LTC Hubbard Richard
1916 Support Battalion Commander
Lieutenant Colonel Hubbard was born and raised in southeast Tennessee. He enlisted in the Army in 1984 and after completing initial entry and Airborne training at Fort Benning, GA, he was assigned to Fort Richardson, AK as an Airborne Infantryman in the 172nd Light Infantry Brigade (Separate) and later, the 6th Infantry Division (Light). After re-enlisting he was assigned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky with the 101st Pathfinder Detachment (Airborne), where he served until he left the active Army to attend college in 1991.
Identified as a Distinguished Military Graduate, Lieutenant Colonel Hubbard received his commission as a Second Lieutenant through the ROTC at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration in 1994.
Lieutenant Colonel Hubbard served in positions at the tactical, operational and strategic level. His previous assignments include: Platoon Leader, Shop Officer and Assistant S2/3 in the 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Assistant Support Operations Officer (Maintenance and Transportation), 1st US Army Support Battalion, Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), Sinai, Arab Republic of Egypt; 25th Infantry Division Support Command Plans and Operations Officer and later Commander, Delta Company, 725th Main Support Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, HI; Transportation Corps Branch Representative and Assistant S3, United States Corps of Cadets, United States Military Academy, and S4 for the 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, West Point, NY; DPTMS Operations Officer, Area One Support Activity, Camp Red Cloud, Uijiongbu, South Korea; Instructor/Writer, US Army Transportation School, 7th Transportation Group Plans Officer, and 24th Transportation Battalion Support Operations Officer and Executive Officer, Fort Eustis, VA; and CSS/EOD Joint Working Group Lead and Project Lead, Logistics Capabilities Development, J3/4, US Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, VA, and Deputy Logistics Team Chief, Joint Planning Support Element, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, US Transportation Command, Norfolk, VA.
Lieutenant Colonel Hubbard has had multiple combat and operational tours of duty including: Battalion/Company Pathfinder, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm with Team 1, 101st Pathfinder Detachment, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT); Support Operations Officer for Logistics Task Force 24, Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08, during the Surge; Assistant Support Operations Officer, Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Arab Republic of Egypt; and most recently as the J4, Joint Task Force Odyssey Guard supporting United States operations in Libya.
Lieutenant Colonel Hubbard’s education includes: Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, Navy War College; Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College; Combined Arms Service Staff School, Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course, Transportation Officer Basic Course, Support Operations Officer Course (PH I and II), Joint Logistics Operations Course, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command Planner’s Course, USAID’s Joint Humanitarian Operations Course and the United Kingdom’s Joint Operations Planner’s Course.
Lieutenant Colonel Hubbard’s awards and badges include: Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Joint Service Commendation Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (5), Army Achievement Medal (6), Combat and Expert Infantryman Badges, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge and British Parachutist Badge. His is married to Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Nancy Jo Hubbard and they have four children, Christopher (17), Gavin (13), Zachary (6) and Madelyn (4).