Philip W. Clayton
Colonel Philip W. Clayton was commissioned as a Transportation Corp Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class OCRC 2-83, 18 October 1983. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader, 1128th Transportation Company, AL Army National Guard, Clayton, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignments include Executive Officer, 1128th Transportation Company, Operation Desert Shield/Storm; Task Force Transportation Officer, Task Force Abrindo Rutas, Archidona, Ecuador; Senior TAC Officer, OCS, Alabama Military Academy, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Service Battery Commander, 3/117th Field Artillery, Union Springs, Alabama; Commander, 1128th Transportation Company (PLS), Clayton, Alabama; S-2/3, Support Operations Officer, and XO, 1103rd Corps Support Battalion, Eufaula, Alabama / Operation Enduring Freedom; Deputy Chief of Plans, Combined Joint Task Force-76, Bagram, AFG, Operation Enduring Freedom; Chief of Plans and Programs, Construction and Facility Management Office, Joint Force Headquarters – Alabama, Montgomery, Alabama; Commander, Group Support Company, 20th Special Forces Group (Abn), Gadsden, Alabama; Commander, Logistics Task Force, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Arabian Peninsula, Operation New Dawn; Commander, Group Support Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Abn), Gadsden, Alabama and Construction and Facility Management Officer, Joint Force Headquarters – Alabama Army National Guard, Montgomery, Alabama. | Colonel Clayton has graduated from the Transportation Officer Basic Course, Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course, Transportation Officer Advanced Course, Ordnance Officer Advanced Course, and Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course. AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, Support Operations Course, Command and General Staff College, Airborne School, Air Assault School, USASOC Jumpmaster Course, and the Joint Special Operations Task Force Course. He is a graduate of Auburn University with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Agriculture and holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence for the Walter B. Jones School of Law, Faulkner University. | His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf Clusters, Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze stars, Iraq Campaign medal with two bronze stars, Afghan Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf Cluster and Meritorious Unit Commendation. He has earned the Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Royal Netherland Army Parachutist Badge and the Uruguayan Military Paratrooper Badge.