COL John Hudson

COL John Hudson

Dates of Service: Aug 1966 - Jul 2006
RETIRED
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Promotions

  • 2LT May 68
  • 1LT Apr 70
  • CPT Apr 71
  • MAJ Jun 89
  • LTC Jun 96
  • COL Dec 01
Commissioning Source:  Enlisted-to-Officer, May 1968

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Bio 

Retired Systems, Operations, Management 23yrs American Express. Auditor, Dept. of Transportation, Office of the IG for Aviation. Diplomat, Senior Advisor Dept. of State. As additional duty, managed $110m contract in Iraq to build school in Taji, Iraq training 11K EPSS Guards nation-wide.

Military Experiences

Aug 1971 - Jul 2011
Various
Began as an Infantry grunt, then helicopter maintenance, on to flight school (Aviation), back to Infantry, later to Quartermaster, Inspector General, and Combat Generalist.
Aug 1966 - Aug 2006
Various
Military = Infantry, Aviation, Infantry, Quartermaster, Inspector General, Combat Generalist. Vietnam (2x) Serbian Conflict (1x) Iraq (2x (40 months)). Was Enlisted (to E7), Warrant (to CW2), 1970 Battlefield Commission to 1LT Infantry (Vietnam) then promoted to Captain one year later. Later to Maj, LTC, and retired as COL 06. Was requested by name to teach at the Army Senior Service School (War College) Residence phases twice. Had to deny 3rd request as was deployed to Iraq as Commander, Combined Joint Task Force Shield. Boots on the ground combat officer all three conflicts. Denied promotion to BG upon notification from DA that birth prior to Mar 1949 made me ineligible (ie: too old!). Notification received while in full combat in Iraq.
Aug 1966 - Jul 2006
Various
Began as an Infantry grunt, then helicopter maintenance, on to flight school (Aviation), back to Infantry, later to Quartermaster, Inspector General, and Combat Generalist.

Deployments

Numerous, see below
Deployments: Germany, Vietnam, Korea, Bosnia Herzegovina, Iraq

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Jan 2001 - Oct 2005

Emer. Preparedness Liaison Course

Jul 1995 - Aug 1995

Oct 1991 - Sep 1993

C&GSC

Jul 1991 - Aug 1991

Multi-Func CSS Course

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jun 1987 - Aug 1987

Avn Recertification

Aug 1966 - Mar 1967

Avn Maintenance

Certifications

May 1966

Military & Civil Aviation Ratings

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1977 - 1998

ASU, Univ. of Phoenix, Univ. of Idaho

Master's Degree, Business Management

Personal Information

Interests
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