COL Kyle Reed
Fort Bragg Garrison Commander

COL Kyle Reed grew up in Alabama, and he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the infantry. COL Reed began his professional career in 1996 as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle platoon leader and later as the Battalion Support platoon leader at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Following completion of the Infantry Officer Advance Course in 1999, he was assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. While there, he served in a variety of assignments including a brigade and battalion assistant operations officer, command of Alpha and Headquarters Companies, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and commander of the United States Army Advanced Airborne School.

During these commands, he deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in support of the Global War on Terror from 2003 to 2004. After completion of the Army’s Command and General Staff College in 2007, he was assigned back to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division to serve as the brigade plans officer, the operations officer and executive officer for 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

From 2010 - 2012, he served as an infantry branch assignment officer for majors and lieutenant colonels at Fort Knox, Kentucky. COL Reed then served as a special assistant and speechwriter to the commander, U.S. European Command/Supreme Allied Commander Europe. COL Reed subsequently served as the Commander, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) Grafenwoehr, Germany.

Most recently, he served as the Director, Military Coordination Cell, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti. During this time, he supported the CJTF-HOA commander to counter violent extremist organizations in East Africa; fostered regional security cooperation; strengthened partner nation security capability; and maintained U.S. strategic access to the region. COL Reed was also responsible for coordinating, synchronizing, and facilitating support to the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), the Federal Government of Somalia, the Somalia National Army, and the International Community.

COL Reeds’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leave Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantry Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, and the Ranger Tab.

COL Reed received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina in August 1995. In May 2007 he completed his Master of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University. More recent, in June 2016, he earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College Carlisle, Pennsylvania.