Colonel (Retired) THOMAS DADE LUCKETT III, Engineer

Colonel (Retired) THOMAS DADE LUCKETT III, Engineer

Military Schools Attended

Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses
Unit CBR Officer Course
United States Army Command and General Staff College
Armor Officer Advanced Course Phase IIB
Senior Officer Logistics Management Course
Engineer Pre-Command Course
United States Army War College -- Master of Strategic Studies


Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Achievement Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 2 Service Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass Device)
Army Service Ribbon


Silver Order of the de Fleury Medal (Army Engineer Association)
Distinguished Knight in the Order of St. George (U.S. Armor Association)


Enlisted Service - E-1 through E-4
Platoon Leader, 396th Engineer Company (Panel Bridge)
Commander, 396th Engineer Company (Panel Bridge)
Team Leader, Facilities Engineering TDA Augmentation, 416th Engineer Command
Assistant G4 (Plans and Operations), 100th Division
Area Damage Control Officer, 168th Support Group
Civil Engineer Project Officer, Directorate of Engineering and Housing,
                                  Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Corps, Fort Hood
Assistant Branch Chief (IMA), United States Army Engineer District, Louisville
Division Engineer, 100th Division Commander, 3d Battalion, 100th Regiment, 3d Training Support Brigade,
                                  100th Division (Institutional Training)
Commander, 2nd Battalion, 399th Regiment, 7th Brigade (Training Support),
                                  100th Division (Institutional Training)
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, 100th Division
Commander, 372nd Engineer Group (Combat)
Deputy Chief (IMA), United States Army Defense Intelligence Agency
Chief of Staff, 100th Division (Institutional Training)

During his military career Mr. Luckett held many construction and facilities assignments.

As Deputy Chief with the Defense Intelligence Agency's Underground Facilities Analysis Center, he was responsible for the analysis and characterization of underground and hardened facilities worldwide.

COL Luckett commanded an Engineer Group and had command and control over units with a required strength of 2,100 soldiers. The group's mission was to provide command and control to multiple engineer battalions and separate companies. In inactive duty the group commanded an engineer battalion (heavy) and a fire-fighting platoon.

As Division Engineer for the 100th Division, he was responsible for all engineering matters pertaining to the buildings and facilities owned or leased by the 100th Division. These represented 80 percent of all Army Reserve facilities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Mr. Luckett provided contract administration, quality control monitoring, major project review, and property acquisition during a four-year assignment to the Louisville District, Corps of Engineers. Projects included a hangar at Grissom Air Force Base.

While assigned to the Louisville District, he was farmed out to the Army Reserve Personnel Command in St. Louis to design renovations to their complex.

Mr. Luckett, when assigned to the Directorate of Public Works, Fort Hood, Texas, designed renovations and additions to several facilities on the base and reviewed designs for a $35 million troop clinic and a $29 million aircraft maintenance facility.

Assigned to the 416th Engineer Command, Mr. Luckett headed the facilities engineering team responsible for reviewing and analyzing all existing Army Reserve facilities in Kentucky and southern Ohio and preparing documentation, cost estimates, and budgets for their renovations.