The 4th BATTALION, 3rd AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT
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Battalion HistoryThe 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment was constituted on May 8, 1794, in the Regular Army as the 3d Company, 4th Battalion, Corps ofArtillerists and Engineers. The unit was first designated Captain Robert Sweeney's Company of Artillery in 1802 and served actively in the War of 1812.
The Battalion’s distinctive lineage spanned two centuries and almost every major conflict throughout the world in defense of the homeland in Field, Costal and Anti-aircraft Units. During World War II, the 3rd Regiment was broken up into battalions, and the unit was designated briefly as the 520th Coast Artillery Battalion, then as the 3rd Coast Artillery Battalion. The unit was inactivated following the end of the war.In January 1950, the Battalion was reconstituted in the regular Army and consolidated with the 3rd Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion (Automatic Weapons), an element of the 3rd Infantry Division. It fought throughout the Korean War with the 3rd Infantry Division. In September 2005 the unit was again inactivated. Once again, on July 27, 2010, the 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment was officially activated at Fort Sill to support the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade.
4-3 ADA LEADERSHIP
Lt. Col. Timothy L. Woodruff
A native of Ohio, Timothy L. Woodruff enlisted in November 1995 as an intelligence analyst. He was assigned to the 66th Military Intelligence Group in Augsburg, Germany where he deployed to Sarajevo, Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavour in 1997. He was commissioned an Air Defense Artillery (ADA) officer from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. in 1998.
Woodruff’s previous assignments include launcher and fire control platoon leader, tactical director and assistant S-3 for1st Battalion 7th ADA, Fort Bliss, Texas where he deployed with the battalion to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Southern Watch in 2001; as an Officers Basic Course mentor in 4-6th ADA; as an assistant S-3 in the 108th ADA Brigade; as the battery commander for A Battery, 2-43rd ADA, Fort Bliss; as the ADA planner for the opposing forces (OPFOR), Battle Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; as the battalion S-3 for BSB-North, where he deployed to Camp Buehring, Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007; as a plans team chief for Operations Group COE, Battle Command Training Program; as the battalion XO for 1-7th ADA, Fort Bragg, N.C.; and most recently as the BMD sensor manager and senior U.S. Army officer at NATO, Allied Air Command, Ramstein, Germany.
LTC Woodruff’s military education and training includes Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, Officer Candidate School, the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Air Defense Artillery Captain’s Career Course, the Combined Arms Service Staff School, Command and General Staff College, the Joint Firepower Course and Airborne School.
His civilian education includes a bachelor in art degree in history from Miami University (Ohio) and a master of arts in management from Webster University.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters (OLC)); the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the Army Commendation Medal (with one silver OLC and one bronze OLC); and the Army Achievement Medal (with four OLC).
Woodruff is married to the former Lesley Oplinger of Geneva, Ohio. They have three children.
Command Sgt. Maj. Bryon T. Mulligan
Command Sgt. Maj. Bryon T. Mulligan has been married to Michelle for 22 years; they have two daughters Mikala, 21-years old, and Megin, 18-years old, who currently reside in Copperas Cove, Texas.
Mulligan was born in Colorado Springs, Colo. and enlisted in the Army on Sept. 11, 1990. He completed basic combat training at Fort Sill, Okla. and advanced individual training at Fort Bliss, Texas as a man-portable Stinger crew member. His assignments Include: Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion 3rd Air Defense Artillery (ADA), Kitzingen, Germany; A Battery, 4-3rd ADA, Kitzingen, Germany; A Battery, 1-3rd ADA, Fort Carson, Colo.; ADA Battery, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson; A Battery, 1-62nd ADA, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; C Battery, 1-56th ADA, Fort Bliss; D Battery, 1-56th ADA, Fort Bliss; A Battery, 1-56th ADA, Fort Bliss; B Battery, 1-56th ADA, Fort Bliss; NCO Academy, Fort Bliss; Training and Doctrine Command G-3/5/7, Fort Monroe, Va.; A Battery, 3-3rd ADA, Fort Hood, Texas; E Battery, 4-5th ADA, Fort Hood.
Mulligan’s leadership positions include: Stinger team chief, Stinger section sergeant, Avenger team chief, Avenger section sergeant, drill sergeant, senior drill sergeant, platoon sergeant, first sergeant, battalion S2/force protection/Operations Security noncommissioned officer in charge and the Soldier for Life Western Region deputy director.
Mulligan’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (4), ARCOM (4), AAM (3), Good Conduct Medal , NDSM (bronze star), Iraq Campaign Medal (bronze star), Humanitarian Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Ribbon, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Ribbon, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (1), Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Coast Guard Special Operation Service Ribbon, Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Driver’s Badge with wheel clasp, and he is a member of the Order of Saint Barbara and the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. Mulligan’s military and civilian education includes: AIT, PLDC, BNCOC , ANCOC, First Sergeants Course; Sergeants Major Academy, 14S Avenger Crewmember Course, Combat Life Saver Course, Unit Armorer Course, Total Army Retention Course, Collateral Duty Safety Training, Northern Warfare Training Center, AT Level I&II, OPSEC Level I&II, EO Course, Drill Sergeant School, Army ASIST Training, Air Assault School, Rappel Masters Course, MRT, he also holds an associate’s degree in information technologies through Pierce College, a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and a Masters in science management with a concentration in organizational management.
KEY PHONE NUMBERS
|Command Group NCOIC||580-558-0541|
|S3 Ops CSM||580-558-0670|