LTC Derek W. Hoffman
916th Support Brigade



Lieutenant Colonel Derek Hoffman began his military career as a Single Channel Radio Operator in May of 1990, his assignments included Korea, Fort Hood and the National Training Center. After completing his enlistment he earned his Bachelor’s in Biology at California State University San Bernardino.

He received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps as an Armor Officer and attended the Armor Officer Basic Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In his first assignment he served with the 1-33 Armor Battalion at Fort Lewis, Washington as a Tank Platoon and Support Platoon Leader. After transitioning to the Ordnance Corp he served as a Company XO, Battalion S4 and Brigade Maintenance Officer in the 25th BSB to include a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with 1-25 IN BDE.

After attending the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course at Fort Lee, Virginia, he returned to Fort Lewis and assumed command of the Maintenance Troop, 2nd Cavalry. He moved with the Regiment to Vilseck, Germany and participated in his second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. LTC Hoffman then served as a Maintenance Company and Support Operations OC/T for two years, and a Brigade S4 at the Joint Multination Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany. Upon returning to the states, he graduated from the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and completed his Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management at the University of Kansas.

In his next assignment at Fort Drum, New York, LTC Hoffman served as the Support Operations Officer for 548th CSSB and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His latest assignment was at the Pentagon where he served in the G3 and as the Branch Chief for sustainment equipment in the G8 Force Development Directorate.