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The 4th Battalion, 3d US 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 Capitol Region.
4/3 Battalion Family Readiness Group
LTC Paul Edgar was commissioned in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. His first assignment was as a platoon leader in Delta Company, 1-503 Infantry (AASLT) at Camp Casey, Korea. In 1995, LTC Edgar moved to Ft. Lewis, Washington where he was a platoon leader in Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. After promotion to captain in June 1997, he remained at 2/75 as the Assistant S4 until June 1998.
Following the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, LTC Edgar served on staff in SETAF and the 1-508 Airborne Battalion Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy before assuming command of HHC, 1-508 ABCT in November 2000. From 2002 – 2005, LTC Edgar was an Olmsted Scholar, studying at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California and Tel Aviv University in Israel. During OIF I, LTC Edgar was the Security Advisor to the Chief Operating Officer of the Coalition Provisional Authority.
In July 2005, LTC Edgar moved to Ft. Richardson, Alaska where he served until November 2009 as the S3 and Executive Officer for 3-509 Infantry (Airborne) and the S3 for 4th Brigade (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. While assigned to 3-509 and 4/25, LTC Edgar deployed to Iraq in 2006-2007 and Afghanistan in 2009. From December 2009 to March 2010, LTC Edgar served in Amman, Jordan as an exchange officer and executive assistant to the Commander and J3 of Jordan Special Operations Command.
CSM Dewayne Blackmon was born in Pensacola, Florida and enlisted in the United States Marine Corp on January 1990. He attended boot camp at MCB Parris Island, SC. He has served with the 82nd Airborne Division, 10 Mountain Division, US Army Garrison (Ft Jackson), and US Army Cadet Command.
His duty and leadership positions include Radio telephone operator, Senior Scout, Rifleman, Team leader, Squad leader, Weapons Squad Leader, Operations Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Senior Military Instructor (Army ROTC), and Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Blackmon is a graduate of Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Combat Lifesaver Course, Ranger School, Airborne School, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Drill Sergeant School, Marine Corps Security Forces School, Cadet Command Training Course, and Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course.
Bachelor in Business Management -Excelsior College
Associates in Business Administration: Concentration in Criminal Justice - American Intercontinental University
CSM Blackmon’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Purple Heart, Afghan Campaign Medal (3rd Award), Over Seas Ribbon with numeral 2, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), ISAF NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Army Commendation Medal (5th Award), Army Achievement (2nd Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (5 knots), Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy “E” Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 4, Army Service Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Citation (2nd Award), Multinational Forces Observers Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Marine Corps Good Conduct, and Global War on terrorism Service Medal, Major General Aubrey “Red” Newman Award recognition for Superior Leadership skills, Order of Saint Maurice Recipient (Centurion), Basic Airborne Wings, German Jump Wings, Australian Jump Wings, German Marksmanship Badge, Ranger Tab, Drills Sergeant Badge, Combat Infantrymen Badge, and Expert Infantrymen Badge.