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COL Janet R. Holliday


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Colonel Janet R. Holliday was commissioned from the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School in 1992, after serving four years as an enlisted Broadcast Journalist in Germany and Greece. Her first assignment as an officer was with 72d Signal Battalion, Karlsruhe, Germany from 1992 to 1995, where she served as a Tactical Switch platoon leader, Tactical Satellite platoon leader and Battalion Adjutant, deploying in support of Operation Deny Flight. After branch transferring from the Signal Corps to the Adjutant General Corps, she assumed command of A Battery, Personnel Support Battalion at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. She also served on the General Staff at Fort Sill as the Deputy Chief of Protocol.  In 1998, the U.S. Military Academy selected COL Holliday for Advanced Civil Schooling en-route to an assignment as an Assistant Professor of English. She completed her master's degree in English Literature in 2000 and was assigned to the USMA faculty, where she taught English Literature and Composition until 2003. She also served as the Executive Officer of the plebe Literature Course and faculty advisor for the cadet literary magazine.

      Following Command and General Staff College in 2004, COL Holliday was assigned to the 2d Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea, as the Deputy G-1.

      In 2005, she moved to Washington, DC and served two years at the U.S. Army Casualty and Memorial Affairs Operations Center as Chief of Fatal Training Investigations and Executive Officer to the Director.

      In 2007, she was reassigned to the Joint Staff at the Pentagon as Deputy Special Assistant for General/Flag Officer Matters. She assumed command of the garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania in 2009 and was subsequently selected for a United States Army War College Fellowship at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in 2011. After completion of the fellowship, she deployed to Afghanistan, serving as the Deputy CJ1 for the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul. After completing that deployment, she served as Military Deputy for Workforce Development at the Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.

      COL Holliday's military education includes the U.S. Army War College Fellowship Program, Joint Warfighting Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Signal Officer Basic Course, and the Adjutant General Officer Advanced Course. Her civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas, a Master of Arts in Human Resources from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master of Science in English Literature from the University of Kansas. In addition, she holds a professional certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Society for Human Resource Management.

      COL Holliday's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal and Joint Staff service badge.

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