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

  1. JUN 77-SEP 78, Medical Corpsman, 46th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Devens, MA USA
  2. OCT 78-SEP 80, Medical Corpsman, US Army Health Clinic-Honshu, Camp Zama, Japan USA
  3. APR 82-MAR 84, Repair Parts Specialist, Co D 726 Maintenance Battalion, MAARNG
  4. APR 84-SEP 85, Storage & Distribution Specialist, Co D 726 Maintenance Battalion, MAARNG
  5. SEP 85-APR 88, Support Supply Technician, Co D 726 Maintenance Battalion, MAARNG
  6. MAR 88-SEP 91, Support Supply Technician, Co B 114 Forward Support Battalion, MAARNG
  7. OCT 91-AUG 95, Repair Parts Technician, Det 1 HHC 26 Division Support Command, MAARNG
  8. AUG 95-FEB 03, Property Account Technician, HHD 101 Quartermaster Battalion, MAARNG
  9. FEB 03-APR 04, Property Book Officer, HHD 726 Ordnance Battalion, MAARNG (Deployed to Tallil Air Base, Iraq)
  10. JUN 04-JUN 05, Property Account Technician, HHD 726 Ordnance Battalion, MAARNG
  11. JUN 05-JAN 08, Supply Systems Technician, HHD JFHQ, MAARNG
  12. JAN 08-NOV 11, Quartermaster Policy & Action Officer, HHD JFHQ, MAARNG
  13. NOV 11-Present, Command Chief Warrant Officer, HHD JFHQ, MAARNG
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Achievement Medal (with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Army Good Conduct Medal
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal (with one Bronze Service Star)
  • Armed Forces Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hour Glass Device and “M” Device)
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon
  • Massachusetts Service Medal (with Gold Eagle Device)
  • Massachusetts Desert Storm Service Ribbon
  • Massachusetts Defense Expeditionary Ribbon
  • Massachusetts Defense Service Ribbon


(Current as of 13 September 2012)



Charlie Baker

Governor of Massachusetts

Major General
Gary Keefe

The Adjutant General

Command Sergeant Major
Carlos Ramos Rivera

State Command Sergeant Major

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