Leonard T. Gaddis, Jr.
Colonel Leonard T. Gaddis, Jr. graduated from the United States Army Officer Candidate School in 1983, earning his commission in the Army Reserve as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Infantry Platoon Leader, infantry Company Executive Officer, Support Platoon Leader, and Battalion Maintenance Officer, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Special Forces Operational Detachment Commander, Battalion Logistical Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, 10 Battalion, 10'1' Special Forces Group (Airborne), Bad Toelz and Stuttgart, Germany; Civil Affairs Direct Support Team Leader, Civil Affairs Theater Plans Officer, and Company Commander, D Company, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant Civil Military Operations Officer, 507th Corps Support Group, Mogadishu, Somalia; Joint Task Force J5 (Civil Affairs Officer), Joint Task Force Provide Promise, Zagreb, Croatia; Battalion Operations Officer and Battalion Executive Officer, 2th Battalion, 3rd Special Force Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Plans Officer, European Division, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.; Battalion Commander, Support Battalion, 15th Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne), Special Assistant to the Commanding General, United States John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and Deputy Director for Training and Doctrine, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief, J34, Antiterrorism and Force Protection Division, U.S. Forces Korea. | His military education and training includes: U.S. Army Infantry Officer Basic Course, Signal Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. Colonel Gaddis is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School, the U.S. Army Special Forces Qualification Course, the U.S. Army Airborne and Jumpmaster Courses, and the Army Regional Studies Course. He holds Bachelor of Arts in Botany from the University of Tennessee, a Master of Science in International Relations from Troy State University, and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the United States Army War College. | Colonel Caddis's awards and decorations include: the Defense Meritorious Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal w/ 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Good Conduct Medal ( second award), the National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, the Southwest Asia Medal w/2 battle stars, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon—second award, the United Nations Medal, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf Cluster, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Special Forces Tab, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.