Deputy Commanding Officer - Support Colonel Geoffrey A. Norman
Colonel Geoffrey A. Norman is a native of Boulder, Colorado and a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1994. His command assignments include Tank Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, TX; Ground Cavalry Troop Commander, Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry at Camp Garryowen, Republic of Korea; Commander, 7th Squadron, 10th U.S. Cavalry, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson and Kuwait; and Commander, Task Force Sinai.
COL Norman’s company-grade staff assignments include Battalion S-4, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, TX and Squadron S-1, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry at Camp Garryowen, Republic of Korea.
COL Norman’s field-grade staff assignments include Executive Officer to the III Corps G3 at Fort Hood, TX; MNC-I CJ3 in Baghdad, Iraq; Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division in western Baghdad; Executive Officer, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division in northern Baghdad and Sadr City; Deputy G-3 (Operations), 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, TX; Deputy CJ3 for Regional Command East in Afghanistan; and Chief of Staff of the Multinational Force & Observers in Sinai, Egypt.
COL Norman’s assignments outside the operational force include service in Project Warrior as an Observer/Controller on the Cobra Team at the National Training Center Fort Irwin, CA and Armor Officers’ Advanced Course Small Group Instructor at Fort Knox, KY; G-3 for the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Georgia; Division Chief for Soldier, Maneuver and Robotics in Headquarters, Department of the Army G-8, Force Development at the Pentagon, Washington D.C.; and most recently, the ACofS G-3/5/7 for Army Futures Command in Austin, TX.
COL Norman is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, and the Cavalry Leader’s Course; the United States Army Command and Staff Services School and Command and General Staff College; the Joint Forces Staff College; and the Army War College. He holds Masters of Arts degrees in Management and Leadership and Strategic Studies.
COL Norman’s awards and decorations include Legions of Merit, Bronze Star Medals, Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medals, Iraq Campaign and Afghanistan Campaign Medals, Korea Service Medal, NATO Medal, MFO Medals, Valorous Unit Award and Meritorious Unit Citations, Parachutist and Air Assault Badges, the Combat Action Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.