Lt. Col. Edward Lynch retires after 28 years of Army service

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:45

    Warwick — Lt. Colonel Edward M. Lynch of Warwick was honored July 9 at a retirement party at West Point. He had served a combined 28 years on active duty and with the U.S. Army Reserve. Prior to his retirement, Lynch had been serving as Army Reserve Brigade Deputy Commander of the 3rd Brigade (civil affairs/military support operations), 100th Division (operational support), U.S. Army Reserve in the Bronx. Before that assignment, Lynch served as Brigade S-3 (operations-training) Officer and held a four-year assignment as Battalion Commander of its engineer training unit, located at Stewart Army Subpost in New Windsor. He holds an engineering degree from Lehigh University (distinguished with a four-year Army ROTC scholarship), a masters in business administration (with a concentration in finance) from Fordham University and is a certified accredited asset management specialist. During his military service, he also completed the engineer officer basic and advanced courses and Army command and general staff college. Upon his retirement, for his distinguished service, Lynch was awarded the U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, with third Oak Leaf Cluster. In his civilian profession, Lynch is a licensed registered financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments. In 2003, he established and now manages Edward Jones' Warwick branch. He has held key leadership positions within the New York/Connecticut region at Edward Jones as well. His responsibilities include recruiting and training new financial advisors. Lynch is also an active member of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club and held a three-year term as its vice president. He is also very active in the community as a board member for Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center, a member of Warwick Valley Chamber and a parishioner at St. Stephens/St. Edwards Church in Warwick.