Colonel Hodder retired from active duty on 1 July 1992 culminating a 30 year career. He graduated from the ROTC program at the University of Dayton. He also holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Alabama. He is a graduate of the Navy War College.
Colonel Hodder served in a variety of key assignments throughout his career. His key command assignments include Commander, United States Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center, Natick, Massachusetts; Commander, United States Army Research, Development, & Standardization Group, United Kingdom; Battalion Commander, 197th Support Battalion, 197th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Fort Benning, Georgia.
His key staff assignments include Chief Foreign Military Sales, Lance Missile System Project Office, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama; Assistant Professor Military Science and Quartermaster Branch Chief, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Colonel Hodder is authorized to wear the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Vietnamese Honor Medal, and the General KL Hasting Award. Colonel Hodder is a Charter Member of the Army Acquisition Corps, a Distinguished Member of the Quartermaster Corps, and a recipient of the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin. He received the Military Officer’s Association of America, Chairman’s Award, and the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteers (the highest award).