LTC Nichole Vild


Lieutenant Colonel Nichole L. Vild assumed the duties as commander of the Army Field Support
Battalion – Kuwait in June 2020.  She was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training
Corps program at the New Mexico Military Institute in 1999.

She held a variety of assignments across the U.S. Army, Joint, and Interagency spectrum. Highlights
include: chief of operations, Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Pacific; chief of sensitive
activities, J-4, U.S. Special Operations Command; interagency fellow, Command and General Staff
College; battalion executive officer, Group Support Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group; group S-4,
7th Special Forces Group; research and analysis officer, Asymmetric Warfare Group; company
commander, Forward Support Company, 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division.

Her overseas deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom, Phase 2: Transition of Iraq and
Phase 3: Iraqi Governance (2004-2005); Operation Iraqi Freedom, Phase 4: National Resolution
and Phase 5: Iraqi Surge (2006-2008); Operation Iraqi Freedom, Phase 6: Iraqi Sovereignty (2009);
Operation Enduring Freedom, Phase 4: Consolidation III (2010); and Operation Enduring Freedom,
Phase 6: Transition I (2014).

LTC Vild holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Akron, Ohio, and a
Master’s degree in Business Science (Supply Chain Management) from the University of Kansas. 

Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals,
three Meritorious Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, four Meritorious Unit Citations,
the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal,
the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the
Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon with the numeral 1 device, and the Combat Action Badge.