Colonel Adam Lange entered the ROTC Program at St. Lawrence University as a college senior, simultaneously serving as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader in the New York Army National Guard (NYARNG). A Distinguished Military Graduate, he received his B.A. in Sociology in 1990, was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the NYARNG 1991, and was later commissioned Regular Army in 1992 as an Aviation Officer. His civilian education includes a Masters of Military Arts and Sciences from Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Colonel Lange's Platoon and Command assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader, Detachment 1, B Company, 2d Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Brigade, Ogdensburg, New York; Aeroscout Platoon Leader, C Company, 1st Battalion (Attack), 2d Aviation Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Republic of Korea; 2d Platoon Leader, N Troop, 4th Squadron, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii; Squadron Commander, 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; COL Lange also served as the Commander of the Arctic Support Command (Provisional), U.S. Army, Alaska (USARAK), responsible for the Northern Warfare Training Center (NWTC), Non-Commissioned Officer's Academy (NCOA), and multiple CS/CSS company and battalion separates at Fort Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson.
His staff assignments include: Assistant Brigade S1, 18th Aviation Brigade (Corps) (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Assistant S3 and Regimental LNO, 4th Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC; Assistant Brigade S3 and Deputy Combat Aviation Training Team Chief, 21st Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, TX; Assistant Squadron S3 and Squadron S3, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, WAAF, HI; Observer/Controller, Eagle Team, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA; Division Plans Officer, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI; Battalion XO, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, WAAF, HI and Iraq; Deputy Brigade S3 and Chief of RSTA, Brigade S3, and then Deputy Commanding Officer, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Iraq and WAAF, HI; Chief, Future Operations, Contingency Command Post, US Army, Pacific, Fort Shafter, HI; G3 North, US Army, Alaska (USARAK), Fort Wainwright, AK; Deputy Commanding Officer, USARAK, Fort Wainwright, AK; Director, G3 Aviation, III Corps, Fort Hood, TX; Deputy Chief of Staff and Acting CJ7/Director of Partner Force Development, Combined Joint Staff -- Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF- OIR), Baghdad, Iraq.
Colonel Lange's military education includes: Aviation Officer Basic Course; Scout Platoon Leader's Course, Armor Officer Advance Course, Cavalry Leader's Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Joint Firepower Controller's Course, Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), and the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS).
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon. Colonel Lange is a Senior Army Aviator rated in the UH-IH, OH-58A/C Kiowa, and OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters. He has also earned the Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Arctic Tab.