MAJOR GENERAL STEPHEN C. DABADIE
Major General Dabadie is the Assistant Adjutant General and Director of the State Military Department for the Louisiana National Guard. He serves as a principal advisor to The Adjutant General and is responsible for assisting The Adjutant General in the deployment and coordination of programs, policies, and plans for the Louisiana National Guard.
General Dabadie is a native of New Roads, Louisiana. He graduated from Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee and holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies.
A distinguished military graduate of Loyola University ROTC, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Regular Army, and immediately ordered to active duty. After graduation from the Infantry Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to the 1st Battalion (Mechanized) 61st Infantry, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), and served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Weapons Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Support Platoon Leader, Battalion Maintenance Officer, and Company Commander. He was reassigned to Fort Knox, Kentucky and served as an Instructor, United States Army Armor School and then as the Operations Officers for the Law Enforcement Command. On 3 July 1988 General Dabadie joined the Louisiana Army National Guard and was assigned to the 1st Battalion 156th Armor as the Battalion Executive Officer. He was ordered to federal active duty for Operation Desert Shield/Storm. On 2 November 1991, he assumed command of the 1st Battalion 156th Armor. On 1 August 1995, he was reassigned to the 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized) and served as the Executive Officer, then as Deputy Brigade Commander. On 1 March 1999, he was reassigned to the Headquarters, Louisiana National Guard, as the Director of Plans, Operations, Training and Military Support. On 1 February 2000, he was assigned as Chief of the Joint Staff for the Louisiana National Guard Joint Force Headquarters. On 2 August 2005, due to the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, he was assigned as the Military Liaison to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. He also served as the first Task Force Commander for Operation Crescent Guard where the Louisiana National Guard provided law enforcement support to the New Orleans Police Department. On 1 August 2007, General Dabadie was recalled from retirement and assigned as the Assistant Adjutant General (Army) for the Louisiana National Guard. On 19 June 2012 he was assigned to his present position as Assistant Adjutant General.
General Dabadie’s military education includes the Airborne Course, Infantry Officer Basic Course, NBC Officer Course, Armor Officer Advance Course, Senior Officer Logistical Management Course, Instructor Training Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College, and the U. S. Army War College.
His awards, decorations, and honors include the Army Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star Device, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Louisiana Legion of Merit, Louisiana Cross of Merit, Louisiana Commendation Medal, Louisiana Recruiting Ribbon, Louisiana Retention Ribbon, Louisiana War Cross, Louisiana Emergency Service Medal, Louisiana Longevity Award, Expert Infantryman Badge and the Parachutists Badge. General Dabadie is also the recipient of the US Armor Association “Order of Saint George” and the Field Artillery Association “Honorable Order of Saint Barbara”.
General Dabadie is a member of the National Guard Association of Louisiana, National Guard Association of the United States, United States Army Armor Association, Friends of the Jackson Barracks Military Museum, New Roads Lions Club, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
General Dabadie and his wife Sue reside in New Roads, Louisiana. They have two sons Bert and Craig, a daughter-in-law Virginia, and two granddaughters Carter and Remy.
Current As Of July 2013