Lt. Col. Alam receives another Meritorious Service Medal

JOHNSTOWN — Lt. Col. Samsul Alam of Johnstown has been serving as the Chief Resource Manager of 335th Signal Command since April 11, 2019 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Inherent Resolve. Lt. Col. Alam was the chief Internal Review of 80th Training Command and 100th Training Division prior to this deployment. Previously, he served many critical positions, such as FM SPO for 451 ESC/1st TSC; Deputy G8 of Atlantic Division, Chief Budget Officer of Domestic Operation, and two-time commanding positions, in support of OIF, OEF, OIR, OFS, and OE provided theater-wide financial management support throughout the in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Qatar and Kuwait. Among many accomplishments, Lt. Col. Alam’s efforts allowed a disband unit into an operational unit. Also, he responded many initial calls such as Flight 800 accident in Long Island during 1996, WTC incident, Hurricane Katrina, Wilma, Ulster County Fire, Pope visit, Republican convention, Operation Irene, Operation Sandy and so on.

Lt. Col. Alam was the consummate steward of government resource in a theater of war. His enterprise management of government resources set the gold bar standard and archetypal example of fiscal responsibility and accountability. As a result, he earned another Meritorious Service Medals in May. MSM is one of the highest honors for the military personal and throughout his career, he has received MSM four more times prior to this one. Lt. Col. Alam is decorated with many other medals and awards that includes four Army commendation medals, four Army Achievement Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, two Army Service Ribbons, two Overseas Service Ribbons, two Armed Forces Medal with M Device, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal, two Global War on Terrorism Service Medals, seven New York State Humanitarian Service Medals, three New York State Aid to Civil Authority Medals and many others.

Lt. Col. Alam is an honor graduate of the Adjutant General Officer Basic Course; then he earned the Finance Officer Qualification (36A) and Adjutant General Officer Advanced Course (42B) and Human Resource Management Qualification (43A). He is a graduate of Combined Arms Exercise (CAX), Army Intermediate Level Education (ILE), Army Basic Instructor, Small Group Instructor Certificates, Mission Command Certificate (MC 101). He is a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) and a Certified Defense Auditor (6T). Also, he is a Department of the Army (DA) and New York State Department of Criminal Justice Service’s certified instructor.

Lt. Col. Alam’s civilian education includes a Masters in Higher Educational Administration and BA in Mathematics and Business Administration from the University of Albany, SUNY. He knows how to communicate two additional languages and knows how to write syntax of any spoken languages. Among many of his researches, the Educational Research Information Center has published some of his researches. He is the proud father of a daughter, Madina L. Alam, a clinical psychologist; and a son, Zachairah Alam, a computer programmer/scientist. Most importantly, Lt. Col. Alam was born and raised in Bangladesh.


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