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                        Gregory D. Reilly
                        COL, U.S. Army
                        Commander, Joint Task Force Bravo




A native of Sacramento California, COL Reilly was commissioned as a Distinguished Military
Graduate into Artillery Branch from the ROTC Department of California State University,
Sacramento, where he earned a degree in Economics. Upon graduation, he attended the
Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Survey and Target Acquisition Course and then
Ranger School prior to being assigned as the Fire Support Team Chief in B Troop, 1st
Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment in Schwabach, Germany. After changing branches to Armor
in 1986, he was assigned as the B Troop Executive Officer and later Squadron S4. He then
attended the Armor Career Course in June of 1989 followed by his next assignment to 1 st
Cavalry Division at Fort Hood Texas, arriving in April 1990. While at Fort Hood, he deployed
in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, serving as a Battle Captain in the
Division Tactical Command Post. Shortly after returning from Iraq, he assumed Command
of D Company 1-5 Infantry in October of 1991, which was later designated A Company 1-8
Armor. In April of 1993 he assumed Command of HHC 2-12 Cavalry until departing FT
Hood in June 1994 to perform duties as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at the
Claremont McKenna Colleges in Southern California.

In July of 1996, he attended the Army’s Command and General Staff Officer’s Course at Ft.
Leavenworth, KS where he earned a Master of Military Art and Science (MMAS) advanced
degree in Leadership. He then attended the School of Advanced Military Studies earning
another MMAS. He was then assigned to 1st Armored Division in Bad Kreuznach, GE as the
Chief of Plans and Chief of Operations from June 1998 through February of 2000, having
served five months during this period in Bosnia. He was then assigned as the Operations
Officer of 1st Brigade, 1-37 Armor (Bandits) in Friedberg, Germany, serving a six-month tour
in Support of KFOR II in Kosovo. In June of 2001, he assumed duties as the 1 st Brigade, 1st
Armored Division Operations officer (S3), followed by an assignment as the Brigade
Executive Officer from June 2002 to June 2003. He deployed with the Brigade to Iraq as
the Executive Officer establishing the Brigade Headquarters in Baghdad before assuming
command of 1st Squadron (Tiger), 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Al Qaim, Iraq on 7 July,
2003. He commanded the squadron during nine months of OIF I, conducting area security
operations from Haditha to Al Qaim and again during OIF III (Feb 05 to Feb 06) conducting
operations in South Baghdad, Tal Afar, Sinjar and along the border in Ninewa Province. He
also served a short tour in Afghanistan from June – September 2008 as an operational
planner. He recently graduated from the Naval War College at Newport, RI where he served
as a professor teaching Joint Military Operations. From February 2010 to the present, COL
Reilly has been stationed at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras as the Commander of Joint Task
Force-Bravo.
His significant awards include four Bronze Star Medals (two with “V” devices), five
Meritorious Service medals, six Army Commendation medals, the Ranger Tab, Airborne, and
Combat Action Badge.

				
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