The 11th ADA "IMPERIAL" Brigade is the largest and most deployed Air Defense Organization in the world.
COL Timothy L. Woodruff
Colonel Timothy L. Woodruff earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and entered the Army in 1995 as a 96B All-Source Intelligence Analyst. After graduating from Officer Candidate School in 1998, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Air Defense Artillery Branch. Following the ADA Officer Basic Course, Col. Woodruff was assigned as a platoon leader in B Battery, 1st Battalion, 7th ADA, Fort Bliss, Texas, and later assigned to HHB, 1st Battalion, 7th ADA as a Tactical Director and Assistant Operations Officer, deploying to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in support of Operation Southern Watch. After completing the ADA Captain’s Career Course in 2002, he then served as an Officer Basic Course Mentor in 4th Battalion, 6th ADA.
In 2003, Col. Woodruff earned his master’s degree in Management from Webster University at Fort Bliss. He was subsequently assigned to 108th ADA as the Assistant Brigade S3 before taking command of A Battery, 2-43 ADA. Following battery command, he was reassigned to the Battle Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, serving as the ADA Planner for the Opposing Forces. In 2007, he volunteered for a WIAS assignment to serve as the Battalion S-3 for BSB-North at Camp Buerhing, Kuwait. Upon his return from Kuwait, Col. Woodruff returned to the Battle Command Training Program to serve as the Plans Team Chief for Operations Group COE. Upon graduation from the Command and General Staff College in 2011, Col. Woodruff was selected to serve as the Battalion Executive Officer for 1st Battalion, 7th ADA at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 2013, Col. Woodruff moved on to serve as the BMD Sensor Manager and Senior U.S. Army Officer at NATO, Allied Air Command, at Ramstein, Germany.
Col. Woodruff moved on to command 4th Battalion, 3rd ADA “I Strike!”, deploying with his unit to the USCENTCOM AOR in 2016 and briefly served as the Deputy Commanding Officer for 31st ADA Bde in 2018 prior to being assigned as the ADA Organizational Integrator in HQDA G-3/5/7 at the Pentagon. After earning his master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 2020, he most recently served as the ACoS G-3/5/7 for 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Bliss, before assuming command of the 11th Air Defense Artillery “Imperial” Brigade.
Col. Woodruff has deployed in support of Operation Joint Guard, Bosnia, in 1997; Operation Southern Watch, Saudi Arabia, in 2001; Operation Iraqi Freedom, Kuwait, in 2007; Operation Spartan Shield, Kuwait, in 2016; and Operation Spartan Shield, Qatar in 2020.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal , Meritorious Service Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1 Service Star), Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal (1 SS), Global War on Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, and the Basic Parachute Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Albert Fletcher
Command Sergeant Major Albert Fletcher enlisted in the U.S. Army as a 14T Patriot Launcher Station Operator Maintainer at Kansas City, Missouri, in August 1997. He attended basic training in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Bliss, Texas.
He served in various leadership positions to include Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant (for five Air Defense Artillery Patriot Units) and as Battalion Operations and Command Sergeant Major. Additionally, CSM Fletcher has served as the lead Rappel Master (Black-hat) for the U.S. Army Air Assault School at Fort Bliss, and Chief Instructor for the Fort Bliss Noncommissioned Officer Academy.
CSM Fletcher’s stateside assignments include Fort Bliss and Fort Hood Texas. His overseas deployments and assignments include Incirlik Air Base, Turkey; Ali-Al-Salem Air Base, Kuwait; Nevatim Air Base, Israel; Isa Air Base, Bahrain; Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar; Al-Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates; Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia; and Iraq. Overseas duty stations include 6-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Ansbach, Germany; 2-1 ADA, Camp Carroll, Korea; and 35th ADA Brigade, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
He most recently served as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major for Cobra Strike, the 1-43 Air Defense Artillery Battalion at Fort Bliss. His prior position and station was as the Operations Sergeant Major for the 32d Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Bliss.
CSM Fletcher’s military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course (now Basic Leader Course), Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (now Advanced Leader Course), Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (now Senior Leader Course), the Noncommissioned Officer Battle Staff Course, Total Army Instructors Training Course, Small Group Instructor Trainers Course, First Sergeants Course at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, the U.S. Army Master Resilience Course, the U.S. Army Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, the Company Command Course, the U.S. Army Air Assault Course, the U.S. Army Rappel Master Course, the Department of Defense Military Deception Planners Course, the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Assessment Program, Battalion Level Pre-Command Course and he is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course Class 67.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (7th award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd award) and Army Achievement Medal (6th award). He is also a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Association and the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.