John Dee Suggs Jr.
Colonel John Dee Suggs Jr. was commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer upon graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School class 1-97 at Fort Benning, Georgia on 23 January, 1997. His first duty assignment was as an Aerial Delivery Platoon Leader, 782nd Maintenance Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
His subsequent duty assignments were: Corps Support Command Parachute Officer, Corps Support Company, 1st Logistical Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina: Commander, Company V, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Lee, Virginia; S-3, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Lee, Virginia; Military Advisor, International Advisory Group, Iraq; Battalion S-3, Airborne Field Services, Fort Lee, Virginia; Army Attaché, Defense Intelligence Agency, La Paz, Bolivia; Army Section Chief, United States Southern Command, Lima, Peru; Chief of Security Cooperation, United States Army North, San Antonio, Texas; Army War College Fellow, University of Texas. Colonel Suggs is currently serving as the Commandant, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, Fort Benning, Georgia.
His military education includes: Defense Language Institute Spanish, Intermediate Level Education Argentina, Defense Course School, Army Security Assistant Course, and Senior Services College University of Texas.
His military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device, Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device, Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2nd Award), and Meritorious Unit Award, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist's Wings, Pathfinder Badge, Rigger Badge, and Air Assault Badge.