COL Edward Amato

COL Edward Amato

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Promotions

  • 2LT May 89
  • 1LT May 91
  • CPT Oct 93
  • MAJ Mar 00
  • LTC Oct 06
  • COL Jun 11
Commissioning Source:  USMA, May 1989

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Bio 

Career Army Special Forces Officer with 7+ yrs command experience, including O5 & O6 CSL-command of OCONUS operational garrisons. Extensive experience leading staffs at Component, Joint, and Combatant Command-levels. 3+ yrs in field-grade KD positions at SWCS organizing, planning, and executing all aspects of Army Special Forces training. Language-trained/conversant in German and Thai. Career Army Special Forces Officer with extensive experience in Command, staff management, operational-level planning, and training management. Specialties: Installation Management, Strategist, Military History, Jumpmaster, Special Forces, Ranger-Parachutist.

Military Experiences

May 2013 - Present
J8
Assessment Director, Force Structure
Provide Commander, USSOCOM, with recommendations on the best mix of Joint SOF capability the Enterprise can afford. Manage SOF portfolio of Land Forces, Military Construction (MILCON), Science and Technology, Ground Mobility, others.
Feb 2012 - May 2013
Garrison Commander
CSL-Garrison Commander Responsible for all installation management activities on 1,500 Service Member Combined-Joint Base, the only enduring US base forward in the SOUTHCOM AOR. Oversee base operations support for Joint Task Force-Bravo, AOB SOCSOUTH, and other forward-deployed forces.
Jun 2011 - Feb 2012
USAWC
Instructor, DMSPO
US Army War College Instructor within Department of Military Strategy, Plans, and Operations. Responsible for Theater Strategy and Campaigning program of instruction for 18 Senior Service College leaders. Senior ARSOF representative and advisor to Commandant.
Jun 2009 - Jun 2010
ASG-KU
Deputy Commanding Officer
Garrison Commander of Camp Arifjan, and DCO of ASG-KU. Oversee and synchronize all installation management activities and base operations support for US camps in Kuwait. Support initial logistic operations of US drawdown of OIF forces in Iraq.

Deployments

(5 years, 6 months)
Feb 2012 - May 2013
Honduras
CSL Garrison Commander of Soto Cano AB, Honduras
Jul 2007 - Jun 2010
Kuwait
Kuwait
- CSL Bn Cdr, BSB-North Kuwait - DCO, ASG-KU
Jun 2005 - Mar 2006
Afghanistan_ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
- JOC Chief, CJSOTF-A - SOF LNO to ISAF SOF Cell in Kabul - RC LNO for CJSOTF-A Cdr
Jul 1997
Thailand
Cdr, SFODA-186: JCET BALANCE TORCH

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

2013

O6 Garrison Pre-Command Course

2010 - 2011

2007

O5 Garrison Pre-Command Course

Certifications

2009

Installation Management - Skill Identifier 6Y

2002

Historian - Skill Identifier 5X

2002

Strategist - Skill Identifier 6Z

Foreign Language Skills

2013

Spanish (0/0)

1994

Thai (1+/1+)

1989

German (2/2)

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

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1985 - 1989

United States Military Academy (USMA, West Point)

Bachelor's Degree

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