Lt. Col. Calvin C. Hudson II, a native of Atlanta, Georgia received his commission as an engineer officer upon graduation from Albany State University in 1994, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the Command General Staff College, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Ranger School, as well as the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Course. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Management from Webster.
Lt. Col. Hudson has held a variety of leadership and staff positions throughout his career. His initial assignment was with the 2nd Infantry Division (Korea) from 1994 to 1995, where he served as a Line Platoon Leader in the 44th Engineer Battalion (Combat). From 1995-1998, he served as a Company Executive Officer, Battalion Operations Officer (Battle Captain), and Battalion Plans Officer for the 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Calvary Division, 1st Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Prior to assuming command of B Company, 65th Engineer Battalion (Light), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks Hawaii, Lieutenant Colonel Hudson served as the Battalion Logistics (S-4) Officer and 2nd Brigade Engineer. After company command, Hudson was selected to serve as the Aide-de-Camp to the 25th Infantry Division Commander, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Upon redeploying from Afghanistan in 2004, he moved on to become the Executive Officer of the Support Battalion, 196th Infantry Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii. After completion of the Command General Staff College, he was selected to serve as the Aide/Executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. In the fall of 2009, Hudson concluded 26 months as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), United States Army Corps of Engineers. He deployed to Afghanistan from 2009-2010 where he was the Branch Chief for Training and Support (Infrastructure), NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combine Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. Upon redeploying from Afghanistan, Hudson was selected and is currently serving as the Aide-de-Camp for the Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
Lt. Col. Hudson's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation medal, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO Medal, the Air Assault Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He is also the recipient of the Army Engineer Association's Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal.