Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Hutchison hails from Wichita, Kansas. In 1990, he received a football scholarship to attend Missouri State University where he earned his degree in Mechanical Technology and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 1996. He attended Infantry Officer Basic Course at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and then was assigned to 1-15 Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division (1997-1999). There he served as a Mechanized Infantry Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Scout Platoon Leader, deploying to Kuwait for Intrinsic Action (1999).
Following the completion of Infantry Captain’s Career Course and US Army Combined Arms and Services Staff School, LTC Hutchison was assigned to 2-502 Infantry Regiment, 101st ABN DIV at Fort Campbell, KY, with deployments to Kosovo (2001) as a battalion S4 and to Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2004) as a Company Commander. His next deployment was to Baghdad, Iraq, with 1-393 Infantry Regiment as a Team Trainer for the 3rd Iraqi Special Police Battalion (Mechanized) (2005-2006). LTC Hutchison was then assigned to 1st Infantry Division (2006-2008), attended the Command and General Staff College (2008-2009) and returned to Fort Riley, KS, (2009-2014) where he was served with 2-34 Armor Regiment as Battalion S3 and XO, deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq, (2011-2012) as 1st Brigade S-3, and then served as a Division Planner and Deputy G3 before coming to Pitt State ROTC.
LTC Hutchison received his Masters Degree in Adult and Continuing Education from Kansas State University. His military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Metal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Ranger Tab, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
M.S., Kansas State University, Kansas, U.S.A.
B.S., Missouri State University, Missouri, U.S.A.