1st Squadron Commander
LTC Frederick R. Snyder
LTC Frederick R. Snyder enlisted in the US Army reserves in 1992 as a 96B and was assigned to the 157th CEWI BN in Pedericktown NJ. LTC Snyder was commissioned in Armor in 1995 as a Distinguished Military Graduate of the ROTC Program at Frostburg State University (Frostburg Maryland), where he earned a degree in Political Science. His first duty assignment was FT Riley, KS where he served as a tank platoon leader, tank company executive office, and BN maintenance officer with 4th Battalion, 37th Armor at Fort Riley, which later reflagged to 2nd BN 70th Armor. After attending the Armor Captains Career Course he was assigned to 1 BDE, 1st Cavalry Division, FT Hood, TX where he served as the BDE S4, Company Commander of HHC 1st BN, 12th United States Cavalry and the Company Commander of Charlie Company 2nd BN, 8th United States Cavalry. He also Commanded Headquarters and Headquarters Company III Corps and deployed to Iraq in support of OIF II. After redeployment to FT Hood he became the Aide-de-Camp to the III Corps DCG. He then attended ILE at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island earning a Master’s Degree in National Security & Strategic Studies. Following graduation he returned back to FT Riley, KS where he served as the S3 for 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment. 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment reflagged to 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment and he became the BN XO and deployed to Iraq in support of OIF 09-10. After redeployment to FT Riley he became the BDE S3 of 2nd HBCT, 1 ID. LTC Snyder is coming from the Pentagon where he was the Assistant Executive Officer for the Commanding General Installation Management Command & Assistant Chief of Staff Installation Management.
LTC Snyder’s military education includes the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, ILE at the Naval War College, Battalion Motor Officer Course, the M1A2 tank Commander’s Certification Course, and the HQDA Action Officer Force Integration Course.
His awards include the Bronze Star with oak leaf, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leafs, Army Commendation Medal with four oak leafs, the Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf clusters, and the Army Staff Badge.
LTC Snyder is married and has three daughters.