LIEUTENANT COLONEL ANDREW DUGGER,
U.S. ARMY KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PROPONENT
LTC Dugger is a native of Columbus, GA. He graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and was commissioned in the Army in 1998 as a Field Artillery Officer. As a Lieutenant, he served as a Troop Fire Support Officer and Platoon Leader in the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (Saber Squadron) at Fort Carson, Colorado. During his time with Saber Squadron, LTC Dugger deployed to Bosnia as a part of Stabilization Force 7 (SFOR 7). Following the Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course in 2002, he was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division where he was a Battalion Fire Support Officer for the 1st Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment and an Assistant S3 and Battery Commander in the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment (Hamilton’s Own) at Fort Riley, Kansas. During his time with Hamilton’s Own, LTC Dugger deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II-III. From 2006-2008, he was assigned to the 479th Field Artillery Brigade and served as an Observer Controller/Trainer (OC/T) for the 2nd Battalion, 289th Field Artillery Regiment. From 2008-2009, he worked as a Field Artillery Advisor for the U.S. Military Training Mission to Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as a Corps advisor to the Royal Saudi Land Forces.
He attended the Command and General Staff College graduating in 2010, when he was assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division as a Brigade Fire Support Officer for Operation New Dawn and became the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment’s S3 while in Baghdad, Iraq. Upon redeployment, he became the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment’s Executive Officer at Fort Riley, Kansas. LTC Dugger attended the Simulation Operations Course (SOC) and the Army’s Knowledge Management Qualification Course in 2013. After completing the SOC, he was assigned to the Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division as the Division Knowledge Management Officer. In 2014, he was accepted to Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia and received a Masters of Science degree in Modeling and Simulations.
LTC Dugger’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (w/2 OLC), and Army Achievement Medal (w2/ OLC).
LTC Dugger is married and has four children.