Brigadier General Donald C. Bolduc served as the Deputy Director for Operations, United States Africa Command, since August, 2013. A native of Laconia, New Hampshire, Brigadier General Bolduc earned his ROTC commission in 1989, graduating from Salem State College, New Hampshire. Brigadier General Bolduc has commanded at multiple levels. Those commands include: Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command, Afghanistan; Combined Joint Special Operation Task Force - Afghanistan; 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Afghanistan; C Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne); and HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Brigadier General Bolduc's Army and Joint experiences include: Assistant Deputy Director for Special Operations, J-37, Joint Staff, Pentagon; Deputy Acquisition Officer, United States Army Special Operations Command; Executive Officer to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Aide-de-Camp, Secretary of the Army; Joint Policy Officer, U.S. Total Army Personnel Command; Assistant Operations Officer, 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Command; and Chemical Officer, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division.
Brigadier General Bolduc's combat experience is extensive and includes six deployments to Afghanistan for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM between 2001 and 2013; two deployments to Kuwait for Operation DESERT SPRING and VIGILANT WARRIOR in 2002 and 1995; and one deployment to Iraq for Operation DESERT STORM in 1991.
Brigadier General Bolduc holds a Master of Science in Security Technologies from the United States Army War College. Brigadier General Bolduc's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device, Purple Heart, numerous foreign awards, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Special Forces Tab, and Ranger Tab.
He is married to the former Sharon M. Whitman, from Lynn Massachusetts and they have three children: Joshua, Matthew, and Zachary.