Colonel Paul T. Krattiger

Deputy Commanding Officer - Support, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss

Paul Krattiger is an Armor Officer commissioned in 1997 from the United States Military Academy at West Point. His command assignments include Tank and Scout Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood (known as Fort Cavazos since April 2023), Texas, and Bosnia and Herzegovina; Ground Cavalry Troop Commander, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany, and Iraq; and Commander, 1st Battalion, 5th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 2nd ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood and the Republic of Korea.

Col. Krattiger’s company-grade staff assignments include Company Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood; Squadron Adjutant and Assistant Operations Officer, 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division.

COL Krattiger’s field-grade staff assignments include Instructor and later Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Engineering, United States Military Academy; Executive Officer, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, and BCT Executive Officer, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado, and Kandahar, Afghanistan. His most recent assignment was as the Executive Officer for the Army Vice Chief of Staff in the Pentagon.

He currently serves as the Deputy Commanding Officer for Support for the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas.

COL Krattiger is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; the Scout Platoon Leader and Cavalry Leaders Courses; Combined Arms Service and Staff School; the Command and General Staff College; and the Army War College Fellowship at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His Bachelor of Science degree is in Economics, and he has a Master of Engineering Management from Northwestern University.

COL Krattiger’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and Army Parachutist Badge.