COL David N. Mayo
Colonel Neal Mayo is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and commissioned as an infantry officer in 1998 after graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He holds a Bachelor of Science from West Point, a Master of Arts from Columbia University and a Master of Science from the National War College.
As a junior officer, COL Mayo served in multiple company, battalion and brigade-level positions in 1-187 IN, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and 3rd IBCT, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood Texas. He then served as a Rifle Company Commander and HHC Commander in 3rd BCT, 1st Cavalry Division. Following company command, COL Mayo served as a Company Tactical Officer and Aide to the Superintendent at the United States Military Academy at West Point. As a field grade officer, COL Mayo served as Battalion XO/S3 and Brigade XO in 4th BCT, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Most recently, COL Mayo commanded 1-27 IN, 2nd BCT, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, served as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, 25th Infantry Division and on the Joint Staff, J8, at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.
COL Mayo has deployed in support of Operation Joint Guardian, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and region initiatives in USINDOPACOM.
COL Mayo's major awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC) and the Valorous Unit Award. He has earned the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Army Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Range Tab.
COL Mayo is married with five children.