LTC Daniel Redden
LTC Daniel R. Redden was born on March 4, 1964. An identical twin, he is the fifth child of Richard and Kathleen Redden of Hamilton, Ohio. He graduated from Stephen T. Badin High School in 1982. He attend the University of Dayton from 1982 to 1985.
LTC Redden enlisted in the US Army in November 1985 and entered active duty at Fort Knox, Kentucky in January 1986, where he attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) for Military Occupational Skill (MOS) 19E, M60 series tank crewman. Upon graduation then PFC Redden was assigned as a tank crewman (loader, driver and gunner) in Mainz, Germany, in the 4-69th and 4-34th Armor Battalions, 8th Infantry Division, serving from May 1986 to May 1988. Then SGT Redden was assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia, in the 2-69th Armor Battalion, 197th Infantry Brigade (Separate) (Mechanized) where he underwent NET for the M1A1 Abrams tank and served as a gunner, tank commander and NCOIC of automation for the battalion from May 1988 to June 1989.
LTC Redden entered Officer Candidate School (OCS) Class 501-89 in June 1989 and was commissioned a 2LT of Armor in September 1989. He then attended Armor Officer Basic Course (AOBC) and Scout Platoon Leaders Course (SPLC) at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and was subsequently assigned to the 3-37th Armor Battalion, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he served as a tank platoon leader, operations LNO, scout platoon leader and company executive officer from January 1990 to July 1994.
LTC Redden then attended the Armor Maneuver Captains Career Course (AMCCC) at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and, upon graduation was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as the Assistant Operations Officer (AS3), commander for D Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-8th CAV, 1st Cavalry Division, and Aide de Camp for the III Corps DCG from January 1995 to November 1998.
LTC Redden was assigned to Fort Knox, Kentucky, in the 3-16th CAV Regiment as an AMCCC Small Group Instructor, Chief Doctrine Writer for Platoon and Gunnery doctrine, Force Development Specialist and Training Operations Officer from November 1998 to September 2001. After the events of 9/11, he was assigned to CAC, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as a member of Operations Group Echo, an anti-terrorism / force protection BCTP team that went to all 15 TRADOC installations to train TRADOC garrison personnel on AT/FP procedures and run them thru STX exercises from October 2001 to June 2002. Upon his return to Fort Knox, he was assigned to the 1-16th CAV Squadron and served as the S3 and XO from June 2002 to July 2004.
LTC Redden was assigned to the Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC later became the Joint Multinational Readiness Center - JMRC) in Hohenfels, Germany, as a BN/TF S3 and XO Observer-Controller/Trainer (O-C/T) and Chief of Operations from July 2004 to September 2008. He deployed as the commander Military Transition /Training Team (MiTT) 59377 from September 2008 to December 2009. LTC Redden then redeployed to JMRC and served as the BDE/BCT DCO and XO O-C/T from January 2010 to July 2011. LTC Redden is currently a Professor of Military Science at the University of Dayton.
LTC Redden's military education includes 19E OSUT, OCS, AOBC, NBC OFFICER, SPLC, AMCCC, CAS3, CGSC, AMiTT and PMS PCC. He holds a BS from the University of the State of New York and a M. Ed. from the University of Louisville.
LTC Redden's awards include the BSM w/2 OLCs, MSM w/5 OLCs, ARCOM w/”V” device and 4 OLCs, AAM w/SOLC, AGCM, NDSM w/2 BS, SWASM w/3 SWABS, ICMS, GWOTE, GWOTS, AFRM w/BZHG, ASR, OSR w/#3, SAKULIBM, KUKULIBM, JMUA, VUA and ASUA. LTC Redden is also a Knight (Bronze Medal) of the Honorable Order of Saint George, an Honorary COL in the Hellas (Greek) Armor Corps and a member of the Society of Officers of the Big Red One and the Blue Spaders (26th INF Regt). Over his 25 year career, LTC Redden has deployed to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Republic of Georgia.
LTC Redden is married to the former Laura Simes of Fairfield, Ohio. They have three children, Shaun, a senior and ROTC cadet at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio; Jeffrey, who enlisted in the US Army as an Abrams (19K) crewman, and Erin, a junior at Springboro high School.