CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, Ga., June 14, 2017 – Col. Timothy A. Bumann, State Anti-Terrorism Officer and longtime member of the Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF), passed away in April of 2017. In honor of his outstanding service, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) has created the Col. Timothy A. Bumann Honor Graduate Award for the Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC). This recognition is given to the BOLC graduate with the highest academic achievement in each cycle.
Col. Bumann, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, served in a variety of roles in the GSDF, including commander of the 57th Schools and Training Battalion, predecessor of TRADOC. Col. Bumann’s served as the Anti-Terrorism Officer at Headquarters for both the GSDF and Georgia National Guard. Prior to his time at Headquarters, Col. Bumann served in the 911th Support Battalion in the Force Protection unit.
His leadership in the 57th Schools and Training Battalion revitalized the GSDF’s Officer Candidate School (OCS). Col. Bumann served as OCS Commandant for several years and also managed the GSDF Professional Military Education program.
Col. Dennis Watts, Commander of TRADOC, said, “I had the privilege of working with Col. Bumann for many years, and he brought only the highest level of professionalism and commitment to everything he did. He set the standard for OCS, and we are happy to recognize him through naming this award in his honor.”
Col. Bumann’s widow, Ms. Karan Bumann, added, “Tim loved serving and he would beam with pride about this accolade. Thank you for honoring him and keeping him alive in everyone’s thoughts.”