Garrison Commander Col. Mayfield

Colonel David Mayfield is a Military Intelligence Officer with over thirty years of Army service. He recently graduated Senior Service College from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany, and prior to that served as a Joint Fires and Targeting Officer at NATO Joint Force Command-Brunssum, Netherlands and is now in command of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden in Germany.

Colonel Mayfield enlisted in the Army in 1992 as an Infantryman and served in 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He achieved the rank of specialist before departing to attend college in 1995. He commissioned into Military Intelligence, branch detailed Infantry in 1999 from Indiana University.

He served as the Senior Intelligence Officer for 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment; 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division; and the 101st Airborne Division. He commanded Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment; and the Student Detachment of the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School.

Colonel Mayfield’s broadening and staff experience includes service as the Assistant Battalion Operations officer for 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment; Division Operations Officer for 1st Armored Division; Terrorism Branch Chief for Joint Intelligence Center-Central, US Central Command; and as an Operational Planner for the G3, US Army Europe.

His operational deployments include Macedonia-Kosovo in 2000 as a Mech Infantry Platoon Leader with 1-6 Infantry; Iraq in 2003 as the Assistant Battalion S3 with 1-6 Infantry; Afghanistan in 2005 as both the Battalion S2 and HHC Commander with 1-32 Infantry; and Afghanistan again in 2018 as the G2 for the 101st Airborne Division.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Indiana University, Master’s degree in Intelligence Studies from American Public University, and Master’s degree in History from the Command and General’s Staff College. His awards include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Parachutist Badge.