Captain Gabriela Montanez

Captain Gabriela Montanez was born in Dallas, Texas, and enlisted into the United States Army Reserve in 2014.

She served as a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) specialist for the 340th Chemical Company in Houston, Texas, before earning her commission as a CBRN Officer in 2016 from the Sam Houston State University Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program.

CPT Montanez most recently served as the Chemical Officer for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Her other previous assignments include: Assistant Battalion S-3 and Chemical Officer for 6-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Suwon Airbase, Republic of Korea; Brigade CBRN Officer, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Sustainment Brigade, Fort Drum, NY.

CPT Montanez's military education include: Western Hemisphere Institute of Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) Maneuver Captain's Career Course, CBRN Basic Officer Leaders Course, United Kingdom Strategic Broadening Seminar, CBRN Mass Causality Decontamination Course, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Foundations course, Toxic Agent Training, Combatives Level I, and Radiological Safety Officer’s Course.

Her civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, and she is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Biotechnology with a focus on Biosecurity and Biodefense.

CPT Montanez’s military awards include the Army Commendation Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.

CPT Montanez resides in Trippstadt, Germany, with her cats, Peaches (1) and Stella (1).