Brigadier General (P)
W. Montague "Que" Winfield
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
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
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.
Frank F. Tauanuu
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
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
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).
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
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
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.
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.