Lieutenant Colonel Rebecca A. Milkowski-Gerdelman assumed the duties as commander of
the Army Field Support Battalion-Germany on June 12, 2020.
Milkowski-Gerdelman was recently assigned as a Department of Logistics and Resource Management Instructor at the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Prior to her assignment at CGSC, she was assigned to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command HQs at Rock Island, Illinois, from Aug. 2016 to May 2019, serving as the ASC Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander, Distribution Management Center executive officer, and as a Support Operations Future Operations officer. From April 2014 to June 2016, Milkowski-Gerdelman served as a Support Operations officer for 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and battalion executive officer for the 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas and forward deployed to Camp Casey, Republic of Korea. From 2013-2014 she served as the Supply and Services branch chief for III Corps G4 (logistics) forward deployed as U.S. Forces-Afghanistan to Kabul, Afghanistan. From 2012-2013 she served as a logistics planner for G4 (logistics), III Corps, at Fort Hood, Texas. From 2011-2012 she was selected to attend The College of Williams and Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business as a Maj. Gen. James Wright MBA Fellow at Williamsburg, Virginia. Prior to her Fellowship she served in a variety of positions which included: operations officer for Command Post Exercise- Sustainment, Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, Virginia; battalion S1 (human resources) for 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd ABCT, 1st CD in Mosul, Iraq and Fort Hood, Texas. Milkowski-Gerdelman commanded Alpha Company, 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd ABCT, 1st CD forward deployed to Forward Operating Base Warhorse and Mosul, Iraq, as well as at Fort Hood, Texas. She deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and to the Republic of Korea in support of the rotational ABCT supporting the 2nd Infantry Division/ Republic of Korea-U.S. Combined Division.
She was commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer in 2002 through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps from Pennsylvania State University. Milkowski-Gerdelman has a bachelor’s degree in history from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. She is a graduate of the Command General Staff College, the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course (CLC3), and the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course.
Her military awards and decorations include two Bronze Star Medals, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (one bronze service star device), the Iraq Campaign Medal (four bronze service star devices), the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the NATO Medal, and the Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral five device. She also received the Quartermaster Honorable Order of Saint Martin Award.
Milkowski-Gerdelman is married and they have a son.