Steven E. Blanton

COLONEL (USA, Retired)

General Steven E. Blanton was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He entered the Army inOctober of 1970 as a newly commissioned Second Lieutenant out of North Georgia College. While in Vietnam, he flew over 300 hours of combat support missions and served as a platoon leader in the 18th Corps Aviation Company (CAC).

General Blanton retired from military service on 28 Aug 2008 culminating 31 years in uniform. He then received appointment to Brigadier General on the State Retired List. GeneralBlanton retired from full time employment on 30 Sep 2010 with the MilitaryPersonnel Services Company as Program Support Manager for the Georgia Committee of ESGR (Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve)

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star for Meritorious Service, Air Medal with “V” device for Valor, six Air Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Defense Service Medal, four Army Achievement Medals, Vietnam Service Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Aviator Badge. His state awards include the Georgia Meritorious Service Medal, Georgia Humanitarian Service Ribbon, Mississippi Humanitarian Service Ribbon and State Active Duty Ribbon.

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