Colonel G. Kirk Alexander enlisted as an Infantryman in the Georgia Army National Guard (1995). During this time, he attended North Georgia College, graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1999 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and commissioned in the Field Artillery. COL Alexander served as a Fire Direction Officer and Platoon Leader in Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery; and as a Striker Platoon Leader (COLT) in Delta Troop, 4th Cavalry at Fort Riley, Kansas. In 2003, COL Alexander attended the Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course and the Combined Arms Services Staff School.

In his next assignment with the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, he served as an Operations Officer in G3. In 2004, COL Alexander deployed with the 25th Infantry Division to Bagram, Afghanistan and served as the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF-76) CJ3 Executive Officer in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM V (OEF-V). Upon redeployment, he was assigned as the Battalion Fire Support Officer for 2nd Battalion, 14th Cavalry. In 2006, COL Alexander assumed command of Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery and deployed to Taji, Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 07-09 (OIF 07-09). He relinquished command in 2008 and served as the Assistant Operations Officer for 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery until his redeployment.

In 2009, he left Schofield Barracks to attend the Department of the Army Inspector General Course and served as the Forces Command (FORSCOM) Inspector General (IG) Chief of Inspections at Fort McPherson, Georgia. Following this assignment, he attended the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and the School of Advanced Military Studies
(SAMS) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In 2013, COL Alexander deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar where he served as the Chief of Plans for United States Forces – Afghanistan Task Force 2010 (USFOR-A TF2010), a counter-corruption task force in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Upon redeployment, COL Alexander served as the Executive Officer for both 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery and the 428th Field Artillery Brigade at Fort Sill, Oklahoma from 2014 to 2017. COL Alexander was then selected to Command 1st Battalion, 31st Field Artillery (Basic Combat Training) from 2017 to 2019. After Battalion Command, he was assigned to the Commander’s Initiative Group for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Commanding General, Fort Eustis, Virginia from 2019 to 2020. COL Alexander subsequently attended the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS) in Norfolk, Virginia. In 2021, COL Alexander was most recently assigned to the United States Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida where he served as the Division Chief, CCJ33 (Current Operations).

COL Alexander’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal (1OLC), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge and the Ranger Tab. He earned a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University, a Master of Military Art and Science in Theater Operations from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Science in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy from the National Defense University.

COL Alexander is married to the former Vanessa A. Griffin of Lawrenceville, Georgia. He and Vanessa are the parents of three children.