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      Immediate Past President
      Mayo Hadden III USA COL Ret.


      COL (Ret) Mayo A. “Biff” Hadden, is a retired Army Colonel, Infantry/Special Forces.  He enlisted in 1962, serving in the 1-505th and 2-509th Airborne Infantry Battalions, and graduated from OCS, Class 10-64, Ft Benning in December 1964.  He retired from the Army in February 1993. He served almost 31 years in a variety of Infantry and Special Forces assignments.  He is a veteran of two years in Vietnam with Special Forces serving with Project Delta, and Grenada with XVIII Airborne Corp & JTF 120 Afloat.  He commanded Long Range Recon Teams and a Long Range Recon Platoon in Vietnam, was combat advisor to 5th Ranger Company, 81st  Vietnamese Airborne/Ranger Battalion, a Training Company at Fort Lewis, a Training Company at Fort Jackson, the Headquarters Battalion XVIII Airborne Corps, a ROTC Battalion/PMS at the University of Akron, and a ROTC Brigade in 2nd ROTC Region.  He served with 5th SFGA, 10th SFGA, and 19th SFGA, and was a Special Operations Planner for Northern Europe and a Special Operations Targeting Officer for XVIII Airborne Corps among other assignments.

      His final assignment was as Inspector General, U.S. Army Infantry Center and School, Fort Benning, Georgia.  He received a BA in Political Science, from the University of Alabama, and a MBA in Management and Finance from Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas.  He is a graduate SFQC, USAF AGOS, IOAC, C&GSC, and both the Air Force Air War College, and the Army War College.

      Following his retirement, in 1993 thru 2005, he was employed by the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, as Senior V. President Economic Development and Military Affairs.  He worked in Economic Development, and Military/Congressional Affairs.  His was involved with regional planning and facilitating the Fort Benning Futures Partnership. He has been the Officer Co-Chair of the Fort Benning Retiree Council from 1993 to the present working issues that can be resolved to support of retirees and their families.  From 2005-2016 he was part of SAIC and Serco supporting Defense Contracting at Fort Benning and other locations.

      He has earned the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (with V and 3 awards), Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, and Master Parachute wings, and others awards and decorations over his career.  He is in the OCS Hall of Fame, and has received the Order of Saint Maurice “Primicerius” from the National Infantry Association.

      He and his wife Trish have four children and eight grandchildren.

      He is President, Georgia Chapter 59, Special Forces Association, and the Fort Benning Military Officers Association of America.

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