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Brigadier General (P) W. Montague "Que" Winfield

Brigadier General (P)
W. Montague "Que" Winfield
Commander, JPAC

Brigadier General (P) W. Montague Winfield graduated from Virginia State University in 1977 with Baccalaureate and Masters Degrees in Education. He earned a second Master's in Corporate Management and Technology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.

Brigadier General Winfield has held numerous command and staff positions throughout his career. In November 1992, he assumed command of, 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry, 194th SAB, XVIII Airborne Corps, a combined arms task force consisting of armor, infantry and field artillery units - the only one of it's kind in the Army. The 10th Cavalry is widely known by its nickname, the "Buffalo Soldiers." He also commanded a logistics heavy task force tasked to equip and train the world's first Caribbean Community Combined (CARICOM) Battalion and later served as trainer and advisor to the CARICOM Battalion during Operation Restore Democracy in Haiti.

He assumed command of 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany in July 1996. In October 1996, he and the Brigade Headquarters deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina as part of the Covering Force for Operation Joint Endeavor (IFOR). In March 1997, Brigadier General Winfield deployed the 3d Brigade Combat Team to Bosnia-Herzegovina for Operation Joint Guard (SFOR). He relinquished command and departed Germany in July 1998. Brigadier General Winfield served as the Deputy Director for Operations, J3, in the National Military Command Center. He was present as the General Officer in Charge during the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Brigadier General Winfield was nominated, competed for and earned a position as Senior Military Fellow at the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations, a national membership organization and "think tank" headquartered in New York City.

Brigadier General Winfield served as the Assistant Division Commander (Support), 25th Infantry Division (Light) and United States Army, Hawaii, and Deputy Commanding General for Multi-National Division (North) in Bosnia-Herzegovina for SFOR 11 during his last assignment.

Brigadier General Winfield's personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (three awards), and the Meritorious Service Medal (six awards). He is also Ranger, Airborne and Air Assault qualified.


Colonel Claude H. Davis III

Colonel Claude H. Davis III
Deputy Commander, JPAC

Colonel Claude H. Davis III currently serves as the Deputy Commander, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

Colonel Davis received a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina Central University and was commissioned a Marine Second Lieutenant in 1980 via the NROTC Program at Duke University. Upon completion of The Basic School he was assigned to the 7th Marine Amphibious Brigade, where he initially served as the Assistant Brigade Personnel Officer and subsequently as the S-1 of 1st Battalion, 4th Marines.

In 1983, Colonel Davis was assigned to the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit where he served as the S-1/Adjutant. While assigned to this unit Colonel Davis deployed to Beirut, Lebanon twice. In 1984, he was transferred to the 6th Marine Amphibious Brigade where he served initially as the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1 and later as the Staff Secretary.

Colonel Davis returned to Quantico in 1986, where he served as a Platoon Commander at Officer's Candidate School and then as a student at Amphibious Warfare School (AWS). Upon graduation from AWS, he was transferred to Marine Barracks 8th & I, Washington, D.C. While at 8th & I, Colonel Davis was OIC of the Administrative/Military Police Course Writing Section and the Amphibious Warfare Nonresident Course. He also was a ceremonial marcher in countless ceremonies and parades.

In 1990, Colonel Davis was transferred to the NROTC Unit at The Military College of South Carolina (The Citadel). While at The Citadel, he was the Marine Instructor and a Company/Battalion Tactical Officer. In July 1993 he returned to Quantico for duty as a student at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. Upon graduation from Command and Staff College he was transferred to Headquarters, U. S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany where he served as the Deputy Director of Protocol.

In August of 1997, he was transferred to Headquarters, Marine Forces Pacific at Camp Smith, Hawaii. While there he served as the Deputy G-1 and the Manpower Officer. In July 2000, he was assigned as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1 for the II Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Lejeune, N.C. Colonel Davis assumed the role of Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force-Full Accounting at Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii in June 2002 and was promoted to his current rank Jan. 1, 2003.

He is a graduate of The Basic School, Personnel Administrative Officers School, Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Joint Forces Staff College and The Non-Resident Air War College. He holds a B.A. degree in Political Science and an M.A. degree in Military Studies.

His decorations include: The Defense Meritorious Service Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal with gold star in lieu of a second award, The Navy/Marine Commendation Medal with two gold stars in lieu of a third award, The Joint Service Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and several other personal and unit awards.


SGM Frank F. TauanuuSGM Frank F. Tauanuu
CSM, JPAC

Sergeant Major Frank F. Tauanuu entered the United States Army in April 1984 at Fort Benning, Georgia where he completed Infantry Basic and Advanced Individual Training under the One Station Unit Training Program (OSUT).

His previous assignments include 54th Quartermaster Mortuary Affairs Company, Fort Lee, Virginia, U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory, Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base, CSS Division, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana, 2nd Inf. Div., 296th FSB, Camp Edwards and 702nd Main Support Battalion, Camp Casey, Korea, 4th Inf. Div., 4th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado, 6th Inf. Div., 1/17th Inf. BN, Company B, Fort Richardson, Alaska, 194th Brigade, 4th BN, 54th Inf. Mech, Fort Knox, Kentucky, OSUT, Fort Benning, Georgia.

In his more than 20 years of active service, SGM Tauanuu has held positions such as Riflemen, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Casualty Assistance NCOIC, Observer Controller, Senior Team Sergeant, Senior Casualty Data NCOIC, Operations Sergeant, First Sergeant, and currently the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, Command Sergeant Major.

SGM Tauanuu is a graduate of the Basic Leadership Course, Basic and Advance Noncommissioned Officer Course, Battle Staff Logistics Course, and First Sergeant Course. He is currently enrolled in the Sergeant Majors Academy Non-Resident Course Class 30.

His awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal (3rd oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (3rd oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (1st silver cluster), Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 3), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Expert rifle Badge, and the Driver & Mechanic Badge.


Johnie E. Webb, Senior Advisor to the Commanding GeneralJohnie E. Webb
Senior Advisor to the Commanding General, JPAC

Mr. Webb assumed the duties as the Deputy to the Commander, U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory (CILHI) in August 1994. The CILHI is the only laboratory within the Department of Defense with a worldwide mission responsible for the recovery and identification of U.S. service members missing from previous wars.

Mr. Webb received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Benedictine College, in Atchison, Kansas. Before entering Federal Government Civil Service he completed 26 years of service as an Army officer in the Quartermaster Corps, retiring in 1994 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. As an Army officer, Mr. Webb had extensive duty with the Central Identification Laboratory. He was first assigned as a Search and Recovery Team Leader in 1975 when the organization was located at Camp Samae San, Thailand. He was assigned the responsibility for relocating the laboratory to Hawaii in 1976. He returned to CILHI in 1982 as the Commander, a position he filled until 1993. He was fortunate enough to lead the first joint recovery operation into Vietnam in 1985 to recover the remains of missing Americans. He is a Vietnam veteran and his personal awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), and the Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster).


Richard W. HitesRichard W. Hites
Special Advisor to the Commanding General

Mr. Richard (Dickie) W. Hites assumed the duties as Special Assistant to the Commanding General in October 2003 with the establishment of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC). Prior to the activation of JPAC, Mr. Hites served as the Director of Intelligence at Joint Task Force-Full Accounting, Camp Smith, Hawaii from 1 July 2001 to 30 September 2003.

Mr. Hites received an Associate Degree in Intelligence and Imagery from the Community College of the Air Force in 1985 and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Wayland Baptist University in 1991. Before entering Federal Civil Service he completed 33 years of service as an intelligence specialist in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1992.

His military career was conducted throughout Asia with assignments in Japan, Korea, Okinawa, the Philippines and Taiwan. He also served two tours at the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland and two tours at the Electronic Security Command Headquarters at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas. His duties throughout these tours ranged from Surveillance and Warning Center Supervisor to Operations Superintendent.

Mr. Hites functioned as the U.S. Air Force expert on North Korean Air Force tactics. In this role he taught hundreds of U.S. pilots the tactics being used by enemy pilots. He also authored dozens of reports and pamphlets that described these tactics and the counter-moves necessary to overcome the adversary.

A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Hites' military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters and the Joint Service Achievement Medal. He is a lifetime member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars.

Upon retirement, Mr. Hites became a history teacher at Kailua High School in Hawaii. During this period he also tutored school members of the National Honor Society since he is a lifetime member of that organization. He left this line of work in January 1994 when he went to work at the Joint Task Force.


Dr. Thomas D. Holland, Scientific DirectorDr. Thomas D. Holland, Scientific Director
JPAC Central Identification Laboratory

Dr. Holland received his BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Missouri, Columbia (MU). From 1980 - 1988, he served as an osteological consultant for the Iowa Office of Historic Preservation and Missouri Department of Natural Resources as well as an archaeologist, research assistant, and instructor at UM. From 1988 - 1992, he served as Assistant and Associate Curator for the Museum of Anthropology at UM. He has published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, American Antiquity, the Journal of Forensic Sciences, Current Anthropology, Studies in Archaeological Method and Theory, Quaternary Research, Missouri Archaeologist, and Plains Anthropologist, among other forums. He has presented papers or co-authored presentations at meetings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Society for American Archaeology, the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, and at the Fourth Indo-Pacific Congress on Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences. Since 1992, Dr. Holland has worked at the CILHI in the positions of anthropologist, Senior Anthropologist, and Scientific Director. He has supervised excavations of crash and burial sites in China, Korea, Southeast Asia and Iraq and has conducted numerous skeletal analyses. Dr. Holland is a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (no. 51). He is a member of the American Anthropological Association, the Society for American Archaeology, the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.




 

 

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