Colonel Matthew H. Ruedi
U.S. Army Colonel Matthew H. Ruedi, commander of the
916th Support Brigade at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.,
arrives at Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow's Yermo Annex by helicopter to
oversee railway operations, Nov. 3. Each rotation, the Army moves approximately
1,800 pieces of equipment, to include containers, wheeled and tracked vehicles
through the railway system at the Yermo Annex.
Colonel Matthew H. Ruedi was commissioned in May
1993 as a Second Lieutenant upon completing Officer Candidate School at Fort
Benning, Georgia and branched in the Transportation Corps. COL Ruedi earned a
Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Sports Medicine from The
State University of New York, College at Brockport and a Master of Science
degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.
education includes the Transportation Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics
Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and
General Staff College, and the Army War College. He has also completed the
Joint Military Education Phase II Course, Joint Planner’s Course, Support
Operations Officer Course, Maintenance Officer Course, Air Movement Operations
Course, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Course, Master Fitness Trainer’s
Course, Airborne and Air Assault Courses.
Colonel Matthew H. Ruedi’s military assignments
include Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a Lieutenant where he served as a Platoon
Leader, Executive Officer and Detachment Commander of two separate units before
departing for the advanced course.
As a Captain, Ruedi was assigned to
Fort Hood, Texas where he served as the Officer in Charge of the
Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) followed by the Division
Transportation Officer, Task Force Hood, 1st Cavalry Division. Ruedi then assumed command of HQ/A Company 115th FSB, 1st
BDE, 1st Cavalry Division.
After company command, Colonel Ruedi was assigned to the 10th
Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York, where he served as the Task Force
Transportation Officer deploying them to Kosovo followed by being assigned as
the assistant operations officer of the DISCOM serving in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
As a Major, Matthew H. Ruedi was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division at
Fort Hood as the Division Transportation Officer and deployed the division to
and from Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 05 – 07. He was later
assigned to the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade as the Support Operations Officer
serving in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom 08 – 10.
Upon promotion to Colonel Matthew H. Ruedi was assigned as the Deputy G3 FUOPs
at III Corps & Fort Hood until assuming command of the 15th Brigade Support
Battalion, 2BCT, 1CD from April 2010 – May 2012 followed by assignment as the
Assistant Chief of Staff, G4, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.