CPT Rodney Lehl

Name: Rodney Lehl
Ordnance Corps
Current Duty Station:
I completed my undergraduate degree at U.W. Oshkosh in June of 1987. I began my service on Active Duty in November of 1987 by attending the OD Officer Basic Course. While on Active Duty, I was assigned to the 87th Maintenance Battalion, 7th Support Group, 2nd COSCOM and stationed in Wertheim, Germany. I served with the unit from June, 1988 – August, 1991 as the Battalion S-1 and MATO Staff Maintenance Officer. I also served in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait during Operation Desert Shield/Storm December, 1990 – May,1991. Left active service in August of 1991 as an O-3.

I started my law enforcement career in March of 1992 with the Hartford Police Department in Southeastern Wisconsin and have just started my 20th year with the agency. I started as a patrol officer on 3rd shift and currently work as the Operations Lieutenant, commanding the patrol division. I am working toward a Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree through U.W. Oshkosh and hope to complete the program by December, 2012.

I have been married for 25 years to my wife Mary and we have lived in Hartford since 1992. We have two daughters, Katie (22) and Megan (18). Both are students at U.W. Oshkosh. I enjoy playing golf as often as possible, spending time on our deck during the warm weather months, walking our dog, and spending as much time as possible with family and friends.

To all of the cadets out there … enjoy this time and the time to follow. Friendships made in the military are some of the strongest bonds you will ever have – never take that for granted.