Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Amedeo J. Lauria

United States Army

Signal Corps - Enlisted

Adjutant General’s Corps – Officer

Source of Commission:  San Diego State University ROTC Program

Tour of Duty: March 1973 – November 2002


Lieutenant Colonel Lauria was born in Mount Vernon, New York.


He is a 1973 graduate of Clairemont High School, San Diego, California.


He first served at Fort Bliss, Texas, as an enlisted soldier in the Signal Corps from 1973 to 1976. 


At the completion of his initial active duty tour he became a member of the United States Army Reserve and served from 1976-1982 in both enlisted and officer cadet and officer status, at Camp Pendleton, California.


In May 1982, he received his commission as a Regular Army, Second Lieutenant, Distinguished Military Graduate, from San Diego State University’s Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps program.


His initial temporary duty was to help train Army Senior ROTC Cadets at Fort Lewis, Washington during the summer of 1982.  He performed as the medical in processing OIC and Camp Safety Officer in the Office of the Camp G1.


His first permanent duty assignment as an officer began in October 1982 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.  While there he served as the Chief, Central Processing Facility, Chief Enlisted Records Branch, Executive Officer with the 382d Personnel Services Company and finally as Chief, Enlisted Personnel Management Branch, United States Army Garrison, Fort Devens.


In July 1986 he and his family transferred for duty in Berlin (West), Germany and was assigned first as the Assistant Staff Secretary to the Allied Kommandatura, Allied Staff Berlin, United States Commander, Berlin,  then as Chief Personnel Management, Berlin Brigade and finally as Deputy Adjutant General with the Berlin Brigade.


In March 1989, he reported to Heidelberg, Germany to assume command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Personnel Command.  Upon completion of his first command, he became Chief, Force Reduction Branch, 1st Personnel Command where he played a major role in the post Persian Gulf War (Desert Storm) draw-down in Europe.


He spent a total of six years 1986-1992 in the European theater, executing two back-to-back tours.


In July 1992, he became the Senior Assistant Professor of Military Science at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.  In that position, he recruited as well as trained young men and women for commissioning as officers in the United States Army.


He then attended the resident Command and General Staff College in 1994 - 1995


His next tour was as the Commander, Milwaukee Military Entrance Processing Station, Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1995 to 1998.  He was responsible for making sure young men and women applicants were qualified for entrance in the active and reserve Army.


He then reported to the Pentagon in Washington, D. C.  During his tenure in the Pentagon, he held multiple assignments.  His first was in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Plans Division, where he performed duty as a Personnel Systems Staff Officer (PERSSO).  His second assignment at the Pentagon was in the Office of the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army as the Deputy Director, Executive Communications and Control Office; otherwise know as one of the “Seven Dwarves.”


His final assignment on active duty was as the Commander of the New England Recruiting Battalion where he was responsible for recruiting operations in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Eastern Massachusetts.


LTC Lauria is currently the Senior Army Instructor at Old Town High School, Old Town, Maine.  He has held this position since his retirement from active duty in November 2002.


Military education includes: Resident Command and General Staff College (CGSC), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Adjutant General Officer’s Basic and Courses, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana and the Army’s Force Management School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.


Civilian education consists of a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio, Television, and Film, Master’s work in Communications at San Diego State University,  and a Certificate in Information Systems Management from the University of Southern California.  .  He completed his teacher credentialing work at the University of Maine and Southern Maine University.


He holds a current teaching credential for Vocational and Cooperative Education from the State of Maine.  Army JROTC Army Instructor Interviewer for the State of Maine.  Army JROTC Master Trainer for the State of Maine and 2nd Brigade.


His military awards, decorations and badges include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal (5 Awards), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3 Awards), National Defense Service Medal (3 Awards), Army of Occupation Medal (Berlin), Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Silver Recruiter Badge and the Army Staff Badge.  


He held expert qualifications on the M16 rife and .45 Caliber pistol while on active duty.  He is also a holder of the Gold German Marksmanship Badge (Scheutzenschnur). 


His civilian awards include:  The Commander’s Award for Public Service (2008)


He holds additional skill identifiers in Force Structure and  Recruiting.


Military Service Organizations:


Adjutant General’s Corps Regiment – Current Member

Association of the United States Army – Current Member

American Legion – Current Member

Veteran’s of Foreign Wars – Current Member

Military Order of the World Wars – Lifetime Member


Civic and Professional Organizations:


Alpha Epsilon Rho – National Broadcasting Honor Society – Lifetime Member

Boy Scouts of America – Past Leader

Girl Scouts of America – Past Adult Member

National Rifle Association – Current Member

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity – Lifetime Member

President of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts – San Diego State University – Past President


Community Involvement:


Androscoggin Republican County Committee – Current Member

Sabattus Republican Town Committee – Treasurer

Sabattus Town Budget Committee – Chairman

Sabattus Town Manager Selection Committee

Sabattus Town Charter Committee


He is married to the former Susan Grace Henshaw of Whitman, Massachusetts and has three children.


The Lauria Family currently resides in Sabattus, Maine