Col. Guy M. Hollingsworth serves as the Chief of Staff for the USAR Joint and Special Troops Support Command located at Ft. Douglas in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations for the same command.
In 2010, he returned from a deployment to Iraq, where he served as the Director of Training for the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq. He also served as the Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Chief of Staff-Training under U.S. Forces Command in Baghdad.
Hollingsworth began his military service on Aug. 15, 1975 and spent 11 years as an enlisted soldier and later as a proud member of the NCO Corps. In 1986, he attended the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Ga., where he graduated as the Distinguished Military Graduate. After completing the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, he served as a forward observer, a fire direction officer, an executive officer, a battery commander, and three years as the operations and training officer for the 148th Field Artillery Battalion, 116th Armored Cavalry Brigade.
He served as the senior training officer for the Idaho Military Academy and later as a special projects officer for the Idaho National Guard, reestablishing ROTC programs at Brigham Young University-Idaho and Idaho State University. In 2000, after 25 years in the Idaho National Guard, he joined the United States Army Reserve and became an instructor for the Combined Arms Service Staff School. He later commanded the 11th Combined Arms Service Staff School (CAS3) Battalion, 6th Brigade (PD), 104th Division (IT) and then served as the Director of Operations and Instruction for the 1st Brigade (PD), 104th Division (Light), 84th Training Command (LR).
Hollingsworth is a former recipient of the distinguished General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award which is awarded annually to a select group of top company grade officers. He was recently inducted into the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame at Ft. Benning, Ga.
His professional military education includes: the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Field Artillery Officer Advance Course, the Combined Arms Service Staff School Course, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College.
He is a Bronze Star Medal recipient, and has been awarded three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medal, 12 Army Reserve Components Achievement Medals, the National Defense Service Medal w/ bronze star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal w/ campaign star, the Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, three Armed Forces Reserve Medals w/ “M” device, the NATO Medal, and several state medals for service and accomplishment.
Hollingsworth holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brigham Young University, a Master’s Degree in Education from Idaho State University and a Doctorate’s Degree (Ph.D.) in Education from the University of Idaho.
In his civilian occupation, he serves as an Associate Academic Vice President for Brigham Young University-Idaho, located in Rexburg, Idaho and has worked in higher education for over 20 years. He is married to the former Christine Davenport. They have two children—Morgan and Cade. The Hollingsworth family lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho.