Raymond L. Strickland Sr.
Captain Raymond L. Strickland, Sr. was commissioned as a Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 3-90, 6 June 1990. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader, C Company, 3/21 Infantry (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. | His subsequent assignments include: Executive Officer, B Company, 3/21 Infantry (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Executive Officer, Headquarter and Headquarters Company, 3/21 Infantry (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Company Commander, Headquarter and Headquarters Company, 3/21 Infantry (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. S-3 , Air/ Assistant S-3, 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Dahlonega, Georgia. Company Commander, 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Dahlonega, Georgia. Chief, Land Warrior, Test Bed/ Material Acquisition-Systems Automation Officer, Fort Benning, Georgia. Warranted Contracting Officer, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, Afghanistan. | His military awards and decorations include: the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge with 1 Bronze Service Star (Panama Invasion), Expert Infantryman Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (5 Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead Device (Panama Invasion), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Ranger Tab, Overseas Ribbon (3rd Award), Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 2, 75th Ranger Scroll, Special Forces Patch for Combat Assignments, and Canadian Parachutist Badge. | Captain Strickland retired in 2005. Following retirement he was employed as a Project Manager at American Family Life Assurance of Columbus (AFloridaAC) in Columbus, Georgia.