Major Mendoza in his Class A Uniform

MAJ Antonio Mendoza

Instructor of Spanish


A native of El Paso, Texas, Captain Antonio Mendoza is an Army Adjutant General Officer (AG, 42B). Captain Mendoza is a prior service enlisted Marine. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was assigned to the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Battalion 1st Marines at Camp Pendleton, California, from 1998 to 2003.  After a combat deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Captain Mendoza attended the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant from their ROTC program, earning a B.A. with Honors in Sociology. Upon commission, he was branch detailed to the Field Artillery branch.

Captain Mendoza has served as a Fire Support Officer, Battery Executive Officer, and Battalion S1 Staff Officer assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas, 1st Armor Division from 2013 to 2017 and later at Fort Hood, Texas, 1st Calvary Division from 2018 to 2019, where at this last assignment he was deployed to Poland and Germany in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Captain Mendoza has earned a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University and has attended graduate school at the University of Texas El Paso, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in Latin American and Border Studies.  In July 2022, he was assigned as an Instructor of Spanish at the US Military Academy at West Point.

Some of Captain Mendoza’s awards and decorations include the Army Superior Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation Award, multiple Army Commendation and Achievement Medals, National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

Captain Mendoza lives with his wife and son in West Point, New York.