LTC Matthew G. Elledge
LTC Matt Elledge was
commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate
and Infantry Officer from Missouri Southern State Univesity in 1989.
Upon completion of
initial training at Ft. Benning, Georgia he was assigned
as a Bradley Platoon Leader in the 3rd Battalion 41st Infantry Regiment,
1st Tiger Brigade, 2nd Armored Division where he deployed in support of
OPERATION DESERT SHIELD and OPERATION DESERT STORM.
While serving in the 3rd Battalion 41st Infantry Regiment LTC Elledge also served as a
Line Company Executive Officer, Scout Platoon Leader, HHC Executive Officer,
Battalion S-4 and deployed to OPERATION INTRINSIC ACTION
and OPERATION IRIS GOLD in the Emirate of Kuwait.
As a Captain, LTC
Elledge attended the Infantry Officer Advanced Course at
Ft. Benning, Georgia. Upon graduation he was assigned to 3rd Battalion 14th Infantry regiment,
10th Mountain Division at Ft. Drum, NY, as the Battalion S-4.
In 1995 he assumed command of B Company 3-14 IN.
After command he was assigned as a Senior Battalion Advisor to the Saudi Arabian
National Guard in 1997. In 1998 LTC Elledge assumed command of D Company,
3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) until he was selected
to serve as the Regimental S-3 in the summer of 2000.
After graduating from
the Army's Command and General Staff College and the
School of Advanced Military Studies in 2003, LTC Elledge was assigned as
the Chief of Plans 4th Infantry Division during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
Upon redeployment he served as the Battalion S-3 in 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment,
2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. The following year LTC Elledge served as
the Executive Officer for 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
where he deployed in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
LTC Elledge's military
schools include the School of Advanced Military Studies,
the Command and General Staff College, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course,
the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger and Airborne School.
He has earned a Bachelors Degree in Education from Missouri Southern State University,
and a Masters Degree in Military Operations from the U.S. Army
School of Advanced Military Studies.
His awards and
decorations include the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal
with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman's Badge (Second Award),
the Expert Infantryman's Badge, the Parachutist Badge and Ranger Tab.
LTC Elledge has one son, Ben.
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