USAG Command Group
Colonel Scott M Halter
Commander, U.S. Army Garrison
COL Scott Halter was commissioned a U.S. Army Second Lieutenant from the University of Virginia's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1996. After completing Aviation Basic Course and Flight School, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. There he served as a company executive officer and platoon leader in 82nd Aviation Brigade. His final assignment at Fort Bragg was as the regimental aviation officer for the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment. Following the Aviation Captain's Career Course, he served one year in the Republic of Korea as the battalion adjutant for 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment at Camp Stanley.
In September 2002, COL Halter joined the 12th Aviation Brigade at Giebelstadt, Germany. While assigned to 12th Brigade, he served nine months as a battalion S2. Following the initial invasion of Iraq in March of 2003, COL Halter took command of Bravo Company, 3-158th Aviation Regiment at Balad, Iraq. After redeployment to Germany in April 2004, COL Halter reset and retrained his company and deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in March 2005. After two years in command, COL Halter served as an assistant Brigade S3 and deployed to Pakistan to lead a humanitarian relief effort following a devastating earthquake.
Upon graduating from the Command and General Staff College in 2007, he was assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team (Bastogne), 101st Airborne Division as their brigade aviation officer. Following a deployment to Iraq during the surge, COL Halter joined the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade as the executive officer for 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment. COL Halter then served in the Pentagon as strategic planner for the Secretary of the Army from 2010 to 2012. COL Halter returned to Fort Campbell in May 2012 and took command of 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment. For three years, he led the battalion during numerous contingency missions and a deployment to Afghanistan in January 2014. While at Bagram, his battalion task force supported every command in RC East and Capital - safely flying over 20,000 hours. Most recently, COL Halter served on the Army Staff in G8 Force Development at the Pentagon.
COL Halter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and Master of Arts degrees from Gonzaga University and the U.S. Marine Corps War College. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, four Bronze Stars, and four Air Medals. He is a Senior Army Aviator qualified to fly the UH60A/L/M Blackhawk helicopter.
Gunnar G.F. Pedersen, Jr.
Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Garrison
Gunnar G.F. Pedersen, Jr.
Mr. Gunnar G.F. Pedersen, Jr. serves as the Deputy to the Garrison Commander for U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick. In this capacity, he supports the Commander in accomplishing the mission of overall base operations management and represents the commander in his absence. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day base operations for the installation and tenant activities and for providing administrative program direction to various directors and special staff in finance, logistics, police and fire services, housing, engineering and environmental services, community activities, family programs and in the personnel arena.
Prior to his assignment he was the Deputy to the Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico from February 4, 2007. During this period he also served in a Temporary Duty Status at the Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras, Central America tasked with establishing the Installation Management Command's first expeditionary garrison, the Army Support Activity Soto Cano, which provides garrison support to Joint Task Force-Bravo.
A Charter member of the Installation Management Agency/Installation Management Command, Mr. Pedersen has also served as the Lead Stationing Analyst in the IMCOM Southeast Region Stationing Management Office and as a Management Analyst in the Installation Support Directorate, Army Reserve Office in Headquarters Installation Management Agency. During the Transformation of Installation Management, Mr. Pedersen played a key role in the development of the Army Reserve Office.
During his military career Mr. Pedersen served in troop units as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Infantry Company Commander. He later served at the Army Command level as a Manpower Control Officer, Force Development Officer and Organizational Integrator.
Mr. Pedersen is a graduate of Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL, the US Army Command and General Staff College, the Army Management Staff College Sustaining Base Leadership and Management Program, and numerous technical courses in manpower, force development and Total Army Quality.
His civilian awards include the Superior Civilian Service Medal and eight awards of the Commander's Medal for Civilian Service.
Marcos E. Muñoz
Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Garrison
Fort Detrick, Maryland
CSM Marcos E. Muñoz
Command Sergeant Major Marcos E. Muñoz entered the Army over 25 years ago. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) as a 63B Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
CSM Muñoz' assignments include: 52nd Air Defense Artillery in Bad Kissingen, Germany, the 24th Mechanized Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga., 51st Maintenance Battalion in Mannheim, Germany, Station Commander in Philadelphia, PA, Recruiter trainer in North Jersey and South Jersey Recruiting Companies, First Sergeant for the Clarion, PA Recruiting Company, First Sergeant for the Aguadilla, PR Recruiting Company, Operations SGM for the Southern California Recruiting BN, Command Sergeant Major for the Southern California Recruiting BN. He most recently served as the Brigade Operation Sergeant Major for the 1st Recruiting Brigade, Fort Meade, Maryland.
CSM Muñoz' leadership positions include squad leader, Senior Mechanic, Motor Sergeant, Station Commander, First Sergeant, BN Operations Sergeant Major, BN Command Sergeant Major and BDE Operations SGM.
CSM Muñoz' awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with oak Leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with silver knots, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Non- Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, United Nations Medal and the Army Superior Unit Award.
CSM Muñoz' military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC), Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (BNCOC), Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (ANCOC), First Sergeant Course, United States Army Sergeant Major Academy (USASMA) Class-63, Battalion Pre-Command Course (BN-PCC), Army Recruiters Course, Station Commander Course, Combat Life Saver Course and the Maintenance Supervisor Course.
CSM Muñoz graduated from Excelsior College in New York where he earned a Bachelor's Degree of Professional Studies in Business Management. He also graduated from Argosy University in Los Angeles California where he earned a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and was inducted into the International Honor Society in Business. He is married and has three children.
Mark C. Dahlquist
Manager, Forest Glen Annex
US Army Garrison, Fort Detrick
Mr. Mark C. Dahlquist serves as the commander's day-to-day representative at Forest Glen Annex and represents the command with local governments and civic organizations. He actively engages with customers and oversees delivery of garrison services.
Prior to his assignment as the manager of Forest Glen Annex, he was the regional installation support specialist assigned to Support Team Readiness with primary responsibility to Fort Drum, NY and USAG Miami. He joined the IMCOM, Atlantic Region team in August 2011 but has served within IMCOM since 2005 as a contract military analyst for IMCOM Northeast Region's Operation Division with focus on the Organizational Inspection Program and Contingency/Emergency Operations Planning. He later joined civil service in 2010 where he served as the region's airfields and mission command training centers subject matter expert.
During his military career, Mr. Dahlquist served in all three Army components as an engineer officer and retired from the Army Reserves after a 24 year career. He has six years in command and has served in several primary staff positions. Deployed in 2003 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom he served as an executive officer. His last assignment was as team leader at 416th Engineer Command, Fort Eustis, VA.
In 1982 he earned a Bachelor of Science in geography urban planning from Northern Michigan University and a regular Army commission. In 1996 he earned a Master's degree in public administration with an emphasis in personnel and labor relations.
Mr. Dahlquist's awards include two Superior Civilian Service Awards, Bronze Star, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Parachutist Badge.