Fort McCoy Garrison Leadership

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Senior Commander - MAJOR GENERAL PATRICK J. REINERT

MG REINERT.  Fort McCoy Senior Commander.

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.

Garrison Commander - COLONEL HUI CHAE KIM

COL PINTER. Fort McCoy Garrison Commander

Col. Hui "Chae" Kim assumed duties as Garrison Commander at Fort McCoy May 19, 2018. Immediately prior to this assignment he served as Deputy Commander of the 303d Maneuver Enhancement Brigade with the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Pacific Command, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Kim earned a master's degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Utah, and a master's degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa. His military education includes the Chemical Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Army Force Management Course, Capabilities Development Course, Reserve Component National Security Course, Defense Strategy Course, and the U.S. Army War College.

After enlisting in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1989, he received a commission from Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. Kim served in various locations as Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Operations Officer, Mobilization Officer, and Logistics Officer. He also served as the Total Force Integrator for Operational Strategic Maneuver Support with the Concepts Organization Doctrine Development Division, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Deputy Commander of the 774th Civil Support Team in Kaiserslautern, Germany; and Battalion Commander for the 490th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Battalion, Anniston, Ala. He deployed with the 3d Expeditionary Sustainment Command to Iraq in 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon, Army Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Parachutist Badge, and German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency.

Garrison Deputy Commander - LIEUTENANT COLONEL SHEILA L. COKER

Lt. Col. Coker, Fort McCoy Garrison Deputy Commander.

Lt. Col. Sheila L. Coker assumed duties as Garrison Deputy Commander at Fort McCoy June 18, 2018. Immediately prior to this assignment, she served as the Comptroller, 311th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Resources from Park University, Parkville, Mo., and a Master of Military Art and Science degree from the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Her military education includes Joint and Combined Warfighting School-Hybrid, Reserve Component National Security Course, Command and General Staff College, Financial Management Captains Career Course, Commanders/First Sergeants Course, Army Force Management Course, Finance Officer Basic Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) Course, and Primary Leadership Development Course.

After enlisting into the Active Army in 1990 and attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, Coker was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1999 into the Finance Corps. Throughout her career she served in the Active Army, Army Reserve (Individual Ready Reserve and Troop Program Unit), and now Active Guard and Reserve status. Formerly, she served as the Acting Assistant Chief of Staff to the 9th Mission Support Command Commanding General in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Assignment Officer for Finance and Adjutant General branches at Human Resources Command in Fort Knox, Ky. Other prior assignments include: Budget Officer for the 85th Support Command, Arlington Heights, Ill.; Internal Control Auditor for the Army Reserve Medical Command, Pinellas Park, Fla.; Finance/Budget Officer for the 7th Army Reserve Command, Schwetzingen, Germany; Program Manager for the 90th Regional Support Command; and Assistant S-3 for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Brigade (Training Support), 95th Division (Institutional Training) in North Little Rock, Ark. In her last tour of Active Duty prior to returning to the USAR, she served in various leadership positions with the 39th Finance Battalion, Hanau, Germany, including Battalion Deputy Disbursing Officer, Battalion S-2/3, Detachment Commander, and Internal Control/Quality Assurance Officer In Charge. Coker has multiple deployments to Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

Her awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral two, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Ribbon, NATO (Kosovo), Kuwait Liberation Medal-Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait Liberation Medal-Kuwait.

Garrison Command Sergeant Major - COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR FRANK T. MATHIAS

CSM Mathias.  Fort McCoy Garrison Command Sergeant Major.

Command Sgt. Maj. Frank T. Mathias assumed duties as Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McCoy, Wis., June 27, 2016. Immediately prior to this assignment he served as the Command Sergeant Major at Forces Command-U.S. Army Reserve Command, Special Troops Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Natchitoches, La., and a master’s degree in International Relations from Troy University, Troy, Ala. His military education includes the Infantryman Course, Airborne School, Civil Affairs Course, Warrior Leader Course, Senior Leader Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Course, Advanced Leader NCO Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, and the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Course.

Mathias enlisted in the U.S. Army March 1987. He joined the U.S. Army Reserve in 1994, then entered the Active Guard Reserve program in 2003. He has been assigned to or supported the 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; the Joint Regional Training Center, Fort Polk, La.; XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division, the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, 3rd Special Forces Group, and the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, all at Fort Bragg, N.C.

He deployed to Iraq (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm), Bosnia-Herzegovina (Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Forge), Yemen, and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom).

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two 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 Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device and numeral three, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral four, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, NATO Medal with Bronze Service Star, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Kuwait Liberation Medal-Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Liberation Medal-Government of Kuwait, Australian Parachutist Badge, British Parachutist Badge, German Parachutist Badge, Irish Parachutist Badge, Dutch Parachutist Badge, and New Zealand Parachutist Badge.

Deputy to the Garrison Commander - MR. JAMES A. CHEN

Mr. James A. Chen, Fort McCoy Deputy to the Garrison Commander

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.

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