Lieutenant Colonel Julian H. Bond was born in Berkeley, California; he holds a bachelor’s degree from Knox College in sociology/anthropology and a master’s degree from Trident University International (TUI) in emergency disaster management. He is a full time active duty member of the Army National Guard (California) and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps in 1991. He currently serves as an Army Fellow as a member of the U.S. Army War College and attends the Bush School of Government and Public Service’s Scowcroft Institute at Texas A&M University.
Upon commissioning, Lieutenant Colonel Bond served as a Platoon Leader in the 319th Signal Battalion. He subsequently served as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the 137th Field Service Company to include multiple deployments to Korea. In 1995 LTC Bond transferred to the 91st Training Division (Exercise) and served as an Observer Controller. In 1996, he left the United States Army Reserves and entered the California Army National Guard to serve in a full time status as the Training Officer for the 40th Forward Support Battalion. In 1997 he was selected for Company Command of Company A (Supply), 40th Forward Support Battalion. He was transferred in 1998 and selected for Company Command of Company A (Supply), 340th Forward Support Battalion. In 1999 he was assigned to the Recruiting and Retention Command, serving as a Company Commander in San Francisco, California. He was later transferred in 2001 to the 746th Quartermaster Battalion (Petroleum Supply) where he served as the Operations and Training Officer (S3). From there he was transferred to Executive Officer (XO), 185th Quartermaster Battalion (Petroleum Supply).
In 2005 Lieutenant Colonel Bond was assigned to the 756th Transportation Company as the Company Commander in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF 05-07). He next served as the Battalion Executive Officer for the 746th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. There he was the lead for the unit’s planned involvement in the National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP) with Ukraine. LTC Bond assumed command of the 40th Brigade Support Battalion (Superchargers) in May 2009 to July 2012, during his command the battalion executed a National Training Center Decisive Action rotation, Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) missions and National Guard SPP events with Nigeria. In 2012 LTC Bond was assigned as the Chief of Sustainment, 40th Infantry Division serving until being reassigned to the United States Army War College.
His military education includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Petroleum Officer Course, Quartermaster Officer Advance Course, Combine Arms and Staff Service School, Command and General Staff College, RC National Security Course, Civil Defense Officer Qualification, Air Assault and Airborne School.
Lieutenant Colonel Bond’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal w/Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.
Lieutenant Colonel Bond is married to the former Charmaine Rainey. They have four children, Alexis, Adam, Christian and Jax.