Ms. Kathleen (Kathy) Gavle
Ms. Gavle is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, where she was commissioned in Military Intelligence upon graduation in 1986. Her initial assignment was to the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade at Fort Meade, Maryland from 1987 to 1989, where she served as the Executive Officer for A Company, 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion and as Assistant Team Chief, Army Technical Control and Analysis Element (ATCAE).
Ms. Gavle then served in the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea from 1989 to 1990 as Chief, All Source Production Section, G2 and as Platoon Leader, A Company, 102nd Military Intelligence Battalion. Following graduation from the Post Graduate Intelligence Program, Ms. Gavle returned to Korea and the 2nd Infantry Division from 1992 to 1995. She served as Assistant S3 and as Battalion S4 for the 102nd Military Intelligence Battalion and then commanded B Company.
From Korea, Ms. Gavle served as a Division Plans Officer; as Operations Group S2; and as a Battalion Task Force S2 Observer/Controller at the Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC), Hohenfels, Germany.
In 2000, Ms. Gavle joined the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. During her six years with the Marne Division, Ms. Gavle served as a Division Plans Officer for Operation JOINT FORGE in Bosnia; as the Battalion S3 for the 103rd Military Intelligence Battalion; as Deputy G2 during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; and as Secretary of the General Staff prior to taking command. Ms. Gavle assumed command of the Division’s Special Troops Battalion in June 2004 and deployed the unit to Iraq for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
Upon relinquishing command in 2006, she was assigned as the Joint Intelligence Support Element (JISE) Chief, Joint Task Force North, Fort Bliss, Texas from 2006 to 2008. Upon completion of the US Army War College in 2008, Ms. Gavle was assigned to the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia where she served as the Director for Operations and Training in the G-3, then as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3.
From November 2010 through July 2013, Ms. Gavle commanded USAG Daegu in Korea. From Korea, Ms. Gavle again went to Germany, where she was assigned to US Army Europe as Chief, G2 3/5/7 Division.
Upon retirement from the US Army in July 2016, Ms. Gavle continued to serve with the US Army Europe G2 team as Assistant Chief, G2 3/5/7 Division-Plans, with a portfolio focused on transition to and training for Joint Force Land Component Command (JFLCC) operations. From February to June 2018, she served as the G5 for IMCOM Europe before assuming her current position as Deputy to the Garrison Commander, US Army Garrison Ansbach
Ms. Gavle’s military education includes the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne Course, Command and General Staff College, Joint and Combined Warfighting School, and the Army War College. She holds a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College; a Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University; a Master of Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies; and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.
Ms. Gavle’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Legion of Merit Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and the Parachutists Badge. She is also a recipient of the Knowlton Award.