Frank A. Cipolla

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Frank A. Cipolla
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army Reserve
Years of service 1972-2012
Rank Brigadier General

Frank A. Cipolla was a Brigadier General in the United States Army Reserve.


A native of Wilson, New York, Cipolla is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.[1]


Cipolla originally enlisted in the United States Army at Fort Polk in Vernon Parish, Louisiana in 1972. He was commissioned an officer in 1977. Soon, he went on to serve various assignments and commands with the 98th Division. Additionally, he has held assignments at Fort Leonard Wood in Pulaski County, Missouri and The Pentagon. In 2004, he was deployed to serve in the Iraq War.

Cipolla served as the Deputy Commanding General of the 88th Regional Support Command at Fort McCoy in Monroe County, Wisconsin until 2012. Previously, he has held commands at Fort Totten in Queens County, New York and Fort Snelling in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

He retired on 30 June 2012[2]

Honors and Awards[edit]

He has been awarded the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with silver oak leaf cluster, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass device, and the Army Service Ribbon. In addition, he is authorized to wear the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge and the Combat Action Badge.