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LTC Lawrence Pickett

APMS of Military Science
MSIII Instructor
LH-Pickett@wiu.edu

LTC Pickett was raised as an Army Brat throughout Germany and the Southern states. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant from Western Kentucky University (WKU) in 1985. He received his Master’s in Education and Administration from Western Illinois University in 2002.

LTC Pickett is a graduate of the Infantry Officers Basic and Advanced Course, Transportation Officers Advanced Course and Civil Affairs Qualification Course. He has also graduated from the Combined Arms and Services School, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Courses at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and the NATO Civil-Military Staff Officers Course in Oberammergau, Germany.

His assignments include Infantry Platoon Leader and Battalion Assistant Operations Officer, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Division (Mechanized) in Germany. Company Commander and Battalion Assistant Operations Officer, 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He also served as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He transferred into the Army Reserves in 1994 and has served in the 75th Exercise Division, Jefferson Barracks, MO as the Engineer/Transportation Observer/Controller OIC until 2000. He then transferred to the 308th Civil Affairs Brigade in Homewood, IL as a Civil Affairs officer assigned as the Public education Officer until Operation Iraqi Freedom. He deployed with the 308th and served as the Dislocated Civilian Operations Officer and then as V Corps Liaison Officer to the Iraqi Assistance Center (IAC) in Baghdad, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2002-2004). Upon his return to the US he was assigned as the Brigade Operations Officer until he deployed again to Operation Iraqi Freedom (2006-2007) where he served as the Multi-National Corp-Iraq (MNC-I) C9 Liaison Officer to Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I) Strategic Effects cell. Upon his return to the 308th CA Bde he assumed the duties as the Brigade Plans Officer until mid-2008. He then deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom (2008-2009) as the Deputy Commander/Civil Affairs OIC for the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) (2008-2009). Upon his return he was assigned as a Civil Affairs Planning Team (CAPT) OIC until his retirement on 25 May 2010. On 11 Sep 2010 he was recalled to active duty to continue to serve as an Assistant professor of Military Science at WIU.

LTC Pickett and his wife Julie Anne have a son and a daughter.