1CD provides combat ready forces in support of regionally aligned missions and Combatant Commanders. When directed, performs as an Expeditionary Division and executes Unified Land Operations. On order, performs as a JTF Headquarters.
COL Kevin D. Admiral
76th Colonel of the Regiment, 3d Cavalry Regiment
Colonel Kevin D. Admiral graduated from the University of Kansas in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cellular Biology. After the Armor Officer Basic Course, he served as a Tank Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer in 1st Battalion, 32nd Armored Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington.
Colonel Admiral served as the Battalion S4, A Company Commander and Headquarters Company Commander, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armored Regiment at Camp Casey, Korea. After relinquishing command, he served in Project Warrior as a Tank Company/Cavalry Troop Observer-Controller at the National Training Center, California, and a Small Group Instructor for the Armor Captain’s Career Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
After schooling he was assigned to Fort Hood, where he served as Battalion S3 and Executive Officer of 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment and deployed in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 05-07. Upon redeployment, he became the Deputy Chief of Plans/G5 for the 4th Infantry Division and Multi-National Division-Baghdad during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 07-09. In April 2009, Colonel Admiral became the Aide-de-Camp to the 36th Army Chief of Staff in Washington, DC.
In July 2011, Colonel Admiral assumed command of 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment (SBCT) at Fort Bliss and served in Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM 12-13. After relinquishing command, he served as the 1st Armored Division Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff. Prior to arriving at Fort Hood he was a Senior Service College Fellow at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London, United Kingdom.
Colonel Admiral received a Master of Science degree in Campaign Planning and Strategy from the Joint Advanced Warfighting School, National Defense University.
Colonel Admiral’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (with six oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with campaign star), Iraq Campaign Medal (with four campaign stars), Overseas Service Ribbon (with roman numeral six), the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge and Army Staff Identification Badge.