Colonel Julian H. Bond has been appointed Acting Commander of Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) Los Alamitos, effective Tuesday, Sept. 5. He will oversee all activities and responsibilities at the installation that supports more than 40 military and civilian tenant organizations and 6,000 drilling National Guard and Reserve troops.
Bond replaces Brig. Gen. John Lathrop, who is preparing for an overseas deployment and will resume his command responsibilities upon his return next summer.
Bond earned his commission through the Army Reserve Officers Training Program at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. Assessed into the California Army National Guard in 1996, his Cal Guard service includes a deployment to Iraq in 2005 as Commander of the 756th Transportation Company. His assignments have included Battalion Executive Officer of the 746th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Commander of the 40th Brigade Support Battalion, Chief of Sustainment for the 40th Infantry Division, and Support Operations Officer for the 224th Sustainment Brigade.
Bond has served as Commander of the 224th Sustainment Brigade since 2015.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Knox College and a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Disaster Management from TUI University. His military education includes the Quartermaster Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Services Staff School, National Security Course, Army Command and General Staff College, Joint and Combined Warfighting School and the U.S. Army War College.
Bond’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (fourth award), National Defense Service Medal (with bronze star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (with two bronze stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.
For additional information, contact Col. (CA) Richard Lalor at 562.795.2096 (office), (626) 733-1170 (mobile) or via email at [email protected]
This article was released by the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.