Brigadier General Robert Edward Guidry is the commanding general of the 86th Training Division. His prior assignment was Acting Commanding General of the 75th Innovation Command. He was born in Opelousas, Louisiana. He enlisted into the Army in 1983, and was direct commissioned into the Army Reserve in 1986. BG Guidry has five combat deployments as a Joint Special Operations Officer with Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT), Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and United Stated Special Operations Command (SOCOM).
BG Guidry’s aviation assignments include XO, 31st Combat Aviation Group Ft Meade, MD, Platoon Leader 327th Aviation Company Ft Meade, MD, S2 1/132nd Aviation Battalion Ft Belvoir, VA, XO, Louisiana State Aviation Command New Orleans, LA, and Aviation Force Manager at National Guard Bureau, Arlington, VA. He served as the S6, 3rd Brigade 75th Division in Chicago, IL, Special Operations Advisor at Joint Staff Deputy Directorate for Special Operations, Lead Advisor on SOCOM Commander’s Strategic Development Group, was mobilized to US Central Command as Forces Division Chief and Iraq OPT Chairman. His last two assignments have been Commander 3rd Brigade, Gulf Division in the 75th Training Command and Commander, Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Reserve Element.
BG Guidry’s military schools and education include the U.S. Army Aviation Officer Basic Course, U.S. Army Maintenance Test Pilot Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, U.S. Army Combined Arms Services Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff Course, Joint Forces Staff College, the Air War College and the U.S. Army War College. His civilian education includes a BA from Thomas Edison State College, an MBA from Western Governors University, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
His decorations and badges include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve medal (with Silver Hourglass and M” Device), Army Service Ribbon, Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 3), Senior Army Aviator Badge and Combat Action Badge.
BG Guidry currently resides in Tampa, Florida and he is CEO of Equitus Corporation, which manufactures advanced intelligence systems for national security organizations and the private sector.