Brigadier General Lucas N. Polakowski
Deputy Director for Force Protection and Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction, J8
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Brigadier General (BG) Polakowski has been
assigned to the Joint Staff since 1 March
He was commissioned Regular Army
Ordnance Corps in 1979 from The Citadel.
He was re-commissioned Chemical Corps,
Army Reserve in 1983.
Previous assignments include: Commander, 415th Chemical Brigade; Deputy Commander, 90th Regional Readiness Command; Commander, 460th Chemical Brigade; Deputy Director, US Army Joint Support Element; Commander, Army Reserve Unit – Consequence Management; Commander, 7th Battalion (TC)(TASS), 80th Division (IT); Chemical Officer, 311th Theater Army Signal Command; Mobilization Officer, 80th Div (IT); Operations Officer, 2d Bn/317th Regt, 80th Div; Assistant Brigade Operations Officer, 4th Brigade, 80th Div, Commander, Company A, 1/317th Regt; Chemical Ammunition Staff Officer, 310th Theater Army Area Command; Assistant Chemical Staff Officer, 419th Chemical Detachment (JB); Chief, Operations Division, Technical Escort Unit (TEU); Chief, Safety & Security Division, TEU; EOD Escort & Disposal Officer, TEU.
Military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Medal, and the Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge.
BG Polakowski received a B.A. degree in Political Science (Pre-Law) from The Citadel in 1979, an M.S. in Information Systems from The American University in 1996, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College in 2005. BG Polakowski is designated as a Nuclear and Counterproliferation and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer. BG Polakowski is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, United States Army War
College, and the Federal Executive Institute.
BG Polakowski is on a leave of absence from his civilian safety profession at another Federal Government agency. He lives in Fairfax County, Virginia.