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Commander, 10th Support Group

COL Chris Paone

COL Ned Charles Holt is the Commander of the 10th Sustainment Group (Regional) at Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan. He is a native of Fulton, Missouri and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps through the US Army Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Louisiana State University and a graduate degree in Diplomacy and Military Studies from Hawaii Pacific University.

He is a graduate of the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, the Mortuary Affairs Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Command and General Staff College, the Defense Strategy Course, Joint Warfighter School, and was a United States Army War College Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in Canberra, Australia.

Colonel Holt’s command assignments include E Company, 3-2 General Support Aviation Battalion, 2d Combat Aviation Brigade, 2d Infantry Division at Camp Humphreys, Korea from June 2006 to March 2008 and as the 7th Group Support Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, FL from 2016-2018 which included a deployment to Kuwait in support of SOJTF-OIR. He assumed command of the 10th Support Group (Regional) located at Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan on July 14, 2022.

Key staff assignments include the Support Operations Officer for the 2d Combat Aviation Brigade at Camp Humphreys from 2008-2009, Support Operations Officer and Battalion Executive Officer for the 1st Group Support Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, from 2010-2012. Strategic Plans Officer for United States Forces Korea at Yongan Garrison, Korea from 2012-2104, and Director of Logistics, G4, for the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks from 2018-2019 and as the Chief of Plans and Exercises and Deputy J4 for US Indo-Pacific Command at Camp Smith, HI from 2020-2022.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), the Combat Action Badge, Army Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Indian Army Parachutist Badge.

COL Holt has one daughter, Chloe’ Hannah Ruffin-Minch who is married to John Minch and a grand-daughter, Reed Minch.