Major Tadd Lahnert is a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated with a BS in Management from the United States Air Force Academy in 2008, and immediately cross-commissioned into the U.S. Army as an Infantry officer.
Tadd served with 3-187 IN, 3rd BDE, 101st ABN (AASLT) as a platoon leader and battalion supply officer from 2009-2011, including one deployment to Afghanistan. From 2012-2014 he was assigned to 1-24 IN, 1st SBCT, 25th ID at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and served as an assistant S-3 and rifle company commander. He served with 2/75 Ranger Regiment, at JBLM, WA from 2014-2018, where he was a battalion training officer, rifle company commander, and deployed twice to Afghanistan. He attended the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University as a Downing Scholar and graduated in 2020 with an MPP. Currently, he is a field grade officer in the 173d Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy.
Major Lahnert is a graduate of IOBC, MCCC, CGSOC, Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, and various other military schools. He is a Senior rated parachutist and a 2017 recipient of the McArthur Leadership Award.
Tadd is married to Sarah, a physicians assistant from Bethpage, Tennessee. They have three children, Finn (4), Ella (2), and Lincoln (6 months).