Brig. Gen. Stanley E. Budraitis, Deputy Commanding General, ARNG, USAACE

Brig. Gen. Stanley E. Budraitis’ previous assignments include: assistant adjutant general, Jackson, Mississippi; G-7, Joint Force Headquarters, Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Mississippi; senior reserve component advisor, United States Aviation and Missile Command, Huntsville, Alabama; commander, Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, Gulfport, Mississippi and Kuwait; executive officer, 185th Theater Aviation Brigade, Jackson, Mississippi; airfield commander, Training Center Shelby, Camp Shelby, Mississippi; S-3, 185th Theater Aviation Brigade, Jackson, Mississippi; commander, 2-185th Airfield Operations Battalion, Southaven, Mississippi; aviation officer, 66th Troop Command, Jackson, Mississippi; S-3 air, 2-20th Special Forces Battalion, Jackson, Mississippi and Afghanistan; executive officer, 1-185th Aviation Battalion, Tupelo, Mississippi; S-3, 1-185th Aviation Battalion, Tupelo, Mississippi; aviation officer, 66th Troop Command, Jackson, Mississippi; S-3 air, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 185th Aviation Group, Jackson, Mississippi; commander, Company D, 1-185th Aviation Battalion, Jackson, Mississippi; commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-185th Aviation Battalion, Tupelo, Mississippi; commander, Detachment 1, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-185th Aviation Battalion, Jackson, Mississippi; and platoon leader, Company A, 1-185th Aviation Battalion, Jackson, Mississippi.

Budraitis holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from William Carey University and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the United States Army War College. He is a graduate of the Aviation Officer Basic Course, Aviation Officer Advanced Course, the United States Army Combined Arms Service Staff School, the United States Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, and the United States Army War College.

Budraitis’ military awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters); National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Star); Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 Campaign Star); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass Device and M Device); Army Service Ribbon; Army Overseas Service Ribbon; Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon; North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal; and Master Army Aviator Badge.

Budraitis’ professional memberships and achievements include the National Guard Association of the United States, National Guard Association of Mississippi, Mississippi Governor's Initiative Task Force, the Army War College Foundation, and the Army Aviation Association of America.