MAJ Donnie C. Hughes Jr.
Donnie C. Hughes Jr. joined the military on his 17th birthday in 1986. He graduated from Corner High School in 1987, and immediately report for basic training at Ft. Knox KY. and trained as a Cavalry Scout. He served as a Scout with the 1/3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Ft. Bliss. While serving with the 1/3 ACR he participated in training exercises at the NTC in California, and the Cold War operation known as Reforger in Germany. After completing his initial enlistment he joined the Alabama National Guard and continued to serve as a Scout with the 152nd Armor in Childersburg. While serving with the 152nd he deployed to Ft. Polk and Ft. Hood to support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991. As a gunner on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle he shot a perfect score of 1000 points out of a possible 1000. He received a Direct Commission in the Army Reserves in 2003 and has since served in the JAG Corp with the Army Reserve and the Alabama National Guard. He recently deployed to the Southwest Border in support of a Joint Mission with Department of Homeland Security. He is currently deployed with the 135th Expeditionary Support Command and serving in Kuwait. He lives with his wife and three girls in Leeds, and is a Creditors Attorney in Mountain Brook Alabama.