Leon M. Bridges

BRIDGES,LEON
Leon M. Bridges

Leon M. Bridges

Colonel Leon M. Bridges was commissioned as an Infantry Officer after graduation of the Officer Candidate School Class OCRC 2-81, 3 December 1981. His first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader, C Company, 1/186th Infantry, 41st Infantry BDE, Oregon ARNG, Roseburg, Oregon. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company B, 3rd BN, 161st Infantry (mech), Washington Army National Guard; Executive Officer, Company B, 3rd BN, 161st Infantry (mech), Washington ARNG; Anti-Tank Platoon Leader, CSC Company, 3rd BN, 161st Infantry (mech), Washington ARNG; Scout Platoon Leader, A Company, 5th BN, 297th Infantry (scout), Alaska ARNG; S-1 Officer, 5th BN, 297th Infantry (scout), Alaska ARNG; S-3 Air, 5th BN, 297th Infantry (scout), Alaska ARNG; S-4, 5th BN, 297th Infantry (scout), Alaska ARNG; S-3, 5th BN, 297th Infantry (scout), Alaska ARNG; Executive Officer, 5th BN, 297th Infantry (scout), Alaska ARNG; Commander, Headquarters Detachment, State Area Command, Alaska ARNG; Mobilization Planner, Director of Plans, Training and Mobilization, Alaska ARNG; Operations Officer, Director of Plans, Training and Mobilization, Alaska ARNG; State Recruiting and Retention Manager, Alaska ARNG; Chief, Mobilization and Readiness/Detailed D.CSPER pending Command Assignment and PCS; Battalion Commander, 1st BN (scout), 297th Infantry, Nome, Alaska ARNG; Deputy Commander, 297th Infantry Group (scout), Alaska ARNG, Fort Richardson, Alaska; Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics and G4, Joint Forces Headquarters-Army Element, Alaska ARNG, Fort Richardson, Alaska; and J4/G4/Director of Logistics, Joint Forces Headquarters-Army Element, Alaska ARNG, Fort Richardson, Alaska; DCSLOG/G4/J4, Alaska Army National Guard and selected to become Chief of Staff on 13 February 2011. | His military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, United States Department of State Superior Honor Award, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (1Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star), Armed Forces Reserve Achievement Medal Silver Hourglass Device and ‘M’ device, Iraq Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon with Numeral 2, Army National Guard Basic Recruiter Badge, Army Excellence in Competition Medal (pistol), Alaska Commendation Medal, Alaska Domestic Emergency Relief Ribbon, Alaska State Service Medal, Alaska Marksmanship Medal (x2), Alaska Cold War Service Victory Ribbon, and the Washington Service Ribbon.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    2011

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02532