COL Landy DunhamCOL Landy Dunham is a native of Camden, South Carolina and enlisted in the Army in May 1988. While enlisted, he attended the United States Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS) at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. Upon graduation from USMAPS in 1989, COL Dunham entered the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.  He graduated from the Academy in May 1993 and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in Aviation Branch.  Following his commissioning, he attended and graduated from the Aviation Officer’s Basic Course and the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course (Army Aviation Flight School) at Fort Rucker, Alabama and was assigned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky where he served in several key leadership positions to include:  Aviation Assault Platoon Leader, Assistant Operations Officer, and Battalion Intelligence Officer for 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
COL Dunham then attended and graduated from the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course at Fort Lee, Virginia in 1998 and was reassigned to South Korea “The Land of the Morning Calm”. There he served as the Shop’s Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer of Charlie Company, 52nd Aviation Regiment. Following his one-tour in South Korea, COL Dunham was assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  While assigned to the 18th Aviation Brigade, he served as the Brigade Logistics Officer and commander of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion 159th Aviation Regiment. COL Dunham’s two years of service as a company commander culminated with a deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina in September 2001 in support of Operation Joint Forge.
Upon the completion of his company command, COL Dunham served as the Aviation Captains’ Career Manager and Assignments Officer at the Army Human Resources Command in Alexandria, Virginia before attending and graduating from the United States Marine Corps’ Command and Staff College at Quantico, Virginia in 2005.  
Upon graduation, COL Dunham returned to the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky where he deployed to Iraq as the Battalion Operations Officer of 5th Battalion 101st Aviation Regiment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  COL Dunham returned from Iraq and moved to the Battalion Executive Officer position.  In July 2007, COL Dunham returned to the Army Human Resources Command in Alexandria, Virginia, this time serving as the Aviation Majors’ and Lieutenant Colonels’ career manager and Assignments Officer.
COL Dunham then served as the Department Chair/Professor of Military Science at Howard University in Washington, DC before assuming command of 3rd Battalion, 82nd Aviation Regiment at Fort Bragg, NC in 2010. While in command of the multi-functional Aviation Task Force, Task Force Talon, COL Dunham deployed the battalion Task Force to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Upon the battalion’s return to Fort Bragg, COL Dunham relinquished command in December 2012.  After a short tour of duty serving HQ, FORSCOM, COL Dunham departed Fort Bragg, NC to attend the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. 
COL Dunham’s military education includes the Aviation Officer Basic Course, the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, the Combined Logistics Advanced Course, the Combined Service and Staff School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, The Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, the US Army Airborne School, the Air Assault and Rappel Master Course.  COL Dunham’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Military Studies from the United States Marine Corps University and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (w/one OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/ four OLC), Army Commendation Medal (w/ three OLC), Army Achievement Medal (w/ two OLC), National Defense Service Medal (w/ Bronze Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (w/ two campaign stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/ one campaign star), Global War on Terror Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal (w/ numeral 3), NATO Medal, Senior Army Aviators Badge, Air Assault Badge, Army Parachutist Badge, and the Honorable Order of Saint Michael Medallion.