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Lieutenant Colonel Erik Mead Hansen,


35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion

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Lieutenant Colonel Erik Mead Hansen commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the Early Commissioning Program on 10 May 2002. He earned an Associate in Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the New Mexico Military Institute, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Boise State University, a graduate certificate in Helping Skills in Human Relations and is currently pursuing his Master of Human Relations from The University of Oklahoma.

His military education includes: the M1A1 Tank Commander’s Course, Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Military Transition Team Training, Advanced Military Transition Team Training, TRADOC IET Company Commander/First Sergeant Course, resident U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, Support Operations (SPO) Course (Phase 2), Joint Planner Course earning the Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) 3H, the USAID Joint Humanitarian Operations Course, CFE-DM Humanitarian Assistance Response Training Course, and the Theater Sustainment Planners Course earning the ASI P1.

LTC Hansen’s initial assignment was with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, Idaho Army National Guard where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader. During his career he has served as: Executive Officer for Delta Forward Support Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, at Fort Carson, and deployed to Baghdad, Iraq; Senior Logistics Advisor to the 9th Iraqi Army Division G4 with a Military Transition Team deployed to Al Rasheed, Iraq; Company Commander of Foxtrot Company, 16th Ordnance Battalion, 59th Ordnance Brigade at Fort Lee; ACofS G4 for The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville; Supply and Services Branch Chief within the SPO for the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Camp Henry, Korea; Battalion SPO OIC and Executive Officer for the 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Camp Carroll, Korea; the G4 HQs Section OIC and LOGOPS Section OIC at the Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) in Italy; and as the Brigade Command and Control Sustainment Cell Senior Observer, Coach, Trainer (OCT) and Division G-1/G-4 Senior OCT at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC).

His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three bronze oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with three service stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral four device, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Silver).

LTC Hansen is married to the former Megan Warnberg of Parker, Idaho. They have a fifteen-year-old son named Carson, a twelve-year-old son named Riley, a nine-year-old daughter named Charlotte, and a four-year-old son named Henry.