COL Steve Leonard

COL Steve Leonard

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  • 2LT Oct 88
  • 1LT Oct 90
  • CPT Apr 93
  • MAJ Dec 99
  • LTC Sep 06
  • COL Jan 13
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, Dec 1987

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Experienced Army strategist and planner, with broad base of assignments in Army, Joint, and Interagency positions. Prolific writer, with numerous articles published over the course of career, in addition to being a featured book review author for Military Review.

Military Experiences

Apr 2012 - Dec 2012
Senior Advisor / Chief, Professional Military Education
Jun 2011 - Apr 2012
Director of Strategic Communication
Planned, coordinated, and synchronized all aspect of Public Affairs, Community Relations, Command Information, and Web/Social Media activities. Command received the Ware Award for the Army's best website as a result of comprehensive web initiatives.
Oct 2008 - Jun 2011
Director, Commander's Initiatives Group
Special projects and plans lead for 3-star headquarters.
Started in Mar 2013
Operations Chief for 3-star headquarters responsible for Army Leader Development, Education, Doctrine, Lessons Learned,Training Support and Training Development, and Mission Command. Coordinates and synchronizes all aspects of operations across the command.


(2 years, 7 months)
Apr 2012 - Dec 2012
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Senior Advisor / Chief, Professional Military Education, Office of Security Cooperation, U.S. Embassy - Baghdad
Feb 2003 - Feb 2004
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Support Operations Officer, 2BCT, 101 ABN Div Executive Officer, 526 FSB, 2 BCT, 101 ABN Div
Sep 1990 - May 1991
Saudi Arabia
Operation Desert Shield/Storm

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

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