Colonel Thomas R. Boland assumed command of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade headquartered at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, June 2022.
He received his commission as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 2000 from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. He was commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer after completing his Bachelor of Science degree in education.
COL Boland’s previous assignments include the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he serving as a platoon leader, executive officer, deputy support operations officer, and battalion S4 in the headquarters and Alpha Company, 82nd Forward Support Battalion. During this time, he deployed once to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and a second time to Fallujah, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was then assigned to 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he served as a staff officer and later took command of Alpha Company, 626th Brigade Support Battalion while deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, in support of OIF. After a year home, COL Boland deployed his company back to Iraq in support of OIF. Upon his return, he was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 626th BSB to serve as the battalion rear detachment commander followed by the battalion S3. Following the completion of Command and General Staff College, COL Boland was assigned back to the 82nd Airborne Division where he served as the brigade S4 and the support operations officer of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team. He then completed a joint assignment as the Joint Logistics and Distribution Branch chief in the J4 Joint Logistics Readiness Division, U.S. Indo - Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. He then left Hawaii to take command of the Army Field Support Battalion-Alaska from June 2017 to June 2019. Following battalion command, he served for a year as the division G4 in the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York. COL Boland most recently served as the Operations director in the Support Operations of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois.
COL Boland’s military education include: the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff Officer Course, the Joint Combined Warfighting School, and the Army War College Fellowship Program where he attended school at Queens University, Canada for a year.
COL Boland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education; he also holds a master’s degree in business management from Austin Peay State University.
Among his awards and decorations are three Bronze Star Medals, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Star), the Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Bronze Stars), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and GWOT Service Medal. He is a master parachutist, a pathfinder, and he has earned the Air Assault Badge, the Parachute Rigger Badge, and several other foreign badges.
COL Boland is married and has four children.