Colonel Duane Mosier

COL Duane L. Mosier was commissioned from Vanderbilt University Army ROTC, becoming the third consecutive generation of his Family to serve in the military.

COL Mosier began his career as an Infantry officer and, following a 2002 peacekeeping deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina, pursued a career in Special Operations. He successfully completed Special Forces Assessment and Selection in 2003 and graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2005.

COL Mosier served as commander of a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha, Company Commander, and Battalion Executive Officer in 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He completed a joint assignment at Special Operations Command- Central as a Plans Officer. His more recent assignments include Deputy Director of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command - Commander’s Initiative Group, Deputy Commander of 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne), Battalion Commander of 1-1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne), and Executive Officer to the Commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan - Forward. At the rank of Captain, he deployed to Iraq three times and once to Mongolia as commander of a Special Forces Operational Detachment - Alpha. As a Major, he again deployed to Iraq and later to the Gulf region as a Regional Task Force Commander. Following three years in battalion command, he deployed to Afghanistan in 2021 and then to Qatar following the withdrawal. He is now serving as the Garrison Commander at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

COL Mosier is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Maneuver Captain Career Courses, Airborne School, Special Forces Qualification Course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Course (Level-C), Military Freefall Course, and Command and General Staff College. He holds a Master of Arts in Interagency Studies from Kansas University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

COL Mosier’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Special Forces Tab, Parachutist Badge, and the Military Freefall Parachutist Badge.

COL Mosier and his wife, Mandy, have two teenage sons, Logan, and Noah.