Robert Catalanotti

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Robert Catalanotti
MG Catalanotti.png
Major General Catalanotti, Director, Exercises and Training Directorate, USCENTCOM
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve seal United States Army Reserve
Years of service1980 – 2014
RankArmy-USA-OF-07.svg Major General
Commands held98th Division
Camp Taji
AwardsDefense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal (3)

Robert Catalanotti is a retired major general in the United States Army Reserve. A resident of Grafton, Massachusetts,[1] he last served as the director, Exercises and Training Directorate J-7, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM). He previously served as the Program Manager-Facilities Security Forces, USCENTCOM.[2] From 2007 to 2008, Catalanotti was the Commanding General, 98th Division and the base commander at Camp Taji from December 2004 to October 2005.[3]

Education[edit]

Catalanotti is a 1980 graduate of Assumption College who gained his commission as a second lieutenant through cross-town enrollment in Army ROTC at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He holds a Master's Degree from Suffolk University and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.[4]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Bronze Star
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Superior Honor Award.svg State Department Superior Honor Award
Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Superior Unit Award ribbon.svg Army Superior Unit Award
Silver oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 7 oak leaf clusters)
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Service Stars)
Bronze star
Bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal (with 2 Service Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass, M device, and award numeral
Army Service Ribbon.svg Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon (with award numeral)
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with award numeral)

External links[edit]

  • "U.S. Quietly Expanding Defense Ties With Saudis". foxnews.com. Associated Press. 19 May 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grafton Pays Tribute to Military Veterans, Past and Present". The Grafton News. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Release No: 448-12 General Officer Assignments". United States Department of Defense. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  3. ^ Clay, Steven. "Interview with COL Robert Catalanotti". Combined Arms Digital Research Library. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Bob Catalanotti '80 Promoted to U.S. Army Brigadier General". Assumption Magazine. 6 (2): 9. Spring 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2014.