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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 United States of America
Service/branch Puerto Rico Air National Guard.JPEG Puerto Rico Air National Guard
Years of service

1980-2012 (PRANG)

2013-2014 (PRAG)
Rank US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
Unit 156th Airlift Wing
Commands held

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.[1]

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.

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  1. 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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