Friday, July 25, 2008
The United States Army announced the recent promotion of SC State alumnus Kenneth D. Hubbard to Colonel.
“I feel it is a great honor for me and my family to be recognized in this way for the potential to serve our country at a higher rank and greater responsibility”, said Colonel Hubbard. “I have always looked up to Colonels in the Army with great respect, and I hope to work hard to earn the respect of the rank I have been given,” he said.
Currently, Colonel Hubbard serves as the deputy director for Resource Integration, Headquarters Department of the Army, at the Pentagon, in Washington, DC. Prior to his current position, Colonel Hubbard served as:
• Division G8 Comptroller for the 1st Infantry Division
• Defense Resource Manager
• Joint Chief of Staffs, Pentagon
• Contingency Operations Budget Analyst, Army Budget Office
• Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management, Pentagon
• Assistant Division Air Defense Officer and Battalion S3, 1-3 ADA
• 3rd Infantry Division, FT Stewart, Ga.
• Joint Plans Officer , Stabilization Force, Zagreb, Croatia
• Budget Officer, Director of Information Systems for Command
Colonel Hubbard earned his bachelor of science in Business Administration from SC State, MBA from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. and a master of science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Ft. McNair, Va. His military education includes the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft. McNair, Va. and the U.S. Air Command and the Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
Colonel Hubbard congratulated the SC State community by saying “because by wearing the rank is a representation of SC States loyal sons and daughters. He continued by sharing that, “SC State should be congratulated on preparing young African American’s to succeed in whatever profession they choose”.
Lastly, Colonel Hubbard expressed his gratitude for his father, “as another product of the SC State ROTC program, had on my decision to go to SC State, my decision to go into the Army and my success as a military officer. My father is my hero” Colonel Kenneth D. Hubbard stated.
For more information about Colonel Hubbard’s promotion or the SC State ROTC “Bulldog Battalion” please contact Antia L. Dawkins, Public Information Specialist, SC State University at (803)536-8393.