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COL Daryl O. Hood
Colonel Daryl Hood received his commission from the University of Georgia (UGA) in December 1991, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Technology Management. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources from Webster University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the Air University. His military education includes the U.S. Army Chemical Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Combined Arms Services Staff School, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Air Force Air War College.
While at the Pentagon from 2017-2019, COL Hood served as the Chief, Full Dimension Protection Division, G8, Headquarters, Department of the Army and as the Deputy Director, Joint Requirements Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense, J8, Joint Staff.
His previous assignments include Battalion Chemical Officer, 4th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery; Platoon Leader, 4th Chemical Company, 2d Infantry Division (Republic of Korea); G3 Assistant Training Officer/Chemical Officer, U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Polk; 2d Armored Calvary Regiment (2ACR) Chemical Officer and later Commander of the 87th Chemical Company, 2ACR; NBC Recon Branch Chief, 84th Chemical Battalion Operations Officer, and Small Group Leader for the Chemical Captains Career Course; NBC Operations Officer, J3, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM); Chemical Officer, 8th Military Police Separate Brigade (Republic of Korea); Operations Officer and later Executive Officer, 23d Chemical Battalion; Deputy and later Chief, CBRN Branch, Force Protection Division, Joint Security Office, J3, USCENTCOM; Commander of the 110th Chemical Battalion; Deputy Commanding Officer (DCO) of the 3rd Chemical Brigade. After concluding his assignment as the DCO, COL Hood completed Air War College and served as the Commander for 3rd Chemical Brigade.
COL Hood’s deployment experience consist of serving as the Chemical Officer for 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment and 1st Armored Division Forward as part of OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR, Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1997; Executive Officer of the 23d Chemical Battalion and Task Force Cincinnatus in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Afghanistan in 2007; and the J3 USCENTCOM Liaison Officer to ISAF and USFOR-A as part of OEF, Afghanistan in 2010.
His military awards and decorations comprise of the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Parachutist Badge, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.
COL Hood is married and has four adult children, one son-in-law, and two grandchildren.