Colonel Hector A. Montemayor
COL Hector Montemayor is a native of San Marcos, Texas. He commissioned into the United States Army Chemical Corps in May 1999 upon graduation from Texas State University. He is a graduate of the Chemical Basic Course, Military Intelligence Captain’s Career Course, Combined Arms and Service Staff School, Defense Security Cooperation Agency Level II, Space Operation, and the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management Course. COL Montemayor holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University and a Master’s in National Security and Resources from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas State University.
Most recently, COL Montemayor served as the Military Assistant for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy. Previous key staff experience includes the United States Army Africa’s International Relations Officer in Vicenza, Italy, Planning Officer for the 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, NC, Battalion Executive Officer for 193RD Brigade Support Battalion and Brigade Operations Officer for the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Combat Arms Executive Officer Observer/Trainer/Controller at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA. During his opportunities to command, COL Montemayor led Soldiers as the Commander of the 2D Chemical Battalion, Fort Hood, TX and Commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 506th Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, KY.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star (1OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (7 OLC), the Air Assault Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Space Badge.