State Command Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Five Robert S. Hallinan 

Chief Warrant Officer Five Robert S. Hallinan was appointed as the Command Chief Warrant Officer, Massachusetts Army National Guard on March 1, 2020. CW5 Hallinan is the state’s senior ranking warrant officer who oversees the morale, welfare, training, administration, selection and management of all warrant officers in Massachusetts. He serves on the Adjutant General’s personal staff as an advisor on all warrant officer issues. 

CW5 Hallinan also serves as the Executive Officer to The Adjutant General (TAG). His duties included daily interaction with the senior leadership. He manages TAG professional calendar. He is in the lead for implementing both internal and external policy initiatives and fostering inter-agency relationships with local, State and Federal partners, including the Commonwealth's legislature, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Governor's office, and the U.S. Congress.

A career military officer with over 40 years of military Operations, Logistics and Aviation related background. Over 5500 hours of accident free flight time in four different military aircraft. Experienced in Aviation Tactical Operations and Planning, Forward Deployed Mission Analyst, Quality Control Officer, Maintenance Officer, Production Control Officer, Security Manager and a Certified Aviation Safety Officer, qualified in safety management and accident investigation. Lead in the Aviation Phase Inspection Program, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Commander and Command Logistics Review Team.

He has deployed in a number of staff positions including Aviation Resource Manager in the Operation Enduring Freedom AOR, J3 Operational Planning at United States European Command and as a Military Advisor to the African Union, he trained military staffs in Peace Support Operations as part of the U.S. State Department Africa Contingency Operations Training Assistance (ACOTA) Program.


1. National Defense University, Reserve Component National Security Course
2. Harvard University, Kennedy School, Leadership in Homeland Security
3. United States Northern Command, Defense Support for Civil Authorities Course
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Homeland Protection Course
5. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Unit Commanders Course
6. Total Army Instructors Training Course
7. Antiterrorism Advisors Course
8. North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security & Stability Course
9. Joint Operations Planning & Execution System
10. Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course


1. BA, International Studies – Saint Leo University


Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters
Joint Forces Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
Naval Commendation Medal with Two Gold Stars
Joint Forces Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Naval Achievement Medal with One Gold Star
Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal with One Bronze Star
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Gold Hourglass and “M” Device, Numeral #3
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal Fifth Award
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal with One Bronze Star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Armed Force Expeditionary Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal with One Bronze Star
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Training Ribbon
NATO Medal (Yugoslavia)
National Defense Service Ribbon with One Bronze Star
Southwest Asian Service Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal
Master Aviation Badge
Air Assault Badge
The Honorable Order of St. Maurice


(Current as of 5 OCT 2021)


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