CPT Absalon earned his commission from the United States Military Academy in 2007. Following completion of the Armor Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Knox, KY, he was assigned to 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division in Fort Richardson, Alaska. CPT Absalon’s assignments include Scout Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, A Troop, 1st Regiment, 40th Squadron (ABN); Future Operations Planner and Aide-de-Camp, 1st Cavalry Division; and Commander, C Company and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment.
CPT Absalon’s operational deployments include Operation Enduring Freedom in 2009-2010 and 2011-2012.
His military education includes Airborne School, Scout Leader Course, Cavalry Leader Course, and Maneuver Captains' Career Course.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, and the Combat Action Badge, and Order of St. George.