303rd MI BN Commander


Lieutenant Colonel Alex M. Leonovich

Lieutenant Colonel Alex M. Leonovich was born in Jericho, Vermont. He attended the University of Vermont where he graduated in 1996 with a BA in Russian/Eastern European Studies. He enlisted in the Vermont Army National Guard (Infantry) in 1993 and served in both the 3/172 IN (Mountain) and the 5/19 SFG (A). He was commissioned (OCS) as a second lieutenant in the Colorado Army National Guard in the Infantry Branch in 1998. In 1999, during his Special Forces officer training, he was accepted onto active duty in the Infantry Branch. LTC Leonovich also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

LTC Leonovich's past assignments include Infantry Platoon Leader and Anti-Armor Platoon Leader, 1-327 IN, 101st ABN DIV at Fort Cambell, KY; Commander, ODA 085 (Dive), 3rd Battalion, 10th SFG (A) at Fort Carson, Colorado; Assistant Army Attache, Vienna, Austria, and several other nominative positions. LTC Leonovich most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G2, III Corps at Fort Hood, TX. His deployments include three deployments to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and one deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

His military schooling includes Infantry OSUT (11C), Airborne School, Air Assault School, Mountain Warfare School (Winter & Summer), Lead Climber School, Ranger School, Special Forces Officer Qualification Course, SERE, Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, Combat Dive School, Dive Supervisor Course, Combined Arms Staff Service School, Attache Course, German Language Course, and the Command & General Staff College.

His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), and the National Defense Service Medal (2 OLC).

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