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Col. Stan M. Reed Sr.

Signal School Assistant Commandant

Colonel Stan Reed Sr. enlisted in the United States Army in August 1992 as a 12B-Combat Engineer. After serving 4.5 years in the enlisted ranks, he graduated from Mississippi Valley State University receiving his commission as a second lieutenant in the Signal Corps in May 1997, and earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He also holds a Master of Science Degree in Information Technology (Project Management concentration) from the University of Management and Technology. His military education includes Airborne School, the Signal Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Communications-Electronic Staff Officer Course, System Administrator Course, Computer Network Operations and Planners Course, Information Operations Capabilities, Application and Planning (IOCAP) course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, Army Force Management School, Command and General Staff College, and National War College. His career has encompassed several command and staff positions spanning across the nation. His first assignment was with the 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC, where he served as Platoon Leader for 327th Signal Battalion. After 18 months of Platoon Leader time, he did an intra-post transfer move to Simmons Army Airfield where he served as Battalion Signal Officer for the 3rd BN 229th Aviation Attack Helicopter Regiment. In 2001, Colonel Reed took his first overseas assignment to Korea where he served under the 2nd Infantry Division in the 5/5 Air Defense Artillery Regiment as a Battalion Signal Officer. In 2002, Colonel Reed assumed Company Command of the 252nd Signal Company, 56th Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia. He performed various Division Automation Management Officer positions within the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood (to include deployment to Iraq) and was later assigned to Headquarters, United States Army Central Command as the Information Systems Management Officer at Fort McPherson, Atlanta Georgia. In 2009, he returned to Fort Gordon as the Functional Area 53 Career Program Manager working for the Office Chief of Signal (OCOS). Upon his successful assignment at OCOS, he was selected to join the Regional Computer Emergency Response Team-South and became the first Army Active Duty Officer to serve in this capacity. Upon departing the RCERT, he was assigned to the Pentagon working on the Army Secretariat Staff for the Headquarters Department of the Army CIO/G6. There he served as the Deputy Division Chief under the Cybersecurity Directorate. In 2016, he served as the Director of United States Army Regional Cyber Center-Southwest Asia in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait and then followed that assignment as the Deputy Brigade Commander, 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Gordon, GA. After successful completion of the National Defense University in 2019, he served at the United States Central Command J6 until June 2022. He is currently the Assistant Commandant for the US Army Signal School, Fort Gordon, GA and the first Functional Area Officer to serve in that capacity. His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (10 awards), Army Commendation Medal (2 awards), Army Achievement Medal (3 awards), Humanitarian Service Medal, the National defense Service Medal (3 awards), the Overseas Service Ribbon (3 awards), Korean Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Achievement, and Meritorious Unit Citation (3 awards). He has also been awarded the Parachutist Badge, the Army Staff ID badge, and is a recipient of the Bronze Order of Mercury. COL Reed is married to the former Shelia M. Allen of Birmingham, AL and they have three children; Quita, Stan Jr, and Michal.