Gerald A. Boston
Colonel Gerald A. Boston enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 1985, was promoted to staff sergeant in 1990 and upon graduation with class #03-91 from the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, was commissioned an Armor Officer 31 May 1991. His first duty assignment as a commissioned officer was as an M1A1 tank platoon leader in the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 24th Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include; Company Executive Officer and later Scout Platoon Leader, 1-64 Armor, 2nd Brigade, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia and Somalia (1992 to 1995); Brigade Plans Officer, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, the Republic of Korea (1995 to 1996); Assistant Operations Officer, later Bravo Company Commander (Banshee Six) and later Headquarters & Headquarters Company Commander (Hellcat Six), 1-67 Armor, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Kuwait (1996 to 1999); Small Group Instructor (Armor Captain’s Career Course) and later Hotel Troop Commander (Hawk Six), 16th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Knox, Kentucky (1999 to 2001); Commanding General’s Aide-de-Camp and later Company/Team Observer Controller, U.S. Army Armor School & Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky (2001 to 2002); Chief of Operations (G3 CHOPS), 24th Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Kansas (2003 to 2004); Operations Officer (Dakota Three) and later Executive Officer (Dakota Five), 1-13 Armor, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armor Division, Fort Riley, Kansas and Iraq (2004 to 2006); Joint Security Cooperation Planner, later Program Manager and later Campaign Plans Division Chief, Headquarters United States Southern Command, Miami, Florida (2006 to 2009); Battalion Commander (Ghost Six), 2-7 Cavalry, 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Iraq (2009 to 2012); ACoS G5, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Afghanistan (2013 to 2014); Brigade Commander, USA-SATMO, Fort Bragg, North Carolina (2014 to 2017); Deputy Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, Fort Benning, Georgia (2017 to 2018). | His military education consists of the U.S. Army War College (Resident Course), the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer’s Course (Resident Course), the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Cavalry Leader’s Course, the Infantry Officer’s Advanced Course, the Battalion Maintenance Officer’s Course, the Scout Platoon Leader’s Course, the Armor Officer’s Basic Course and the Primary Leadership Development Course.