Brigadier General Cindy H. Haygood
Brigadier General Cindy Haygood received her commission from the Louisiana Army National Guard, Officer Candidate School in 1994 as the Distinguished Honor Graduate.
Her first assignment was with Headquarters Support Company of the 769th Engineer Battalion in Baton Rouge, LA as the Direct Support Maintenance Platoon Leader. She later served as an Engineering Platoon Leader, Construction Officer, and Company Commander of Co C, 769th Engineer Battalion in Gonzales, LA.
In 2002 she assumed command of Co B, 769th Engineer Battalion in Marksville, LA. After leaving company command, BG Haygood served as the Engineer Equipment Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 769th Engineer Battalion in Baton Rouge, LA. She then served as the Battalion Executive Officer beginning in 2003. In 2007, BG Haygood mobilized with the 769th Engineer Battalion to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Battalion Executive Officer. Following her deployment she assumed command of the 769th Engineer Battalion in 2008.
Following command of the 769th Engineer Battalion, BG Haygood served as the Brigade Executive Officer of the 225th Engineer Brigade out of Pineville, LA. In 2012 BG Haygood assumed command of the 139th Support Group (RSG) out of New Orleans, LA. BG Haygood assumed command of the 225th Engineer Brigade on 4 June 2016. In February 2019, BG Haygood mobilized to Kuwait to serve as the Theater Engineer Brigade Commander in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Freedom Sentinel and Operation Spartan Shield.
Following command of the 225th Engineer Brigade, BG Haygood assumed the role as Assistant Adjutant General – Army out of Jackson Barracks New Orleans, Louisiana
BG Haygood is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Intermediate Level Education Course, Advanced Operations Course, and Senior Service College.
Her awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit with 1 Oak Leaf cluster, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf clusters, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Medal 1 Bronze Service Star, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hourglass and Mobilization Devices, the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral “2”, and the Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon with Numeral “3” device.
BG Haygood and her husband, Bill Haygood reside in Gonzales, LA and have two children, Madeline and Lauren.
(Current as of July 2020)