Commander, US Navy
Class of 1992
Commander Holman Agard is a native of Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated East Kentwood High School in June of 1992 and enlisted in the Navy as an Engineman that same month.
He later was selected for the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program in 1995. He subsequently earned his commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program at Southern University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, he holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Webster University.
CDR Agard reported for his initial sea assignments aboard USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58) as the Strike Officer and Training Officer. He completed his follow-on afloat department head tours as the Operations Officer aboard USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG 81) and USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56). His most recent afloat tour was as the Executive Officer and Commanding Officer aboard USS HOPPER (DDG 70).
He has deployed to the 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet Operating Areas in support of several operations to include ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and NEW DAWN. While ashore, CDR Agard also completed two individual deployments in support of the Joint Special Operations Command within the Central Command Operating Area.
Ashore, his assignments include: Training Liaison Officer at Afloat Training Group (ATG) Mayport, Florida; Operations Officer at ATG Norfolk; Information Operations Planner at the Joint Information Operations Warfare Center. He most recently completed an assignment as the Executive Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Combined Maritime Force Commander headquartered in Manama, Bahrain. He is currently an Academic Fellow at The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. A life long learner and forever a Falcon please join me in wecloming Commander Holman, a 2022 OAKS recipient.
Agard is entitled to wear the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (2x), as well as several other personal, unit and campaign awards.