Lieutenant Colonel Carper “Haywood” McMillan assumed the duties of commander at the Army Field Support Battalion-Fort Bliss, July 2020.
He most recently served as the land forces branch chief for the Office of Military Cooperation-Egypt, U.S. Embassy, Cairo, Egypt.
His first assignment was as a project manager for the Joint Mission Planning System in the mission planning program office at Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, Massachusetts. During this assignment, he certified as a Defense Acquisition University level II program manager. In his second and last U.S. Air Force assignment, he was selected to teach leadership and serve as the recruiting officer at Air Force ROTC Detachment 605, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. After this assignment, he transitioned into the U.S. Army with no break in service, and then attended the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course at Fort Lee, Virginia. Upon graduation, LTC McMillan deployed to Tel Afar, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as a logistics advisor on a brigade military transition team.
Upon his redeployment, he served as the assistant brigade S-4 in the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, before assuming command of Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. While commanding, LTC McMillan deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom XI. Upon his redeployment, he served as a theater logistics planner for the U.S. Army Central Command, including an operational deployment as an embassy liaison in Jordan. Next, he was assigned as the division logistics planner for the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. Following that assignment LTC McMillan served as the brigade support operations officer for the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2ID. Most recently he served as the battalion executive officer, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2CAB.
LTC McMillan commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force as an acquisitions officer after graduating from Fayetteville State University with a in 2001. His military education includes the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Army Intermediate Level Education, and the School of Advanced Military Studies.
LTC McMillan holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Fayetteville State University, a Master of Science in transportation and business logistics from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and a Master of Military Art and Science in operational art from the Command and General Staff College.
LTC McMillan’s awards include two Bronze Stars, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, two Air Force Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal-Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal-Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon (numeral 2), Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, NATO Medal, Air Assault Badge, Parachute Badge, and the Parachute Rigger Badge .
He is a native of North Carolina and is married with two children.