Col. MARK A. COLBROOK
Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria
Col. Mark A. Colbrook assumed command of U.S. Garrison Bavaria, Germany, July 2, 2014. He previously served on the Army staff as chief of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
A native of Morrisonville, Ill., Col. Colbrook attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and graduated with a commission in 1992.
The colonel has served in numerous aviation and military intelligence assignments. From March 1994 to September 1995, he was with the 751st Military Intelligence Battalion (U.S. Field Station Korea) as the Phoenix Aviation Detachment executive officer and later as assistant S3 (Plans and Training).
In October 1995, he became the aviation management officer with the 2nd Corps Material Management Center, 1st Corps Support Command, in Fort Bragg, N.C.
From March 1999 to June 2001, Col. Colbrook was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, with the 15th Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation), and deployed as the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Liaison Officer to Task Force HAWK in Albania. He also served as the assistant S3 (Operations) and commander, B Company, 15th Military Intelligence Battalion.
From July 2001 until June 2005, he was assigned to the U.S. Army Office of Military Support in Washington, D.C., as a company-level executive and operations officer and a battalion-level executive officer.
After attending Command and General Staff College, the colonel was selected as chief, Special Operations Aviation – Special Programs for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg from 2006 to 2009.
He then commanded the 224th Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) until 2011 at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., before serving as deputy commanding officer for Task Force ODIN, which supported intelligence operations in Afghanistan.
Col. Colbrook is a graduate of the Aviation Officer Basic Course, Military Intelligence Officer Transition and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.