Army National Guard Lt. Col. Neal Reginald is returning to the 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion in Savannah after being deployed to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been mobilized, activated and deployed along with active duty members to support the war against global terrorism.
Mission objectives encompass combating the international terrorist network or regime forces outside the borders of the United States.
U.S. troops serve in South and Southwest Asia, Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific and Europe.
Reginald is a battalion commander with 23 years of military service.
He is the son of Richard and Juanita Neal of Statesboro and grandson of Deeotha Johnson of Ludowici.
His wife, Kim, is the daughter of Billy and Linda Strozier of Bloomingdale.
Lt. Col. Reginald graduated in 1987 from Richmond Academy and received a bachelor’s degree in 1992 from Georgia Southern University.
He earned a master’s degree in 1996 from The Citadel.