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25th Commander
White Sands Missile Range
Page 27 of 33
Brigadier General Richard McCabe
Commander
Oct 5, 2007 - Oct 3, 2008

      Brigadier General Richard L. McCabe, the 27th Commander, assumed duties as the Commanding General of White Sands Missile Range on 5 October 2007 and has commanded at each level during his 31 years of service in the continental United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. General McCabe’s major command assignments include: Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program, Saudi Arabia; Commanding General, 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Bliss, Texas; Commander, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas; and Commander, 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery, 2d Infantry Division, Eighth United States Army, Korea.
     Brigadier General McCabe completed his commissioning requirements in 1974 as a graduate of the Georgia Military College. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Rollins College in 1977, a Master of Science Degree from Murray State University, a Master of Military Arts and Sciences Degree from the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Science Degree from the National Defense University. Brigadier General McCabe is an Air Defense Artillery Officer and a graduate of the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, The US Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the National War College.
     Brigadier General McCabe’s military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
     Brigadier General McCabe and his wife of 33 years, Maura, have four children; three daughters, Tara (27), Caitlin (23), and Lizabeth (19), and one son, Scott (17).