985, Anti-Armor Infantryman, E Co, 1st Battalion, 31st Infantry, Camp Howze, Republic of Korea
  4. March 1984 – October 1986, Anti-Armor Infantryman, Combat Support Company, 2/505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
  5. October 1986 – October 1987, Inactive Ready Reserve
  6. October 1987 – September 1994, Weapons Sergeant and Special Forces Warrant Officer, C Co, 1/12th SFG (A) at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan
  7. September 1994 – June 1995, Special Forces Warrant Officer, Det 1, HHD, 2/19th SFG(A), Ohio Army National Guard, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
  8. June 1995 – July 1996, Inactive Ready Reserve
  9. July 1996 – March 2001, All-Source Intelligence Warrant Officer, Co. F, 425 Infantry (LRS), Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan
  10. March 2001 – September 2007, Detachment Commander, Co. A, 2/20th SFG(A), Chicago, Illinois
  11. October 2007 – September 2009, Battalion Operations Warrant Officer, 1st Bn, 20th SFG (A), Huntsville, Alabama
  12. October 2009-March 2012, Group Operations Warrant Officer, 20th SFG(A), Birmingham, Alabama
  13. March 2012 – April 2014, Command Chief Warrant Officer, 20th SFG(A), Birmingham, Alabama
  14. May 2014 – present, Command Chief Warrant Officer, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Michigan

AWARDS & DECORATIONS:
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Purple Heart
Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Joint Service Commendation
Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Good Conduct Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (3rd Award)
National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Grenada)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (Afghanistan)
Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
NCOES Ribbon with Numeral #2
Army Service Ribbon