Fort McCoy Garrison Leadership
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Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Reinert assumed the position of Commanding General of the 88th Regional Support Command with headquarters at Fort McCoy, Wis., Dec. 4, 2015. Reinert also serves as Senior Commander, Fort McCoy.
Reinert earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Iowa State University and a Law degree from the University of Iowa. His military education includes the Judge Advocate Basic and Advanced Courses, the Military Judges Course, Contract Attorneys Course, Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army War College, and Capstone.
He received a Reserve Officer Training Corps commission as a Military Intelligence Officer in 1983 and served with the Iowa National Guard's 234th Signal Battalion. In 1986, he transferred to the Judge Advocate General Corps and entered active duty. He was assigned to the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) office at Fort Rucker, Ala., where he served in various assignments. Reinert left active duty in 1990 and began his service in the Army Reserve. He served with 372nd Engineer Group as a SJA; the 19th Theater Army Area Command (CONUS Augmentation) in various legal positions; 649th Area Support Group as Deputy Commander; 3rd Corps Support Command (CONUS Augmentation); and 150th JAG Detachment (LSO) as a Military Judge and Commander.
His assignments as a General Officer include Chief Judge (Individual Mobilization Augmentee) of the Army Court of Criminal Appeals; Commanding General, US Army Reserve Legal Command; Commander NATO Rule of Law Support Mission-Afghanistan/Rule of Law Field Force-Afghanistan; Deputy Commander and Commander of the Combined, Joint InterAgency Task Force 435; and Special Assistant to the Chief of the Army Reserve.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon, and the Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon with numeral eight device. Reinert was awarded the Master Military Justice Practitioner additional skill identifier.
Col. Steven W. Nott assumed duties as Garrison Commander at Fort McCoy Feb. 29, 2012. Immediately prior to this assignment he served as the Military Executive for the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee within the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington D.C.
He earned a bachelor's degree in History from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville; a master's degree in Education from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.; and a master's degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa. His military education includes Ranger School, Airborne School, Air Assault School, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, and the Command and General Staff College.
Nott received his commission as an Infantry Officer in May 1986 and served one year in the Iowa National Guard. He entered active duty in April 1987 and served in Germany with the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment. He next served on the 1st Brigade staff and then Commander of B Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment within the 10th Mountain Division. From 1995 to 1998 he was a Military Science Instructor at Lehigh University Military Science Department. Nott entered the Active Guard Reserve program in 1999 with the 98th Division (Institutional Training) in Rochester, N.Y. In 2003 he was assigned to the 99th Regional Readiness Command in Pittsburgh, Pa., as the Training Officer. In 2005 he was assigned to the 166th Aviation Brigade, Fort Riley, Kan., as the Brigade Executive Officer. From 2007 to 2009 he served as Commander, United States Army Garrison, Fort Devens, Mass. Nott became the Senior Operations Officer within the Office of the Chief Army Reserve Employer Partnership Office, Washington, D.C. in 2010.
Nott deployed to Operations Desert Shield/Storm in Iraq, Hurricane Andrew Relief in Florida, Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, and Operations Restore and Uphold Democracy in Haiti.
His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Bronze Service Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, United Nations Medal (Somalia), Kuwait Liberation Medals, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Valorous Unit Award, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
Lt. Col. James A. Parkinson assumed duties as Garrison Deputy Commander at Fort McCoy Sept. 25, 2015. Immediately prior to this assignment he served as Chief, Plans, Analysis and Integration, 88th Regional Support Command.
He earned an associate's degree in Liberal Arts from Southern Oregon State College, a bachelor's degree in Business from Concordia University and a master's degree in Business Administration from Southwest University. His military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic Course, Transportation Officer Advanced Course, Public Affairs Officer Course, Combined Army Staff Service School, Intermediate Level Education, and Army Force Management School. Parkinson is a first-year student of the United States Army War College.
Parkinson enlisted in 1987 and served as an Aero Scout Observer with the 5th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 12th Aviation Brigade in Wiesbaden, Germany. He received his commission from the Washington state Officer Candidate School in 1991. He served in the Washington National Guard from 1991 to 1995 at Tacoma, Wash., with the 506th Transportation Company (Watercraft) and the 1118th Medium Boat Company. From 1995 to 1997, Parkinson served in the United States Army Reserve with the 185th Medium Boat Company in Tacoma, followed by an assignment with the 70th Regional Readiness Command (RRC) in Seattle. Parkinson entered the Active Guard Reserve program in 1997 as an Operations Training Officer with the 7th Brigade Reserve Officer Training Corps at Fort Lewis, Wash. From 1999 to 2004 he served as the Secretary of the General Staff with the 104th Division (Training), Vancouver, Wash. He was assigned to the 88th RRC at Fort Snelling, Minn., from 2004-2007 as the Detailed Inspector General. From 2008 to 2011, Parkinson served as the Readiness Officer with the Command Readiness Team at Fort Snelling. In 2011 he was reassigned to the Army Reserve Legal Command in Gaithersburg, Md., where he served as the Secretary of the General Staff and Force Integration Officer until 2014.
Parkinson deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and Aircraft Crew Member Badge.
Command Sgt. Maj. DeeAnn K. Dunstan assumed duties as Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McCoy, Wis., Oct. 10, 2013. Immediately prior to this assignment she served as Command Sergeant Major of the 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion (Tactical), Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.
Dunstan earned a master's degree in Sports Management with a concentration in Organizational Management, a bachelor's degree in Sports and Health Sciences with a concentration in Coaching Studies, and an associate degree in Paralegal Studies. Her military education includes the Human Resources Supervisor Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Battalion/Brigade Pre-Command Course, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certification, Emotional Quotient-Inventory Certification, Unit Trainers Course, Company/Detachment Pre-Command Course, Company/Detachment Company Team Leader Course, Supervisory Development Course, United States Army Sergeant's Major Academy Resident Course, Arabic Cultural Awareness Course, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Course, Human Resources Specialist Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Course, First Sergeant Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Advanced NCO Course, Civil Affairs Course, Basic NCO Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, and the Daily Orders, Ledgers, and Finance Systems Operator Course.
Her previous assignments include the Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky.; Leadership Education Division, 2nd Brigade, 70th Training Division, Fort McCoy; 244th Aviation Brigade, Fort Sheridan, Ill.; Human Resources Command, St. Louis, Mo.; Human Resources Command, St. Louis with duty at Fort McCoy; NCO Academy, Fort McCoy; 5th Battalion Civil Affairs/Psychological Operations, 95th Division (Institutional Training), Lubbock, Texas; 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas; 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Operation Joint Guard, Bosnia; 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, Abilene, Texas; Headquarters & Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.; 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, Operation Sea Signal, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio; Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 95th Division, Lubbock; 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio; 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Bragg; Detachment 1, Company F, 149th, Texas Army National Guard; and Company B, Airborne Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga.
Her awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with three Loops, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with one Service Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hourglass and "M" Device with numeral two, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral four, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral three, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Order of Saint Michael Bronze.
Mr. James A. Chen assumed the position of Deputy to the Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McCoy, Wis. Jan. 11, 2016. He served previously as the Deputy Garrison Manager, Baumholder Military Community, U.S. Army Garrison, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
He earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Central Missouri State University, Warrenburg; a master's degree in Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.; and a master's degree in Military Strategic Studies from the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
Chen received his commission as a U.S. Army Transportation Officer in 1978. He served in progressively responsible assignments in the United States, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Kuwait. He completed his military career while serving with the 94th Army Air Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Pacific Command in Hawaii. Chen retired with 29 years of service with the rank of Colonel. He is a Joint Specialty Officer certified with the Department of Defense.
He began his federal civil service career in 2007 as the Deputy Support Operations Officer with the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, 8th U.S. Army in South Korea. His next positions were as Program Manager, BAE Systems, Inc. (A-76 Directorate of Logistics), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and then Deputy to the Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Baumholder, Germany.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army President Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Award, and Commander's Award for Civilian Service.
Chen is a member of the Association of the United States Army.