LTC Leonard M. Manning, Sr

LTC Leonard M. Manning, Sr

Dates of Service: Jul 1974 - Mar 2009
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  • SPC Apr 73
  • SP5 Oct 75
  • SGT Jan 78
  • 2LT Jan 81
  • 1LT Jan 84
  • CPT Jun 88
  • MAJ Jun 97
  • LTC Jan 04
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, Jan 1981

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Experienced supervising multidisciplinary teams: project/construction management, budgeting, resource integration, strategic advising at the ministerial level, military infrastructure engineering. Over 15 years of living in physically challenging environments and areas of low-intensity conflict both as a soldier and as a civilain contractor. Mission oriented project manager with national and international experience. Experienced US Army Engineer Officer using the skills, knowledge, abilities,and training I gained during a military career spanning more than 34 years and in the civilian sector as an engineer program, project and construction management advisor/mentor/trainer for both the Afghan National Army and Afghan Air Force for 10 years. I also have more than 18 years in the nuclear industry as an armed security manager, and more than 6 years in a hospital laboratory as a medical technician.

Military Experiences

Mar 2009 - Oct 2018
Retired from the US Army after serving over 34 years on active duty and in both the Georgia Army National Guard, and in the U.S. Army Reserves. Served as both an enlisted soldier and as a commissioned officer.
Dec 2008 - Mar 2009
84th TC
Served as an Instructor for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and as a Combined Excercise Instructor prior to deploying in support of Operations Endurign Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Returned from deployments to my former position awaiting mandatory retirement after meeting MRD requirements as a serving Lieutenant Colonel of 28 years time in service.
Feb 2008 - Dec 2008
Afghanistan Eng District, North
Area Engineer
Served as the Area Engineer in Camp Mike Spann, Mes-e-Sharif (MeS) for the 9 Northern provinces overseeing the construction of Afghan Army bases, Police bases, Border Police bases as well as portions of the Afghan Nation Highway and in FOB Salerno, Khost for the 5 Eastern provinces of Afghanistan overseeing the sam types of engineer missions as the north.
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
Provincial Reconstruction Team Engineer
Managed engineer missions in the city of Kirkuk and the surrounding province in the Provincial Reconstruction Team. Worked with local government and tribal leaders to develop work.


(6 years, 7 months)
Feb 2008 - Dec 2008
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Served as the Area Engineer/OIC for the Northern Provinces of Afghanistan based in Mes-e-Sharif (MeS) and for the Eastern Provinces of Aghanistan based in Fprward Operating Bse (FOB) Salerno managing engineer and reconstruction missions in support of the Coalition Forces mission of interdicting terrorist activities and re-building Afghanistan.
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Served as the Infrastructure Engineer and Engineer Director on the Kirkuk Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) managing engineer missions in the province. Supervised a portion of Civil Affaairs soldiers assigned to the division. Met with local governmental officials and tribal leaders in order to develop engineer and constructions projects.
Dec 2004 - Jul 2006
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Djibouti
I was the Engineer Operations Officer/Command Engineer for CJTF-HOA running engineer missions as well as the Sudan Engineer working with the African Union in Darfur.
Nov 1990 - May 1991
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
Served as the liaison officer in the 265th Engineer Group which was attached to the 20th Engineer Brigade (Airborne). Oversaw the construction of combat roads and trails and minor base construction.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools


Military Intelligence Officer Transition Course


Military Police Officer Transition Course

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Sep 2016 - Oct 2016

Systems Acquisition

Apr 2008

Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)

Aug 2007

Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)

Aug 2004

Battalion Commander's Pre Command Course

Foreign Language Skills


English (5/5)

Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2007 - 2016

Defense Acquisition University

Job/Skill Training, Contracts Management, Facility Management, Program Management

1995 - 1996

Brenau University

Bachelor's Degree, Criminal Justice

1994 - 1995