Faculty Bios


LTC Leamond "BO" Stuart 

Military Faculty

LTC Stuart is currently serving as an Instructor at the Joint and Combined Warfighting School of the National Defense University’s Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. The mission of the Joint Forces Staff College is to educate national security professionals to plan and execute operational-level joint, multinational, and interagency operations to instill a primary commitment to joint, multinational, and interagency teamwork, attitudes, and perspectives. He has over 21 years of military service predominantly the tactical level; however, his duty assignments include over three years of operational level experience as a planner at the Combatant Command designated Joint Task Forces. An Army brat growing up, the United States Army commissioned LTC Stuart a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry from North Georgia College in 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from North Georgia and a Masters of Administration (Leadership) from Central Michigan University. LTC Stuart’s assignments include duty as a Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Air Operations Officer with 1-32nd Infantry (Light), Ft. Drum, NY. After completion of the Infantry officers Advanced Course LTC Stuart attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection course and subsequently, the Special Forces Detachment Officer Qualification Course, graduating in 1999. He served as the Commander of Operational Detachment Alpha’s 762 and 766 from 1999-2001. He was then selected for command of a Recruiting Company in Mission Viejo, California and then as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer of the United States Army Parachute Team (Golden Knights) at Ft Bragg, NC. In 2005, he attended the Command and General Staff College, followed by attendance at the Civil Affairs Officer Qualification Course. He served as a Civil Affairs Detachment Commander during the Iraq surge in 2007, after his Iraq tour he took command of Bravo Company 98th Civil Affairs Bn during a 9-month South American deployment. He was then assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy, where he served as the Civil Military Affairs Officer during a deployment to Afghanistan’s Logar and Wardak provinces. After his first Afghan tour he was assigned to US Army Africa as the Army component G-9(Civil-Military Operations). His next assignment was to the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC), where he served as an operational planner for multiple Combatant Command designated JTF’s including his second Afghan tour.
LTC Stuart’s military schooling includes: the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Ranger School, Special Forces Detachment Officer Qualification Course, Civil Affairs Officer Qualification Course, Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course, High Altitude Parachutist Course, the Command and General Staff College, United Kingdom Joint Operational Planners Course, NATO Planners Course, Joint Enabling Capabilities Planners Course and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal (2), Meritorious Service Medal (4), Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal (4), Meritorious Unit Citation (1), National Defense Service Ribbon (2), Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (5), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist badge, HALO badge, Expert Infantryman’s badge, Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab and El Salvadoran, Chilean, Argentine, and Colombian Airborne wings. 

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