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Derek Reeve


A native of Puyallup, Washington, LTC Reeve graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Washington with a degree in History. He was branch detailed Armor from the Military Intelligence branch but his request to remain Armor was approved. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Adult and Continuing Education from Kansas State University. He is married and has one son. He arrived at USF in August 2008.

Military Education :
Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Scout Platoon Leader Course, Military Intelligence Transition Course and resident Command and General Staff College


Tank and Scout Platoon Leader (Fort Riley KS), Assistant Secretary of the General Staff, HQ, USAREUR (Heidelberg GE), S-3 Air, Tank Company Commander and Brigade Recon Troop Commander (Schweinfurt GE), Battalion XO (Fort Carson, CO), Battalion and Brigade S-3 (Fort Knox, KY), Second in Command, Armored Fighting Vehicle Gunnery School (Lulworth, UK), Joint Staff Operations Officer (J-3), JTF Paladin (Bagram AF).

Operational Experience and Deployments :
Tank Platoon Leader, Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq 1990-1991
S-3 Air, Operation Joint Endeavor/ Joint Guard, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1995, 1997
Brigade Recon Troop Commander, Initial Entry Force, Operation Joint Guardian Kosovo, 1999
Joint Staff Operations Officer, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, 2007-2008

Awards and Decorations :
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (4)
Army Commendation Medal (4)
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal (3)
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
SW Asia Service Medal with 3 BS
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Afghan Campaign Medal
GWOT Campaign Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Overseas Service Ribbon (2)
NATO Medal (Bosnia and Kosovo)
Saudi and Kuwaiti Liberation Medals
Valorous Unit Award
Army Superior Unit Award
Airborne Badge

Administrative Appointments

Director, Military Science Program