CBRN School Assistant Commandant

Colonel Thomas A. Duncan II

Colonel Thomas A. Duncan II

Colonel Thomas (Tom) Duncan began his military career in the Iowa Army National Guard in 1987. He was commissioned from the University of Northern Iowa as a Chemical Corps Officer in 1991. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management from Webster University, a Master of National Security and Strategic Studies from Kansas State University, and a Master of Military Art and Science from the Army Command and General Staff College.

Previous assignments include Commander, Pueblo Chemical Depot, CO; Division Chief for Strategic Plans & Policy - Afghanistan and member of the U.S. – Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Negotiating team, Joint Staff, J5-PACC, Washington D.C.; Commander, 84th Chemical Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Deputy G3, 101st Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY; Deputy Chief of Future Plans, Combined Joint Task Force-101 / Regional Command-East, Bagram, Afghanistan; Brigade Executive Officer, Brigade Operations Officer, Battalion Executive Officer and Small Group Instructor, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Observer/Trainer at the National Training Center, CA; Commander, 69th Chemical Company, 1st Armored Division, Buedingen, GE; 503d Chemical Detachment Commander and Assistant Secretary of the General Staff, V Corps, Heidelberg, GE and Taszar, Hungary; Executive Officer and Platoon Leader, 71st Chemical Company; Executive Officer and Battalion Chemical Officer, HHC/3-7 Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI.

Colonel Duncan’s military education includes the U.S. Army War College, Joint Forces Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies, Command and General Staff College, Small Group Instructor Course, Combined Arms Service Staff School, Chemical Officer Advanced Course and the Chemical Officer Basic Course.

Colonel Duncan’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (2d Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2d Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Reserve Component Achievement Award, National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal (2d Medal), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge. His foreign awards include the German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge in Bronze and Silver.