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Darrell's Bio:

Congrats to our 40 Under Forty Cohort Deux honoree Captain Darrell S. Dudley-Govan of the United States Army – from the All-American City of Lumberton, North Carolina.

​He earned a Bachelor of Science (2010) in Rehabilitation Counseling and Disabilities at Southern University and continued advanced studies at the University of Maryland University College at Adelphi, Maryland earning a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resources (2014) and continued with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (2018). Because of his love for education, Darrell is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in the field of education with emphasis on higher education in leadership and management.

For the past 20+ years (and still going), CPT Dudley-Govan has gone beyond the call of duty while serving as enlisted soldier and officer in the United States Army. Excelling in several positions such as: Unit Supply Specialist in Bamberg, Germany (1999), Convoy Commander/Executive Officer in Afghanistan (2012) and Company Commander in Fort Lee, Virginia (2017) just to name a few. Currently, CPT “D-G” (affectionately called by his soldiers) serves as Force Structure/Command Manager at the Headquarters, Department of the Army (Pentagon) in, Washington, DC. As a Command Manager for the Deputy Chief of Staff, Director of Force Management, CPT D-G ensures that organizational structure supports the Army and Joint warfighting concepts, doctrine, and requirements. He provides analyses on generating force manpower and equipment requirements for six (6) Army Commands.

During his time at Southern, he worked in numerous organizations such as SGA Senior Class President (2008-2009), President for the SU Student Alumni and the SU Student Ambassadors (2006-2008), Men’s Federation Vice President (2007-2008), SU Rehab Association, and SU ROTC.

Darrell is a member the Southern University Alumni Federation Washington DC Chapter. He also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

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