Stuart Toney, Simulations & Training Category Manager at ADS, Inc., continued an impressive family legacy of service when he joined the Army after high school in 1997. One of his great grandfathers served in the Army in World War I, while one of his grandfathers served in the Army Air Corps in World War II and his other grandfather served in the Marines during the Korean War. His uncles, sister and cousins have also served in the military.
Stuart was an Active Duty soldier for twenty years, and during his time in the Army he advanced quickly through the ranks due to his willingness to serve, desire to learn and ability to lead. He consistently demonstrated his commitment to stay involved in boards, civilian and military education and was ready to take on every challenge he could. Stuart is a very proud Paratrooper, having served 12 of his 20 years on active Airborne status.
Beginning his service as a gunner, drive and patrolman, Stuart deployed multiple times during his service – to Saudi Arabia in 1998, Kosovo in 2001, to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2003 and spent a total of 29 months deployed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Squad Leader with “The Mighty” 118th MP CO (Airborne).