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TECHNICAL SERGEANT ALEX J. EUDY
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Alex J. Eudy is the Air Force Special Operations Command Care Coalition Liaison at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. His role is to provide special operations members of all service components with oversight and advocacy through the medical system; from initial date of injury, return to duty, or separation from the armed forces. On January 23, 2009, TSgt Eudy was injured in an IED blast that shattered both of his ankles in Afghanistan. Upon return to the United States, he had multiple extensive surgeries and completed over 8 months of intensive rehabilitation leading to a successful recovery.
TSgt Eudy joined the military right after high school and left for USAF Basic Training in August 2004. An honor graduate of basic training, he then completed the 30 week USAF Weather Forecasting Initial Skills Course at Keesler AFB, Mississippi. His first assignment was Sembach, Germany at the 21st Operational Weather Squadron where he supported operations for USEUCOM, NATO, POTUS and NASA space mission abort landing sites. His main role was to provide resource protection and weather forecasting for military assets throughout the European Theatre. While assigned to Sembach, (then) A1C Eudy was awarded BTZ and was selected as an Airman of the year nominee for USAFE.
In the summer of 2007, he completed the U.S. Army Basic Static Line Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia followed by the USAF water survival course, helicopter dunker course, and SERE courses (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) at Fairchild AFB, Washington. During the fall of 2007, he completed the 10 week Combat Weather Observer Course at Keesler AFB, Mississippi.
In March 2008, TSgt Eudy was assigned to the 10th Combat Weather Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida. He attended 6 months of AFSOC Special Tactics Advance Skills Training. This training was originally reserved for Combat Controllers and Pararescueman but TSgt Eudy was one of the first two Special Operations Weather Technicians selected to be immersed in this rigorous training which prepares Battlefield Airman to become SOF operators. Upon completion of training, he joined the pre-deployment train-up to deploy with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron in fall of 2008 where he sustained combat-related injuries while working for a Marine Special Operations Team.
After months of recovery care, TSgt Eudy returned to Hurlburt AFB in July of 2009 to provide administrative support to AFSOC’s Special Tactics Units. He was then asked to speak at many military and civic events on special operations and wounded warrior service and recovery.
In March 2010, TSgt Eudy was selected by the AFSOC Command Chief to work as the command’s sole liaison for the Special Operations Command Care Coalition. He considers his current role and honor and is proud to continue to serve the special operations community. TSgt Eudy is the recipient of numerous military awards.