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Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion

Lt. Col. Lucas J. Yoho

Lt. Col. Lucas Yoho is a career Infantry officer with 21 years of experience spanning from the platoon level to the theater army level. He has held numerous leadership and staff officer positions throughout his career and has extensive operational and combat experience through deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa.

Yoho’s first operational assignment was with 4-31 IN at Fort Drum, NY where he deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Horn of Africa and performed duties as a rifle platoon leader, support platoon leader, company executive officer, and AS3. His second operational assignment was with 1-27 IN (Stryker) at Schofield Barracks where he deployed to Iraq and performed duties as an assistant S3 and rifle company commander. He assumed the duties of the headquarters and headquarters company commander following the deployment. His third operational assignment was with 2-3 FA (Stryker) where he deployed to Afghanistan and performed duties as an operations officer. Following that deployment, he was assigned to 4-17 IN (Stryker) where he performed duties as an operations officer. Yoho spent two years at US Army South (6th Army) as a future operations officer. He spent two years at the Joint Readiness Training Center coaching and mentoring leaders preparing for operational deployments. Yoho’s was assigned as the Professor of Military Science at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD from 2018-2019. Most recently, Yoho commanded the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment (Stryker) in the 4th Infantry Division from 2019-2021.

Yoho earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona in 2000. His military education includes the Engineer Basic Officer Leaders Course, Infantry Captains Career Course, Ranger School, and Intermediate Level Education. In 2015, the Army selected Yoho to attend the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) where he earned a master's degree in Operational Art and Science. Yoho completed a master's degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville in 2019.