Missouri State University

Commander Biography

LTC Troy Wisdom
Lieutenant Colonel Troy S. Wisdom

LTC Wisdom grew up in Poplar Bluff, Mo. and is a graduate of Missouri State University, where he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He also earned a Master’s degree in Information Technology from Webster University.  He entered the U.S. Army in Jan 1992.  His assignments have included Rifle Platoon Leader and Executive Officer for A Co, 1/505 Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, N.C.  After completion of the Signal Corps Qualification course, he was assigned as the Network Controller and Battle Captain for 35th Signal Brigade, then Assistant S-3 for 50th Signal Battalion, Ft. Bragg, N.C.  Following the Advanced Course, he was assigned as the Brigade S-6 for 12th Aviation Brigade, Wiesbaden, Germany, and then moved to Darmstadt, Germany to take Command of Charlie Company, 32d Signal Battalion. Coming back to the United States LTC Wisdom, was assigned to 1st Army where he became the Brigade S-6 for 3-87th TS at Camp Shelby, MS.  Following the completion of Command and General Staff College, he was sent back to Fort Bragg, NC. to become the Brigade S-6 for 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, prior to joining the 82nd Division’s MFCC as the C4ISR Signal Planner.  He followed with 27 months as Commander of the Division NSC and tour to OEF, and then an assignment to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) at Brussels, Belgium, where LTC Wisdom worked on numerous projects at the Consultation, Command and Control Agency.

LTC Wisdom's military schooling includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, Infantry Mortar Leaders Course, Airborne School, Jumpmaster Course, Signal Branch Qualification Course, Signal Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3), the COMSEC Custodian Course, and Command and General Staff College.     

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Amy Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal (Kosovo), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantryman badge, German Parachutist Badge, German Marksmanship badge (gold), and the German PT badge.    

LTC Wisdom is married to Sharlene Wisdom, and they have two children; son Tyler, age 16, and daughter Courtney, age 11.  


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