Lieutenant Colonel Michael H. Tachias (Retired U.S. Army)
LTC Michael H. Tachias was the Senior Intelligent Security Command (INSCOM) G3 Officer in Charge (OIC) serving in a forward deployed Joint Combatant Command Headquarters working in an integrated environment in support of multi-disciplined intelligence task force and the Joint Special Operations Command.
A mustang officer, LTC Tachias enlisted in the US Army in 1979, participated in the ROTC at the University of Albuquerque and received his commission as an Army second lieutenant upon graduation in June 1984.Tachias was a professional soldier for 34 years, during which time he held many command and staff positions and rose to the rank of LTC.
His military assignments included several multinational operations to the Former Yugo slavia, the Middle East, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida.
His command, staff and troop assignments include Personnel Action Officer (S-1) Headquarters (HQ) Commandant (Operation Joint Forge), Sarajevo, Bosnia; Security Officer (S2), HQ Commandant, Theatre Security Officer (TSO), and the Counterintelligence Team (CJ2X), Sarajevo, Bosnia. While in this capacity was selected to serve the Office of Military Cooperation and the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force (CJSOTF), Stabilization Force, Sarajevo, Bosnia.
In June 2004, he served as the Executive Officer CJ9 overing seeing the policies impacting military PRT operations and performing liaison work with both the Afghan Ministry of Defense and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. Tachias had the privilege to serve under General Barno (Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan), re-assigned to under General Olson 25th Division staff.
In 2005, served with the Combined Joint Special Operations Group, Kandahar and Bagram, Afghanistan. Follow-on assignments include LNO, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Kandahar Air Base, LNO 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) KAF, LNO United Arabs Emirates (UAE) Special Forces Group BAF, LNO French Special Forces Group (TG ARIES) Kandahar, and Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
In 2007 was assigned with the CJ5 Civil-Military Operations Officer Central Command, MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL. 2008-09 assigned to the Intelligence and Security Command Helmand and Kandahar and Helmand provinces, Afghanistan. 2009-2010 re-assigned Executed Officer INSCOM Baghdad and Balad Air Base, Iraq. As the Senior Officer in Charge conducted extensive Joint Counterinsurgency (COIN) operations with host nation forces and Coalition Special Operations Forces. 2011-2013 Warrior Transition Battalion, Ft. Bliss, Tx.
LTC Tachias during his tenure as a reserve officer served with the National Nuclear Security Administration, DOE/Sandia National Labs, Kirtland Airforce Base. He is a former 20-year member of an elite Special Weapons & Tactics Team, Counterterrorism.
In retirement, Tachias pursued his passion to help and serve struggling soldiers with PTSD and TBI in transition from military life.
Tachias is the founder and owner of the Cabezon Wounded Warrior Haven.
A Vision to Reality
Cabezon Wounded Warrior Haven is proud of the steps taken and progress made as it has transformed from just a vision to the reality it is today. Learn more in the following article from Sandia Lab News, October 30, 2015.
HISTORY OF CABEZON
Cabezon Haven has opened its 200-year-old church Honoring Our Fallen.
Historically, Cabezon has been known as the last stronghold. It was an austere outpost during the Indian campaigns under Spanish military rule during the 1700s and the American Indian campaigns in the late 1800s.
The high desert country of Cabezon was engulfed in many pitched battles. The area is consumed by burial sites–these are hallowed grounds for both the courageous warriors of the Native Americans as well as the Native American Genizaro/Hispanic Mestizo who were all equally unique. These Warriors who fought gallantly for their freedom and way of life would soon clash with the U.S. Cavalry.
Generations later, the proud legacy and descendants of this old order would serve our nation honorably in many campaigns during the Civil War, Spanish-American War, WW1, WW2, Korea, and Vietnam. This legacy of honor continues today in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and the The Horn of Africa.