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Fredrick J. Hannah
Chief of Staff


COL Fredrick J. Hannah is a native of Havana, Florida. He graduated from Stillman College in 1989 with a degree in biology and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry Corps. Upon attaining the rank of captain, he was branch detailed into the Quartermaster Corps.

His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Quartermaster Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, Armed Forces Staff College, Joint Forces Staff College, Army War College, Senior Leadership Seminar, Airborne, Air Assault and Rigger Schools.

COL Hannah is currently serving as Chief of Staff, Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), Ft. Lee, Virginia. His most recent assignment was Director, Installation Logistics Directorate, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. COL Hannah Brigade and Battalion level command assignments includes: Commander, Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES), Mainz Kastel, Germany and Commander, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. He served as commander of the organization for 34 months, including a 12 month deployment to Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom in 2008.

Other key assignments include: United States Army Central (ARCENT), G4 (FWD), Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Joint Staff Officer, Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia; Operations Officer, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Battalion Executive Officer and later Support Operations Officer, 4th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas (deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I); Battalion Executive Officer, 409th Base Support Battalion, 100th Area Support Group, Vilseck, Germany; Observer Controller (OC), Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC), Hohenfels, Germany; Operations Officer, 553rd Corps Support Battalion, 64th Corps Support Group, 13th Corps Support Command, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, 157th Field Service Company, 553rd Corps Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

COL Hannah's first assignment following the Infantry Officer Basic Course was as rifle platoon leader in Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 18th Regiment, 197th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Fort Benning, Georgia, where he deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

COL Hannah's awards and decorations include: The Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 OCL), Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge and Rigger Badge.

 

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