Squadron CommanderLTC Larry V. Geddings
LTC Larry V. Geddings, Jr. began his military career by enlisting in the Delayed Entry Program with the 1192d Terminal Transportation Unit in 1992 stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1993, he then attended Initial Entry Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia in 1993. After completing initial training he entered the Early Commissioning Program at Marion Military Institute in 1994.
Commissioned in 1995, his first assignment was to the 1st Battalion, 167th Infantry Regiment, Alabama National Guard, as a Mechanized Rifle Platoon Leader while he simultaneously completed his education at the University of Alabama. Upon completion of his studies in 1998, LTC Geddings’ was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division in Ft. Drum, New York. There he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, and Adjutant in the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment. As a Support Platoon Leader, LTC Geddings deployed in support of OPERATION JOINT FORGE in Bosnia- Herzegovina as part of SFOR 6 in 1999.
Following attendance in the Infantry Officers Advanced Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, he was assigned as the Assistant Operations Officer for 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas in 2002. In 2003, he commanded and deployed A Company in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM II to Baghdad, Iraq. During his tour in Iraq in 2004, he relinquished command of A Company and took command of the 3rd Brigade’s Reconnaissance Troop, F Troop, 9th Cavalry Regiment in Baghdad, Iraq. Returning from Iraq in 2005, he relinquished command and departed Fort Hood, Texas for an assignment as an Observer Controller/Trainer at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
In the summer of 2007, LTC Geddings attended Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth, Kansas. Following graduation in 2008, he became the Battalion Operations Officer for 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment (GIMLETS), 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright, Alaska and immediately deployed to Diyala, Iraq. While in Iraq, LTC Geddings served as both the Battalion’s Operations Officer and Executive Officer. Following redeployment from Iraq in 2009 and Unit Reset Operations in 2010, LTC Geddings transitioned from the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment (GIMLETS) to become the 1-25th SBCT Operations Officer. During his service as the Brigade Operations Officer, LTC Geddings prepared the Brigade for deployment and then deployed the brigade to Zabul and Kandahar, Afghanistan as part of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. At the completion of his deployment in Afghanistan in 2011, LTC Geddings was selected to serve in a Joint Assignment as a member of the Department of Joint Warfighting at the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.
LTC Geddings is a Ranger. His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 oak leaf cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters), the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Basic Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
Command Sergeant Major Zeneido T. Gonzalez.
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