Col. Kevin E. McHugh, U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College

Col. Kevin E. McHugh graduated from George Mason University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and commissioned as an armor second lieutenant. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree from Webster University in business and operational securities and a second master’s degree from the Joint Advanced Warfighting School in military strategy.

McHugh’s previous assignments include: tank platoon leader, mortar platoon leader, and tank company executive officer, 1-35th Armored Regiment at Baumholder, Germany; assistant S3 and flight operations officer, 2-52nd Aviation Regiment and commander, D Co., 58th Aviation Regiment, 164th ATS Group at Camp Humphreys, Korea; aviation heavy lift and tactical operations center observer/trainer at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana; deployed as the brigade aviation officer and chief of operations with 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light) forward deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; operations and executive officer, 5th Aviation Battalion (Provisional) Fort Polk; assigned to 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, forward deployed to Kandahar Airbase, Afghanistan, served as the brigade S4 followed by battalion executive officer for the 7-101st General Support Aviation Battalion supporting Operation Enduring Freedom; movement and maneuver warfighting function chief of the Mission Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; battalion commander, 1-13th Aviation Regiment, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, Alabama; director, TRADOC Proponent Office - Echelons above Brigade located at Fort Leavenworth; commandant, U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College.

McHugh’s military education includes Airborne School, Armor Officer Basic Course, Infantry Mortar Leaders Course, Aviation Captain Career Course, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, CH-47 Aircraft Qualification, Command and General Staff College, and the Joint Advanced Warfighting School.

His awards and decorations include a Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Aviators Qualification Badge, and Parachutist Badge.