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Colonel Hollie J. Martin
Colonel Hollie J. Martin, a native of Mount Hope, Kan., assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee, Va., in August 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Spanish from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. in 1994 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps.
From 1994-2003, Col. Martin served as Personnel Services Staff Officer, HHB, U.S. Air Defense Artillery Center and Maintenance Platoon Leader, 233rd Transportation Co., 70th Ordnance Bn., Fort Bliss, Texas; Task Force Transportation Officer, 3-43rd Air Defense Artillery Bn., 11th Air Defense Artillery Bde., Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Truck Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer, 233rd Transportation Co., 19th Engineer Bn., Fort Knox, Ky.; Group S1, 501st Corps Support Group, 19th Theater Support Command, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Materiel Management Officer, Battalion S3, and 24th Transportation Co. Commander, 541st Maintenance Bn., 937th Engineer Bde. and Division Transportation Officer, HHC, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
Since 2003, she has served as: Board Recorder, Army Secretariat for Selection Boards, Alexandria, Va.; G3/G5 Logistics Plans Officer, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany and COB Speicher, Iraq; Support Operations Officer, 47th Forward Support Bn., 2nd Armored Bde., 1st Armored Division, Camp Striker, Iraq, FOB Falcon, Iraq and Baumholder, Germany; Executive Officer, 24th Bde. Support Bn., 170th Infantry Bde. Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany; Strategic and Logistics Plans Officer and Assistant Chief of Staff, G5, Chief of Plans, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, U.S. Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Commander, 47th Bde. Support Battalion, 2nd Bde. Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss; Chief, Logistics Branch Proponency Office, U.S. Army CASCOM, Fort Lee; NSA Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Calif.; and most recently Assistant Chief of Staff, Support Operations, 19th ESC, Eighth Army, Camp Henry, South Korea.
She holds a Master of Military Operational Art and Science degree from the Air Command and Staff College and a Master of Military Art and Science degree in Theater Operations from the School of Advanced Military Studies. Her military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Air Command and Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies, and U.S. Army War College.
Col. Martin’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, and Parachutist Badge.
Deputy to the Garrison Commander, U. S. Army Garrison
Patrick "MAC" MacKenzie
Mr. Patrick “MAC” MacKenzie is the Deputy to the Garrison Commander for U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee, Virginia. 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 current assignment, he was Deputy to the Garrison Commander at U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Humphreys, Korea. Mr. MacKenzie’s civil service experience also includes Director of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick, Maryland; Deputy Director/Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Europe G34 Protect Directorate, Heidelberg, Germany; Director of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison, Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany; and Equal Employment Opportunity Officer and Conflict Resolution Manager, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Detrick.
Mr. MacKenzie’s military service included assignments as: Drug Investigator, Military Police Investigator, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, and Military Police Operations and First Sergeant. Mr. MacKenzie also served two tours of duty as an Equal Opportunity Advisor with Supreme Headquarters Allied Command Europe and Headquarters, U.S. Army Material Command.
Mr. MacKenzie is a graduate of the University of Maryland. He has completed all Civilian Education System programs of study and numerous technical courses to include all levels of EEO certification. In addition, Mr. MacKenzie is fully certified in Facilitation, Mediation and Negotiations.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations including the Army Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medals and Army Achievement Medals. As an Army Civilian, he has been recognized with three Superior Civilian Service Awards, the Commander's Award for Civil Service and the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.
Mr. MacKenzie is a proud father and grandfather with two daughters and one granddaughter.
Garrison Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major Vittorio F. DeSouza
Command Sergeant Major Vittorio F. DeSouza was born in Georgetown, Guyana. His family immigrated to United States when he was nine years old. He grew up in Bronx, New York and enlisted in the United States Army in March 1990. He attended Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.
He has served in a variety of leadership positions to include Battalion Command Sergeant Major; Corps and Division Command Paralegal Sergeant Major; First Sergeant; Senior Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Small Group Leader; and Advanced Airborne School Instructor.
CSM DeSouza's previous assignments include: 4th Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 229th Attack Helicopter Regiment, XVIII Airborne Corps, United States Army Special Forces Command (Airborne), and 3rd Special Forces Group, all at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy; Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; The Judge Advocate Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, Virginia; 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Headquarters/Alpha Company, 369th Adjutant General Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; and Ill Corps, Fort Hood, Texas.
His military and civilian education includes all NCOES courses, to include: U.S. Army Sergeants' Major Academy, First Sergeants Course, Basic and Advanced Airborne Schools, Air Assault School, Air Force and Army Operational Law Courses, Equal Opportunity Representative Course, Facilitator Course, Staff and Faculty Instructor/Developer Course, Combatives Instructor Training Course, Small Group Instructor Course, and Master Fitness Trainer Course. CSM DeSouza has an Associate of Arts Degree from University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College.
His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (8 OLC); Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC); Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC); Army Superior Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award); National Defense Service Medal (bronze star); Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2nd campaign star); Iraq Campaign Medal (2nd campaign star); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 4); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award); North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal; Senior Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; Driver's Badge; and Greek Senior Parachutist Badge.
Command Sergeant Major DeSouza has a daughter who graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Humanities and Cultural Studies from the University of South Florida.