Lieutenant Colonel Jeffry T. Carlson assumed the duties of Commander of AFSBn-Qatar in July 2019. He is a native of Annandale, MN. His civilian education includes a BA in Communications from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, in 2002 and an MA in Intermodal Transportation and Logistics Management from North Dakota State University in 2008.
His Army career began in 1998 when he enlisted and served as a Combat Engineer with 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota National Guard, and in 2002 he commissioned out of ROTC as an Engineer second lieutenant.
His previous assignments include: Sapper Platoon Leader and Assault and Obstacle Platoon Leader, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany and OIF I (2002-2005); Counter Mobility Advisor, Military Transition Team 7, Mosul, Iraq (2005-2006); CJ4 Deputy Support Operations Officer, Combined Security Transition Command, Kabul, Afghanistan (2008- 2009); Company Commander, 71st Transportation Battalion, Ft. Lee, VA (2009-2011); Brigade S4, 18th Fires Brigade, 82d Airborne Division; Brigade S3, 82d Sustainment Brigade (2011-2013); Deputy Mobility Chief, U.S. Army Pacific (2013-2014); Executive Officer to the Commanding General, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Ft. Shafter, HI (2014-2015); Foreign Military Sales Logistics Chief, Office of Security Cooperation – Iraq, U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq (2015-2016); Deputy G4, 7th Infantry Division, JBLM, WA (2016-2017); and Brigade Executive Officer, 404th Army Field Support Brigade, JBLM WA (2017-2019).
LTC Carlson’s service schools include the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course (CLC3), Command and General Staff College (CGSC), Airborne School, and is a graduate of the Sapper Leader School.
LTC Carlson’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (w/1 OLC), the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (w/4 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (w/3 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal, and multiple campaign and service medals and ribbons. He was also awarded the Presidential Unit Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (w/2 OLC) and the Valorous Unit Award.
LTC Carlson is married and they have two children.