Colonel Brent D. Coryell
Commandant, Army Logistics University
Operational Assignments: COL Coryell enlisted in the US Army Artillery in 1987 as a Pershing Missile Crewmember (15E) where he served in the 85th United Stated Field Artillery Detachment (NATO Air Base) in Geilienkirchen, Germany from 1988-1991. As a commissioned Officer, COL Coryell has served in four heavy mechanized Divisions (1AD, 1ID, 4ID, and 3ID) from 2LT to LTC. COL Coryell’s first assignment was in 1st Armored Division (1AD), 123rd Main Support Battalion (MSB), Baumholder, Germany from 1996-1999. While in the 1AD, COL Coryell served as a Maintenance Platoon Leader in Lukavac, Bosnia (OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVER), a Shop Officer of D Company (Heavy Maintenance), and as the Supply Support Activity (SSA) Platoon Leader in C Company (Light Maintenance). From 2000-2003, COL Coryell served in the 1st Infantry Division, 1st ABCT (Devil), at Fort Riley, Kansas. While in the 1ID, COL Coryell served as the Assistant BCT S4, BCT Maintenance Officer (MATO), and as Company Commander of Bravo (Maintenance) Company, 101st Forward Support Battalion (FSB). From 2006-2009, COL Coryell was assigned to 4th Infantry Division (4ID), 2ABCT (Warhorse) at Fort Carson, Colorado. While in 4ID, COL Coryell served as the BCT S4, and the 204th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB) Executive Officer (XO) where he deployed to OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF 0810) serving in Camp Kalsu, FOB Echo, and COB Basra. From 2013-2015, COL Coryell commanded the 203rd BSB in 3HBCT (Sledgehammer), 3rd Infantry Division (3ID), Fort Benning, Georgia. COL Coryell’s most recent operational assignment was as the Army Senior Logistics Trainer (Goldminer 07) at the Army’s National Training Center (NTC) where he served for 22 rotations from 2015-2017.
Broadening assignments: From 2004-2006, COL Coryell served as the Aide de Camp to the Commanding General of the US Army Tank Automotive, and Armaments Command (TACOM) in Warren, Michigan. From 2010-2013 COL Coryell was assigned to EUCOM J4, Stuttgart Germany, where he has served as the Chief of Logistics Information Systems, the Chief of Sustainment and Distribution, and as the J4 Executive Officer. COL Coryell’s most recent broadening assignment was as the Military Deputy Commander of Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Indo-Pacific from 2017-2019.
Education: COL Coryell earned his commission as an Army Officer through the Montana State University R.O.T.C program in 1995. He holds a BA degree in Sociology from Montana State University, an MS degree in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Military Arts and Sciences (MMAS) degree from the Command and General Staff College. COL Coryell's military education includes; Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at FT Sill, Oklahoma. Ordnance Officer Basic Course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course at FT Lee, Virginia. The Combined Arms Service and Staff School (CAS3) at FT Leavenworth, Kansas. The Logistics Executive Development Course (LEDC), and the Support Operations Course at FT Lee, Virginia. Intermediate Level Education (ILE-CGSC) and the Joint Planner Course, at FT Leavenworth Kansas. Lastly, the Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) II at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA.
Awards: COL Coryell’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (5OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (7 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, NATO Medal, and other individual and unit awards. He is also the recipient of the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe, the Quartermaster Order of St. Martin, the Transportation Order of St. Christopher, and the Noble Patron Saint of Armor.