Biography

SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES

George Mason University – BA – Sociology

United States Army War College – MSS – Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED

Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses

United States Army Command and General Staff College

United States Army War College

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) None recorded

PROMOTIONS   DATE OF APPOINTMENT

2LT         20 Dec 83

1LT         23 Nov 85

CPT        1 Oct 88

MAJ       1 May 95

LTC         1 Jun 99

COL        1 Mar 05

BG          3 Aug 11

MG        25 Jun 14

ASSIGNMENTS

Mar 14 - Jan  16          
Commanding General, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan

Jul 13 - Feb 14        
Senior Commander for Fort Carson, Fort Carson, Colorado

Jun 13 - Jun  13 
Deputy Commanding General, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado

Sep 11 - May 13          
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, United States Army Europe, Germany

Jun 10 - Sep 11          
Commander, Joint Task Force-North, United States Northern Command, Fort Bliss, Texas

Apr 09 - Jun 10          
Director, Advanced Joint Warfighter Program, Institute for Defense Analysis, Alexandria, Virginia

Aug 06 - Apr 09          
Commander, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq

Feb 05 - Feb 06          
Special Assistant to the Director, Officer Personnel Management Directorate, United States Army Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Virginia

Jul 04 - Feb 05         
Deputy, Human Factors Division, Disabled Soldier Support System, Alexandria, Virginia

Jul 03 - Jun 04          
Student, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

Jul 02 - Jun 03          
Senior Task Force Observer/Controller, Operations Group, Combat Maneuver Training Center, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq

Apr 00 - Jun 02          
Commander, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany

Jun 98 - Jan 00          
Department of the Army Blackbook Manager, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army, Washington, DC

Jun 96 - Apr 98          
Operations Officer (S-3), later Executive Officer, 2d Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado

Jul 95 - Jun 96          
Student, United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Jun 92 - Jul 95          
Personnel Assignment Officer, Armor Branch, United States Total Army Personnel Command, Alexandria, Virginia

Dec 89 - Mar 92          
Provisional Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, later Commander, B Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas and OPERATION DESERT STORM, Saudi Arabia

Jun 88 - Dec 89         
S-1, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas

Dec 87 - Jun 88          
Student, Armor Officer Advanced Course, United States Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky

Oct 84 - Dec 87          
Platoon Leader, B Company, later Scout Platoon Leader, later Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, later Maintenance Officer, 2d Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS                      

Commander, Joint Task Force-North, United States Northern Command, Fort Bliss, Texas                           
Jun 10 - Sep 11          
Colonel/Brigadier General

Director, Advanced Joint Warfighter Program, Institute for Defense Analysis, Alexandria, Virginia                            
Apr 09 - Jun 10          
Colonel

Commander, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq                
Nov 07 - Jan 09 
Colonel

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS                    

Commander, Regional Command South, International Security Assistance Force, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan                               
Jun 14 - Oct 14  
Brigadier General

Commander, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq                
Nov 07 - Jan 09 
Colonel

Senior Task Force Observer/Controller, Operations Group, Combat Maneuver Training Center, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq                   
Feb 03 - Apr 03 
Lieutenant Colonel

Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, OPERATION DESERT STORM, Saudi Arabia                     
Dec 90 - May 91
Captain

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES

Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)

Silver Star

Defense Superior Service Medal

Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Bronze Star Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)

Combat Action Badge

Army Aviation Badge

Army Staff Identification Badge