Major Basil W. Atwood Jr.



Assigned as Senior Army Instructor for Lamar Army JROTC Battalion since the organization's inception in 1995. Commisioned as a Second Lieutenant after graduating from Presbyterian College with a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies.  Served in a wide variety of Infantry Branch assignments worldwide throughout military career. Airborne, Air Assault and Ranger qualified. Graduate of Command and General Staff College and multiple Infantry Officer Schools and has held numerous command and staff assignments throughout military career. Served as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Mississippi in a Senior ROTC Program and is a veteran of Desert Shield/Storm. Married, 2 children and resides in Forence, SC.