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Deputy CG - Maneuver
Brigadier General Paul T. Calvert
BG Paul T. Calvert was most recently the Deputy Director for Operations, National Joint Operations and Intelligence Center, J3, Joint Staff in Washington, DC (2014-2016). At Fort Hood, Texas June 1, 2016, he assumed duties as the Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver) for the 1st Cavalry Division.
His previous tours include Commander, Operations Group, National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California (2012-2014); Commander, 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas (2010-2012) with duty in support of Operation New Dawn in Baghdad, Iraq; Squadron Commander, 2d Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas (2006-2009) with duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Diyala Province, Iraq; Interagency and Civil Support Planner, Standing Joint Force Headquarters, United States Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado (2004-2006); Regimental Operations Officer, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado (2002-2004) with duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Anbar Province, Iraq; Operations Officer, 2d Squadron and Regimental Operations Officer, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Irwin, California (2000-2002); Armor Branch Chief, Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate, United States Personnel Command in Alexandria, Virginia (1996-1999); Commander, E Troop, 2d Squadron and Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas (1992-1996); and Tank / Scout Platoon Leader / Troop Executive Officer, 3d Squadron, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment in Amberg, Germany (1988-1991) with duty in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm in Iraq.
BG Calvert is a distinguished military graduate of North Georgia College and holds a Masters of Science Degree in National Security Strategy from the Air University at Maxwell, Air Force Base, Alabama.
He has served on teams that have been awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1OLC), the Valorous Unit Award (2OLC) and the Meritorious Unit Citation.
COL Douglas Sims
1ST Cavalry Division
Colonel Douglas A. Sims II, was commissioned an Infantry officer in 1991 following graduation from the United States Military Academy, West Point, N. Y. He holds a Bachelor of Science from West Point and a Master of Arts degree from Webster University.
Colonel Sims was a rifle and scout platoon leader in the 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C., and a Ranger platoon leader in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.
As a captain, he commanded companies in the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Richardson, Alaska, and the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va. His field grade time consisted of service as the battalion executive officer for 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, and as the brigade operations officer for 1st Brigade (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, and Mosul, Iraq. Following his assignment to 1/25 SBCT, he served at Headquarters, United States Special Operations Command, in Tampa, Fla. In July 2008, he joined the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment as the regimentâ€™s deputy commander during combat operations in Diyala Province, Iraq. After returning to Germany, Colonel Sims took command of the Regimentâ€™s 1st Squadron in January 2009 and deployed to Uruzgan and Kandahar Provinces, Afghanistan, from 2010-2011.
Following his departure from 1st Squadron, Colonel Sims completed an Army War College fellowship in the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Mass. He returned to Germany in January 2013 and assumed command of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment. Under his leadership, the regiment deployed to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, where it conducted combat operations while serving under the 4th Infantry Division Headquarters (RC-South). Most recently, Colonel Sims served as the Chief of Staff, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson.
In addition to his Army War College fellowship, Colonel Sims is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and numerous other military schools and courses.
COL Robert Whittle
1ST Cavalry Division
Deputy Commander for Home Station
COL Bob Whittle was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers from the United States Military Academy in 1990.
His assignments have included: Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the 40th Engineer Battalion, Baumholder, Germany from 1991-1994. Company Commander in the 2nd Engineer Battalion, Camp Castle, Korea, from 1994-1996. Project Manager in the Philadelphia District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, from 1998-1999. Deputy Chief of the Joint Visitors Bureau, Task Force Eagle, 1st Cavalry Division, Bosnia, from 1998-1999. Executive Officer to the Commanding General of the North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, from 1999-2001. G3 Plans Officer in the 1st Infantry Division, from 2003-2004, during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Battalion S3 of the 9th Engineer Battalion from 2004-2005, during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Executive Officer of the 9th Engineer Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany, from 2005-2006. Commander of Task Force Guardian, Schweinfurt, Germany, from 2006-2007. Battalion Commander of the 1st Engineer Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas, from 2008-2010; deployed and commanded the 1st Engineer Battalion as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-10. Action Officer and Division Chief, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5), Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2010-2012.
Bob served as the Commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, TX from 2012-2014; deployed and commanded the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2013-2014. Executive Officer to the Commander of Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan from 2015-2016.
COL Whittle is a graduate of the Engineer Officerâ€™s Basic Course, Engineer Officerâ€™s Advance Course, Combined Arms Service Staff School, Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), Marine War College.
His academic honors include United States Military Academy - BS (Civil Engineering), University of Texas at Austin - MS (Environmental Engineering), School of Advanced Military Studies - MMAS (Masters of Military Arts & Science), Marine War College â€“MSS (Masters of Strategic Studies). Colonel Whittle is also licensed as a Professional Engineer in Virginia.