Lieutenant Colonel Carlos T. Munson

Lieutenant Colonel Carlos T. Munson

Chronological Military Biography After completed three years of Air Force Junior Reserve OfficersTraining Corps at Abilene High School where he ascended to rank of Cadet Commander, LTC CarlosMunson enlisted in the United States Army Reserve / 244th PsychologicalOperations Detachment/ Abilene, Texas in 1987as a Psychological Operations Specialist. While assigned to the 244thhe attended: Basic Training at Fort Lenard wood, Missouri; Advanced IndividualTraining at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and Primary LeadershipDevelopment Course at Fort Chafee, Arkansas. LRC Munson joined the Hardin Simmons University “Rough Rider” SeniorROTC Battalion in 1989 where heagain ascended to rank of Cadet Commander and graduated as a “DistinguishedMilitary Graduate” .LTC Munson received his active duty commission as Field Artillery Second Lieutenant and a Bachelors ofBusiness Administration degree from Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas/ He graduated from theField Artillery Officer Basic Course , Fort Sill, Oklahoma in December 1991. {{more}} LTC Munson has served both state-side and overseas assignments. Uponcompletion of FAOBC he attended the United States Army Airborne School Hisinitial assignment waswith 8th Battalion/8th Field Artillery Regiment/2ndInfantry Division/ Camp Stanley, South Korea where he served as a Sire SupportTeam Chief Alpha Company/1st Battalion/72nd ArmorRegiment/Camp Casey, South Korea. From April 1993 to June 1995, LTC Munson was assigned to FortStewart, Georgia. While at Fort Stewart, he served as the Fire DirectionOfficer for Alpha Battery/ 1st Battalion/ 41stField Artillery Regiment/ 24th Infantry Division . In May 1993, he was promoted to the rankof First Lieutenant. While serving as FDO, “First Lieutenant” Munsondeployed to the deserts of Kuwait in support of Operation Vigilant Warrior.In January 1995 he transitioned toBattalion Fire Support Officer for 3rd Battalion/ 7thInfantry Regiment/ 24th Infantry Division . He waspromoted to the rank of Captain in May1995. In July 1995, LTC Munson attendedthe Field Artillery Officers Advance Course . Upon completing of theFAOAC, he returned to the Hardin-Simmons University “Rough Rider” Senior ROTCprogram as the AssistantProfessor of Military Science. In October1997, then “Captain Munson” was responsible for deactivating the “RoughRider” Senior ROTC program as part of the Army’s Senior ROTC consolidationprogram. From November 1997 to December 1999, “Captain” Munson wasagain stationed in South Korea. While in Korea he worked as a Targeting Officerfor the Deep Operations Coordination Cell / Eighth United StatesArmy/Yongsan; and as the Commander of Service Battery/ 2ndBattalion/ 17th Field Artillery Regiment/ Camp Hovey. Uponcompleting Command, he transitioned to the state-side assignment as theRegimental Fire Support Officer Trainer/ 3rd Battalion/393rdField Artillery Regiment/ Fort Chaffee, Arkansas from April 2000 to December 2001. From January 2002 to June 2005, LTC Munson served in severalpositions while stationed in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: Executive Officer/Future Development and Integration Cell ; Assistant Operations Officer/Combined Arms Center Operations Office; and Plans Officer for the BattleCommand Knowledge System Directorate.He was promoted to the rank of Major in April 2002. More significantly, in March 2004 “Major” Munson deployed to Bagdad, Iraq in support ofOperation Iraqi Freedom to serve as the Rapid Equipment Fielding Officerfor 1st Calvary Division/ Fort Hood, Texas. From July 2005 to August 2007 – LTC Munson was againstationed in Camp Casey, South Korea. During his tenor in Korea, he served asthe Logistics Officer for 210th Fire Brigade and as the ExecutiveOfficer for the 6th Battalion/ 37th Field ArtilleryRegiment/ Multiple Launch Rocket System . Since August 2007, LTCMunson has served as the Executive Officer for the Operational FireDirectorate/ United States Army Central / For McPherson, Georgia. In March 2008, he was promoted to LieutenantColonel. Education: Abilene High School; Bachelor of Business Administrationdegree from Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene Texas; Field Artillery OfficersBasic Course; Army Airborne School; Army Equal Opportunity Course; FieldArtillery Officers Advance Course; Combined Arms Services Staff School; JointReadiness Training Center Observer Controller Academy; Master of Arts degreesin Business Management and Human Resource Development from Webster University, SaintLouis, Missouri. LTC Colonel Munson’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, 4x MeritoriousService Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, 2x Army Commendation Medal, 2XNational Defense Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer ServiceMedal, Army Achievement Medal, 3x Overseas Service Ribbon and ParachutistBadge.