FIRST ARMY DIVISION WEST BANNER

120th Infantry Brigade Commander
COL Timothy W. Bush

166 Brigade Commander Originally from Toledo, Ohio, COL Bush graduated from Bowling Green State in 1988 and received his commission as a Lieutenant in the Field Artillery.

As a Lieutenant, he served with the 7th Infantry Division (L) at Fort Ord, California. In December 1989, he deployed to the Republic of Panama in support of Operation Just Cause. As a Captain, he served with the 2d Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea as a firing Battery Commander.  After relinquishing command, he served at the United States Military Academy as an Associate Professor of English.  As a Major, he was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division (M) at Fort Hood, Texas where he served in a variety of staff assignments at Battalion, Brigade, and Division levels.  In April 2003, he deployed to Iraq with 4ID in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, assuming the duties of the Division Deputy Fire Support Coordinator. Upon redeployment from OIF, he assumed duties as the Division Artillery S3.

In 2005, COL Bush served as the Executive Officer to the Commanding General of III Corps and Fort Hood, LTG Thomas Metz. In 2006, he served as the Professor of Military Science at the University of Cincinnati. In June 2007, he returned to Fort Hood, Texas and assumed command of 2d Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment (MLRS.) In October 2009, he relinquished command of the Deep Strike Battalion after a 14-month deployment to Wasit Province, Iraq in support of OIF. In June 2010, he assumed duties as Wolf 07, the Senior Fires Trainer at the National Training Center.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (2 Oak Leaf Clusters,) Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC,) Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals.

COL Bush graduated from the Army War College, completed a fellowship at the University of Texas-Austin, earned the Ranger tab, and both the Airborne and Air Assault badges.



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