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COL Misti L. Frodyma


401st AFSB Commander

Colonel Misti L. Frodyma assumed command of 401st Army Field Support Brigade headquartered at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in June 2023.

She received her commission in 1999 as an Ordnance Officer upon graduation from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of business administration degree in information and operations management.

Previous non-command assignments include Army national account manager, Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Training and Doctrine Integration Directorate deputy director and Command Post Exercise-Functional Branch chief, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Gregg-Adams (formerly Fort Lee), Virginia; executive officer to the Army Deputy G-3/5/7, executive officer to the Army deputy G-4, and military assistant to the undersecretary of the Army, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Operations Group Sierra observer controller/trainer, Mission Command Training Program, Combined Arms Training Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; executive officer and Support Operations officer, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team at Fort Stewart, Georgia; Battalion S-3, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Georgia, and forward deployed to Forward Operating Vase Kalsu, Iraq; Plans and Operations officer and assistant brigade S-3, 3rd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and forward deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq; maintenance officer, 29th Support Group at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, and forward deployed to Turkey; and Maintenance Control officer and Ground Support Equipment platoon leader, 5th Maintenance Company, 51st Maintenance Battalion, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany.

COL Frodyma’s command assignments include 25 months as commander, 16th Ordnance Battalion, U.S. Army Ordnance School, Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Gregg-Adams, Virginia, and 20 months as commander, A Company, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Georgia, where she deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Her military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Motor Officer Course, Support Operations Officer Course, Logistics Captains Career Course, the Command and General Staff Officer Course, Joint Planners Course, Defense Support of Civil Authorities personnel development skill identifier, and a U.S. Army War College master of strategic studies degree.

Additional civilian education includes a Master of Science in adult and continuing education from Kansas State University.

COL Frodyma's awards and decorations include two Bronze Star Medals, eight Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Staff Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe.

COL Frodyma is married to Jesus Gonzalez.