Lieutenant Colonel Laura Fryar
LTC Laura Fryar currently serves as the Professor of Military Science for Auburn University Army ROTC program in Auburn, AL. She was commissioned into Army Aviation in 2005 after graduating from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from Liberty University.
LTC Fryar’s primary aircraft is the AH-64D Apache. Additionally, she has served as a Platoon Leader with 4-2 ARB Camp Humphreys, South Korea; a Company Commander with 2-159th ARB Illesheim, Germany; an Aviation Assignments Officer at the Human Resources Command Ft. Knox, KY; an Instructor at the Aviation Center of Excellence; the Battalion Operations Officer and Battalion Executive Offer with 4-2 ARB Camp Humphreys, South Korea; the Brigade Operations Officer with 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Camp Humphreys, South Korea; and as a USNORTHCOM J33 Current Operations Action Officer.
LTC Fryar’s deployments include an Aviation Maintenance Company Commander with D/2-159th ARB to Ballad and Mosul, Iraq, supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, and as an Attack Line Company Commander with C/2-159th ARB to Sharana, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, and Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Additionally, she has earned the Combat Action Badge, Senior Aviator Badge, and Gold German Proficiency Badge. She graduated from the Aviation Officer Basic Course, Aviation Captain’s Career Course, AH-64D Maintenance Test Pilot Course, Joint Firepower Course, and Command and General Staff College.
She is married to Lt Col Timothy Fryar, Air Force Civil Engineer. Together they have two children - Patton, age 3, and Jackson, age 1.