COL Tim Holman, USA

Senior Military Fellow

Col timothy w. Holman is the 2016-17 Chief of Staff of the Army Senior Fellow at the Center for New American Security.

He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics Secondary Education from Alcorn State University, a Master's of Science in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

Colonel Holman is an Engineer Officer. His commands include the 555th Engineer Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, 1st US Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; the 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Bamberg, Germany and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; A Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

His other assignments include Chief of Staff, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Deputy Brigade Commander for the 18th Engineer Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Schweinfurt, Germany; Army Planner for the Joint Force Headquarters, National Capital Region, USNORTHCOM, Fort McNair, District of Columbia; S3 (Operations) for the 130th Engineer Brigade, 5th US Corps, Hanau, Germany and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; S3 for the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, V US Corps, Bamberg, Germany; Aide de Camp to the Director of Civil Works and the Deputy Commanding General, United Stated Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, District of Columbia; Joint Staff Intern with duty in OSD Personnel and Readiness, OSD Policy, and Army G-1 Leadership Branch, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia; Assistant S3 (Operations) and Assistant Brigade Engineer, 4th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Platoon Leader, B Co Executive Officer, and Assistant S3, 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Executive Officer, D Co, 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

His combat and operational service includes Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. 

Colonel Holman’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2nd award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5th award), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (4th award) the Joint MeritoriousUnit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (2nd award), and Army Superior Unit Award. Hehas earned the Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff Badge, the Army Staff Badge, and the Parachutists Badge.

COL Holman is married to Dr. BJ Holman of Moreno Valley, CA.