Lieutenant Colonel Antonio C. Coffey assumed command of the Army Field Support Battalion-Riley June 2021.
LTC Coffey earned his commission as a transportation officer in 2002 through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. After the Officer Basic Course at Fort Eustis, Virginia, LTC Coffey was assigned to the 7th Transportation Group, Fort Eustis, for his first duty station. At this time, he served as a hull platoon leader and then as the maintenance production control officer in the 558th Transportation Company (Watercraft Maintenance). Later, LTC Coffey served as the company executive officer and company commander in the 155th Transportation Company (Cargo Transfer) and battalion maintenance officer of the 10th Transportation Battalion (Terminal). While stationed at Fort Eustis, he deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course in 2011, LTC Coffey served as a logistics advisor to U.S. Military Training Mission, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After that assignment, he spent two years at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as the assistance brigade S3 in the 82nd Sustainment Brigade, and brigade S4 in the16th Military Police Brigade. Upon graduation from the Intermediate Level Education at the Commanding General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas,
LTC Coffey and his family moved to Fort Carson, Colorado, in 2014. Here he served as the Brigade S4, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, and support operations officer for
the 404th Aviation Support Battalion. In April 2016 he deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, where he served as the chief of distributions, CENTCOM Deployment Distribution Operations Center. Upon his return from deployment to Fort Carson, he became the brigade executive officer for the 4th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade. In 2017 LTC Coffey moved to Camp Casey, South Korea, where he served as the battalion executive officer for 403rd Army Field Support Battalion-Far East. He returned to the United States in 2018 as the deputy current operations officer of the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. He later served as the secretary of general staff for the 593rd ESC.
LTC Coffey’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Parachutist Badge, and the Military Order of Saint Christopher.
His civilian educations include a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering technology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a master’s degree in
procurement acquisitions from Webster University.
He belongs to the following organizations: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and The ROCKS, Inc.
LTC Coffey is from Winona, Mississippi. He is married and has two children.