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Major Judson B. Gillett
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LTC Judson B. Gillett
Professor of Military Science

Major Judson B. Gillett is the Professor of Military Science and Chair of the Department of Military Science at the University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile.

Major Judson B. Gillett was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1997 after earning a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University.   Selected for immediate active duty in Air Defense Artillery, Major Gillett spent the next several years in the 3rd Battalion, 43RD Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in Fort Bliss Texas serving as a Platoon leader and Executive officer.  During this time Major Gillett deployed to both Kuwait for OPERATION DESERT THUNDER I and Saudi Arabia in Support of OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH.

In 2001 upon completion of the Air Defense Artillery Advanced Course Major Gillett was reassigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade where he took command of Delta Battery.  He deployed his Battery to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in support of OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH.  Upon return MAJ Gillett was reassigned as the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade planner and in 2003 deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.

From 2003-2007 Major Gillett was assigned to Auburn University at Montgomery‘s (AUM) Reserve Officer Training Corps Program.  While at AUM he served at Troy State University as the Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) and at AUM as the ROO and later the Executive Officer.

In 2007 Major Gillett was reassigned as a Military Transition Team chief with duty in Iraq.  Major Gillett’s Transition Team was assigned to the 1st Battalion Tank, 3rd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Armored Division out of Taji, Iraq.  Upon completion of his tour Major Gillett was selected to attend the Naval College of Command and Staff in Newport, RI, where he earned his Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.

In 2009 Major Gillett was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in Fort Knox, Kentucky as the Brigade Planner and Assistant S3.  In 2011 he deployed with the Brigade to Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.  Prior to redeployment Major Gillett transitioned to be the Executive Officer of the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion.

MAJ Gillett’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Unit Citation, Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Parachutist Badge.

Major Gillett is married to the former Julia McPherson and has four children.

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