Colonel Seth C. Graves
United States Army Garrison Humphreys
Installation Management Command Pacific Region
Colonel Seth Graves was commissioned through the ROTC program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He was commissioned as an Adjutant General Corps officer, branch detailed Armor.
Following the Armor Officer Basic Course at Fort Knox, KY, COL Graves served as a Tank Platoon Leader and Battalion S1 while assigned to 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, Rose Barracks, Germany. COL Graves attended the Adjutant General Corps Captain’s Career Course at Fort Jackson, SC, followed by an assignment to Fort Hood, TX to serve as the S1 for the 3rd Personnel Group. COL Graves then served as the Officer Strength Manager for the 1st Cavalry Division and deployed to Iraq where he would later take command of Alpha Detachment, 15th Personnel Services Battalion. Upon his return from OIF II, COL Graves took command of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 15th Personnel Services Battalion, deploying again to Iraq in support of OIF 06-08. Following his return, COL Graves was next assigned to the Adjutant General School at Fort Jackson, SC where he served as Chief of the Basic Officer Training Division. Following completion of the Intermediate Level Education Course at Fort Leavenworth, KS, COL Graves deployed to Afghanistan as the Brigade S1 for 2ABCT, 4ID. Upon his return from Afghanistan, COL Graves served as the Deputy G1 for 4ID and would deploy again to Afghanistan to serve as the Deputy CJ1 for Regional Command, South. Following his second tour in Afghanistan, COL Graves served as the Secretary of the General Staff for the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson. COL Graves then served as Battalion Commander of the 43rd Reception Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Upon completion of battalion command, COL Graves attended the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. COL Graves’ previous assignment was as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Support to the US Military Delegation to NATO, Brussels, Belgium.
COL Graves’ awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the NATO Medal.
COL Graves is married to Tara Graves, and they have a son Riley and daughter Jena.