Colonel Beth Behn is a native of Cedar Falls, Iowa. She graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1994 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps.
COL Behn’s key leadership assignments include Commander, 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary), Fort Eustis, VA; Commander, 26th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Commander, 96th Transportation Company (HET), Fort Hood, TX; and Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Detachment Commander in various units in 24th Transportation Battalion, 7th Transportation Group, Fort Eustis, VA.
Her key staff assignments include Executive Officer, Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G8, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Chief of Staff, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, IL; Deputy Chief of Staff, G4, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA; Assistant Professor, Department of History, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; BCT S-4 and Support Operations Officer, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO; and Battalion S-4, 180th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, TX.
COL Behn’s operational deployments include Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti in 1995, Operation Desert Thunder (Kuwait) in 1998, Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07 and 08-10 (Iraq), and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) in 2016-2017.
COL Behn is a graduate of the Air War College where she earned a Masters in Strategic Studies. She is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, and the Transportation Officer Basic Course. She holds an MA and Ph.D. in History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
COL Behn’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (w/OLC), Bronze Star Medal (w/OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (w/4 OLC); NATO Medal; National Defense Service Medal (w/Bronze Star); Iraq Campaign Medal (w/2 Bronze Stars) and Afghanistan Campaign Medal.