Colonel Guy D. Bass

 May 2017 - Present

 COL Guy D. Bass began his military career in 1988 when he entered the Louisiana National Guard, where he rose to the rank of Sergeant. After graduating from Northeast Louisiana University and earning the title of Distinguished Military Graduate, COL Bass was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and assigned as Gold Bar recruiter.

In March of 1994, he was assigned to Ft. Rucker, Alabama and attended Flight School as well as the CH-47D Chinook Aircraft Qualification Course. After completion of Flight School, COL Bass was reassigned to 7-101st Aviation, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY, where he served as a CH-47D Section Leader, Flight Platoon Leader and Battalion Adjutant. After attending the Aviation Captains Career Course, he was reassigned to the Republic of Korea where he served as an Airfield Commander. COL Bass was then reassigned to Hunter Army Airfield and served as a Detachment Commander, Executive Officer and Operations Officer for B/159th Aviation. While assigned to Hunter Army Airfield, he deployed in support of the initial phases of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

COL Bass entered the Army Reserve Active Guard Reserve (AGR) program in 2005 and was assigned to the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama as an Assistant Professor of Military Science. During his assignment at the University of South Alabama, he was selected to attend the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. After graduating from CGSC, COL Bass was then assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington as the Commander of B/1-214th Aviation. During this assignment, COL Bass deployed to Al Asad, Iraq as a CH-47D Task Force Commander with Marine Aircraft Group 26. After successful completion of command, he was reassigned as the Deputy Director of Operations, 11th Theater Aviation Command at Fort Knox, KY. In 2012, Colonel Bass attended the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. After graduation, COL Bass assumed command of 7-158th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB) at Fort Hood, TX. From Texas, he moved to Fort Knox, KY and became the Chief of Operations and Training Development for the 83rd USARRTC. Upon promotion to Colonel, he was reassigned as the Army Reserve Aviation Command’s G-3/5/7. On May 31, 2017 COL Bass assumed Command of the Fort Buchanan garrison.

COL Bass’ awards and decorations include 3 Bronze Stars, 2 Air Medals, 8 Meritorious Service Medals, 2 Army Commendation Medals, the Combat Action Badge, the Senior Army Aviator Badge, the Parachutist and Air Assault Badges. COL Bass is a qualified UH-60A/L, UH-1 and CH-47D pilot. COL Bass holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Northeast Louisiana University and Master’s Degrees from Troy University and the Army War College. He is married to Mary Beth Scott and has one daughter, Haley.