BG Larry Harrington
USM Army ROTC Alumni
Brigadier General Harrington presently serves as the Assistant Adjutant General of Mississippi. His successful career includes assignments in some of the most demanding, complex, and strategically relevant positions. As commander of Task Force Storm, he deployed the joint brigade task force to Afghanistan providing essential counterinsurgency support to Joint Task Force 101 (CJTF101) and Joint Task Force 82 (CJTF82) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Brigadier General Harrington also commanded Task Force Engineer during Hurricane Katrina Operations. Under his command the Task Force was instrumental in stabilizing conditions in South Mississippi to begin the rebuilding of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Brigadier General Harrington has served in a variety of command and staff positions. His assignments include company level leadership positions in the 12th EN BN (CBT) 8th IN DIV, NATO Forces Germany; Company Commander B, 46th EN BN (CBT HVY ) 1st AVN BDE, Air Assault, FT. Rucker AL; Assistant Professor of Military Science, University of Southern Mississippi; Facility Manager , Director of Public Works, Camp Shelby MS; Commander 150th EN BN (CBT), 155 AR BDE Meridian, MS; Branch Chief, Headquarters, MSARNG, Jackson, MS; Commander 168th EN GRP, Vicksburg, MS; J-7, Joint Force Headquarters – MSARNG, Jackson MS; Commander, 168th EN BDE, Vicksburg, MS.
Brigadier General Harrington is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he received an athletic scholarship, earned a BS degree in Architectural Engineering, and was commissioned as an engineer officer in 1979. He also holds an MBA from William Carey University, and a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. He is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic Course, the Engineer Officer Advanced Course, US Army Airborne Course, US army Air Assault Course, the US Army Combined Arms Services Staff School, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the US Army War College.
His awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (6 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (4 Oak Leaf Cluster), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (5 Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Service Star), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with “M” Device and Silver Hourglass), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), Humanitarian Serve Medal, Mississippi Magnolia Cross, Mississippi Magnolia Medal, Mississippi War Medal (with Service Star), Mississippi Emergency Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), and the Mississippi Longevity Medal (4 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Combat Action Badge, Airborne Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
Brigadier General Harrington is the recipient of the Polish Army “Zlotym Medalem”, the French Army Medallion, and special recognition from the Australian Army, the Czech Republic, and the Government of Afghanistan.
Brigadier General Harrington is active in the local community serving in numerous volunteer leadership positions. He was chosen for the Hattiesburg Chamber of Commerce New Leaders Program, Board of directors Salvation Army, YMCA, President “M” Club, President Oak Grove Booster Club, and elected Commissioner of the Forrest and Lamar County Soil and Water Conversations District. He is a member of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Sport’s Hall of Fame for Football and Baseball.
In his civilian occupation, Larry Harrington is CEO of Mill Creek Holdings managing ICS/serka LLC, and LAD2, LLC which perform contracts involving international construction, commercial communications and consulting for the US Government globally.
Brigadier General Harrington and his wife the former Rose DiFatta are members of Saint Thomas Catholic Church. They have two sons John who resides in Farmington New Mexico and Zack who attends graduate school at Mississippi State University.