Branch of Service

  • Transportation

Position at Bucknell ROTC

  • A/PMS

Civilian Education

  • Virginia Military Institute, ’07, B.A. History

Military Education and Courses

  • Officer Candidate School
  • Basic Officers Leaders Course
  • Transportation Officers Basic Course
  • Combined Captains Career Course
  • US Army Airborne School
  • US Air Force Airlift Planners Course
  • Unit Movement Officers Course
  • Property Unit Supply Enhanced Course

Military Assignments

Upon his commissioning in 2007 as a Transportation Officer he then attended the Transportation Officers Basic Course at Fort Eustis, VA. CPT Ruud's first assignment as a Transportation Officer was with the 25th Movement Control Battalion in the Republic of South Korea where he served as a Movement Control Officer and Executive Officer for the 662nd Movement Control Team from 2008 to 2010.

Later in 2010, CPT Ruud attended the Combined Captains Career Course at Fort Lee, VA with a follow-on assignment to Fort Drum, NY with the 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division where he served as the Brigade Motor Rail Transportation Officer and the Assistant Brigade Operations Officer. In 2012, Captain Ruud took command of the 110th Transportation Company of the 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. Following a second deployment to Afghanistan Captain Ruud relinquished command of the 110th Transportation Company to become the 10th Sustainment Brigades Special Troops Battalion Operations Officer where he once again deployed to Afghanistan in 2014.

Currently CPT Ruud is an Assistant Professor of Military Science and Operations Officer for the Bucknell University ROTC Detachment in Lewisburg, PA.

Awards and DecorationBronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award
  • Meritorious Unit Citation
  • Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Afghan Campaign Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal Campaign Star
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Korean Defense Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Ribbon
  • NATO Medal
  • Combat Action Badge
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