COL Gina D. SanNicholas

Colonel Gina D. SanNicolas is a native of Guam.  She graduated from the University of Guam with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Marketing and commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 2000.  She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. and a Master’s of Science in National Resource Strategy from Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.

Her first assignment was with 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) where she served in numerous capacities between 2000-2009 as a Battalion Chemical Officer, BN S-4 and Company Commander with multiple deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan.  She then moved on and served as the 950th Transportation Company CDR (SDDC), in Bremerhaven, Germany.   From there she served at Foot Hood, Texas and deployed with the 1st Cavalry Division as the Secretary for the Combined Joint Staff and later as the Brigade Support Operations Officer (SPO) in the 1st Armored Brigade Combat. She was then selected to serve as an Interagency Fellow with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington DC, and then as the Aide-de-Camp to the 35th Vice Chief of Staff, Army.  She then commanded the 129th Combat Sustainment and Support Battalion in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) with a deployment supporting the Multinational Force Observer mission in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.  Her most recent assignment was on the Joint Staff as a Presidential Strike Advisor and Assistant Deputy Director for Operations (J3).