Len E. Blaylock III was born in Clarksville, Arkansas in 1974 to Len, Jr. and Nancy Blaylock. Len was raised in Perry County. During his youth he worked mostly as farm labor, but his work experience also included sales, food service, and rodman for a civil engineer. He joined the National Guard in his Junior year at Perryville High School. He later participated in ROTC at the University of Central Arkansas until 1996 when he joined the Active Army.
Len served over 24 years in the Army, during which he served in the enlisted ranks and as an officer. His significant leadership positions include drill sergeant duty and platoon leader; Len’s combat experience includes service as a Squad Leader in Iraq (2003-2004) and an Infantry Company Commander in Afghanistan (2011-2012). His final assignment brought him to UAPB and UAM where he taught ROTC as (Assistant) Professor of Military Science and he retired in 2016.
Since retirement from the Army, Len taught Junior ROTC at Warren High School and now works as the executive director of the Bradley County Economic Development Corporation. Len has been involved in service through local organizations and personal endeavors and is a fellow of the Delta Leadership Institute’s Executive Academy; he recently graduated with a Master in Public Administration from the University of Louisiana, Monroe. His education includes an Associate of Applied Science from Central Texas College and a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies from Liberty University.
Len and his wife, Heather, have been married for 22 years and together they have five children, three are natural born, and the younger two were adopted from China. They also have three grandchildren. They are members of Immanuel Baptist Church in Warren, where Len serves as a deacon.