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Colonel Larsen was commissioned from the US Military Academy, in 1988. He is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne and Ranger Schools, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and Senior Service College.

Colonel Larsen’s previous assignments include: Engineer Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion Adjutant in the 249th Engineer Battalion (Germany); Company Commander, 44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division (Korea); Company Engineer and Civil Affairs Team Leader, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) (Fort Bragg, North Carolina); Battalion Civil Affairs Officer, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (Germany); Observer-Controller/Trainer for the Reserve Component (Fort Lewis, Washington); Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Officer, US Army Pacific (Fort Shafter, Hawaii); Assistant Division Engineer and Battalion Executive Officer, 65th Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Schofield Barracks, Hawaii); Deputy Director, Engineer Directorate, Combined Forces Command – Afghanistan; Commander, 169th Engineer Battalion (Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri); Division Engineer, 25th Infantry Division (Schofield Barracks and Iraq); and US Army Visiting Defense Fellow, Centre for International and Defense Policy, Queen’s University (Canada).

His operational deployments include: Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm (Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait); Operation Safe Haven (Panama); Operations Joint Guard and Joint Forge (Bosnia-Herzegovina); Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan); Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq); and deployment to El Salvador for Humanitarian/Civic Action operations.

Colonel Larsen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the US Military Academy and a Master of Science degree in National Security Affairs (Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict) from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Colonel Larsen’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 Bronze Stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO Medal, Saudi Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Parachute Badge, and the Ranger Tab.