DEPUTY GARRISON COMMANDER
Colonel Kathleen J. Porter



 COLONEL KATHLEEN J. PORTER
 DEPUTY GARRISON COMMANDER
 FORT BUCHANAN, PUERTO RICO

  Colonel Kathleen J. Porter was commissioned into the Adjutant General Corps in December 1989 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps Program at the University of Miami in Florida. She was assigned in the Individual Mobilization Augmentee Program at United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), Tampa, Florida as the Administrative Officer for J4/7 Directorate.

She was then assigned as the Logistics Automation Officer, USCENTCOM J4/7, in support of Desert Thunder and Desert Fox. Colonel Porter joined the Active Guard Reserve Program in 1999 and was assigned to the Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion, Lakehurst, New Jersey, as the Operations Officer. In 2002, she was assigned to the 77th Regional Readiness Center, Fort Totten, New York, as the G-1 Military Personnel Officer. In 2004, COL Porter was selected to be the Executive Officer of the University of South Florida Army Reserve Officer Training Program, Tampa, Florida, and served as the Assistant Professor of Military Science. In 2008, COL Porter was assigned to United States Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, as the United States Army Reserve Branch Chief. She took command of the 11th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division in 2010 with a 10 month deployment as the Army Reserve Affairs Personnel Officer for US Forces-Afghanistan in 2012.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Florida International University, a Masters of Arts degree in Education from the University of South Florida and a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Colonel Porter holds a Florida Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education. Her military education includes the Adjutant General Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Armed Services Staff School, Human Resources Management Course, the Command and General Staff Officer Course and the Army War College.

Colonel Porter’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal (2 OLC), and the Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal (BSD), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal with M Device, the Overseas Service Ribbon (2 OLC), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization International Security Assistance Force Medal. Colonel Porter is married to Anthony Logan and have three sons.