303rd MI BN Commander
Lieutenant Colonel Anthony J. Covert
LTC AJ Covert enlisted in the Army in 1990 as a Combat Signaler and served in the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division until 1993. He graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Production and was commissioned in the Military Intelligence Corps. Upon completion of the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, his first assignment was to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division as the Assistant Battalion S2. In 1999 he was assigned as the Collection and Jamming Platoon Leader, Charlie Company, 313th Military Intelligence Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division until 2000. LTC Covert was then assigned as the Executive Officer, Delta Company, 313th Military Intelligence Battalion and deployed later that year in support of a NATO position serving as the Signals Intelligence Operations Officer, J2 Kosovo Force in Pristina Kosovo. Returning in 2001, LTC Covert was then assigned as the Brigade S2, 82nd Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2002 and took command of the Brigade Headquarter and Headquarters Company in theater redeploying in 2003. LTC Covert deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom later that year, bringing the company home in 2004. He attended the Military Intelligence Captains Career Course until November 2004 and was then assigned as an Observer Controller (OC) at the Joint Readiness Training (JRTC). During his time at JRTC, LTC Covert served as a Battalion Task Force Senior Intelligence OC, the Tactical Analysis Feedback Facility Officer, and the Military Intelligence Company Senior Intelligence OC. In 2007, LTC Covert attended the Air Command and Staff College and was then assigned as the S2, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division in 2008. He deployed in support of Operation Unified Response, Haiti, in January 2010 returning in March and was assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command where he served in Intelligence Operations and as the J2 Analyst Division Chief until 2014. Currently, LTC Covert serves as the Commander for the 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Hood, TX. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (2 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Combat Action Badge, he is a Master Parachutist and a Knowlton Award Recipient. Foreign awards include the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge and Chilean Paratrooper Badge. He holds two Masters Degrees in Emergency and Disaster Management and Military Operational Art and Science. Military schools he has completed include the Joint Firepowers Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE), DIA Collection Managers Course, G2 / ACE Chief Course, and the Electronic Warfare Officer / Aircraft Survivability Equipment Course.