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MAJ Chad Handley

MAJ Chad Handley


MAJ Chad Handley enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard in March of 1997, as a Signal Support Systems Specialist, where he served until August of 2002. He graduated from the University of Saint Thomas in 2003 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management Information Systems. In May of 2004, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps from the University of Houston's ROTC program. His military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic Course (OBC), the Health Service Materiel Officer Course, the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course (CLC3), where he was the Distinguished Honor Graduate of his class, the Air Assault Course, the Support Operations Phase II Course, the Joint Planner's Course, and the Resident ILE (Command and General Staff Officer's Course).

As a Lieutenant, MAJ Handley served as the Brigade Medical Supply Office (BMSO) OIC, Treatment Platoon Leader, and Company Executive Officer for C Company, 526th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB), 2/101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Ft. Campbell, KY from 2004-2007. While assigned to 526th BSB, he deployed as part of OIF 05-07 to Camp Striker, Iraq from 2005-2006. Upon completion of the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course (CLC3), MAJ Handley served at Ft. Carson, CO as 2BSB, 2ID's Rear Detachment XO, Company Commander of C Company, 704th BSB, 4/4ID, as well as the Afghan National Army Operations Officer for 704th BSB. While serving as part of 704th BSB, he deployed as part of OEF X to FOB Fenty, Afghanistan. In 2010, MAJ Handley was selected through the Long Term Health Education and Training (LTHET) program for the MEDLOG Officer (70K) School of Choice program. He attended The Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in Supply Chain Management and Strategic Leadership in May of 2012. Upon completion of LTHET, he served as the Accountable Officer and the Chief, Materiel Management Division for the United States Army Medical Materiel Center Europe (USAMMCE) in Pirmasens, Germany from 2012-2015.

MAJ Handley's awards and badges include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), the Valorous Unit Award, the Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation (1OLC), the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2CS), the Iraq Campaign Medal (2CS), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), the NATO Medal, the German Armed Forces Badge of Marksmanship (Gold), the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold), and the Air Assault Badge.