Lieutenant Colonel Perry R. Bolding assumed command of the Army Field Support Battalion-Southwest Asia in July 2020.
He was most recently assigned as the professor of military science at the University of North Alabama.
Prior to his arrival at the University of North Alabama, LTC Bolding was assigned as the regimental S4 and support operations officer for the 75th Ranger Regiment from 2016-2018. From 2014-2016 he taught economics in the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. LTC Bolding previously served as the battalion logistics planner and Ranger Support Company commander for 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, from 2009-2012. He commanded a forward support company in 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division from 2006-2008. He previously served as a maintenance platoon leader, supply platoon leader, and company executive officer in the 407th Brigade Support Battalion for the 2nd BCT, 82nd AD.
LTC Bolding graduated from Birmingham-Southern College and was commissioned into the Quartermaster Corps in 2003. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course and the Quartermaster Officers Basic Course.
LTC Bolding earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Birmingham-Southern College and a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University.
His awards include the Bronze Star, five Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (four campaign stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 campaign stars), the Combat Action Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, and the Artillery Saint Barbara Award.
Bolding is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. He is married and has four children.