“The journey/ride home will speak to many aspects a soldier faces transitioning from the military from emotional, spiritual, physical, professional and social. I hope to bring light to the struggles Veterans face and let them know there are avenues for help if needed.”
Starting Point: May 10 – Springfield, VA
Ending Point: May 20 – Sanford, FL
Who is CW3 Ronel Leffew?
Chief Warrant Officer Three Ronel P. Leffew Jr. was born in Orlando, Florida and raised in Sanford, Florida. He joined the United States Army in 1996 after graduating from Seminole High School. He has an Associate’s degree in General Studies from American Military University and currently finishing his Bachelor’s in International Relations. His military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, JumpMaster Course, SERE Courses, Ranger Orientation Program, multiple Imagery Intelligence Courses, Military Intelligence Warrant Officer Basic Course, Military Intelligence Warrant Officer Advance Course and the Warrant Officer Staff Course.
Chief Leffew is currently the Liaison/Requirements Officer for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Support Team (NST) to National Security Agency (NSA) and United States Cyber Command. His other assignments include the Geospatial Officer for the 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia. In this assignment he deployed in support of both OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. He served as the Geospatial Officer for 313th MI BN, 82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Chief Leffew transitioned from 313th MI BN to the Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division as 313th was disbanded. He worked as part of the Analysis Control Element (ACE) continuing as the Division Geospatial Officer. He served as part of the humanitarian effort for Hurricane Katrina/Rita while serving in the 82nd ABN Division. Chief Leffew served as the Geospatial Officer for Combined Joint Task Force-82 for OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal with campaign star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with four campaign stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NATO Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Combat Action Badge, Aircrew Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge.
CW3 Leffew’s family include Ronel Leffew Sr. and Cindy Leffew his parents and his sister Courtney Leffew.