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Posted 3/1/2013

Release no. 13-018

Kavanaugh Breazeale

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District is proud to announce the promotion of Major John T. Tucker III to Lieutenant Colonel.


 A native of Glencoe, Alabama, Major John T. Tucker III was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army after graduating from Auburn University in 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University and a Master of Science Degree in engineer management from the University of Missouri-Rolla. His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.


Major John Tucker’s military awards and decorations include three Bronze Star Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, the Combat Action Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.  Lieutenant colonel Tucker is married to the former Courtney Montesse and they have one daughter and three sons.


Attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel is considered to be the hallmark of a successful career. Officers in the grade of lieutenant colonel serve as senior leaders and managers throughout the Army. The career development goals for a lieutenant colonel are to gain functional area and command proficiency at the senior levels through assignments and schooling. Attaining the next rank of colonel is realized by a select few and truly constitutes the elite of the officer corps and concludes with their separation or retirement from active duty.



PHOTO: Major General John W. Peabody, Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division (left) promotes Major John T. Tucker, Deputy Commander of the Vicksburg District (second from left) to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His wife Courtney and his father John, assist with the promotion ceremony.