Colonel Diana M. Holland
Deputy Commander -Support
10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)
Colonel Diana M. Holland graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers in 1990.
Colonel Holland’s military service began in Germany where she served as a verti-cal construction platoon leader in the 79th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), and as a company executive officer and battalion assistant operations officer in the 94th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy). Upon returning to the United States, COL Holland was as-signed to the 30th Engineer Battalion (Topographic), 20th Engineer Brigade, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and served as the battalion logistics officer and then as the commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company.
Following company command, COL Holland earned a Master of Arts degree at Duke University en route to a teaching assignment at the United States Military Academy. She then attended the Army Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) where she earned a Master of Military Arts and Sci-ences degree.
She was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division in July, 2004, and deployed to Op-eration Iraqi Freedom 3 serving as a division plans officer and then as the operations of-ficer in the 92nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy). Upon return from Iraq, COL Hol-land served as a plans officer in the Operations Directorate, United States Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.
Colonel Holland commanded the 92nd Engineer Battalion (Black Diamonds) from July 2008 to June 2011. She deployed with Task Force Diamond to eastern Afghanistan from May 2010 to April 2011. After relinquishing command, COL Holland was a United States Army War College Fellow at Georgetown University.
In 2012, COL Holland assumed command of the 130th Engineer Brigade at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The following year, she deployed with the Brigade Head-quarters to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan where the unit served as the Theater Engineer Brigade, Joint Task Force Sapper. The Brigade redeployed to Schofield Barracks in June, 2014 and Colonel Holland relinquished command in July. Most recently, COL Holland served as executive officer to the Director of the Army Staff at the Pentagon.
Colonel Holland’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (w/2 OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (w/4 OLC), the Combat Action Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the German Para-chutist Badge and the Silver Order of the de Fleury Medal.