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U.S. Army Col. Jorge A. Arredondo

Deputy Commanding Officer

COL Jorge A. Arredondo enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1990 as an Infantryman with his first assignment in the 2-505, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Liberty, NC. During his service in the 82nd, he deployed to Desert Shield and Desert Storm as an M60 gunner and culminated his enlisted time as a Non-Commissioned Officer. COL Arredondo briefly left the military in 1994 to pursue his professional and educational goals. He enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Corps program (ROTC) at New Mexico State University and earned his commission in 1996 in the Military Intelligence Corps with a branch detail to the Infantry Branch.

COL Arredondo's assignments as an Infantry Officer included Infantry Squad Tactics Instructor at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, Infantry Platoon Leader, and Executive Officer of the 1-9 Infantry Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Cavasos, TX. After transitioning to the MI Corps, he served as a G2 Operations Officer and Aide-de-Camp to the U.S. Army South Commanding General, culminating as the Commander of HHC, Army South, Puerto Rico, and Fort Sam Houston.

Following his assignment at U.S. Army South, he served as an MI Officer Basic Course TAC Officer, Secretary-General Staff for the Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE), and the Executive Officer of the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Huachuca, AZ. From Fort Huachuca, he was deployed to Iraq as a senior intelligence advisor to the 4th Iraqi Special Forces, Diyala Province, Iraq. After completing intermediate-level education with the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, Fort Moore, GA, he deployed on a restricted tour to NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Turkey (NRDCT) in Istanbul, Turkey. He then served as the JISE Chief/Operations Officer of the JTF North and DOJ at the El Paso Intelligence Center, Fort Bliss, TX. COL Arredondo returned to Fort Huachuca to command the 305th MI Battalion, only to return to Turkey for another restricted tour. After deployment, he attended the U. S. Army War College, followed by a two-year tour as the J2 for Special Operations Command South, Homestead, FL. COL Arredondo was selected and commanded the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade and relinquished his command in August 2024. Today, COL Arredondo is the Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force North, Fort Bliss, TX.

Throughout his career, COL Arredondo has deployed to over 36 countries in the NORTHCOM, CENTCOM, and SOUTHCOM AOR and combat tours in Operations DESERT STORM and IRAQI FREEDOM.

COL Arredondo holds two undergraduate degrees, one in Medical Sociology and the other in Linguistics, from New Mexico State University. He also has dual Masters degrees, in International Relations from Troy University and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He graduated from the Infantry Officer Basic and MI Advanced Courses, Counter-Intelligence Special Agent Course, and the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Fort Moore, GA.

COL Arredondo's military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1 OLC), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medals, Saudi Arabia and Kuwaiti Liberation Medals, Parachutist Badge, Expert and Combat Infantry Badge, and Combat Action Badge.

COL Arredondo is married to Bertha Arredondo and has four children.