LTC Gavin Heater

LTC Gavin Heater

Dates of Service: May 1986 - Jun 2013
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  • 2LT May 86
  • 1LT May 88
  • CPT Apr 90
  • MAJ May 98
  • LTC Dec 04
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, May 1986

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I am a logistics, operations and project professional with over thirty years of experience in both the military and private sectors. I began my military career as an Active Duty Field Artillery officer, focusing in technical, tactical and operations roles, transitioning to Logistics roles upon transferring to the Reserves. I held a Top Secret Clearance with SCI access for most of my career.

Military Experiences

Jun 2013 - Present
Retired Reservist
I retired from the Active Reserves in June 2013 and joined the Retired Reserves. I am now in the Retired Reserves until 2024, when I turn 60. Then I will become officially retired.
Jul 2013 - Jul 2015
Brigade Operations (S3) (Volunteer)
Volunteer Operations Officer for the Massachusetts State Defense Force.
Feb 2011 - Jun 2013
302nd MEB
Brigade Fire Support Coordinator
This was my last Reserve position prior to transferring to the Retired Reserves. My position was to advise the Brigade Commander on all aspects of indirect fires, direct fires and effects. As an LTC, with DOR, I was an equal peer to both the S3 and DCO, and often filled in for both of them.
Sep 2010 - Feb 2011
655th RSG
Logistics Officer (S4)
Developed Logistics plans and estimates to support domestic, foreign and combat zone deployments for units within this Brigade sized organization, with over 3,000 personnel dispersed throughout New England and the Northeastern United States. Supervised purchasing, maintenance, procurement, equipment fielding and budgeting functions. Managed a staff of ten including commissioned officers, warrant officers, senior NCOs and civilians.


(3 years, 6 months)
Oct 2008 - Oct 2009
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
2nd Iraq deployment
Feb 2004 - Feb 2005
Iraq ribbon
Camp Speicher, Tikrit, Iraq
Group S4 for 167th CSG, 13th COSCOM.
Apr 1989 - May 1989
Cobra Gold 1989
Feb 1989 - Mar 1989
South korea
South Korea
Team Spirit

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Jan 2006 - Mar 2006

Theater Logistics Studies Course (TLS)

Jan 2002 - Jan 2005

Command and General Staff Officers Course

Jan 2003 - May 2003

Transportation Officer Advanced Course (TOAC)

Foreign Language Skills


Spanish (0+/0+)

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1984 - 1986

Georgetown University

Senior Army ROTC