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    Air Defense Artillery Battalion Welcomes New Commander

    1-265th Air Defense Artillery Battalion Change of Command

    Photo By 1st Lt. Valeria Pete | Col. Sean T. Boyette, commander of the 164th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade,...... read more read more

    STARKE, FL, UNITED STATES

    05.01.2021

    Story by 1st Lt. Valeria Pete 

    164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade

    Lt. Col. Tina Madovoy, assumed command of 1st Battalion, 265th Air Defense Artillery Regiment,164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, from outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Robert C. Bellomo, during a Change of Command Ceremony at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., Friday April 30, 2021.

    The 1-265th is “a cohesive and combat-ready battalion of air defenders,” said Col. Sean T. Boyette, commander of the 164th ADA BDE, while commending Bellomo for his leadership. “Your leadership has provided them with the experience required to protect our State and Nation.”

    It is no doubt Madovoy is assuming command of a truly experienced battalion. Soldiers with 1-265th ADA BN have honed their air defense skills through extensive training and an arduous operational schedule. In 2015-2016, they were the first National Guard unit mobilized to Afghanistan responsible for operating the Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM) system. In 2019-2020, Bravo battery deployed in support of the European Deterrence Initiative (EDI), providing short range air defense for maneuver elements in Germany and Poland. In addition to multiple mobilizations in defense of the National Capitol Region (NCR), they have mobilized for numerous State Active Duty missions over the last 40 years; most recently in 2016 for Hurricane Matthew, in 2017 for Hurricane Irma and in 2018 for Hurricane Michael. Currently, Soldiers with 1-265th are serving across Florida in support of COVID-19 response efforts.

    During his remarks, Bellomo expressed that what he will miss most about command is the opportunity to interact with Soldiers, “engaging them in conversation and seeing the pride, discipline and professionalism of their service.”

    “You have made this unit into what it is today and they are ready for a great new leader,” said Boyette. “I know the unit is in great hands.”

    “I am truly humbled and honored,” said incoming commander Madovoy.

    Lt. Col. Madovoy commissioned in 2001 on Active Duty as a Chemical Officer, branch detailed from Military Intelligence, with further assignment in an Army Aviation unit at Fort Campbell, Kentucky within the 101st Airborne Division. After serving on active duty for five years, she relocated to Florida and joined the Florida Army National Guard in 2007. She is a graduate of the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Master’s in Management Degree.

    Her previous assignments include 5-101st Aviation (AVN) Battalion Chemical Officer deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF1), 5-101st AVN Battalion Adjutant and Rear Detachment Commander, 164th ADA BDE Assistant Intelligence Officer (S2), HHB ADA Battery Commander, 164th ADA BDE Human Resources Officer (S1), and 164th ADA BDE Operations Officer (S3) instrumental in the BDE HQ’s first overseas mobilization in support of the European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) with deployment to Germany. She currently serves as the 164th ADA Brigade Deputy Commander and Full Time Staff Administrative Officer in Orlando, FL.

    Her military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Florida Governor’s Meritorious Unit Citation and the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara among other Federal and State awards. She is a lifetime member of the Air Defense Artillery and National Guard Associations.

    Madovoy resides in Central Florida and has shared custody of her two teenaged sons.

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    Date Taken: 05.01.2021
    Date Posted: 05.01.2021 19:22
    Story ID: 395348
    Location: STARKE, FL, US 
    Hometown: ORLANDO, FL, US

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