Brig. Gen. John Y. H. Ma
Deputy Commander, U.S Army Reserve
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)

Photo of: Brig. Gen. John Y. H. Ma

     Brig. Gen. John Y. H. Ma assumed the duties as Deputy Commander for the U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Army, Pacific on September 1, 2007.  As a Regular Army Officer, he served six years on active duty, with tours in Korea with the 362nd and 74th Signal Companies, 1st Signal Brigade.  He then served with the 25th Infantry Division, as a Platoon Leader and Maintenance Officer with the 125th Signal Battalion; Communications-Electronics Staff Officer with the 1-21st Infantry Battalion and Division Artillery.

     After leaving active duty in 1979, Brig. Gen. Ma joined the Pacific Army Reserve.  His first assignment was with the 411th Engineer Battalion where he served as C-E Staff Officer, Civil Engineer, and Company C Commander.  He later served as Exercise Controller and Operations Officer with the 1085th Training, Exercise and Maneuver Group.  In his subsequent assignment to IX Corps (Reinf), he served as Engineer Operations Officer, Assistant G3 and Assistant G3 Plans.  After the redesignation of IX Corps (Reinf) to 9th ARCOM, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Information Management and later Deputy Chief of Staff for Engineering.

     Upon returning from the Army War College, BG Ma was assigned to the 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade, serving as Chief, Econ-Finance Team, G3 and subsequently as the commander of the brigade.  Following command, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Force Management for the 9th Regional Readiness Command and later as the Commander of the 9th Regional Readiness Command. 

     Brig. Gen. Ma is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Hawaii where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  He also has a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.  His military education includes the Army War College; the Army Command and General Staff College; Engineer, Signal Officer, and Civil Affairs Advance Courses; and the Engineer Officer Basic Course. 

     His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster; parachutist badge and Ranger Tab. 


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