Col. Dave Hodne became the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson deputy commander June 9, 2017. He was commissioned in the Infantry from the U.S. Military Academy in 1991. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Arts in Military Studies in Unconventional Warfare from American Military University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and completed a U.S. Army War College Fellowship at Georgetown University.
Hodne served in a variety of command and staff positions in both conventional and special operations formations with multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. Following his initial assignment as a Bradley platoon leader and mechanized infantry Task Force Scout platoon leader, Hodne commanded a light infantry rifle company, light cavalry squadron, Ranger battalion, and Stryker brigade combat team.
Prior to assuming responsibilities as the deputy commander of 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson, Hodne most recently served as the executive officer to the commander, U.S. Central Command.
Hodne's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal; two Legions of Merit; four Bronze Star Medals; the Purple Heart; four Meritorious Service Medals; the Joint Service Commendation Medal; three Army Commendation Medals, in addition to Air Force and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals; the Ranger Tab; the Combat and Expert Infantryman's Badges; the Master Parachutist Badge (with Bronze star); the Air Assault Badge; and Israeli, Canadian, Australian and Brazilian Parachutist Badges. His units earned two Valorous Unit Awards, two Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation for actions in combat. He is also a Distinguished Member of the 75th Ranger Regiment.