LTC Dan Bartlett
1916th Support Battalion



Lieutenant Colonel Dan Bartlett commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps from University of West Florida in 1996.

He began his Army career branch detailed to Mechanized Infantry. After completion of IOBC at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1997, the Bartlett Family started its Army adventure in Baumholder, Germany, 2-6 Infantry, 1st Army Division. LTC Bartlett, lead as a mechanized rifle platoon leader while deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina. Later he had his first taste of logistics as an infantry support platoon leader and a battalion maintenance officer in a heavy mechanized battalion. After promotion to Captain, he transitioned to the Transportation Corps completing the Captains Career Course at Fort Lee and Fort Eustis, Va. The Bartlett family returned to Germany in 2001, where LTC Bartlett became the Chief of Plans for the 27th Movement Control Battalion, Wiesbaden, 3rd COSCOM. LTC Bartlett then took command of the 51st Trans Company (PLS), in Mannheim, Germany in 2002; and deployed his unit as part of the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003. After company command, he became a USAREUR G4 deliberate plans officer in Heidelberg, Germany, from 2004-2006. LTC Bartlett was then selected by 1AD to be the SPO of the 412th Aviation Support Battalion, under the newly formed 12th Combat Aviation Brigade in Ansbach, Germany. He also served as Battalion Executive Officer for 412th ASB while deployed to Iraq, 2007-2008. LTC Bartlett transitioned to serve in the 2-383rd AC/RC training support battalion as an observer controller trainer (OC/T), and later as the unit’s Battalion Executive officer, Leavenworth, Kansas, 2008-2010. Following ILE at Fort Leavenworth (KS), LTC Bartlett joined USTRANSCOM (Scott Air Force Base, IL) J3 Operations Division as a joint transportation officer, 2011-2016. During his tenure at USTC J3, he served as Distribution Branch Chief, CENTCOM Branch Chief, Deputy Division Chief Global Sustainment, and forward deployed to Afghanistan as the USTRANSCOM LNO to USFOR-A in Bagram, 2014.

LTC Bartlett’s military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle Course, Airborne School, the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Intermediate Level Education Course, and the Joint Professional Military Education II Course. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of West Florida, and a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University. His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), the Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), the Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Meritorious Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award) , the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award), the NATO Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.