Colonel Michael G. McLendon is the Army Professor of Military Science for The Citadel Military College in Charleston, SC. He has 28 years of Army Active-Duty Service. His most recent assignment was at United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base Tampa, FL as the J3 (Operations) Joint Collective Training Division Chief, responsible for training United States and Allied Special Forces Units. He is a native of Wurzburg, Germany and is a U.S. Army Special Forces Officer. He received a Regular Army commission in 1995 as a Military Intelligence Officer through the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical Reserve Officer Training Corps. Colonel McLendon has served in a variety of duty positions at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels as a commander or staff officer. He has served in a variety of Joint Special Operations units and Headquarters; as well as Army organizations to include U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, U.S. Army Special Warfare Center and School, and Army Human Resources Command. He has deployments to Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, Combined Forces Special Operations Command-Special Operations Command Central, and Special Operations Command Forward-Pakistan in support of the Global War on Terror and Partner Capacity Building.
-2017 Senior Service College, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. -2007 Joint Command and Staff College, Mubarak Al Abdullah, Kuwait City, Kuwait (Command General Staff College) -2001 Special Forces Qualification Course, Fort Bragg, NC -2000 Combined Arms Service and Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, KS -1999 Infantry Captains Career Course, Fort Benning, GA -1995 Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, Fort Huachuca, AZ
-2017 Master of Arts, Strategic Security Studies, College of International Security Affairs, Counterterrorism, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C -2007 Master of Arts, Human Resources Development, Webster University, St. Louis, MO -1995 Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL
Military Tabs – Badges
Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Air Assault Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, High Altitude Low Opening Badge, Basic Recruiters Badge, Basic Instructor Badge