Alumnus Brig. Gen. Roderick Leon Guerrero inducted into Army ROTC Hall of Fame
Brig. Gen. Roderick R. Leon Guerrero, a 1988 alumnus and former professor of military science of the University of Guam's Army ROTC program, was one of 16 inductees into the Army ROTC Hall of Fame this year and and UOG's first alumnus to be inducted. The inductees were announced Sept. 3 by the U.S. Army Cadet Command.
The Hall of Fame honors graduates of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. It provides a prestigious and tangible means of recognizing and honoring Army ROTC alumni who have made lasting, significant contributions to the nation, the Army, and the history and traditions of the Army ROTC Program.
Leon Guerrero's military career began in 1985 as a private first class. After entering the Army ROTC program at the University of Guam, he commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1988.
His initial assignments included the S2 and executive officer position for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-294th Infantry Battalion. Subsequently, he commanded the 731st Military Police Company.
Following command, Leon Guerrero was selected for the Active Guard Reserve program, where he was assigned multiple positions from 1991-2007, including director of military personnel/G1; recruiting and retention officer; assistant professor of military science for the UOG Army ROTC program; commander of the 94th Civil Support team; and deputy chief of staff for operations and plans for the Guam National Guard.
From 2007-2008 he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After his deployment, Leon Guerrero returned to Guam where he served in various positions in the Guam National Guard. In March 2015, Leon Guerrero was selected to serve as the adjutant general of the Guam National Guard, serving until his retirement in 2019.
The Army ROTC Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as part of the ROTC Centennial celebration. The first class inducted 326 former ROTC cadets who had distinguished themselves in their military or civilian career.