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Lt. Col. Hannon Didier was commissioned as a second lieutenant in May of 1997 as an Army Aviation officer after graduation from the U.S. Military Academy. After completing flight school and the AH-64A qualification course, he began his operational career in the 101st Airborne Division.
Didier’s previous assignments include chief of training operations to the G-3/5/7 U.S. Army Pacific; senior Aviation adviser to the Saudi Arabian National Guard; CJ5 for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan; executive officer and operations officer for 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy; commander of B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment at Camp Humphreys, Korea; chief of plans for the 6th Cavalry Brigade; and battalion S-4 and platoon leader for 3rd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment at Fort Campbell.
Didier’s professional education includes: The School for Advanced Military Studies, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College – ILE, Combined Service Staff School, AH-64D Aircraft Qualification Course, Aviation Captains’ Career Course, Air Assault School, AH-64A Aircraft Qualification Course, Aviation Officer Basic Course, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training and Airborne School. He also holds a master of science in environmental sciences from Louisiana State University and a bachelor of science in environmental science from the U.S. Military Academy.
Didier’s awards include: Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (4 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award), NATO Medal (2nd Award), Combat Action Badge, U.S. Army Senior Aviator Badge, Air Assault Badge and Parachutist Badge.
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