Colonel Lanny Standridge was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 18 September 1958, class number 458. His first duty assignment was as Aviator/Section Commander, 1st Aviation Company, Fort Riley, KS. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Aviator, Assistant Operations Officer, 4th U.S. Army Missile Command, Korea; Platoon Commander, 5th Aviation Battalion, Fort Carson, CO; Company Commander, 2d Battalion, 11th Infantry, Fort Carson, CO; Platoon Commander, 73d Aviation Company, Republic of Vietnam; Flight Instructor, Chief, Administration Branch, Department of Advanced Fixed Wing Flight Training, U.S. Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, AL; Executive Officer, 11th Aviation Battalion, Republic of Vietnam; Company Commander, 244th Aviation Company, Republic of Vietnam; Author/Instructor, USA CGSC, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Commander, Nashville District Recruiting Command, Nashville, TN; Commander, 52d Aviation Battalion, Seoul, Korea; Director, Army Quality of Life Office, Headquarters Department of the Army, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and The Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, D.C. | His awards and decorations include: Distinguished Flying Cross w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal w/19 Oak Leaf Cluster and 2 w/V device. | Military schools attended include: U.S. Army Aviation School, U.S. Army Primary Helicopter School, U.S. Army Infantry School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army War College, Rotary Wing Qualification Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Associate Infantry Officer Career Course (Honor Graduate).
Colonel Standridge graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS Degree in Business Administration. He obtained a Masters Degree in Public Administration.