Speaker and Meeting Recap:
Colonel Robert Townsend, Chief of Staff, 75th Division, Houston, Texas was our speaker for this month’s luncheon. He updated us on the mobilization efforts of the 75th Division (Training Support) and its mission during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Colonel Robert Townsend is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Texas A&M University in 1976 and was commissioned in Field Artillery. After serving in artillery units and completion of the Infantry Advanced Course in 1982, he attended flight school at Fort Rucker. He was assigned to various aviation units including the Special Operations Command at Fort Campbell. He was the Chief of Plans and Exercises for the 7th Infantry Division; Chief of Current Operations at US Southern Command; Commander of 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment at Fort Kobbe, Panama; instructor for Joint Military Operations at the U.S. Naval War College; and Commander of 3d Brigade, 75th Division (TS) at Fort Riley.
Colonel Townsend is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the School for Advanced Military Studies, the Army War College and the Naval War College. Additionally, he holds a Master of Science Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University, Master of Military Art and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and Master of National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.