LTC Ed Minor is a mostly-Texan military brat and was commissioned as a Signal Officer in 2000 at Kemper Military College, MO. LTC Minor's assignments began branch-detailed to the Infantry as an Army National Guard Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer, A Company, 1-141st Infantry Battalion (Mechanized), Eagle Pass, Texas; continued to Army Active Duty as a Brigade Assistant S3, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Camp Casey, Korea; transitioned to Signal Corps as Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, B Co, STB, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Telecommunications Systems Engineer, 160th Signal Brigade, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Commander, 519th Signal Company, 59th Signal Battalion, LSA Adder, Iraq; Commander, 278th Signal Company, 25th Signal Battalion, Kabul, Afghanistan; Battalion Signal Officer, 205th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Brigade Signal Officer, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and then Division Deputy Signal Officer, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Cyberspace Operations Planner and then Executive Officer to the J6, NORAD and USNORTHCOM, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; and finally Brigade Operations Officer, 516th Signal Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
LTC Minor's deployments were to Southwest Asia as Telecommunications Systems Engineer and Company Commander within 160th Signal Brigade and span Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
LTC Minor is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Mortar Leader Course, Mechanized Leader Course, Signal Officer Advanced Course, Battalion/Brigade Signal Officer Course, the Defense Language Institute (Spanish), Command and General Staff Officer Course, Army Cyberspace Operations Planner Course, and the Joint Special Technical Operations Planners Course. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from University of Texas, Austin, and a Master of Science in Information Management and Security from Syracuse University.
LTC Minor’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal w/1OLCs; Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/2OLCs; Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star device; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/Arrowhead Device; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Overseas Service Ribbon w/ numeral 3; Parachutist Badge; and the Military Intelligence Knowlton Award.