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Meet the Cadre

CPT Ricardo Bolanos

CPT Ricardo Bolanos

Assistant Professor of Military Science and Executive Officer
3875 Holman, Rm 28
Houston, TX 77204-6014
Phone: 713-743-3879
Email: rbolanos@central.uh.edu

CPT Bolanos began his military career on August 4, 1997 as an Enlisted Soldier He attended Infantry Basic training at Ft. Benning, Georgia. His first unit of assignment was 1st BDE 25th Infantry Division at Ft. Lewis Washington. After completing two years of Active Duty CPT Bolanos transferred from Active Duty to the Army Reserve. CPT Bolanos went from a SFC to a 2LT through the Direct Commission program.

CPT Bolanos has held the following positions: 60mm Gunner, Mortar Squad Leader, Finance NCO, Budget NCO, G8 NCOIC and the Budget Officer for 1st BDE 75th Division and the Aide De Camp for BG McQueen the Commander of 1BCTB, Commander of the 413th Financial Management Support Detachment, Commander of the 398th Financial Management Support Detachment, Executive Officer for HHC 374th Financial Management Support Unit and Commander of the 374th Financial Management Support Unit.

CPT Bolanos successfully deployed to:
Panama for Jungle Training and served as the OPFOR element
Thailand for Cobra Gold to cross train with the Thai Army
Coalition Military Assistant Training Team (CMATT) in IRAQ
ODT Mission to Guatemala for Commercial Vendor Service (CVS) Support

CPT Bolanos military education includes: CCC, BOLC, ANCOC, BNCOC, OTA, WLC, 44C MOSQ, 11C AIT and Infantry School.

CPT Bolanos Civilian education includes: Bachelors of Science in Business degree from University of Phoenix

CPT Bolanos military awards and decorations include:
Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (3rd Oak Leaf); Army Achievement Medal (3rd Oak Leaf); Army Good Conduct Medal; Reserve Components Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/ bronze hourglass & M); Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Ribbon; Combat Infantryman Badge.