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New London native retires from military

Lt. Col. Lamb served 37 years

Lt. Col. Daniel K. Lamb retired from the U.S. Army Reserve during a ceremony in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on April 12.

The 9th Mission Support Command assistant chief of staff and deputy G4, Lamb graduated from New London Senior High School in 1982. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army to become a multi-channel equipment radio operator.

In 1985, Lamb transitioned from the active component of the Army into the U.S. Army Reserve to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications.

After nine years of combined military service, a college degree and character development, Lamb was selected to attend the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and commissioned in 1991 as a second lieutenant for the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery.

Lt. Col. K. Lamb delivers his parting wishes to members of the 9th Mission Support Command during his retirement ceremony aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on April 12.
Maj. Linda Gerron photo

Lamb’s military highlights include petroleum operations officer, 402nd Quartermaster Battalion, New Castle, Pennsylvania (2001-2003); supply and plans officer, 3rd Corps Support Command, Des Moines, Iowa (2003-2005); G4 supply and series officer, 1st Sustainment Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina (2006-2008); chief of plans and future operations, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Des Moines, Iowa (2013-2016).

His overseas service includes two tours in the Middle East for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lamb earned a Master of Arts in adult education from Kansas State University. His military education consists of the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, Iraq Campaign Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachute Badge, the German and Canadian Parachute Badge, and the Nijmegen Medal.

Attending the April 12 ceremony were members of Lamb’s family, including his wife, Karen Lamb; his children, Warren, Anah, and Grace; his mother, Barbara Lamb; and his sister, Lori Rausch.

Presiding over the ceremony was Brig. Gen. Douglas F. Anderson, commanding general of the 9th MSC, who commended Lamb for 37 years of service to the nation.

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