WASHINGTON, DC—Jan. 8 a Promotion Ceremony was held in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Amy Downing, US Military.
It occurred within the Chairman’s Eating Room on the Pentagon.
Gen. Mark A. Milley, twentieth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Employees, performed the ceremony.
Gen. Milley is the nation’s highest rating army officer and the principal army adviser to the President, Secretary of Protection and Nationwide Safety Council.
LTC Amy Downing was commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer by way of the USA Army Academy in 2002. From 2002 to 2008 she was assigned to the fifteenth BSB, 2BCT, 1st Calvary Division throughout which era she served as a platoon chief, government officer, workers officer and distribution firm commander deploying twice for a complete of 30 months in help Operation of Iraqi Freedom.
She was stationed in Baghdad, Iraq.
Following command, she participated within the Coaching with Trade Program with ExxonMobil in Fairfax, Virginia in addition to their Torrance Refinery in California.
LTC Downing continued to achieve spectacular milestones.
Quickly, she was out of nation once more serving because the Brigade S4 and Help Battalion Govt Officer within the 173rd Brigade Fight Staff in Vicenza, Italy.
From there, she was deployed to Afghanistan in help of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Between 2016 and 2018 LTC Downing commanded the 307th Brigade Help Battalion, 1st Brigade Fight Staff, 82nd Airborne Division.
She served on the Division of the Military Employees a number of occasions in each the Military G-1 and G-4
Educationally she has completed a lot as nicely holding a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Psychology from the USA Army Academy; a Grasp of Science in Logistics Administration from Florida Institute Know-how; a Grasp of Arts in Public Coverage from Georgetown College and a Grasp of Science in Nationwide Useful resource Technique from the Eisenhower Faculty for Nationwide Safety and Useful resource Technique.
Then, there may be her army schooling; the Quartermaster Officer Primary Course, the Logistics Captain’s Profession Course, Command Jumpmaster programs and the Eisenhower Faculty at Fort McNair.
It’s usually stated having a partner within the army could be a troublesome scenario for the opposite particular person to tackle, however what about when each husband and spouse are within the army?
LTC Amy Downing is married to LTC James W. Downing.
Whereas James retired on the finish of August final yr, his army profession and accomplishments considerably mirrored his spouse’s.
LTC James Downing was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 1998 following commencement from the distinguished West Level.
His first project was with the 2nd Battalion 327th Infantry, a hundred and first Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky from 1998 to 2000.
Whereas there he served as a Rifle Platoon Chief and when deployed to Kosovo he served as Firm Govt Officer.
Between 2000 and 2002 he served in 1st Ranger Battalion at Hunter Military Airfield, Georgia because the Help Platoon Chief, Battalion Coaching Officer and deployed Particular Operation Joint Process Drive contingency planner.
Upon graduating from the Infantry Officer Superior Course, LTC Downing served because the Brigade Planner for 2nd Brigade, 1st Calvary Division from 2003 to 2005 to incorporate the brigade’s deployment to Iraq. In 2005, he transferred to the 82nd Airborne Division the place he served because the Brigade Assistant S3 for 325th Infantry Regiment earlier than Commanding C/1-325. Whereas in Command, he deployed as a part of a Joint Particular Operations Process Drive (TF FALCON) through the surge in Iraq.
Following Command from 2008 to 2011, he served on the Military Human Sources Command within the Operations and Plans Division and later because the Senior Captains Project Officer for Infantry Department.
LTC Downing then went on to serve a tour as Battalion Operations Officer for 1st Battalion, third Infantry Regiment (The Previous Guard).
In 2012, he accomplished the Military Command and Basic Employees School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Moreover, he served because the Brigade Govt Planner, Staff Logar South Officer in Cost and Brigade Govt Officer for the 173rd Infantry Brigade Fight Staff (Airborne).
Previous to retirement, LTC Downing served because the Infantry Colonel’s Project officer for Senior Chief Improvement Division in workplace of the Military Chief of Employees.
His army coaching and schooling consists of the Primary Airborne Course, Ranger Faculties, the Infantry Officer Primary and Superior Programs, the Jumpmaster Course, the Air Assault Course, the Bradley Chief Course, the Mixed Arms and Providers Employees Faculty and the Military Command and Basic Employees Faculty.
Moreover, he holds a Grasp’s Diploma in Public Coverage from Georgetown College.
Each LTCs’ have earned a number of awards and medals for his or her unyielding service to their nation throughout their tenure within the US Military.
One would suppose having full army careers would go away them with little time to do the rest, however they’re additionally the mother and father of son Michael, 7 and daughter Jacqueline, 5.
At present house is close to Washington, DC.
LTC Amy Downing’s mother and father are Robyn and Bob Cronin, Pennsylvania whereas LTC James W. Downing’s mother and father are Carol and Jim Downing, Lewistown.