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COL Jeremiah S. O’Connor


404th AFSB Commander

Colonel Jeremiah O’Connor assumed command of 404th Army Field Support Brigade located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, in June 2023.

COL O’Connor commissioned in 2000 as an Infantry officer through Reserve Officers' Training Corps. In 2003 he transitioned to the Transportation Corps as part of the Army’s Branch Detail Program.

COL O’Connor served at tactical, operational, and strategic levels in joint and combined assignments. His tactical assignments include the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, 101st Airborne Division, and 3rd Infantry Division. COL O’Connor also served in operational and strategic assignments with 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade, U.S. Army Pacific, and U.S. Transportation Command. His leadership positions include infantry platoon leader, mortar platoon leader, transportation company commander, forward logistics element officer in charge Kabul, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion commander, and 6th battalion, 5th SFAB commander. Other key positions include executive officer to the USTRANSCOM J3 (Operations) and USARPAC G4 (Logistics) chief of plans and exercises.

COL O’Connor deployed numerous times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and once to Papua New Guinea as commander of Battlefield Assessment Team, a Foreign Security Force Advisor team from 5th SFAB.

His military education includes the Infantry Officers Basic Course, Combined Logistics Officers Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, Joint Combined Warfighting School, and the U.S. Army War College. In addition, he completed Airborne School, Air Assault School, Infantry Mortar Leaders Course, Bradley Fighting Vehicle Leaders Course, Combat Advisor Training Course, and the Ranger Course.

COL O’Connor is a graduate of Michigan Technological University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. In 2010, he earned a master’s degree in logistics management from North Dakota State University.

His awards and decorations include Bronze Star with three oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two stars, Iraq Campaign Medal Campaign Star, Joint Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

COL O’Connor is a native of Midland, Michigan. He and his wife, Emily, have nine children.