Bulldogs News · Sulphur’s Hometown Hero: Rod Boles


Mr. Rod Boles was the second Hometown Hero honored by Sulphur Public Schools at their basketball game Tuesday January 19 against Tishomingo.  Mr. Boles teaches at  Sulphur Junior High. Rod and his wife Jo, have two sons, Jackson and Luke.

Lieutenant Colonel Rod Boles’ Veteran BIO Sheet

Rank and Name:  Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Rod Boles

Branch of Military:  U.S. Army

Years of Service:  20 years of active duty, Regular Army service

Location of Service:  Wurzburg, Germany; Heidelberg, Germany; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Fort Bliss, Texas; Balad, Iraq; Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma; Fort Meade, Maryland

Military Awards:  Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Boles’ military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, National Defense Service Medal (with Service Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Army Parachutist Badge.  Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Boles is also the recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara for his contributions to Artillery and the Major General Horatio Gates Bronze Medal awarded for distinguished achievements to the Adjutant General’s Corps.

Short Bio:  Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Rod Boles is a native of Sulphur, Oklahoma.  He received a Regular Army commission as the Distinguished Military Graduate through the ROTC program at the University of Central Oklahoma where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Adjutant General’s Corps.

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Rod Boles has served in a variety of overseas and stateside service.  His first assignment was with the First Infantry Division as the Chief, Division Officer Management in Wurzburg, Germany.  He was then selected to become the Scheduler to the 5th Corps Commanding General in Heidelberg, Germany.  Lieutenant Colonel Boles was then assigned as the Chief, 5th Corps Enlisted Management also in Heidelberg, Germany.  Upon return to the states, he served as the Battery Commander for Alpha Battery, 95th Adjutant General Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  Lieutenant Colonel Boles served as the Battalion S1/Adjutant for the Oklahoma City Army Recruiting Battalion.  He then served as the Officer Manager for the US Army Air Defense Artillery Center and Fort Bliss at Fort Bliss, Texas.  In Operation Iraqi Freedom, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Boles served as the J1, Personnel Director for the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Arabian Peninsula (CJSOTF-AP), Balad, Iraq.  Upon completion of the Command and General Staff College, Lieutenant Colonel Boles served as the Brigade S1 and later the Brigade XO/S1 for the 214th Fires Brigade, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  His next  assignment was as the Professor of Military Science and Department Chair for Cameron University.  Lieutenant Colonel Rod Boles’ last assignment was as the commander of 12th Battalion, United States Military Entrance Processing Command and the Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Station at Fort Meade, Maryland.

 

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Boles’ professional military education includes completion of the US Army Airborne School, Adjutant General Corps Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, and the US Army Command and Staff College.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision from the University of Oklahoma.

Thank you Mr. Rod Boles for your service to our Country and for making a difference at Sulphur Schools!!!