CPT Rafael Polo is a native of Brooklyn, NY. He attended Brooklyn College, CUNY where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2010. CPT Polo also recently earned a Masters of Science in Environmental and Biological Science with a focus in Environmental Policy from Troy University, AL.
In January 2011, CPT Polo enlisted in the U.S Army. He attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC and graduated NAVSCOLEOD in March of 2012. CPT Polo’s first duty station was Fort Polk, LA under the 705TH OD CO (EOD), there he worked as a team member and as an EOD team leader. In 2015 CPT Polo commissioned as an Ordnance Officer out of OCS and proceeded to Fort Hood, TX under the 79TH OD BN (EOD). CPT Polo was a platoon leader at the now deactivated 47TH OD CO (EOD), the 797TH OD CO (EOD), and also served as the Assistant S3 under the Headquarters Detachment. CPT Polo is currently the Company Commander of the 55TH OD CO (EOD) out of Fort Belvoir, VA. CPT Polo has two combat deployments all within CENTCOM AO.