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COL John M. House
COL JOHN M. HOUSE
The Last Battalion Commander
6th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery


Colonel John M. House is currently the Commander, United States Army Support Activity Area III and Camp Humphreys, Korea. He assumed his Command on 3 June 1998.

Colonel House received his commission as a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery in June 1975 from Auburn University. His advanced degrees include a Master of Science in Business from Auburn University, a Master of Arts in History from the University of Kansas, a Master of Arts and Science from the Command and General Staff College and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

Colonel House was first assigned to the 82d Airborne Division where he served as a Forward Observer, Fire Support Team Chief, Battery Fire Direction Officer, and Battery Executive Officer in B Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery (Airborne).

His next assignment was the 6th Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, 1st Armored Division at Pinder Barracks, Federal Republic of Germany. There he served as the Battalion Fire Direction Officer/Assistant S3 and as the Service Battery Commander.

In October 1982, he moved to the Grafenwoehr Training Area and took command of the 1st Armored Division Artillery’s Target Acquisition Battery, F Battery, 29th Field Artillery.

In 1984 he was assigned to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to the Combined Arms Operations Research Activity (presently known as TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC) as a Force Design Analyst.

During June 1989, Colonel House moved to Fort Stewart, Georgia and became the G2 Plans Officer. In July 1990 he joined the 3rd Battalion, 41st Field Artillery as the Battalion S3 and served in that position during Desert Shield/Storm. After the war he returned to Fort Stewart to serve as the Division Artillery S3 and later as the Division Artillery Executive Officer.

Colonel House returned to Germany in 1993 as Commander, 1st Armored Division, 6th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, a Multiple Launch Rocket System Battalion.

After selection for Colonel level command, Colonel House was assigned to the TRADOC Deputy Chief of Staff for Doctrine Wargaming Directorate.

He is a graduate of the Naval War College, Command and General Staff College and the Advanced Military Studies Program. His military decorations include, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (w/4 OLC, the Army Commendation Medal (w/3 OLC), the Navy Commendation Medal, the Master Parchutist Badge and the Ranger Tab.

Colonel House and his wife Marilyn have four daughters.


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