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LTC Octavia T. Coleman is a native of Columbus, Georgia. She honorably completely six years of enlisted service in the Army Reserves prior to receiving her commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1997. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbus State University, a Master of Public Administration from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster University.
She is a graduate of the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Petroleum Course, Support Operations Course, the Army Office of Business Transformation Lean Six Sigma Course (Black Belt), Command and General Staff College and the Joint Forces Staff College.
LTC Coleman’s most recent assignments include Proponency Chief, Office of the Quartermaster General, Fort Lee, Virginia; Battalion Commander, Army Field Support Battalion-Hawaii, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Strategic Joint Logistics Operations Officer, Defense Logistics Agency – Transcom (DLA-T) Support Division, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Chief, Wartime Host Nation Support Branch and Logistics Plans Officer, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea C-4/J-4, Yongsan, Korea; Support Operations Officer, 2nd Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, Joint Base Balad, Iraq; 4th Brigade Logistics Support Team Chief, Army Field Support Battalion, 406th Army Field Support Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia and Al Asad Airbase, Iraq; Logistics Liaison Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff C-3/G3, Third Army/United States Army Central/Coalition Forces Land Component Command, Camp Arifjan., Kuwait; Logistics Operations Officer, Director of Logistics G-4, First United States Army, Fort Gillem, Georgia; Company Commander, 302nd Brigade Support Battalion, Deputy Support Operations Officer, and Supply and Services Management Officer, 702nd Main Support Battalion, Division Support Command, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea. Other Key assignments include Fort Stewart, Georgia where she served as Deputy Protocol Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Division Headquarters; Division Subsistence Officer and Separates Brigade Maintenance Manager, Division Materiel Management Center (DMMC), Division Support Command; Rear Detachment Commander, Platoon Leader and Accountable Officer, 3rd Forward Support Battalion.
Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Army Commendation Medal, (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Army Reserves Achievement Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, (2nd award), Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 6), Army Reserves Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, and the Parachutist Rigger Badge.
LTC Coleman is assigned to the United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania with duty as a United States Army Fellow, serving at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.
She is married to Byron T. Coleman who is currently serving as the Director of the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, Fort Lee, Virginia.