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Colonel Frank M. Muth

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DCO(S) Colonel Frank M. Muth

Colonel Frank M. Muth is a native of Columbia, MD. He graduated from Norwich University in 1986 and was commissioned in Army Aviation. Colonel Muth graduated Flight School in October 1987, and his first assignment was as an Aeroscout Platoon Leader in Company A, 309th Attack Helicopter Battalion, Camp Page, Korea. In 1988, he was assigned to 4th Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR), Fort Bliss, TX. While assigned to Fort Bliss, Colonel Muth was the Aeroscout Platoon Leader in Nomad Troop 4/3 Armored ACR and the Support Platoon Leader in HHT 4/3 ACR. While deployed to Operation Desert Shield, newly promoted Captain Muth took command of Renegade Troop 4/3 ACR for Operation Desert Storm. In December 1992, he was assigned to Fort Rucker, AL, and attended the Aviation Officer Advance Course. Upon graduating the Advance Course, he was assigned to Fort Rucker as the Cavalry Officer Basic Course Platoon Trainer and as a Small Group Instructor at the Aviation Officer Advance Course. In October 1995, Colonel Muth was assigned to the Combat Maneuver Training Center in Hoenfels, Germany, as the Attack/Cavalry Observer Controller and later as the Chief of Plans and Exercises, Operations Group. In 1998, Colonel Muth attended the Command and General Staff College (CGSC), Fort Leavenworth, KS. Upon graduating CGSC in 1999, Colonel Muth was assigned to the 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. While assigned to the 82d, he was the Operations Officer for 1/82 Attack Helicopter Battalion and the Operations Officer for the 82d Aviation Brigade. In 2002, Colonel Muth was assigned to Human Resources Command (HRC) Aviation Branch as the Lieutenant Colonel Assignments Officer and Branch Executive Officer. In 2004, Colonel Muth assumed command of 1/17 Cavalry Squadron, 82d Airborne Division. During his command, he deployed the Squadron to Iraq and upon redeployment, he moved the unit from Fort Bragg to Fort Campbell and reflagged 1/17 Calvary Squadron to 7/17 Cavalry Squadron, 101st Airborne Division. Following command, Colonel Muth attended The National War College from 2006-2007. Upon graduation, he was selected to be the Aviation Branch Chief, HRC. Following his HRC assignment, Colonel Muth was assigned to the Army G-3/5/7 Aviation Directorate as the Aviation Systems Chief. In the summer of 2009, Colonel Muth assumed command of the Combat Aviation Brigade 1st Infantry Division "The Big Red One" at Fort Riley, Kansas. In March of 2010, he deployed the Brigade to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. While deployed, the Combat Aviation Brigade 1st ID assumed responsibility for all Army aviation support in Iraq. To accomplish this mission the brigade doubled in size and formed the Army's first Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade. In the summer of 2011, Colonel Muth changed command and became the Dominant Maneuver Division Chief. On 1 May 2012, he assumed the position of Director of Materiel, Force Development, Army G-8. Colonel Muth now serves as the Deputy Commanding Officer of Support for the 1ID.

Colonel Muth's awards and badges include the Legion of Merit w/1 Oak Leaf Custer (OLC), Bronze Star w/2 OLC, Meritorious Service Medal w/7OLC, Air Medal for "Valor (2)", Army Commendation Medal w/3 OLC, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korean Defense Service Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation and the Master Army Aviator, Senior Parachutist, Air Assault and Canadian Parachutist Badge. He is married and has two children.

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