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The 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conducts memorial affairs to honor our fallen comrades, and ceremonies and special events to represent the Army, communicating its story to our Nation's citizens and the world.
On order, conducts defense support of civil authorities in the National Capital Region.
LTC Slade H. Beaudoin graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1995 where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Engineering. He also holds a Masters of Military Arts and Science with a focus in Judgment Development from the Command and General Staff College.
As a lieutenant, he served as a rifle platoon leader and company executive officer in Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment in the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas from June 1996 through May of 1999.
Following the Infantry Officer Advanced Course he served one year as the Battalion Assistant S3 and then commanded Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment from December 2000 through May 2002. Subsequently, he commanded the United States Army Advanced Airborne School in the 82nd Airborne Division from June 2002 through July 2004. Following command, he served for one year as the G3 Air for the 82nd Airborne Division.
After completing the Command and General Staff College in 2006, he served as the Squadron S3 and Executive Officer in the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment from June 2006 through June 2008. He then served as the G3 Training Officer for the 82nd Airborne from July 2008 through July 2009 before becoming the Brigade S3 for the 189th Infantry Brigade from August 2009 through March 2011.
From May through November 2011, LTC Beaudoin served as the Chief of Operations for the Office of Security Cooperation in Baghdad, Iraq.
LTC Beaudoin has five combat deployments in support of the Global War on Terror, having served at various levels in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
LTC Beaudoin’s military education includes the Infantry Basic and Advance Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3), United States Army Command and General Staff College, Master Fitness Trainer, Bradley Leaders, Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger, Rappel Master and Jumpmaster Courses.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), the Afghan Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), the Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Bronze Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Ranger Tab.
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Command Sergeant Major James Bodecker enlisted in the United States Army in March 1985. He received his Basic and Advanced Individual Training as an Infantryman at Fort Benning, GA. CSM Bodecker’s assignments include serving as a Gunner in 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment at Ft. Lewis, Washington; ITV Driver in 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry at Camp Casey in Korea; Gunner and Squad Leader in 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment (Cottonbalers), 3rd Infantry Division at Ft. Stewart, Georgia; Section Leader and Platoon Sergeant, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment (Gimlets), 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Drill Sergeant and Senior Drill Sergeant in 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry, in the Infantry Training Brigade at Fort Benning, Georgia; Platoon Sergeant in 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment (Bobcats), 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Platoon Sergeant in 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment (First Strike), 2 BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); First Sergeant of Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans), 3 BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); First Sergeant of Headquarters Company, 1 Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment (Currahees), 4 BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Operations NCOIC in Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Command Sergeant Major of 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment (Bastogne Bulldogs), 1 BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) all at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and Command Sergeant Major of 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Second Dragoons) at Vilseck, Germany.
His military education includes Airborne, Air Assault, Warrior Leader Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Advance Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Drill Sergeant School, Pathfinder, First Sergeant Course, Sergeant Major Academy, and the Battle Staff Course.
CSM Bodecker’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with (3 OLC), NATO Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (Silver OLC), Good Conduct Medal (9th award) The Korean Defense Service Medal, National Defense Medal (2 bronze service stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 combat stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 combat stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (numeral 4), Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Basic Airborne Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.