1st Infantry Division Chief of Staff Colonel Paul T. Krattiger

Colonel Paul T. Krattiger is an Armor Officer commissioned in 1997 from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  His command assignments include Tank and Scout Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, TX and Bosnia and Herzegovina; Ground Cavalry Troop Commander, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division at Schweinfurt, GE and Iraq; and Commander, 1st Battalion, 5th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 2nd ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, TX and the Republic of Korea.

COL Krattiger’s company-grade staff assignments include Company Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, TX.  Squadron Adjutant and Assistant Operations Officer, 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division.  

COL Krattiger’s field-grade staff assignments include Instructor and later Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Engineering, United States Military Academy.  Executive Officer, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, and BCT Executive Officer, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, CO and Kandahar, Afghanistan. 

COL Krattiger is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; the Scout Platoon Leader and Cavalry Leaders Courses; Combined Arms Service and Staff School; the Command and General Staff College; and the Army War College Fellowship at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.  His Bachelor of Science degree is in Economics and he has a Master of Engineering Management from Northwestern University.

COL Krattiger assumed command of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in Poland in July of 2019.  He led the BCT thru the completion of the deployment in support of Atlantic Resolve including a BCT live fire and rotation at the Joint Military Readiness Center in Germany.  

COL Krattiger’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Badge and Army Parachutist badge.