Colonel Karl Ginter
Colonel Karl Ginter was commissioned a Signal Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, Class 5-86, on 18 December 1986. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader, Information Systems Engineering Command-Europe (ISEC-EUR), Worms, West Germany.
His subsequent duty assignments were: Battalion S4, Executive Officer, and Company Commander, ISEC-EUR, Worms, West Germany; Assistant Battalion S3, 1 120th Signal Battalion, Ogden, Utah; Operations Officer, Information Systems Command, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Assistant Brigade S3, 1st Signal Brigade, Yongsan, South Korea; Satellite Operations Officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff/J6, Pentagon; Army Staff Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff/Operations, Pentagon; Task Force Eagle S6, Sarajevo, Bosnia; Battalion S3, 43rd Signal Battalion, Heidelberg, Germany; Task Force Hawk G6, V Corps, Tirana, Albania; Battalion XO, 43rd Signal Battalion, Heidelberg, Germany; Secretary General Staff, 5th Signal Command, Mannheim, Germany; Satellite Communications Action Officer, Joint Staff/J6, Pentagon; Battalion Commander, 1110th Signal Battalion, Fort Detrick, Maryland; Battalion Commander 302nd Signal Battalion, Fort Detrick, Maryland; Deputy Brigade Commander, 160th Signal Brigade, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait (Operation Iraqi Freedom); Chief, Plans and Operations, Army G6, Pentagon; Brigade Commander, 21st Signal Brigade, Fort Detrick, Maryland; Director, Instructional Support Group, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. | His military education consists of: Defense Language Institute-Foreign Language Center, Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Services Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, United States Army War College. | COL Ginter's highest military awards include: Legion of Merit (2nd Award), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (6th Award).