The Adjutant General is the strategic leader of the state’s military forces, which are comprised of the Rhode Island Army and Air National Guard, and the State Historic Militia. The Adjutant General’s primary responsibility is to ensure that Soldiers and Airmen are well-equipped, trained, and led, so they can perform their federal and state military duties and remain relevant well into the future.
Major responsibilities of the Adjutant General, in his capacity as the Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard, include: Mobilization, Force Structure, Equipment Modernization, Training Management, Facility Management, Military Construction, Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer Career Management, Personnel Administration, Family Assistance Programs, Special Programs, Military property and Army/Air National Guard Operations.
The Adjutant General maintains close association and communication with the National Guard Bureau, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Air Force, Northern Command, Air Mobility Command, and Cyber Command. Associations and memberships may include all veterans’ organizations, as well as professional military organizations. Most notably he maintains active participation in the Adjutant General Association of the United States and the National Guard Association of the United States.
Major General Christopher P. Callahan assumed his duties as The Adjutant General, Rhode Island on 5 August 2015. He also serves as the Commanding General, Rhode Island National Guard. He is responsible for the mission readiness of all Rhode Island Army and Air National Guard units for both federal and state missions.
General Callahan has served in a variety of command and staff positions during his career. He was commissioned through the Early Commissioning Program into the United States Army National Guard in May, 1984. General Callahan has commanded Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 126th Aviation; Headquarters Commander 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation as well as Commander for Rhode Island Headquarters State Area Command Aviation Division. In 2003 he became the Commander of the 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Combat Support Aviation Battalion. In 2005 General Callahan commanded Task Force Dragonwing Aviation Battalion in Balad, Iraq in support of Iraqi Freedom III. This unit was selected as the Army National Guard Unit of the year in 2005. General Callahan served as the State Army Aviation Officer for the Rhode Island National Guard from 2006 until March 2011 and as the Director of Operations/J3 for the Rhode Island National Guard from April 2011 to April 2014. Prior to this assignment General Callahan served as the Brigade Commander of 56th Troop Command when he was appointed by the Governor as The Adjutant General.
1986 Fitchburg State College, Bachelors of Science, Communications, Fitchburg, Massachusetts
2008 United States Army War College, Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
October 1986 – June 1988, Assistant S-3, HSC 122 AHB
June 1988 – November 1990, Aeroscout Platoon Leader, B Co. 1/126th
November 1990 – January 1994, Company Commander, C Co. 1/126th
January 1994 – February 1996, Company Commander, HHSC 1/126th
February 1996 – June 1999, Airspace Management Officer, HQ STARC Aviation Division
June 1999 – June 2000, Standardization Officer, HQ STARC Aviation Division
June 2000 – August 2002, Operations Officer, HQ STARC Aviation Division
August 2002 – January 2003, Commander, HQ STARC Aviation Division
January 2003 – October 2004, Commander, 1-126th CSAB
October 2004 – March 2006, Commander, 1-126th CSAB, OIFIII, Balad, Iraq
March 2006 – March 2011, Director of Aviation and Safety, RIARNG
April 2011 – April 2014, J3/ Director of Operations
May 2014 – July 2015, Brigade Commander, 56th Troop Command, Rhode Island National Guard
Rating: Master Army Aviator
Flight Hours: 3,500
Aircraft flown: OH-6, UH-1, UH-60, C-12
Pilot wings from: Fort Rucker, Alabama
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Master Army Aviator Badge
Bronze Star Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (2nd OLC)
Army Commendation Medal (2nd OLC)
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon
Rhode Island Star
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS:
Member, West Bay YMCA Board of Management
Member, Narragansett Bay Chapter, Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)
Member, National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS)
Member, National Guard Association of Rhode Island (NGARI)
Leadership Rhode Island
Assistant Head Coach, East Greenwich High School Boys Lacrosse
United States Lacrosse Association
Positive Coaching Alliance
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant 19 May 1984
First Lieutenant 18 May 1987
Captain 1 December 1990
Major 13 June 1996
Lieutenant Colonel 26 October 2000
Colonel 6 July 2005
Brigadier General 5 August 2015
Major General 22 June 2017
Performs duties related to warrant officer education, management, recruiting and career enhancement including equal opportunity, morale, welfare, discipline, performance, training, awards and recognition. Responsible for formulating and executing the policies and procedures which direct how Warrant Officers of the ARNG are appointed, assigned, evaluated, trained, promoted and separated. Includes reviewing regulations and directives from DA, NGB and other higher headquarters determining local impact and preparing local implementation directives.
Ensures proper assignments are matched with individual potential. Provides management assistance and advice on appropriate Warrant Officer personnel actions. Plans and coordinates the staffing of Warrant Officer positions with State JFHQ, MSC, and field commanders. Coordinates with the MILPO on personnel matters affecting Warrant Officers. Guides individual Warrant Officers in meeting their career objectives.
Serves as the principle advisor, counselor, and mentor for all other senior warrant officers. Responsible for developing and implementing a sustaining sponsorship and mentorship program for Warrant Officer Candidates and junior Warrant Officers, that is exportable to all subordinate commands.
CW5 Daniel J. Curran enlisted in the Rhode Island Army National Guard in December 1986. He attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill Oklahoma in 1987. His initial assignment was a Field Artillery Meteorologist Crewmember with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 103d Field Artillery Brigade. He was then selected into the Active Guard and Reserve program as a Unit Administrator with the 1st Battalion, 103d Field Artillery. CW5 Curran served in various assignments within the Human Resources community culminating as the Senior Human Resources Sergeant for the 43d Military Police Brigade prior to his selection as a Warrant Officer Candidate in 1999.
CW5 Curran completed the Warrant Officer Candidate Course in November of 2000 and was assigned as the Enlisted Personnel Manager, G1. He has held numerous assignments as a Human Resources Technician at both the Brigade and State level, including SIDPERS Chief, Deputy Brigade S1, AGR Manager, 43d Military Police S1, and Joint Force Headquarters Deputy G1, prior to his appointment as the Command Chief Warrant Officer in November 2014.
CW5 Curran has deployed with the 43d Military Police Brigade in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from August 2005 to October 2006 and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan from March 2011 to April 2012.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal (1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Stars), and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.
CW5 Curran is a graduate of the Warrant Officer Senior Service Education Course at the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He has an Associate of Arts Degree from the Community College of Rhode Island and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from Roger Williams University.
Serves as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader to the Adjutant General and the Commander of the Rhode Island National Guard; manages military issues related to readiness, as well as the performance, care, conduct, appearance, effective personnel utilization, management, and training of all enlisted guard members within the State; serves as the primary spokesman for analysis and enforcement of established policies and standards; responsible for ensuring subordinate noncommissioned officers comply with the State's enlisted program goals and objective; regularly interacts with senior enlisted advisors of other Department of Defense (DoD) components.
CSM Moises A. Moniz was born in Portugal and moved the United States in 1981, settling in East Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from East Providence Senior High School in 1983 and enlisted in the U.S. Army on September 14, 1983. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as an Armor Crew Member at Fort Knox, Kentucky and attended Basic Airborne Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. His first assignment was with F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Calvary Regiment at Fort Bliss Texas. In 1987 he reenlisted as an Infantryman and then completed Infantry Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.
After completing this transition, he was assigned to A Company, 4th Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he participated in OPERATION JUST CAUSE and served in various infantry leader positions until 1990.
After leaving Fort Bragg, CSM Moniz continued his Army service in the Rhode Island Army National Guard with the 173rd Infantry Detachment (Long Range Surveillance). In 1993 he volunteered for Special Forces training and was transferred to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He graduated from Special Forces Qualification Course in 1995 and, soon after, was accepted into the Active Guard Reserve program. During his service in the Rhode Island National Guard, he held various Non-commissioned Officer leader positions, culminating as the Company Operations Sergeant for A Company, 2/19 SFG(A). On January 1, 2013 he was promoted to Sergeant Major and was transferred to 56th Troop Command as the Brigade Operations Sergeant Major.
CSM Moniz’s combat tours include OPERATION JUST CAUSE in Panama as a Rifle Squad Leader with the 82nd Airborne Division 1989; OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM as a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant with A Co/2nd Bn, 19th SFG(A) 2005 – 2006; OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan as the Advanced Operations Base Operations Sergeant with A Co/2nd Bn, 19th SFG(A) 2008 – 2009.
CSM Moniz also participated in contingency and training operations in the Republic of Korea, Kenya, Kuwait, Bangladesh, United Kingdom, Germany, Scotland, and the Netherlands.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (Bronze Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Arrow Head Device, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global war on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device, Army Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training ribbon (Numeral 3), NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation. He has also been awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge (2nd Award), Master Parachutist Badge with Distinguishing Device/Bronze Service Star, Air Assault Badge, Military Freefall Parachute Badge, and the Special Forces and Ranger Tabs. He has also earned the British Parachute Badge, German Parachute Badge, Kuwaiti Parachute Badge, Kenyan Parachute Badge, and the Canadian Parachute Badge. In 2013, CSM Moniz was awarded the Saint Philip Neri Medal in recognition of his contributions to U.S. Army Special Forces.
CSM Moniz is a graduate of the US Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, TX and is a Senior at Roger Williams University pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree.