Welcome to the 3-13th Field Artillery Regiment, one of the most active Battalions here at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. We are composed of a Headquarters Battery, three combat-ready Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Batteries, and a Forward Support Company. Our mission is to deploy anywhere in the world at anytime to provide timely, accurate and safe fires in support of our nation's interests.

Lieutenant Colonel Brendan Toolan

Brendan Toolan is a native of Fallsington, Penn. and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1998. Upon graduation, he was commissioned through the Reserve Officers Training Corps as a second lieutenant in the field artillery (FA).

Following graduation from the FA Basic Officers Basic Course at Fort Sill, Okla., and the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., Toolan was stationed in the Republic of Korea in 1999 as an MLRS platoon leader and ammunition platoon leader in A Battery, 1-38th FA. His next assignment was at Fort Lewis, Wash. as a battery fire direction officer and a light infantry battalion fire support officer in 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. Following gradutaion from the Field Artillery Captains Career Course, Toolan returned to Korea in 2002 to command C Battery, 1-38th FA and Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Infantry Division Artillery. From there, he was assigned to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Cali., as an observer/trainer in 2006-2007.

Toolan deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in December 2008 to serve as the rxecutive officer of the Validation Transition Team in Regional Command - South. Toolan returned to Fort Sill in 2009 to serve as an instructor at the Field Artillery Captains Career Course. Following completion of the Command and General Staff College, Toolan returned to the Republic of Korea in 2012 to serve in the 2nd Infantry Division as the battalion executive officer for 6-37th FA and the 210th Fires Brigade S3. Following his most recent tour of Korea, Toolan was assigned to the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. to serve as the chief of the Accessions Division and later as the executive officer for the Department of Military Instruction.

Toolan's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal and the NATO Medal. He has earned the Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab and Army Parachutist Badge.

Toolan is married to Gijin Toolan and has one son.

CSM James S. Atchison

James S. Atchison entered the Army as a 13B cannon crew member Oct. 1, 1987 from Baltimore, Md. Atchison’s assignments include Friedberg, Germany; Fort Sill, Okla.; Kirchgeoens, Germany; Fort Lewis, Wash.; Fort Carson, Colo.; Bamberg, Germany; Santa Clara University, Cali., Ft. Bliss, Texas and Yongsan, Korea. Atchison has served in the U. S. Forces Korea Combined Joint Fires Element and as the 4th Infantry Division Fires sergeant major, 1st Infantry Division Artillery operations sergeant major, first sergeant, senior intelligence NCO, senior military instructor, observer controller/trainer, platoon sergeant, gunnery sergeant and section chief.

Atchison’s deployments include Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield, 1990-1991, in support of SFOR 7 Bosnia in 2000, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II, 2004-2005, and Operation New Dawn from 2010-2011. Korea rotation 16. He has attended all NCOES schools and the First Sergeant, Battle Staff and Master Gunner courses. He also attended the Pre Command Course, Military History Instructor’s Course, Security Management Course, the Commander’s Safety Course, Equal Opportunity Management Course, Unit Prevention Leaders Course, Combative level 1 certified, and he is a certified Rappel Master. He is a graduate of Sergeants Major Academy class 59. Atchison holds a bachelor’s degree from Excelsior College.

CSM Atchison’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster (OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with silver OLC, Army Commendation Medal with silver OLC, Army Achievement medal with six OLC, Joint Military Unit Award with OLC, Military Unit Commendation with OLC, Korean Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal -ninth award, National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, NATO Medal ,the Southwest Asia Service Medal three bronze stars, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Saudi Arabia Liberation Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with five stars, the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terror Service medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 4, and Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 9.

Atchison is a Sgt. Audie Murphy Club member, has been awarded the Order Saint Barbara, Order of the Spur and German Shooting Badge (silver) and is the recipient of the Aubrey” Red” Newman Award. Atchison was awarded the Combat Action Badge for his actions in OIF II.

He has been married to his wife Priscilla for over 24 years. They have two daughters: Marina and Sarai.