LTC Gregory E. Sanders began his military career upon completion of a Bachelor of Science in Business Management (with Honors) from Alabama A&M University, commissioning from the ROTC program in May 1992. He later earned a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Management (with Honors) from Central Michigan University in September 2001.
LTC Sanders’ first assignment was as a Heavy/Medium Truck Platoon Leader in Bravo Company, 124th Main Support Battalion, 2nd Armored Division in Fort Polk, Louisiana and Fort Hood, Texas. He then served as Battalion Transportation Officer, first in the 2nd Armored Division, and later for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 704th Main Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. After completing the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course in 1996, LTC Sanders was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 16th Corps Support Group, 3rd COSCOM, in Hanau, Germany, where he served as Plans and Operations Officer. He was then selected to command Headquarters Company, 485th CSB, 16th Corps Support Group, in Germany with which he deployed to Bosnia in 1998. Upon the relinquishment of his command, LTC Sanders served as Senior Small Group Instructor at CLC3 in Fort Lee, Virginia. In 2001, he was assigned as the Office of the Secretary of Defense Intern at the Directorate of Compensation in the Pentagon and was later assigned as an Army Staff Intern in the Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison. Assigned to the 11th Transportation Battalion in Fort Eustis, Virginia, LTC Sanders served as Battalion S3 from 2004 to 2005 and as Battalion Executive Officer from 2005 to 2006. In Washington, DC he was selected to serve as an Army Congressional Fellow to Congressman Norm Dicks and for the House Appropriations Committee on Defense (HAC-D) and House of Representatives. During his service in the Pentagon as Program Budget Officer, Budget Analyst, Executive Officer to the Director of Army Budget, LTC Sanders deployed to Afghanistan as Deputy J8, US Forces-Afghanistan from September 2009 to September 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
LTC Sanders’ military education includes Transportation Officer Basic Course, Surface Deployment Planning Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Support Operations Course Phase I and II, Combined Arms Staff Service School, the Command General Staff College, Army Comptroller Course, Financial Management Pre-Command course, and the Battalion Commander Pre-Command Course/Tactical Commanders Development Program Course. His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC) NATO Defense Service Medal (1 OLC), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star), Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (1 OLC), OSD Staff Identification Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge.