Colonel Lance j. Halder assumed the duties as commander, Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element in May 2019. He is native of Missoula, MT and he enlisted in the United States Army on 6 October 1992 as a 92Y.
He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps on 20 May 1994. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a minor in Political Science from the University of Montana. He is a graduate of Officer Candidate School, Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms Exercise (CAX), Associate Logistics Executive Development Course (phase 1), Operational Contract Support Course, and United States Army Command and General Staff College, to include the Advance Operations Course.
COL Halder has served in numerous enlisted and commission officer positions in the active and reserve armed forces: Unit Supply specialist and armorer, HHC 191st Ordnance BN, Miesau, Germany; Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer, 24th Quartermaster Company, Fort Lewis, WA; Assistant Supply & Service Officer, Support Operations, 44th Corps Support BN, Fort Lewis, WA; Executive Officer and Company Commander, 960th Quartermaster Company, Cedar Rapids, IA; S-1 and HHC Company Commander, 394th Corps Support BN, Ames, IA; Intelligence and Force Protection Officer, 515th Corps Support BN, Bagdad, Iraq; Host Nation Support Branch Chief, Mobility Branch Chief, and Distribution Management Chief, 103d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Des Moines, IA; Operational Contract Support Branch Chief, 103d ESC, Balad, Iraq; Executive Officer and Battalion Commander, 9-95th Training BN, Des Moines, IA; Deputy Commander, 649th Regional Support Group, Cedar Rapids, IA; and the G3/5/7, 94th Training Division, Fort Lee, VA.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Iraq Campaign Medal (with star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal (with Bronze Star, “M” and “3” devices), Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (3 OLC), National Defense Service Medal (with star), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3d award), Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Badge. Colonel Halder is married and they have three children.