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Colonel Jeremy A. Bartel

Colonel Jeremy A. Bartel


Colonel Jeremy A. Bartel

Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Central

COL Jeremy A. Bartel is from Glasgow, MT and commissioned from Kemper Military College in 1995 as an Engineer Officer and completed his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri - Columbia. His initial assignment was with the 9th Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division at Schweinfurt Germany, where he served as a Combat Engineer Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer while deployed to Kosovo in support of OPERATION JOINT GUARDIAN

Following completion of the Infantry Advanced Course and the Special Forces Qualification Course, he was assigned to 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Okinawa, Japan where he served for three years as a Special Forces Detachment Commander and one year as the Assistant Battalion Operations Officer, which included deployments in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM-Philippines and training exercises with defense forces from Korea, India, Thailand, Philippines, and Australia.

In 2006 COL Bartel attended Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California earning his Master of Science in Defense Analysis and subsequently returned to 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord where he commanded a Special Forces Company and deployed to Mosul, Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. He additionally served as the 3rd Battalion Operations Officer, and the 1st Special Forces Group Operations Officer. 

In 2011, COL Bartel was assigned to Special Operations Command - Europe in Stuttgart, Germany. During this assignment COL Bartel deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM-Afghanistan with Combined Special Operations Task Force-10 and served several positions within the Operations Directorate. 

From 2014 to 2016, COL Bartel commanded HHBN, 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Red Cloud, Korea. Following command, he was selected as an Army War College Fellow in Herzliya, Israel at the Institute for Counterterrorism within the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy. 

In 2017, COL Bartel was reassigned to Special Operations Command - Europe, where he ultimately served as the J3 Director of Operations. In 2019, COL Bartel assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison - Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  Upon completion of command, COL Bartel was assigned as the Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict from 2021-2023.