Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Faulkner began his military career in June 1991 enlisting
as a supply specialist with 3/75th Ranger BN at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Here
he served as a supply tech, supply SGT, and Property Book Office NCO all
with HHC 3/75th, achieving the rank of SGT before being accepted into
the Green to Gold program in 1995. During his assignment he deployed to
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of the humanitarian mission to Haiti.
He graduated from California State University of Sacramento with a BS
degree in business and was commissioned as an infantry officer in 1999.
His first duty assignment was with 2-35 Infantry BN at Schofield
Barracks, Hawaii, where he served as a rifle platoon leader, support platoon
leader, and HHC XO. He then attended the Infantry Captains Career
Course at Ft. Benning and was assigned to the 10th MTN DIV at Ft.
Drum, New York, upon completion. While assigned with the 10th MTN, LTC
Faulkner served in the G3 section at the DIV HQ and as the S3 Air for
1st BDE, deploying twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in
Afghanistan; later he was assigned to 1-87 IN BN. While with 1-87 IN,
LTC Faulkner served as the HHC and a company commander deploying in support
of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. Following company command, he
attended the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, earning a
Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs with a focus on the
Middle East. From 2008 to 2010, LTC Faulkner commanded the North Bay
Recruiting Company in Santa Rosa California. In 2010 he was selected to
deploy to Iraq as part of the Stability Transition Team assigned to 4th
BDE, 3rd IN DIV partnering with Iraqi Army Forces in Ramadi.
attendance at the Command and General Staff College for ILE, LTC
Faulkner was assigned to 3d Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Hood, Texas. Here he served as the operations and executive officer; in 2014 he
deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF as part of the Military
Advisor Team with the 3d Cavalry Regiment. In 2015, LTC Faulkner was
assigned to US Army Alaska serving as the chief of Training for the G3
with duty at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK. Most recently LTC
Faulkner serves as a professor of Military Science at Indiana
University of Pennsylvania.
LTC Faulkner is a graduate of
Airborne School, Pathfinder School, Ranger School, Belgian Commando
Course, Joint Firepower Control Course, US Army’s Command and General
Staff College, and he holds a MA degree in national security affairs
from the Naval Post Graduate School. His primary awards and decorations
include the Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious
Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf
Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Expert
Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Airborne Badge,
Pathfinder Badge, and the Ranger Tab.
Dennis and Lori Faulkner
are both natives of Loomis, California, and have been married for over 25
years. They have two beautiful daughters: Madeline (13) and Sophia