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Samuel "Sam" Holloway

Colonel, United States Army

Chief of Logistics Operations, U.S. Central Command

Colonel (Ret.) Sam Holloway is a native of Arkadelphia, AR. In 1980, upon completion of a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management at Arkansas State University, he was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate into the Active Duty force as an Ordnance Corps officer. He later earned two master's, one in Industrial Management from Clemson University, and the other in Strategic Studies from the United States War College.

COL Holloway dedicated over 27 years of active service, holding leadership positions from the platoon to brigade level and staff positions at the battalion to Secretary of the Army level. His service spanned three historic Army Divisions: the 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized) "Big Red One," the 25th Infantry Division (Light) "Tropic Lightning," and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles." He also served as Chief of Support for Multinational Forces and Observers in Sinai, Egypt.

COL Holloway commanded the 101st Division Support Command during Operation Iraqi Freedom I, providing logistics support to the 101st Airborne Division (ASSLT) across the Nineveh Province in Northern Iraq (2003-2004), later transitioning the unit to the 101st Sustainment Brigade as part of the U.S. Army's Logistics Realignment initiative. He culminated his career as the Chief of Logistics Operations, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), spending over 11 months forward deployed to Qatar, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his tenure at USCENTCOM, he was selected to serve as the Logistics Team Chief for a Secretary of Defense directed assessment of Iraqi and Afghani Military and Security Forces. He retired from Active Duty in January 2008.

His awards and decorations include: Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (7 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Multi-National Force and Observers Medal (numeral "2"), Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral "3"), various campaign ribbons for service in Iraq and Afghanistan, Air Assault Badge, and Basic Parachutist (Airborne) Badge.

He is a lifetime member of the 25th Infantry Division and 101st Airborne Division Associations, as well as the Arkansas State University Alumni Association, Military Officer's Association of America, and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.