Richard D. Leonard

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Richard D. Leonard

Richard D. Leonard

Colonel Richard D. Leonard was commissioned as a Signal Officer after graduation of the Officer Candidate School class 81, 5 June 1981. Colonel Leonard’s first assignment was as Platoon Leader, 112th Signal Company, North Charleston, South Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: C-E Staff Officer, 1/263 Armor Battalion, Mullins, South Carolina, Trans Plans Control Officer, 163rd Support Battalion, Hampton, South Carolina, S-1 Officer, 122nd Engineer Battalion, Edgefield, South Carolina, Commander, HHC, 122nd Engineer Battalion, Edgefield, South Carolina, Commander, Team Longstreet, 122nd Engineer Battalion, Pedise, Panama, Commander, Team Palmetto, 122nd Engineer Battalion, Lady Camp, Belize, S-3 Officer, 122nd Engineer Battalion, Edgefield, South Carolina, and Executive Officer, 122nd Engineer Battalion, Edgefield, South Carolina. Colonel Leonard’s subsequent assignment also include: Operations and Training Officer, 218th Regiment, Leesburg, South Carolina, Dislocated Citizens Officer, 360th Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Director of Personnel, Coalition Joint Civil-Military Operations Task Force 180, Kabul, Afghanistan, and G-1 , 360th Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Additionally, he was also served as Education Officer, 360th Civil Affairs Brigade, and Civil Affairs Planning Team Operations Officer, 360th Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and a Battalion Commander, under both the 25th IN DIV and 3rd IN DIV in Iraq; Director, Regional Command-South (forward), 10th Mountain Division (light), Camp Nathan Smith, Kandahar, Afghanistan. | Colonel Leonard's military awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (2Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (2Oak Leaf Cluster),the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (5Oak Leaf Cluster), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (2Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the U.S. Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge, and the Iraq Campaign Medal.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    2011

  • Branch Of Service

    Signal Corps

  • HF ID #

    HF_02546