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Raymond Elderd III

Minnesota Ambassador

Name: Raymond K. Elderd III  

Hometowns: Prior Lake  

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Business Position:  Financial Advisor, Retired  

Civilian Education:  Master of Strategic Studies, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Master of Business Administration in Military Management, Touro University International/Trident University International, Cypress, California; Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:  Minnesota Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (Treasurer), Veterans of Foreign Wars (Life Member), Jeffers South Townhomes Home Owners’ Association (President), 1st Cavalry Division Association (Life Member); US Army War College Association; West Point Society of Minnesota.

Military Retirement Date, Service:  June 2018, US Army Reserve.

Name of Children:  Children - Raymond IV, Charles, Antonio

Army Reserve Ambassador Raymond K. Elderd III retired as a Colonel with 30 years in the United States Army and Army Reserve. He served in many key leadership positions including Commander of 2nd Brigade, 100th Division, 80th Training Command, Sacramento, California; Commander of 1st Brigade, Great Lakes Division, 75th Training Command, Arlington Heights, Illinois; G3/5/7 of 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Indianapolis, Indiana; Chief, Knowledge Management for 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Camp Buehring, Kuwait; Commander of 6th Battalion, 100th Regiment, 2d Brigade, 94th Division, 80th Training Command, Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

He is a graduate of the US Army War College, Command and General Staff College, Pre-Command Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and other professional courses.