Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ 9am
Lead Forward Leadership Development
A CRESTCOM Franchise
Robert M. (Bo) Balcavage is the president of Lead Forward Leadership Development, a Crestcom franchise that he and (wife) Kim Balcavage began in Maine, in the Fall of 2017.
Robert M. (Bo) Balcavage grew up in Pennsylvania and enlisted in the United States Army after high school graduation in 1983. He was assigned as a forward observer in the 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, California. After graduation from the United States Military Academy Preparatory School and United States Military Academy, he was commissioned as an Infantry Lieutenant in 1989. He served as an Infantry Officer in Armored, Light, Airborne, and Ranger units. Bo deployed to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to peacekeeping missions to The Sinai and Kosovo. He culminated his military career as the Chief of Staff of The U.S. Army War College, in the rank of Colonel, before retiring from the Army in September 2017.
His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Expert and Combat Infantryman Badges, Master Parachutist Badge, Jordanian Parachutist Badge, and Ranger Tab.
Bo holds a Bachelor’s degree from West Point, and Masters degrees from Central Michigan University and The U.S. Army War College.
Bo is married to the former Kimberley Ann McNair of Lehighton, Pennsylvania; they have been married for 27+ years. Their son, Jared is a senior at the University of Denver and daughter Kaleigh is a freshman at Georgia Southern University.
Bo and Kim are avid cyclists, hikers, skiers/snowboarders, and outdoor enthusiasts. Bo enjoys hunting with his kids and family get-togethers with his extended family.