Colonel Lane A. Bomar graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1999 and was commissioned as an Armor Officer. 

After graduation from the Armor Officer Basic Course, COL Bomar was assigned to the National Training Center where he served as a tank platoon leader in A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR), as a troop executive officer in B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th ACR and as the troop executive officer for Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop (RHHT), 11th ACR.

After attending the Armor Officer Advance Course, he was assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division as the Brigade Assistant Operations Officer.  He was then assigned to 2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team and deployed to Tal Afar and Ramadi, Iraq, serving as the Battalion’s Assistant Operations Officer.  Upon his redeployment, COL Bomar was assigned to the 11th ACR where he commanded C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th ACR and Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 11th ACR.

After company command, COL Bomar deployed with 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), 1st Infantry Division as Stability Transition Team Advisor to the 12th Iraqi Army Division G3, G5 and G7 in Kirkuk, Iraq.

In 2012, he attended the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth. Following CGSC, COL Bomar was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st ABCT, 1st Infantry Division, where he served as the Battalion Operations Officer and Battalion Executive Officer.  Colonel Bomar completed his time with 1st ABCT, 1st Infantry Division by serving as the Brigade Rear Detachment Commander during the brigade’s deployment in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

COL Bomar then served with the United States Forces Korea (USFK) as Plans Integration Branch Action Officer and the Executive Officer to the USFK Chief of Staff.   Following his tour with USFK, COL Bomar served as the Deputy Commander for the 316th Cavalry Brigade.  COL Bomar then served as the commander for 2nd Squadron, 16th Cavalry, 199th Infantry Brigade.

Following squadron command, COL Bomar served as the Executive Officer to the Armor Commandant within the US States Armor School and then attended the US Army War College.  Prior to assuming command of Fort Irwin Garrison, COL Bomar served as the G3 for US Army South.

COL Bomar’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star w/1OLC, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 3OLC and the Combat Action Badge.  He holds a BA in Sociology from the University of California at Davis, a Master’s in International Relations from Webster University and a Master’s in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.