LTC Rodger T. Duncan, US Army (Retired)
Lieutenant Colonel Rodger “Tom” Duncan entered military service in 1979 as a Private in the North Carolina Army National Guard where he served as an aircraft radio repairman. After graduating from Appalachian State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology he went on active duty as an Aviation Officer and UH-60 Blackhawk pilot serving in the Air Cavalry (to include commanding an Air Cavalry Troop) and other aviation leadership and staff positions. He attended the Aviation Maintenance Manager/Maintenance Test Pilot School in 1990 and after transferring to Germany he deployed to Turkey/Iraq flying missions in Iraq supporting the 1991 Gulf War. In 1996 he transferred to the Army Reserve serving in a variety of staff positions and as an instructor for the Command and General Staff College teaching professional development courses to mid-career officers. LTC Duncan returned to active duty and deployed to Baghdad for Operation Iraqi Freedom and later to Bagram, Afghanistan as a liaison to the US Headquarters for Operation Enduring Freedom. He completed a Master of Arts in Education (Adult Education and Training) in 2010 and retired from the military in 2011 with over 31 years of service in the Army, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. In 2012 LTC Duncan accepted a position at Central Davidson High School as the Senior Army Instructor. He currently resides in Faith, NC with his wife Betty.
His awards include the Senior Army Aviator Badge, the Legion Of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with Campaign Star, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 Campaign Stars, the Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization Device, the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon with '2' Device, the Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, the NATO Medal (International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan), the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait) and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.