assumed command of the 721st Troop Command Battalion on May 17 at 2 p.m at the Smyrna Readiness Center
.The outgoing commander, Lt
...Bob Legg, commander, 721st Troop Command Battalion.
LTC LEGG's BIOGRAPHYLieutenant Colonel Robert L. Legg assumed duties as Commander, 721st Troop Command effective 1 June 2003.He is an Active Guard / Reserve (AGR) employee with the Delaware Army National Guard, currently serving as a Brigade Administrative Officer.He
was married in 1993 to Kathy.They have two children, Samantha and Ryan and they all live in Middletown, Delaware.Born in Jefferson City, Missouri in 1961, Lieutenant Colonel Legg graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1980.He earned his bachelor's degree in business management from Liberty University of Lynchburg, Virginia.His
military education includes training in both enlisted and officer specialties such as 44E machinist MOS course (1980), basic NCO course (1982), ordnance officer basic course (1984), ordnance officer advance course (1992), CAS3 (1994), C&GS (1997) and many other professional development courses.Lieutenant Colonel Legg began his military career in 1979, enlisting as a traditional soldier in the Missouri Army National Guard under the split-option training program.He
attended basic training at Fort Jackson, SC in 1979.Upon his
senior year in high school and subsequently went to his
advanced individual training at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD in the summer of 1980.He
was awarded the occupational specialty of 44E Army Machinist.He then served as an enlisted member of the Missouri National Guard, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.He received his commission after attending the Missouri National Guard Officer Candidate School (OCS) program and was appointed as a second lieutenant in August 1983.He
Ordnance Officer Basic Course in Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD in 1984. Shortly after his officer basic course graduation, he left the Missouri Army National Guard and became an traditional member of the Delaware Army National Guard where he served as a platoon leader in the 262 Maintenance Company until November 1986.He
was hired into the Delaware National Guard AGR program and transferred to the 736 S&S Battalion to serve as the Battalion Training Officer.He was promoted to First Lieutenant in August 1986 and was reassigned in 1988 to serve as the Battalion Personnel Officer.He was promoted to Captain in June 1989 and then mobilized in November 1990 with the battalion headquarters in support of Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm.
Following demobilization in August 1991, he
ordnance officer advance course at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD and continued to serve with the 736 S&S Bn until 1992.He
transferred to the State Area Command as a human resource officer and served there until 1994.He transferred to the Troop Command Brigade Headquarters, commanded the Headquarters Company and following a successful company command, he was promoted to Major and served as the Brigade Operations Officer until 1996.He was reassigned within the command to serve as the Brigade S1 officer and to also serve as the fulltime Brigade Administrative Officer. In 1998, he transferred to the State Area Command to serve as the Recruiting and Retention Commander.In late 1999, he was assigned as the Assistant Chief of Staff for the Army National Guard and was promoted to the grade of Lieutenant Colonel in June 2000.
In April 2002, he
returned to the 72nd Troop Command Brigade Headquarters to serve as the Brigade Executive Officer and again provide fulltime service as the Brigade Administrative Officer.He will remain in his current fulltime assignment at the Brigade Headquarters while serving as the 721st Troop Command Battalion Commander. Lieutenant Colonel Legg is a highly decorated wartime veteran and active duty officer.His
military affiliations and awards are listed below: