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Bronze Star Recipient
Captain Derek Hotchkiss graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon in 2001. He commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer in the Oregon Army National Guard in 2004 upon graduation from Officer Candidate School. His National Guard service includes the 2-218th Field Artillery Battalion, Headquarters 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and Oregon Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Command. He has served as a Fire Direction Officer, Artillery Platoon Leader, Brigade Personnel Officer (S1), Officer Strength Manager, and is the Commander Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2-218th Field Artillery. Captain Hotchkiss served with the Oregon Army National Guard during relief efforts in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. He has served on one combat deployment, Operation Iraqi Freedom. Captain Hotchkiss’s military education and training includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Total Army Instructor Training Course, and the Battalion S1 Course. Captain Hotchkiss’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Louisiana Emergency Service Medal, the Sergeant First Class Carl Hansen Leadership Award, and the Class 47 Officer Candidate School Award for highest leadership standing. Captain Hotchkiss resides in Oregon with his wife Candice and daughter Avery.
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