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Lieutenant Colonel Charles Lucas

LTC Lucas was born in Lake Village, AR. He graduated high school in 1987 for Lakeside High. He graduated from Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock with a Certificate in Industrial Technology. He has an Associate in Construction Management from the University of Arkansas Little Rock, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts and a Masters in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Excelsior College of Albany, New York. He is also a graduate of Army Command and General Staff College. LTC Lucas has also published a book in 2019, “African American Men from Slavery to the Here and Now.” He was Inspired by the teachings and actions of his own father John Lucas and wanted to create a positive educational publication about the contributions of African Americans. LTC Lucas currently works for 3M Little Rock and serves as the Plant Designated Representative. He is the father of one son, a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Organization, the Mu Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, and the Little Rock Chapter of Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club. He also stared a non-profit organization called Little Rock Hikers with the intent to assist Combat Veterans reintegrate back into society.

LTC Lucas enlisted in the Arkansas Army National Guard in October of 1986. He attended Basic training at Ft Knox Kentucky and Advanced Individual Training at Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio. He was assigned to the 216th Medical Ambulance Company in Lake Village, AR and deployed as a Combat Medic to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert storm in December of 1990 until September of 1991. In 1992 he was and transferred to a sister unit, the 296th Medical Ambulance Company Detachment on Camp Robinson. In 2000 LTC Lucas enrolled in Officer candidate School in Class 45 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in August of 2002.

LTC Lucas previous assignments include: Platoon Leader B Co 39th Brigade Support Battalion Conway AR as an Ordnance Officer where he also served as the Company Executive Officer and later Company Commander. He was assigned to the 39th Brigade Headquarters as an Assistant S3 and Brigade Battle Captain, transferred to the Corp of Engineers as an Operation Officer in the Emergency Operation Center. He returned to the 39th Brigade Support Battalion to serve as the Brigade Transportation officer, the Battalion S4, the Brigade Support Operations Officer, and the Executive Officer. Reassigned to Camp Robinson Training and Maneuver Center (ISU) as the Plans and Policies Officer before Mobilizing as the Senior Sustainment Mentor assigned to Joint Task Force Bravo Central America. LTC Lucas returned to become the Commander of the 39th Brigade Support Battalion and currently serves in G4 office as the Branch Chief for Defense Movement Department and the J4 for on the AR National Guard Adaptive Battle Staff.

LTC Lucas not only served in Operation Desert Storm in 1990 but also has served two combat tours with the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. In 2004 he deployed to Taji, Iraq as a Platoon Leader of Bravo Company in charge of maintenance, recovery operations and Battalion Safety Officer. In 2008 he deployed to Camp Victory Base Camp, Iraq and served as a Base Defense Battle Captain in operations. He has received a number of awards and they are as follows: Meritorious Service Medal (w 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (w 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (w Silver Oak leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Ribbon (w 2 Bronze Service Stars), Southwest Asia Service medal (w 3 Bronze Service Stars), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w Silver hourglass and “M” Device), Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Combat Action Badge, Iraq Campaign Medal and he was assigned to units that received a Meritorious Unit Commendation Award and a Joint Meritorious Unit Award. LTC Lucas was also awarded the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe for his contributions to Army Ordnance Corps with demonstrated integrity, moral character, and professional competence over a sustained period, accompanied with selfless contributions to the Corps that stood out in the eyes of seniors, peers, and subordinates alike.

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