About Linden Accurso
LINDEN ACCURSO is a native Iowan. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Accounting from Armstrong State College, Savannah, Georgia. Additionally, he earned a Master's degree in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University.
In 1965 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1966. In 1972 he left active duty but continued his military career in the U.S. Army Reserves and the National Guard. He has served in many leadership positions as a Special Forces Officer, Master Army Aviator, Battery Commander, Military Intelligence Detachment Commander and Medical Battalion Commander.
He served two tours in Vietnam and was called to active duty during Operation Desert Shield/Storm where he accompanied his Medical Battalion to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as the Battalion Commander. His last assignment was the Assistant Chief of Staff Comptroller with the 143rd Transportation Command, Orlando, Florida. In September 1997 he retired from the Army Reserve as a Colonel with 32 1/2 years of service. Among his many awards for his military service are two Bronze Stars and the Legion of Merit. On May 8th 2009 he was inducted into the Field Artillery OCS Hall of Fame.
In 1977 he was appointed to Federal Civil Service as a Budget Counselor for the U.S. Army Community Services, Fort Stewart, Georgia. In 1979 he became an Operating Accountant with the Ft. Stewart Finance and Accounting Office and in 1981 was assigned to the Corps of Engineers, Savannah, Georgia as a Supervisory Operating Accountant. He returned to Ft. Stewart as the Chief of the Accounting Branch, Supervisory Operating Accountant in 1983. In 1987 while still at Ft. Stewart he became the Deputy Finance and Accounting Officer. In 1995 he was selected as the Deputy Director of Finance, Defense Finance and Accounting Service - Orlando Operating Location, Orlando, Florida. Among his many awards for his federal civilian service are two Army Civilian Commander's Awards and he is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).
In May 1979 he became a Certified Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Facilitator with the United States Army Center for Army Leadership and conducted comprehensive 40-hour programs in leadership and management training for more than 250 students at Fort Stewart Georgia, Orlando Florida, and Washington DC.
Since his retirement in December 1999, he has served as the Director of Finance and Accounting for Senior Citizens, Inc. Savannah, Georgia until October 2001. In January 2002 he became a facilitator/Instructor for the USDA Graduate School. In 2008 he was awarded a "Faculty Excellence Award" from the Graduate School, USDA.
He is a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, Association of Government Accountants, Association of the United States Army, The Reserve Officers Association, United States Army and Finance Corps and Vietnam Helicopters Pilot Association.
He and his wife, Pat, have three children, and two grandchildren.