Bardon Blizzard, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel Bardon Blizzard, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 8-65, 2 September 1965. His first duty assignment was as a Training Officer, Echo Company, 5th Training Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Basic Combat Training), United States Army School and Training Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Pathfinder Section Commander, 11th Aviation Group, 1st Calvary Division, Republic of Vietnam; Instructor, Pathfinder Committee, Airborne Department, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander, Alpha Company, 29th Infantry, 197th Infantry Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander, Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Company Commander, Delta Company, 52nd Infantry, U.S. Army Vietnam, Republic of Vietnam; Executive Officer, Ground Committee, Airborne Department, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Operations Officer, U.S. Army Special Forces Thailand, LopBuri, Thailand; Area Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Staunton, Virginia; Instructor, Armed Forces Staff College (AFSC), Norfolk, Virginia; Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea; Operations Officer, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta (SFOD-D), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief of Emergency Deployment Division, Headquarters, 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Logistics Planner, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Headquarters, Department of the Army, the Pentagon; Operations Officer, U.S. Army Intelligence Support Activity (USAISA), U.S. Army Intelligence Support Command, Arlington, Virginia; Branch Chief, Current Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Pentagon; Executive Officer, Director of Operations, Readiness, Mobilization, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters, Department of the Army, The Pentagon; Military Assistant, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Logistics (ASA I&L) Headquarters, Department of the Army, The Pentagon. | His military awards and decorations include: Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/ V device and Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Thai Airborne Wings, Thai Supreme Command Advisory Badge First Class and Army Staff Badge. | The the time of his induction, Lieutenant Colonel Blizzard was owner and President of Guerrilla Solutions Incorporated, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides information technology and executive management support solutions to government and commercial enterprises.