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10th BSB Commander's Biography


 

LTC STEFAN BANDAS

  

LTC Stefan Bandas was commissioned as a 2LT Materiel Officer into the Ordnance Corps in June 1998. Prior to arriving to the 10th Brigade Support Battalion, he served as the Director of the Customer Operations Division, Defense Logistics Agency - Energy, Europe and Africa at Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany.  LTC Bandas graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.

LTC Bandas’ previous assignments include: Ground Support Equipment Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Maintenance Control Officer, Charlie Company (Heavy Maintenance), 123d Main Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany, Brigade Materiel Maintenance Officer, HHC, DISCOM, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT), Fort Campbell, KY and OIF-I, Support Operations Maintenance Officer, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3d BCT, 187th Infantry Regiment (RAKKASAN), 101st ABN DIV (AASLT), at Fort Campbell, KY, Commander, Bravo Company, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3d BCT 187th Infantry Regiment (RAKKASAN), 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) at Fort Campbell, KY and OIF-III, Battalion S-1, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3d BCT, 187th Infantry Regiment (RAKKASAN), 101st ABN DIV (AASLT), at Fort Campbell, KY, Assistant Professor of Military Science, Slippery Rock University ROTC at Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, Battalion Commander (PROV), 80th Ordnance Battalion, 593d Sustainment Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington, Support Operations Officer and Executive Officer, 57th Transportation Battalion, 593d Sustainment Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington, S-3 and Executive Officer, 296th Stryker Brigade Support Battalion, 3d Brigade, 2d Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and OEF 11-12.

LTC Bandas’ military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (two oak leaf clusters), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (one oak leaf cluster), and the Army Achievement Medal (four oak leaf clusters). LTC Bandas has earned the Air Assault Badge.