(Ret) Maj. Gen. Tony Taguba

Major General Antonio M. Taguba

U.S. Army, Retired

MG Tony Taguba retired on 1 January 1007 having served 34 years on Active Duty.

He is the President, TDLS Consulting, LLC which provides business consulting services to small companies-disabled owned and 8a certified. He is the Chairman, Pan Pacific American Leaders and Mentors (PPALM), a national, all volunteer, non-profit, 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization committed to mentoring and professional development of military and civilian leaders. He also served as Vice President for Army Account, SERCO Inc, a leading global services company from July 2007 to Nov 2008. As a community service advocate, he provides assistance to veterans with their benefits issues, help raise funds for college scholarships, and as a volunteer to the United Service Organization (USO).

Born in Manila, Philippines on 31 October 1950, Major General Taguba was commissioned as an Armor officer and distinguished military graduate from Idaho State University in 1972. He has served in numerous command and staff position to General Officer level. His service tours included assignments in the continental United States, South Korea, Germany, and Kuwait.

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, he served as Deputy Commanding General for Support, Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC)/Army Central Command (ARCENT)/Third U.S. Army, forward deployed to Kuwait and Iraq. He was responsible for overseeing the logistical and support services to U.S. and Coalition Forces totaling over 150,000 troops conducting combat operations. His duty included the coordination of host nation support from the Government of Kuwait, and security cooperation and training requirements with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, and Qatar.

Upon his redeployment, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon. He was later assigned as Deputy Commanding General for Transformation, U.S. Army Reserve Command in his final assignment on active duty.

He received numerous military awards to include the Army Distinguished Service Medal (2 awards), the Legion of Merit (4 awards), the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Media (6 awards), the Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

After his elderly parents became ill, Gen. Taguba and his siblings were ill-prepared to care for them. Faced with tough decisions about their declining health and dwindling finances, they managed to care for them the best they could. To help others, Gen. Taguba became an AARP Community Ambassador to advocate for caregivers and their families. “If I did my due diligence before this happened, perhaps my family would have been better served by the information AARP had. We could have planned something better,” he said in retrospect. He can discuss how to start the conversation with your family now, research resources, and how to create a caregiving plan

He received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of San Francisco on May 17, 2008.

 

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