1 BCT Leadership
COL Colin Tuley
COL Colin Tuley graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. After completing the Infantry Officer's Basic Course and Ranger school at Fort Benning, Georgia, COL Tuley was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea.
From 1993 thru 1994, COL Colin Tuley served with 5-20IN (Mechanized) as a platoon leader and then later as the Headquarters Company executive officer. Following this assignment, COL Tuley moved back to Fort Benning, GA and was assigned to 3rd Ranger Battalion from 1995 to 1997 where he served as a Ranger Rifle Platoon Leader and Company executive officer.
In 1997, COL Tuley attended the Infantry officer’s career course and was later assigned to the 25th Infantry Division where he initially served as the Assistant S3 for 2nd Brigade. He commanded Charlie Company 1-27 “Wolfhounds” from Dec 1998 until July 2000 and then took command of the Long Range Surveillance Detachment (LRSD), 125th MI until summer 2001, and later served as aide-de-camp to the Division Commanding General.
In the fall of 2002, COL Tuley moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. From August 2003 to June 2004, he attended the Command and General Staff College and also earned his Master’s Degree with an MBA.
For over the next 5 and ½ years, COL Tuley served within the 75th Ranger Regiment. From 2004-2007, COL Tuley was assigned to 2nd Ranger Battalion at Fort Lewis, WA where he served as the Ranger Battalion LNO, Battalion Operations Officer, and Battalion Executive Officer. During this timeframe, COL Tuley deployed multiple times to combat in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
After serving with 2d Ranger Battalion, COL Tuley moved to Fort Benning, GA to serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment Headquarters as the Regimental Senior LNO from 2007 to 2008, where he deployed twice to Iraq as a task force operations officer. Subsequently, COL Tuley served the next 15 months as the Regimental Executive Officer.
COL Tuley took command of 2nd Battalion 35th Infantry “Cacti” on 28 January 2010, and commanded the Battalion for the next 2 and ½ years. During this timeframe, from April 2011 thru March 2012, the Battalion deployed to combat in eastern Afghanistan, in Kunar Province and the Pech River Valley.
After Battalion command, COL Tuley served as the G3 for the 25th Infantry Division from June 2012- May 2013.
In June of 2013, COL Tuley became the Deputy Commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment, where he deployed to Afghanistan for majority of the year as the commander of a joint special operations task force.
During the last year, COL Tuley attended the Army War College’s Fellowship Program at UNC-Chapel Hill.
COL Tuley earned the Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
COL Colin Tuley and his wife, Jin, have two daughters-- Alex, a recent graduate of the University of Georgia and now a journalist at National Journal in Washington DC, and Annabelle, who is completing her sophomore year of high school.
Brigade Command Sergeant Major
CSM Alexander Barnett
CSM Alexander (Beau) Barnett hails from Demopolis, Al. He entered the U.S. Army Infantry One Station Unit Training and Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1990.
His previous assignments include 8th Infantry Division (LRS) Wildflicken, Germany, 1st Armor Division (LRS) Dexheim, Germany, 3rd Battalion 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 6th Battalion Ranger Training Brigade, Camp James E Rudder Florida, 501st Battalion Parachute Infantry Regiment Fort Richardson, Alaska, NCO Academy Fort Benning ,Georgia, AWG Combat Application Training Course Fort Meade, Maryland and Fort Benning ,Georgia, PRT Khost Sergeant Major. He has held positions of responsibility as a Scout, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Sniper Section Leader, Ranger Instructor, Infantry Platoon Sergeant, Scout Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Senior Operations Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major at Battalion level and USASMA Instructor. CSM Barnett is currently the Battalion Command Sergeant Major for the 3rd Battalion, 353rd Regiment.
His Military Schools include Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Course, USASMA(class 60), ABIC, TCC, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Faculty Development Phase II Airborne School, Air Assault Course, Pathfinder Course, Jumpmaster Course, Master Jumpmaster Course, Combat and Specialist Vehicle Recognition Course, Winter and Summer Patrolling Course, SERE and the U.S. Army Ranger Course.
His awards include the Bronze Star 2nd Award, the Meritorious Service Medal 2nd Award, the Army Commendation Medal 6th Award, Navy Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal 8th Award, Navy Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal 7th Award, National Defense Service Medal 2nd Award, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorist Expeditionary Medal, Global War of Terrorist Service Medal, Professional Development Ribbon w/ Numeral 4, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon 2nd Award, Army Ranger Tab, Master Parachute Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Expert Infantryman and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
His civilian education includes an AS degree from Troy University, a BS degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College, and he is currently working on his Masters Degree at Excelsior College. He has three sons, Alexander, Tacori, and Devonte.