LTC Carlson D. Chow assumed command of the Army Field Support Battalion-Southwest Asia July 2021.
He completed Army Reserve Officer Training Corps in 2000 and was commissioned as a transportation officer after attending the Transportation Officer Basic Course.
Following TOBC, his first assignment was at Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 501st Corps Support Group, Camp Red Cloud, South Korea.
LTC Carlson then was assigned to Germany where he served as the assistant S3 for the 293rd Base Support Battalion and later as the S4 for the Special Troops
Battalion, V Corps. During his time with the U.S. Army Europe, LTC Carlson deployed with V Corps for Operation Iraqi Freedom I. After a nine-month break, LTC
Carlson worked for the U.S. Central Command, Operation Inherent Resolve, as an individual augmentee to the CENTOM Deployment Distribution Operation Center. Next, he returned to the U.S. to take the Captains Combined Logistics Course, with follow on assignment to Fort Dix, New Jersey. LTC Carlson then left active duty and served as the G4 for First Army Division East, U.S. Army Reserve. By the end of 2008, LTC Carlson applied for the recall to active duty program and was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. In 2009 he took command of HHC, 3rd Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Camp Falcon, Iraq. He later departed company command and served as the assistant brigade S4. In 2011, he departed for Fort Drum, New York, as 10th Mountain Division deputy G4 maintenance officer in charge. Upon promotion to major, he took over as the S4 for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, and later Corps Security Forces Advise and Assist Team adviser to the 203rd Corps G4. Upon redeployment, LTC Chow remained at Fort Drum, New York, serving as a brigade logistics support team chief and later battalion executive officer under the Army Field Support Battalion-Drum. After four years there, he was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as the U.S. Army Forces Command logistics planner G4.
LTC Chow holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration (cum laude graduate) from Trident University International, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis.
LTC Chow’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, five Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (two Campaign Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (two Campaign Stars), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), and the NATO Medal.
LTC Chow is married and has two children.