Joe Labarbera formerly served as Command Inspector General (CIG) at Ft. Irwin, California, having served prior as Operations Plans and Orders Chief, managing and overseeing quality control for a 45,000 person organization that operated worldwide. Mr. Labarbera initially served with the USMCS as an Artillery Officer, Second Lt. through Captain Select (Camp Lejeune – Mediterranean deployment), before engaging in over 60 months of operational deployments, 46 months of combat, with the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, throughout Iraq and Afghanistan (2003 – 2011). Mr. Labarbera served as Army Infantry Officer – Assistant plans officer (Afghanistan), Civil military operations officer (Baghdad), Rifle Company Commander (Iraq), Adviser to Iraqi Army (Iraq), Police Intelligence Advisor (Northern Afghanistan), Armored Recon Company Observer Controller (U.S. Army National Training Center), and Stryker Battalion Operations Officer (Afghanistan).
While serving, Mr. Labarbera received his Masters degree in National Security Studies at American Military University, and he studied military strategy at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. His specialties and skills include: building relationships with foreign military and police, Tactics and Operations, Operations and Intelligence fusion, and building and developing complex organizations.