Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Dreksler


  Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Dreksler was born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico and was raised in Miami, Florida. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida in 1993, where he also received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps. Additionally, LTC Dreksler earned a Master’s in Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster University in 2010; the ASI of 3H, Joint Planner, upon completion of the Joint Combined Warfighting Course in 2011; and the PDSI D7A, Defense Support to Civil Authorities Specialist in 2014.

Lieutenant Colonel Dreksler’s assignments include: Executive Officer, HHC, 143rd Transportation Command, Orlando, FL; Personnel Movement Officer, 146th Transportation Detachment, Camp Tuzla, Bosnia; Aide-De-Camp, 143rd Transportation Command, Orlando, FL; Transportation and G2/G3 Plans Officer, 3rd Transportation Movement Control Agency, Anniston, AL; Company Commander, 325th Transportation Company, Brockton, MA; Transportation Officer, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Kaiserslautern, GE; Support Operations Plans Officers, 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, LSA Anaconda, Iraq; Logistics Officer, 85th Support Command, Arlington Heights, IL; Training Officer, Theater Support Group, Fort Shafter, HI; Deputy G4, 9th Mission Support Command, Fort Shafter, HI; Operations Officer, Office of the Chief Army Reserve, Fort Belvoir, VA; Chief G-33 Forward, Office of the Chief Army Reserve, Pentagon, Washington DC; and is currently assigned as Deputy Garrison Command, United States Army Garrison Fort Buchanan, Fort Buchanan, PR.

Lieutenant Colonel Dreksler’s military education includes: Transportation Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Support Operations Course, Intermediate Level Education, Advanced Operations Warfighter Course, Joint Combined Warfighting Couse, Reserve Component National Security Course and the Defense Support to Civil Authorities Course. Lieutenant Colonel Dreksler served in three deployments; Operation Joint Endeavor in 1996, Operation Desert Thunder in 1998, and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007.

Lieutenant Colonel Dreksler’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal with one service star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with one service star; Iraqi Campaign Medal with one service star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hour Glass and two mobilization devices; Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbons with numeral two device, Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon with numeral six device, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, and Army Staff Identification Badge.