Degrees and Certifications:
LTC Buek received his undergraduate degree in Business from North Georgia College in Dahlonega, GA. He is also a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course, Armor Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Intermediate Level Education (ILE) Course, Senior Officer Transportation Qualification Course, Reserve Component Theater Sustainment Course and the Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Level II Course.
His past assignments include Platoon Leader and Executive Officer of B/1-108th AR, 48th IN BDE(M); Support Platoon Leader, HHC/1-108th AR, 48th IN BDE(M); Commander, A/1-108th AR, 48th IN BDE(M); S3A, HHC/1-108th AR, 48th IN BDE(M); S3A, HHC 1/121 IN, 48th IN BDE(M); Commander, HHC/1-108th AR, 48th IN BDE(M); S4, HHC/1-108th AR, 48th IN BDE(M); Asst Ops Officer, 122nd ROC; Deputy State Training Officer, JFHQ-GA; Executive Officer, 48th BSTB, 48th IN BDE(M); S3, 201st RSG; Executive Officer, 78th Troop Command, Commander, 110th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion.
LTC Buek’s Awards include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ campaign star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal(w/ Campaign Star), Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (1OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal(w/ M3 device and Silver Hourglass), Army Service Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge and the Basic Parachutist Badge.
LTC Buek is married to the former Melissa Troutman of Chattanooga, TN. They currently reside in Acworth, GA and have 2 girls, Grace (10) and Emma (8).