Mr. Lydell Faison is a retired 20-year U.S. Army veteran. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Lydell began his military career by enlisting in the Army on November 4, 1997. and subsequently attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. Lydell has completed the Primary Leadership Development Course, U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, U.S. Army Transportation School Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Fort Eustis, Virginia; and the Transportation Deployment Senior Leader Course, U.S. Army Logistics University, Fort Lee, Virginia.
Throughout 20 years of service Lydell Faison has served in a variety of assignments to include major combat operations. His previous assignments include Motor Transport Operator, 725 Main Support Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Senior Movement Manager, 45th Sustainment Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Platoon Sergeant; Platoon Sergeant, 501st Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas, and Truck master, 2nd Brigade Support Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Washington.
Lydell Faison’s deployments include three tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and where he served in Baghdad, Mosul, and Kirkuk, Iraq respectively. He also served two tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kandahar, and Mezar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. Lydell Faison is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army
Commendation Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Presidential Unit Citation Award, the Meritorious Unit Citation with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal sixth award, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with three service star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two service stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral three, the Army Achievement Ribbon with one Oak Leaf cluster, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Drivers Badge