Lt. Col May, is a native to Denver, Colorado. He received his commission in the Transportation Corps in 2001 from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado State University in Mass Communications, and a Master’s from the U.S. Naval War College in National Strategic Studies.
Lt. Col. May’s last principal duty title was as Program Analyst, Transportation and Sustainment Portfolios for HQDA G8 in the Pentagon. Lt. Col. May has served 26 years in the US Army with assignments at Fort Hood, TX; Camp Colbern, Korea; Fort Eustis, VA; New Cumberland, PA; Balad, Iraq; Camp Zama, Japan; Shaw AFB, SC; Schofield Barracks, HI; Fort Knox, KY; Santa Monica, CA
Previous assignments include: Medium Truck Platoon Leader; Company Executive Officer; Transportation Basic Course TAC Officer; Aide de Camp, CG, Defense Distribution (DLA); Battalion Operations Officer; Support Operations Plans Officer; Company Commander; G4 Mobility Integrations Officer; Battalion Executive Officer, Battalion Support Operations Officer (SPO); 1 TSC Future Plans Chief (G35); LTC May served as a resident research fellow at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA where he headed six independent research projects supporting Department of Defense initiatives before being assigned to the Department of the Army Staff.
Lt. Col. May’s combat experience includes two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), two deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), one deployment in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel (OFS), and a deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).
Lt. Col. May’s military education includes Transportation Officer Basic Course, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, Fort Lee, Virginia; and College of Naval Command and Staff, US Naval War College Newport, Rhode Island.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal (with four bronze service star devices), and the Humanitarian Service Medal.
Lt. Col. May is married and has a son.