Born in Landstuhl, Germany and raised in Maine, Chief Warrant Officer Five Troy A. DeGolyer attended Hawthorne College, Antrim, N.H. where he received an Associates of Science in Business Administration in 1985 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management in 1986.
In 1987 CW5 DeGolyer enlisted in the United States Army, and attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC. Upon completion, he attended flight training at Fort Rucker, AL and received his aircraft qualification in the AH-64A Apache in December 1988.
CW5 DeGolyer’s initial assignment was with 1st Battalion (Attack), 82nd Aviation Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he flew as an Apache Co-Pilot Gunner (CPG) and Kiowa Aerial Scout Pilot in two combat tours in support of Operations Just Cause, Panama and Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Persian Gulf. Follow on assignments include: 2-227th Aviation Regiment, Hanau, Germany, where he deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina as part of NATO’s initial Implementation Force (IFOR) in support of Operation Joint Endeavor; 1-337th Aviation Regiment, Fort Knox, KY; 1-14th Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, AL; 1-6 Cavalry Regiment, Camp Eagle, Korea; 1-3 Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, GA; where he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III; 1-2 Aviation Regiment, Camp Eagle, Korea; 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat), Fort Hood, TX; U.S. Army Central Command (USARCENT), 3rd U.S. Army, Operational Command Post (Forward), Camp Arifjan, Kuwait in support of Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF), New Dawn and Spartan Shield; 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, TX as the Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) and deploying again in support of both Operations Spartan Shield and Enduring Freedom; U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, KY as the Chief, Aviation Warrant Officer Assignments; and the Office of the Program Manager – Saudi Arabian National Guard (OPM-SANG), Riyadh, KSA. Most recently, CW5 DeGolyer was assigned to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command where he serves as the Chief Warrant Officer, Recruiting Command. He has over 3500 hours total flight time, including over 800 hours in combat and over 900 hours with night vision devices.
CW5 DeGolyer has over 31 years of active Army service and his awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal (5th Award), Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Unit Citation, Superior Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one Service Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with one Service Star and Arrowhead, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Service Stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Service Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with two Service Stars, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award), NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Combat Action Badge, Master Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge and the Order of Saint Michael (Silver Award).
CW5 DeGolyer is married to the former Lisa L. Carey of Springfield, Kentucky.