|Juan J. Medina|
Brigadier General Juan J. Medina
19th Adjutant General of Puerto Rico
|Birth name||Juan José Medina Lamela|
|Place of birth||Quebradillas, Puerto Rico|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||Puerto Rico Air National Guard|
|Years of service||
1980-2012 (PRANG)2013-2014 (PRAG)
|Unit||156th Airlift Wing|
Juan José Medina Lamela[lower-alpha 1] is the 19th Puerto Rico Adjutant General, and the commanding officer of the Puerto Rico National Guard. Medina was born in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, and currently holds the rank of brigadier general.
His military education includes the Academy of military sciences at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Tennessee; the squadron officers school at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama; the air command and State College, correspondence; and the Inter-American Defense College in Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.. Medina Lamela retired from the Air National Guard on 2012 as a Coronel..
Medina came out of retirement when Puerto Rico governor Alejandro García Padilla appointed him as the Puerto Rico National Guard Adjutant General and was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. Stepped down as Puerto Rico National Guard Adjutant General on October 2014.
Military awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
- Meritorious Service Medal
- Organizational Excellence Award
- Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
- Air Force Overseas Short Tour Service Ribbon
- Air Force Longevity Service Award
- National Defense Service Medal
- Armed Forces Reserve Medal with gold Hourglass device
- Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
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Notes[edit | edit source]
- This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Medina and the second or maternal family name is Lamela.
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