Sgt. Jerome M. DeBarge, The Real McCoy Contributor
guests and Soldiers at Fort McCoy will welcome incoming 181st Infantry
Brigade Commander Col. Michael A. Todd during a Change of Command at 1
p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 at the Rumpel Fitness Center. Farewells to
outgoing Commander Col. Jeffrey J. Kulp will be addressed by attending
Col. Michael A. Todd and his
family are ready for his upcoming tour of duty as commander of
the 181st Infantry Brigade at Fort McCoy. (Photo
by Master Sgt. Jerome M. DeBarge)
accomplishments and qualifications provide more than adequate
credentials to support his training goals and visions for the brigade.
educational background includes a bachelorís of science degree in
Military History from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He
furthered his education by receiving a Master of Arts Degree in Near
Eastern Studies from Princeton University and a Master of Arts in
National Security Studies from the Naval War College.
brings a wealth of training knowledge to the brigade. Todd has served
as aide-de-camp for the 8th Infantry Division Commander for Maneuver
and as the commander for Headquarters and Headquarters Company,
Baumholder Military Community, Germany. He was the first American
officer to graduate from the Kuwait Command and General Staff College.
He has worked as a liaison officer to the Kuwait Joint Operations
Center during Operation Desert Fox. He also has served as aide-de-camp
for the Commander of Coalition Forces and Component Command and 3rd
Army (ARCENT) during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
served as an operations officer for the U.S. Army Inspector General
Agency at the Pentagon during which he was attached to serve as the
deputy operations officer for 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized)
during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
command, he served as the director of training for the Joint
Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany and was
dual-hatted as the deputy director of training for U.S. Army, Europe.
He then deployed to Iraq at the commencement of the surge in 2007 to
establish the Baghdad Operations Command (Iraqi) Advisory Team as the
deputy team chief.
Todd brings combat experience and is a veteran of the Global War on
Terror. He was assigned numerous high profile positions supporting the
war efforts in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Todd, along with his family,
looks forward to his new command assignment to Headquarters Company,
181st Infantry Brigade.
the outgoing 181st Infantry Brigade Commander, is appreciated for his
training contributions preparing mobilizing units for combat
operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
the Public Affairs Office Noncommissioned Officer in Charge for the
181st Infantry Brigade at Fort McCoy.)