Lt. Col. Adam Keown graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1999, earning a commission as a second lieutenant in the Aviation Branch. He was born at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. After completing Flight School and the Aviation Officer Basic Course at Fort Rucker, Alabama, he served in a series of operational command and staff positions. During his first assignment to the 2d Infantry Division, South Korea, he served as an OH-58D Aeroscout Platoon Leader in 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment. During his next assignment with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado, he deployed as a Platoon Leader and Assistant Operations Officer during Operation Iraqi Freedom 1. He then attended the Armor Captain’s Career Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Keown commanded HHC, 1st Space Brigade, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He then served as an Observer Control Team Leader, 1-337th Aviation Battalion, Fort Knox. After his assignment to Fort Knox, he deployed as a Military Transition Team Leader with the Iraqi Army’s 18th Brigade, 5th Division in Diayla Province, Iraq. Upon redeployment, Keown served as a Corps Training Planner in NATO Rapid Deployment Corps-Italy, Busto Arizio, Italy. During this assignment, he deployed as a Future Operations Planner for ISAF Joint Command, Afghanistan. His follow-on assignment was as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer of 2-13th Aviation Battalion, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Keown’s most recent assignment was as an Aviation Plans Officer, U.S. Army Central, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.
Keown’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Service Ribbon, and the NATO-ISAF Medal.
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