DEPUTY GARRISON COMMANDER
LIEUTENANT COLONEL PATRICK J. DILLON



 LIEUTENANT COLONEL PATRICK J. DILLON
 DEPUTY GARRISON COMMANDER
 FORT BUCHANAN, PUERTO RICO

  Lieutenant Colonel Patrick J. Dillon is a native of Rochester, New York. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH where he also received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. Additionally, LTC Dillon earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix in 2005; a Graduate Certificate in Stability, Security and Development in Complex Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2012; a Graduate Certificate in Civil Military Operations and the Rule of Law from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2014; and is currently enrolled in a Master’s program in Strategic Studies at the United States Army War College.

LTC Dillon’s past assignments include: Senior Observer/ Controller, 3/361st Regiment, 2/91 Division, Denver, CO; Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander, 2nd Brigade, 91st Division, Fort Carson, CO; C4 NETOPS Planner, Space and Missile Defense Command/ Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, Schriever Air Force Base, CO; Executive Officer, 301st Psychological Operations Company (Airborne), San Diego, CA; Executive Officer, 315th Psychological Operations Company, Upland, CA; Commander, 320th Psychological Operations Company, Al Asad Air Base, Iraq; Conventional Forces Program Manager, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, FL; S3, 7th Psychological Operations Group, Moffett Field, CA and Deputy Commander, 7th Psychological Operations Group, Moffett Field, CA.

LTC Dillon’s military education includes: Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, Signal Officer Basic Course, Observer/ Controller Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Action Officer Course, Supervisor Development Course, Manager Development Course, Signal Officer Advanced Course, Safety Officer Training Course, Commander’s Safety Course, Antiterrorism Training Course (Level II), Combined Arms Services Staff School, PSYOP Officer Qualification Course, Capabilities Development Course, Intermediate Level Education, Joint Information Operations Planners Course, Military Deception Planners Course, Introduction to Irregular Warfare and Irregular Warfare Advanced Course. LTC Dillon was mobilized in 2003 for Operation Enduring Freedom and in 2008 for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lieutenant Colonel Dillon’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with bronze hourglass and M device and numeral 2, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze McClure Medal, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Uruguayan Military Paratrooper Badge, Chilean Parachutist Badge, Italian Parachutist Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award and the Army Superior Unit Award.

LTC Dillon is a single father of one daughter.