COL. Roger Murdock, Joint Chief of Staff of the Kansas Army National Guard
Col. Roger D. Murdock enlisted in the Kansas Army National Guard in April 25, 1985, and received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers through Wichita State University Reserve Officer Training Corps on May 16, 1986.
Murdock?s Kansas National Guard assignments include platoon leader, 242nd Engineer Company; Detachment Commander, Detachment 1, 714th Maintenance Company; Commander, 242nd Engineer Company; Logistics Officer, 891st Engineer Battalion; Assistant Brigade Logistics Officer, 69th Troop Command, Assistant Intelligence/Training Officer, 69th Troop Command; Battalion Operations Officer, 891st Engineer Battalion; Brigade Operations Officer, 69th Troop Command, Brigade Operations Officer, 287th Sustainment Brigade, Support Operations Officer, 287th Sustainment Brigade; Commander, 891st Engineer Battalion; Director of Operations, KSNG; Director of Personnel and Manpower, and Deputy Chief of Staff - Army. He is currently assigned as the Chief of the Joint Staff, Kansas National Guard.
Murdock deployed overseas as the operations officer of the 287th Sustainment Brigade in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008-09.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ?M? Device and Silver Service Device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, and Army Meritorious Unit Commendation Award.
Murdock?s military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Company Level Pre-Command Course, Engineer Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff Course, Reserve Component MultiFunctional Combat Service Support Course, Reserve Components National Security Course, and the U.S. Army War College.
He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Wichita State University, a Masters of Engineering Management degree from Wichita State University, and a Master of Science in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Murdock, his wife Jewel and their three boys reside near Ozawkie, Kansas.