Lieutenant Colonel Kathleen J. Porter


  Lt. Col. 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 the 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.

Lt. Col. 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, Lt. 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, Lt. Col. Porter was assigned to the 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 to Afghanistan as the Army Reserve Affairs Per­sonnel Office for USFOR-A in 2012.

Lt. Col. Porter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from the Florida International University, a Masters of Arts degree from the Uni­versity of South Florida and a Masters Degree in Strate­gic Studies from the Army War College. Lt. Col. 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, the Command and General Staff Officer Course and the Army War College.

Lt. Col. 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 and the Overseas Service Ribbon.