COL John Lubas
COL John W. Lubas is from Belle Mead, New Jersey and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 1997. As a junior officer, he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader in 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Aide-de-Camp to the Assistant Division Commander (Operations) and Executive Officer, Long Range Surveillance Detachment, 25th Infantry Division.
COL Lubas later served as the Adjutant, Assistant Operations Officer and C Company Commander in 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington. He then served as the Adjutant and B Company Commander for 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington.
Following completion of the Command and General Staff College, COL Lubas returned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and served as the Battalion Liaison and Plans Officer, Operations Officer, and Executive Officer. COL Lubas was then assigned to Headquarters, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia as the Regimental Operations Officer.
COL Lubas commanded 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and subsequently commanded the Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia.
COL Lubas has deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan and his awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with 5 oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with 5 oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Air Assault Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Australian Jump Wings, and the Ranger Tab.
COL Lubas holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Wake Forest University, a Master of Science in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
COL Lubas is married and has three children.