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1-87 Commander


  Lieutenant Colonel Edward L. Hollis 

   LTC Edward L. Hollis was commissioned in the Infantry upon graduating from the University of Washington in 1998. His first assignment was to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, FT Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as a Platoon Leader, Anti-Armor Company Executive Officer, and Battalion S1 from 1999 to 2002.

 After completing the Infantry Captains Career Course and Combined Arms Services Staff School, LTC Hollis served as a Platoon Trainer and Battalion S-3 Air in 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida from 2003 to 2005.  LTC Hollis then returned to FT Bragg, NC to command Alpha Company, 2-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment and F Co, 2-82 AVN (LRSD), 82nd Airborne Division from January 2005 to May 2008 deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VI and VIII.  LTC Hollis then commanded a third company - D Co, 4th Ranger Training Battalion at FT Benning, Georgia from July 2008 to July 2010.

 Following completion of the Command and General Staff College, LTC Hollis served as a Battalion S3 in 1-26 IN, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Ft Knox, KY - deployed to Afghanistan for OEF XI. He then served as the BCT S3 from 2012 – June 2013. LTC Hollis was then assigned to the Joint Readiness Training Center, Operations Group as the Executive Officer and Senior Maneuver Observer/Controller Trainer for Task Force 1 from July 2013 to April 2015.        

 LTC Hollis deployed three times to Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terrorism, with the most recent as a Battalion S3 in Khowst Province, Regional Command East.

 LTC Hollis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and a Masters in Business Management from Webster University. He is a graduate of the following military schools: IOBC, ICCC, CAS3, CGSC, Airborne, Ranger, US Army Jumpmaster Course, Air Assault, Military Freefall Parachutist Basic and Jumpmaster courses.

 LTC Hollis’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), Afghan Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary and Service Medal,  NATO Medal, and Overseas Service Ribbon.  He is authorized to wear the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Master Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge, Air Assault Badge, Chilean and Ecuadorian Airborne Wings.