Biographies

Chief Warrant Officer Five George Q. Munson

Command Chief Warrant Officer

CW5 George Q. Munson is Command Chief Warrant Officer of the New Hampshire Army National Guard. In this role, he serves on the Adjutant General’s staff as the state’s senior ranking warrant officer and oversees the morale, welfare, training, administration, selection, and management of all warrant officers in New Hampshire. He serves on the Adjutant General’s personal staff as an advisor on all warrant officer issues, policies, and initiatives.
 
 
CW5 George Munson began his career as a UH-1 helicopter pilot with the 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, K-16 Air Base, Seoul South Korea. Following UH-60 qualification training at Fort Rucker Alabama, he served with the 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell Kentucky where he deployed to Iraq for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After leaving active duty in 1994, he joined the 1159th Medical Company, Air Ambulance, New Hampshire National Guard where he served as pilot, Instructor Pilot, and eventually, as Instrument Flight Examiner. During this time, Mr. Munson was the Standardization Instructor Pilot during Operation Iraqi Freedom III-V (2004-06). Following fixed wing qualification training, he joined the Operational Support Airlift Activity, Detachment 18 as a C-12 pilot and Instructor Pilot supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (TF-ODIN) in Afghanistan (2010-11), and later serving as Operations Officer supporting Operation Inherent Resolve based in Kuwait (2014-15). Upon return from this last deployment, he became the State Aviation Standardization Officer and Standardization Instructor Pilot for C Company, 3rd of the 238th General Support Aviation Battalion. He currently serves on the General's staff as the New Hampshire Command Chief Warrant Officer.
 
MILITARY EDUCATION
2016 Warrant Officer Senior Staff Education 2003 Warrant Officer Staff Course
1997 Warrant Officer Advanced Course 1988 Warrant Officer Basic Course
 
ASSIGNMENTS
  1. March 1988 - May 1988, Student, Basic Training, Ft. Jackson, South Carolina
  2. June 1988 – August 1988, Student, Warrant Officer Candidate School, Ft. Rucker, Alabama
  3. August 1988 - June 1989, Student, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, Ft. Rucker, Alabama
  4. July 1989 - July 1990, UH-1 Pilot/Pilot in Command, 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation regiment at K-16 Air Base, Seoul South Korea.
  5. August 1990 - April 1994, UH-60 Pilot in Command/Unit Trainer, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell Kentucky.
  6. June 1994 - November 2007, UH-60 Instructor Pilot/Instrument Flight Examiner/Standardization Officer, 1159th Medical Company, Air Ambulance, New Hampshire National Guard, Concord NH.
  7. December 2007 - October 2015, C-12 Pilot/Instructor Pilot, Operational Support Airlift Activity, Detachment 18, New Hampshire National Guard, Concord NH.
  8. November 2015 – August 2019, State Aviation Standardization Officer, New Hampshire National Guard, Concord NH
  9. September 2019 – Present, New Hampshire Army National Guard Command Chief Warrant Officer, JFHQ, New Hampshire National Guard, Concord NH.
 
MAJOR AWARDS & DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leafclusters
Air Medal with numeral Four
Army Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Army Good Conduct Medal
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with one service star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with three campaign stars
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass and mobilization device, third award
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral four
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon with numeral two
NATO Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal
New Hampshire National Guard Service Ribbon
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation with one oak leaf cluster
Master Army Aviator Badge
Air Assault Badge
 
MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Basic Training
Warrant Officer Candidate School Initial Entry Rotary Wing
UH-60A Qualification
Underwater Modular Egress Training Deck Landing Qualification
Air Assault Qualification
Medical Evacuation Doctrine Course Warrant Officer Advanced Course
High Altitude Power Management Mountain Qualification Rotary Wing Instructor Pilot
Warrant Officer Staff Course Instrument Flight Examiner
Standardization Instructor Pilot Course
Fixed Wing Multi Engine Qualification
KA-300 Fixed Wing Qualification
Fixed Wing Multi Engine Instructor Pilot
Fixed Wing Upset Recovery Training
Warrant Officer Senior Staff Education
UH-60M Qualification

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Order of the Spur
Order of Saint Michael
Congressional Rescue Award
Sikorsky Rescue Awards
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Warrant Officer 1, June 6, 1989
Chief Warrant Officer 2, June 6 1991
Chief Warrant Officer 3, April 14 1998
Chief Warrant Officer 4, August 21 2003
Chief Warrant Officer 5, May 31 2017