Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Amato assumed command of Army Field Support Battalion-Africa on June 10, 2022.
LTC Amato commissioned as an officer in the Army Transportation Corps in 2004 following his graduation from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science.
LTC Amato’s command assignments include: 613th Movement Control Team, 106th Transportation Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Service Detachment commander, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Lewis, Washington.
Other significant assignments include: joint planning officer, Special Operations Command Central, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; joint logistics officer, Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command, Al Udeid AB, Qatar; chief of Materiel Readiness Division, Special Operations Command Central, MacDill AFB, Florida; executive officer and battalion S3, Group Support Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; command planner and force developer, Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, Virginia; battalion S4, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Lewis; Transportation Officer and Troop Executive Officer, E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Campbell.
LTC Amato’s overseas assignments include multiple deployment to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, and to Kuwait and Syria during Operation Inherent Resolve.
LTC Amato’s military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, and the Command and General Staff Officer Couse. He received a Master of Business Administration from the William & Mary Mason School of Business through the Major General James Wright Fellowship program.
LTC Amato's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3), the Army Commendation Medal (2), the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon (2).
LTC Amato is a native of Syracuse, New York. He is married and has four children.