Colonel Timothy R. Zetterwall is a native of Seattle, Washington. In 1996, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps through the ROTC early commissioning program at Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri. Upon graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate, he attended the Transportation Officer Basic Course as a member of the Washington National Guard. COL Zetterwall’s initial assignment was as a Transportation Platoon Leader and later as the Company Executive Officer in Alpha Company, 1/81 Forward Support Battalion, Seattle, Washington.
In July 1999, he was assessed onto active duty and assigned to the 57th Transportation Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington, as the Battalion Personnel Officer. His subsequent assignments include Commander, 265th / 355th Transportation Detachments; Support Operations Transportation Officer, 44th Corps Support Battalion; Support Operations Transportation Officer, 593d Corps Support Group; Battalion Highway Operations Officer, 28th Transportation Battalion, Coleman Barracks, Mannheim, Germany; Commander, 70th Transportation Company, Coleman Barracks, Mannheim, Germany / Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; S3 Plans and Operations Officer, 37th Transportation Command, Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany; S3, 37th Transportation Command; Division Transportation Officer (DTO), 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Support Operations Officer, 302nd Brigade Support Battalion, Camp Casey, Korea; Joint Mobility Plans and Operations Officer, US Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; US Transportation Command Liaison Officer to US Forces Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan; Battalion and Installation Commander, 834th Transportation Battalion, Military Ocean Terminal Concord, CA; Transportation Enlisted Branch Chief, Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, KY; and as the Brigade Commander, 7th Transportation Brigade, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA.
COL Zetterwall’s combat and overseas service includes Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation Enduring Freedom; Exercise Cobra Gold (Thailand); Mannheim, Germany; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Camp Red Cloud, Korea; and Camp Casey, Korea.
COL Zetterwall’s Military Schools include the Transportation Officer Basic Course; Combined Logistics Captains Career Course; Combined Arms and Services Staff School; the US Army Command and General Staff - Intermediate Level Education Course; Joint and Combined Warfighting School - Joint Professional Military Education – II; and a Senior Service College Fellowship at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, CA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude from Seattle University in Seattle, Washington and a Masters of Arts in Management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.
His awards include the Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal; Distinguished Meritorious Service Medal; Army Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Cluster; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Cluster; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal; the National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with One Star; Iraqi Campaign Medal with One Star; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; NATO Afghanistan Campaign Medal; and the Parachutist’s Badge. He is a member of the Honorable Order of Saint Christopher.