Lieutenant Colonel Ken McGraw assumed the duties as commander of the 404th Army Field Support Battalion – JBLM in June of 2019. LTC McGraw is from Minneapolis, MN.
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology-Manufacturing Engineering. LTC McGraw was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Transportation Corps in 2000. He received his Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2009.
His military education includes the Transportation Officer’s Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Command and General Staff College (resident), and the Support Operations Course, Phases I and II. He has also completed the Joint Combined Warfighter Course, Joint Planners Course, Joint Operational Planning and Execution System Operator’s Course, Division Transportation Officer Course, Hazardous Materials Course, and the U.S. Army Airborne School.
LTC McGraw most recently served as a Strategic Planner in the Commander’s Action Group, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and USNORTHERN Command, Peterson Air Force Base, CO. Other assignments include an Interagency Fellowship with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (Washington D.C.); Mobility Chief, and Supply and Services Chief, Support Operations, 1st Theater Sustainment Command (Ft Bragg, NC); Battalion S3, and Support Operations Officer, 3rd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division (Ft Stewart, GA); Battalion Adjutant, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, and Forward Support Company Commander, 1st Cavalry Division (Ft Bliss, TX); Operations Officer, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, and Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer, 6th Transportation Battalion (Ft Eustis, VA).
LTC McGraw deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003, 2007 and 2010) and Operation Spartan Shield (2014). He has been awarded the Bronze Star (3rd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Combat Action Badge, and multiple campaign medals