Colonel Kerry E. Norman

Commander, US Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett

COL Kerry E. Norman hails from Kirkwood, Missouri, and was raised in Marin County, California. Her previous assignment was Director Strategic Initiatives, 104th Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

COL Norman’s key assignments include Forces Command Action Agent, Sixth U.S. Army; Executive Officer, Alpha Company, 8830th Military Police, J-8, Joint Task Force Bravo, Honduras; Provost Marshal, Joint Task Force Nuevos Horizontes, El Salvador; Operations Officer, 82nd Airborne Division; Commander, 377th Military Police Company; Deputy Chief Marketing and Advertising, Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve, Wash, D.C.; OIC DET 2, 733rd CID; Provost Marshal, U.S. Army Reserve Command; Commander, HQ and HHC Commander, Fort McCoy; Provost Marshal, the Military Intelligence Readiness Command; Deputy Counterterrorism Unit, State Department; Commander, 1-411th Regiment; Director International Programs, USACC; and Professor of Military Science, Seattle University.

She is a graduate of numerous military schools to include the Quartermaster and Military Police Basic Courses, Military Police Captains Career Course, French and American Combined Arms and Services Staff School, NBC Defense Course, Law Enforcement Senior Leaders Course, Command and General Staff College, Defense Strategy Course, Special Operations Interagency Collaboration Course, Special Operations Support Team Orientation Course, the Joint Combined Warfare Course, and the United States Army War College. In addition, COL Norman graduated with honors from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management and has completed three separate graduate degrees.

COL Norman enlisted in the Army in February 1986, and received a direct commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in March 1992 while serving at Sixth U.S. Army, Presidio of San Francisco. She has served overseas in five of the seven continents. COL Norman’s military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal with Bronze Star, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Order of Saint Barbara, Order of the Marechaussee (Bronze), and the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. Also included are the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, and other various awards.

COL Norman is a lifetime member of the Association of the United States Army, the Reserve Officers Association, the Military Police Regimental Association, the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Foundation, and the Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association.

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