Brigadier General Osborne completed 38 years in the military and retired in October
2012. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Signal Corp, after
graduating from the ETSU ROTC program in June 1974. His last assignment was a “Dual
Hat” position as Assistant Adjutant General of the TN Army National Guard and Deputy
Commander of US Army Africa, in Vicenza, Italy.
Brigadier General Osborne held numerous Command and Staff positions during his career
in the Tennessee Army National Guard to include the Director, Joint Staff; Director
of the Maintenance Program; Commander, Support Squadron 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment
in Knoxville; and S-2/3 as a Captain in the 176th Maintenance Battalion in Johnson
As a Lieutenant, he was assigned as Maintenance Control Officer of the 647th Maintenance
Co, 169th Maintenance BN, Ft Hood, TX.
Brigadier General Osborne received a Master of Science degree from the University
of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Masters of Strategic Studies degree from The US Army
War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA. He is a graduate of Sullivan Central High School
in Blountville, TN.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, Army Meritorious Service Medals, and Army