COL Dana Hampton

COL Dana Hampton

Dates of Service: Mar 1983 - May 2016
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  • 2LT May 86
  • 1LT Nov 87
  • CPT May 92
  • MAJ Feb 01
  • LTC Feb 07
  • COL Dec 15
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, May 1986

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Started as a PVT w/the 211/109 MP BN NCARNG completing BT at Ft Jackson in 1983, then awarded a 3-yr ROTC Scholarship. Commissioned in MAY86. Ordered to AD w/101 ABN DIV Ft Campbell (CO FSO, BTRY FDO, Signal PLT LDR, BTRY XO, & S2 1-320 FA). Promoted to CPT, USAR/IRR. In the TNARNG, served as BN FDO, Firing BTRY CDR, & S1 1-115 FA. On promotion to MAJ, I was OPNS OFF for 130 SPT CTR (RAOC). Mobilized for OPN Joint Guardian KFOR 3A/3B as DPA ASG-Falcon (PROV), Camp Bondsteel. On demob, assigned as Asst OPNS OFF J3 JFHQ TNNG & ordered to AD for OPN Noble Eagle as the state's AT/FP Program MGR & later, as the Military LNO in the TN Gov’s Office of Homeland Security. Served as S3 1-115 FA & Asst OPNs/INTEL OFF 196 FA BDE. Selected as the BAO US Embassy-Bulgaria. Returning to CONUS as the SPP COORD. Promoted to LTC as the Regt’l FSCOORD 278 ACR & deployed to OIF in 09-10. Commanded RFS 278 ACR from SEP11-OCT14. Then ordered to active duty, assigned to TCM BCT-Fires, Ft Sill as the PGM NETT OIC. Selected for Army War College & upon promotion to COL assigned to JFHQ, TNNG Dep CoS J3/7 until retiring w/33 yrs.

Military Experiences

Jan 2016 - May 2016
Oct 2014 - Dec 2015
Precision Guided Munitions NETT OIC


(6 years, 1 month)
Jan 2010 - Sep 2010
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Regimental Fire Support Officer, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ABCT), Camp Taji, Iraq
Sep 2004 - Sep 2006
Bilateral Affairs Officer, Office of Defense Cooperation, US Embassy-Sofia
Jun 2002 - Sep 2004
Operation Noble Eagle
Anti-Terrorism Officer TN NG, Military Liaison to TN Governor’s Office of Homeland Security
Jun 2001 - Feb 2002
Operation Joint Guard
Director of Personnel and Administration, Area Support Group (Provisional), Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

0 - 2009

Signals Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Officer's Course

0 - 2009

Tactical Information Operations Course (TIOC)

0 - 2008

Fire Support Coordinator Course

Individual & Special Skill Schools

May 2015

Capabilities Development Course

Jun 2003

Diversity Facilitator Course

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1982 - 1986

Western Carolina University

Bachelor's Degree, History & Political Science

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