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Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Dustin Elder

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Dustin Elder

Dustin K. Elder, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), US Army.  Born and raised in SW Missouri and recently retired (2017) from the US Army after 25 years of service. 

Hobbies:  My Son, Sports, Hunting, Reading, KC Chiefs 

Family:  Married for 25+ yrs to the former Wendy Carter of Diamond, Mo.  We have one son:  Gabriel Kane  (12 yrs).

Civilian Education:                               

Masters of Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 2001

Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice Administration, Missouri Southern State University, 1992

Military Education:                               

Intermediate Level Education (ILE), 2008

Combined Arms Service Staff School (CAS3), 1997

Aviation Officer Advanced Course, 1997

UH-60 Qualification Course, 1995

Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, 1995

Jumpmaster School, 1993

AMEDD Officer Basic Course, 1992

Airborne School, 1991

Billets / (Deployments):

March 2012 - December 2016: Director,  Basic Officer Leader Course, AMEDD C & S, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.        

March 2012 – June 2015: Deputy Surgeon, Office of the Command Surgeon, US Army South, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

July 2010 – March 2012: Commander, 212th Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Control), Fort Campbell, Kentucky (Operation New DawnIraq) 

May 2009 – June 2010: Deputy Director, US Army Medical Evacuation Proponency Directorate, Fort Rucker, Alabama            

March 2007 – May 2009: Aeromedical Evacuation Officer / Current Ops Officer, Office of the Surgeon, National Guard Bureau, Pentagon, Virginia.

July 2005 – March 2007: Commander, 82nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Ft. Riley, Kansas (Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07)

July 2004 – July 2005: Chief, Medical Plans and Operations, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Ft. Riley, Kansas

May 2003 – July 2004: Battalion S3, 421st Medical Evacuation Battalion, Wiesbaden, Germany (Operation Iraqi Freedom I)

January 2003 – May 2003: Asst Battalion S3, 421st Medical Evacuation Battalion, Wiesbaden, Germany  (Operation Iraqi Freedom I)

September 2002 – January 2003: Detachment Commander, 159th Medical Company (AA) (FWD), Task Force 2-6 CAV, (Operation Enduring Freedom, Kuwait)

May 2001 – September 2002: Operations Officer / XO, 159th Medical Company (AA), Wiesbaden, Germany

June 1999 – March 2001: Commander, HHC 47th Combat Support Hospital, Ft Lewis, Washington

January 1999 – June 1999: Operations Officer / XO, 54th Medical Company (AA), Ft Lewis, Washington

September 1998 – December 1998: Detachment OIC, 54th Medical Company (AA) (FWD), Camp Doha, Kuwait (Operation Intrinsic Action)

January 1998 – September 1998: Flight Platoon Leader, 54th Medical Company (AA), Ft. Lewis, Washington

August 1997 – January 1998: Detachment OIC, 54th Medical Company (AA) (FWD), Camp Doha, Kuwait (Operation Intrinsic Action)

June 1997 – July 1997: Student, Combined Arms Services Staff School (CAS3), Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas

January 1997 – June 1997: Student, Aviation Officer Advanced Course, Ft. Rucker, Alabama

January 1996 – December 1996: Forward Support MEDEVAC Team Leader, 542nd Medical Company (AA), Camp Page, Korea

October 1995 – December 1995: Student, UH-60 Qualification Course, Ft. Rucker, Alabama

February 1995 – October 1995: Student, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, Ft. Rucker, Alabama

January 1993 – January 1995: Medical Platoon Leader, 3-73 Armor Battalion (ABN), 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina

September 1992 – January 1993: Ambulance Platoon Leader, 307th Medical Battalion (ABN), 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina

May 1992 – September 1992: Student,  AMEDD Officer Basic Course, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas

August 1989 – May 1992: Simultaneous Membership Program, 203rd Combat Engineer Battalion, Missouri Army National Guard, Carthage, MO

Personal Decorations: 

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal                                                               

Meritorious Service Medal (6 awd)                                                       

Air Medal (Numeral 2)

Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC)

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal 

Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC)                                                      

National Defense Service Medal (2 awd)                                              

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal                                              

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal                     

Iraq Campaign Medal (3 CS)

Korean Defense Service Medal

Overseas Service Ribbon (Num 3)

Army Service Ribbon

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Navy Unit Commendation

Senior Army Aviator Badge

Senior Parachutist Badge

Expert Field Medical Badge

German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge - Gold

Order of Military Medical Merit

Order of St. Michael (bronze) 



First Sergeant (Retired) Stephanie Attaway

First Sergeant (Retired) Stephanie Attaway

First Sergeant Attaway was raised in Kasson, Minnesota.  She joined the United States Army Reserves in 1985 and attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training through the split option program at Fort McClellan, Alabama.  She entered the Active Army in October 1986 as a Military Police Officer.

First Sergeant Attaway’s assignments and duty positions include:  984th Military Police Company, Fort Carson, Colorado as a Military Police Patrol Officer; A Company (USAG), Fort Carson, Colorado as a Military Police Investigator; 127th Military Police Company, Hanau, Germany as a Team Leader and Squad Leader; 258th Military Police Company, Fort Polk, Louisiana as a Squad Leader; HHC 519th Military Police Battalion as a Battalion Schools and Rear Battle Plans NCO, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Military Police Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Fort McClellan, Alabama as a Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course Small Group Leader; Bravo Company, 795th Military Police Battalion, Fort McClellan, Alabama and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri as a Drill Sergeant;  59th Military Police Company, Fort Carson, Colorado as a Platoon Sergeant;  HHC ARCENT-Kuwait, Camp Doha, Kuwait as a Physical Security and Customs NCO; Alpha Company, 701st Military Police Battalion , Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri as an Officer Basic Course Team NCO; MANSCEN Noncommissioned Officer Academy as First Sergeant  and Course Chief of the Military Police Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; and served her final duty as the 2006 Military Police Warfighter Competition NCOIC, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. 

First Sergeant Attaway’s awards and decorations include: The Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Army Superior Unit Award (2), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (2), and the Drill Sergeant and Driver’s Badges.

First Sergeant Attaway’s service schools include: Primary Leadership Development Course, NBC Defense Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Physical Security Course, Basic Instructor and Small Group Leader Course, Master Fitness Training Course, Drill Sergeant School, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, USAF Airlift Planners Course, Anti-Terrorism Program Manager Course, and the Systems Approach to Training Course.  First Sergeant Attaway has an Associate of Science Degree in General Education from Troy State University through the eArmyU program and completed her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology through the University of Phoenix Distance Learning Program in April 2011. 

First Sergeant Attaway retired from the United States Army in February 2007 and resides in Oronogo, Missouri.  First Sergeant Attaway has been the Army Instructor in the Webb City High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program in Webb City, Missouri since November 2006. 

First Sergeant Attaway has served on the Positive Behavior Support Tier II team at the high school and taught the after-school program called Unlocking Your Potential since 2008.  In 2012, First Sergeant Attaway was awarded the Cardinal Teacher Award in 2012 and has been selected as Teacher of the Month every school year.  She has served on a Literacy Committee, Enrollment Committee, and Steering Committee.   She serves as the Honor Guard and Drill Team coach within the JROTC program.  1SG is also the coach for the Academic and Leadership Bowl teams.