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LTC Victor Trujillo II

Lieutenant Colonel Victor Trujillo II graduated from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point in 2000 and was
commissioned as an Engineer Officer. After graduating from the Engineer Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to the 299
Engineer Battalion, 1 Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), 4 Infantry Division (Mechanized), at Fort Hood, Texas where he served as a Mechanized Combat Engineer Platoon Leader and deployed as an Engineer Scout Platoon Leader and Battalion Adjutant in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Following graduation from the Infantry Captain CareerCourse in 2004, he was assigned to the 20 Engineer Brigade and served as a Plans Officer in the 18 Airborne Corps, Staff Engineer Section (CSES). During this period, he deployed to Iraq and served as the Executive Officer of Multi-National Corps – Iraq C7. Upon his return to Fort Bragg, he served as the 30 Engineer Battalion (TOPO) Assistant S3 before taking command of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 30 Engineer Battalion.

As a Major, he served as an Assistant Professor/Instructor at USMA in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Following this assignment, he immediately served as the Battalion S3 and Battalion Executive Officer for the 1 Engineer Battalion, 555 Engineer Brigade at Fort Riley, Kansas. He also served as the Assistant Brigade Engineer and then the Battalion Executive Officer for the 82 Engineer Battalion, 2 Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1 Infantry Division. LTC Trujillo completed Command and General Staff College and served as the J3 Chief of Deployment at NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Turkey in Istanbul, Turkey.

His last operational assignment, prior to returning for a second tour as an Assistant Professor, was Battalion Commander of a 1-410 Brigade Engineer Battalion at Fort Knox, Kentucky. His research interests include edge computing, machine/deep learning, high energy laser propagation, and military applications.

LTC Trujillo earned a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research from the U.S. Military Academy. He also holds a Master of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from Georgetown University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Science at the College of William & Mary.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, two Distinguished Meritorious Service Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, Master Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

He is married to Army Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Elizabeth Mason and they have a thirteen year-old son, Victor III.