Lieutenant Colonel Connie Lane
LTC Lane enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard as an infantryman while attending the University of Texas. He was assigned to the Aviation Branch after he graduated and commissioned in 1999 with a degree in Geology. After completing the Aviation Officer Basic Course at Fort Rucker, AL, he was assigned to C Company, 7-101 AVN, 159TH CAB at Fort Campbell, KY. He served as a section and platoon leader, and operations officer while deploying twice to Afghanistan. In 2004, he attended the Military Intelligence Officer Transition Course and Captains Career Course at Fort Huachuca, AZ.
LTC Lane was then assigned to 6-101 AVN at Fort Campbell. He served as an assistant S-3 and deployed to FOB Speicher in support of OIF. While deployed, LTC Lane assumed command of B Company, 6-101 AVN. He returned with the company from Iraq, and then deployed to Afghanistan. While there, he assumed command of HHC, 6-101 AVN. After returning from Afghanistan, he was assigned to the Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team at Eglin AFB, FL as an action officer and military team lead for Joint Intel and Fires integration at JRTC.
In June of 2011, LTC Lane attended Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. While at Fort Leavenworth, he graduated from the University of Kansas at Lawrence with a Masters’ Degree in Business and Supply Chain Management. After, he returned to 6-101 AVN as the Battalion S-3. He deployed to Afghanistan for the fourth time. Upon redeploying, he served as the Battalion Executive Officer in 6-101 AVN. In 2014, he served as the Deputy Inspector General for the 101ST Airborne Division. LTC Lane was then assigned to the Pentagon in December 2015 as a plans officer in the Army Transformation Office in the HQDA G-3/5/7. LTC Lane moved to JBLM in January 2017 to serve as the 7TH Infantry Division G3 Aviation Officer.
LTC Lane’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Air Medal (4TH Award), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Combat Action Badge, Master Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Pathfinder Badge.
LTC Lane is married to the former Shoshannah Brienz Jenni who is also a Lieutenant Colonel and is currently in command of 46th Aviation Support Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade at JBLM, WA. They have one daughter, Lilly.