COL Chad R. Foster
Colonel Chad R. Foster graduated as an Armor officer from the United States Military Academy in 1998.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in European History from West Point and two Master’s Degrees, one from the Naval College of Command & Staff in Newport, Rhode Island and the National War College in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic and Career Courses, the Scout Platoon Leader’s Course, and the Cavalry Leader’s Course.
Colonel Foster has held various command and staff positions in the 3rd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, and the 1st Cavalry Division. He commanded the 4th Squadron, 10th U.S. Cavalry at Fort Carson, Colorado during deployments to Jordan in support of Operation Spartan Shield and to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
In between command assignments, he was an instructor in the Department of Military Instruction (DMI) at the United States Military Academy. He was also the Armor Colonels Human Resources Manager (HRM) in Colonels Management (COMO) in the Office of the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. Colonel Foster has served on both the Joint Staff and the Department of the Army Staff at the Pentagon. Most recently, he was the Chief of Staff for the Army’s new Command Assessment Programs (CAPs) for both O-5 and O-6 level commanders.
He is married and he and his family has been lucky enough to be stationed at Fort Hood, Texas during two previous assignments from 2003-07, and again, from 2010-13.