State Command Chief Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant Officer Five Joseph A. Quinn
Chief Warrant Officer Five Joseph A. Quinn was appointed as the Command Chief Warrant Officer, Massachusetts Army National Guard on November 15, 2011. CW5 Quinn is the state’s senior ranking warrant officer who oversees the morale, welfare, training, administration, selection and management of all warrant officers in Massachusetts. He serves on the Adjutant General’s personal staff as an advisor on all warrant officer issues, policies and initiatives.
CW5 Quinn enlisted in the United States Army in March 1977. Serving as a Medical Corpsman in assignments at Fort Devens, MA and Camp Zama, Japan, he ended his term of federal service in 1980. In 1982 he enlisted in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, reclassified as a Repair Parts Specialist and in 1984 was promoted to Specialist Five. In September 1985, following over six years enlisted service, he received a direct appointment to WO1. During his military career he has served in many key assignments to include Quartermaster Policy and Action Officer, Supply Systems Technician-J4, Battalion Property Book Officer, Battalion Property Account Technician, Repair Parts Technician-DMMC, and Unit Support Supply Technician.
Prior to assuming his duties as the Command Chief Warrant Officer, CW5 Quinn, a traditional guardsman, served as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service in Leominster, MA for more than 31 years. He also served as the Inspector of Weights and Measures for the City of Leominster for 15 years.
He is a graduate of: Mount Wachusett Community College with an Associate Degree in Business Administration; the Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course, Warrant Officer Career College, Fort Rucker, Alabama; the Food Service Management Course, PEC; the PBUS-E Advanced Property Accountability Course, PEC; PBUS-E Property Accountability Course, PEC; PBUS-E Unit Supply Course, PEC; the Critical Incident Stress Management Course, JFHQ; the Ground Mishap Prevention Course, JFHQ; and the Standard Army Retail Supply System Course, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA . Completed Unit Supply Tech Course (Non-Resident) and Warrant Officer Advance/Senior Warrant Officer Training (Non-Resident).
He is a member of the National Guard Officers Association of Massachusetts, the Military Officers Association of America, the United States Army Warrant Officers Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Yankee Division Veterans Association and the Association of Quartermasters Minuteman Chapter.
2008 Warrant Officer Career College, Ft Rucker, Alabama, Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course
1987 Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, Massachusetts, Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration
(Current as of 13 September 2012)
Command Sergeant Major
Carlos Ramos Rivera
State Command Sergeant Major