United States Army Lt. Col. Anthony A. Stoeger assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Red River, Texas, in a ceremony June 12. The ceremony was officiated by DLA Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. Richard Dix.
“I have no doubt Lieutenant Colonel Stoeger will carry DLA Distribution Red River’s legacy of efficiency, effectiveness and best value into the future,” said Dix.
A native of Two Rivers, Wis., Stoeger received his commission as a lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. His military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, U.S. Army Combined Staff Officers Course and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Stoeger’s initial assignment was with the 4th Forward Support Battalion (FSB), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas (1996-2001). While assigned to the Army’s first digitized FSB, he held the following positions: Class IX officer, supply and transportation platoon leader, shop officer and engineer support element commander with D Company (Base Support Company) 4th FSB; maintenance platoon leader/battalion maintenance officer and company support operations officer for A Company (Forward Support Company), 4th FSB.
Following graduation from the Combined Logistics Captain Career Course in May 2002, Stoeger was assigned as the Battalion S4 for the 19th Support Center in Wiesbaden, Germany. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003 with the 3rd Corps Support Command (COSCOM) and assumed command of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 18th Corps Support Battalion (CSB) in July.
After returning from Iraq in January 2004, Stoeger commanded for another 17 months and then became the Battalion S2/3. As the unit prepared to deploy again, he was handpicked to be the Battalion Rear Detachment commander from 2005 to 2006. After graduating from the Command and General Staff College in 2007, Stoeger was assigned to the 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, as a maintenance management officer. In that same year, he became the Battalion S3 for the 210th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB), 2nd Brigade Combat Team. In 2009, Stoeger deployed to Iraq with the 210th BSB as the S3 and became the support operations officer while deployed.
In 2011, Stoeger was assigned to Operations Group at the National Training Center. After 12 months as the support operations officer observer, coach/trainer (OC/T), he became the battalion executive officer OC/T. His most recent assignment was as brigade executive officer for the 916th Support Brigade.
Stoeger’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Accommodation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and the Army Parachutist Badge. He has also been presented with the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe.