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Brigadier General Don Holliday


CIVILIAN EDUCATION:Brookings High School, graduated 1949; South Dakota State University, BS Degree in General Science, received 1953; South Dakota State University,1 year graduate study completed 1957; Civil Service Courses: Managing and Understanding Human Behavior, Labor Relations, Grievances, Labor Relations Negotiation Procedures, Labor Relations Negotiated Agreements, The Supervisor and the Union, Management by Objectives, Middle Management Institute, National Guard Supervisor Course I and II.

MILITARY EDUCATION: Basic Infantry Officers Course,1953; Combined Service Support Course,1955; Engineer Officer Basic Course,1957; Disaster Recovery Course,1961; Adjutant General Officer Refresher Course,1962; Adjutant General Officer Advance Course,1967; Army Extension Correspondence Course (AEC); Selective Service Courses #1 through #4,1964-1967, AEC; Civil Defense Leadership Course 1968; Five years study, Command and General Staff Course,1972, AEC; Inspector General Orientation Course,1975; National Security Seminar conducted by the National Defense University,1983.


Legion of Merit Meritorious Service Medal

Army Commendation Medal

Army Achievement Medal

European Occupational Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal W/2-10 year Device

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal W/2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Army Service Ribbon

South Dakota Distinguished Service Ribbon

Recruiter Award

South Dakota Perfect Attendance Ribbon W/XV Device

SDNG Unit Citation

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:20 July 1953 -1 September 1956, Commissioned Officer,1 LT, US Army (Regular Army) 2 September 1956 - 30 June 1957, Graduate Student, South Dakota State University, 1 July 1957-19 May 1984, South Dakota Army National Guard (Ret. as Brigadier General) 21 May 1984 - Present, Investment Broker, A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.

MILITARY HISTORY: Graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1953, commissioned 2LT in the Regular Army. Entered Active Duty and served at the following duty locations: Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Riley, Kansas; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Alamedal Naval Air Station, California; Salzburg, Austria and Augsburg, Germany. Resigned from Regular Army on 1 September 1956. Joined SDNG on 18 October 1956 as a member of the 139th Transportation Battalion, Brookings, South Dakota. Transferred to Rapid City 1 July 1957 and served as a Staff Officer at State Headquarters, SDNG until retirement on 30 June 1985. (Note - I was retired as a full time technician in May 1984 and as a member of the National Guard in June 1985.)


National Guard Association of the United States

Past President of the National Guard Association, South Dakota

Past President Burnt-Toast Toastmasters

Past President (5 years) Department of Military Affairs Federal Credit Union

South Dakota State University Alumni Association President Board of Directors South Dakota State University Foundation Rapid City Chamber of Commerce - Military Affairs Committee (20 years)

Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1273 (Life Time Membership)

Past President Kiwanis Downtown Rapid City Club

Past Lt. Gov., Black Hills Division, Minnesota/Dakotas Dist., Kiwanis Intl.

Past President "One Club"

Past President SD Federal Business Association (West) (Board Member, 3 years) Past President (2 years) of Meadowbrook PTA Manager, Little League Baseball (active 5 years)

Past President, Rapid Skiers, Inc.

Past President 39 Club

Past Vice President, Black Hills Pony League (Baseball)

Past President Board of Directors, Sky Ranch for Boys