| MAJ Darryl W. Lyon was born in Erie , Pennsylvania . He is a 1985 graduate of CCHS,a 1989 graduate from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and a minor in Business. He is a 1995 graduate of the University of Maine with a Master of Arts Degree in Communication. He is currently enrolled in Husson College ’s Master of Science in Business program.
MAJ Lyon enlisted as a naval cryptologist in 1989. He was a member of a no-notice eleven man cryptologic team stationed in Winter Harbor , ME. After his initial tour, he enlisted as a Combat Medic in the Maine Army National Guard’s B/3-172nd IN (MTN). After graduating as the distinguished honor graduate from Maine ’s Officer Candidate School , MAJ Lyon served as a Platoon Leader for Bravo Company. He was then selected to help stand up Maine ’s elite 11th Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction) as the Operations Officer. He was promoted to Deputy Commander of the team. Following that assignment, he took command of B/3-172nd Infantry (Mountain) in October 2004. He deployed the company to Tallil , Iraq from January 2006 to March 2007 as the commander. Upon his change of command in September 2007, MAJ Lyon was assigned as the University of Maine ’s ROTC department’s Enrollment Officer.
MAJ Lyon’s awards include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), the Naval Good Conduct Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Ribbon (with Gold Star), the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal. He is an inducted member of the Infantry’s Order of St. Maurice.
MAJ Lyon lives with his wife and three children in Bangor , Maine . He is the past president of the Bangor Lions Club, a founding officer of the COL Lewis Millett Chapter of Maine’s National Infantry Association; a member of St Andrew’s Lodge, the Anah Temple Shrine and volunteers his time as a coach for Bangor Youth Football.