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COMMAND TEAM

MISSION


USAG Fort Sill integrates and delivers installation support to enable a mission-ready Fires' force and military community.



VISION


We are the Fires Home.



INTENT


Enable Fort Sill by providing appropriate services and maintained infrastructure through a competent, innovative, and empathetic workforce.


COL Samuel W. Curtis is a native of Dallas, Texas and was commissioned into the U.S. Army as an Armor Officer.

He served his initial tour of duty in 1st Armor Division in Baumholder, Germany with major deployments to both the Persian Gulf and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Afterwards, he completed the requisite training and was assigned to the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Okinawa, Japan, where he served in numerous leadership positions. During this tour, he deployed numerous times throughout Southeast Asia in support of the War on Terrorism as well as various Security and Humanitarian Assistance operations.

After leaving Japan, COL Curtis attended the Naval Postgraduate School, where for his thesis work and top academic ranking he received the Department of Defense Academic Achievement Award. After graduation, he returned to the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he served as the Group Operations Officer.

Upon completing his tour, COL Curtis was assigned as an Operations Officer in the Joint Staff, Deputy Directorate for Special Operations working counterterrorism policy issues and later as the Executive Assistant to the Vice Director for Operations. After the Joint Staff, he commanded a Central Selection List Stability Transition Team supporting the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division in northern Iraq. Following command, he served as the Deputy Commander at Special Operations Command, Africa. COL Curtis took command of the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Sill in July 2016.

COL Curtis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Additionally, he was a 2009-2010 Seminar XXI Fellow, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), and Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC). He is a recipient of the Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, and the Special Forces Tab.

In 1999, COL Curtis married the former Anne Pederson of Dallas, Texas. They have three sons, David, John, and Otto William.

Audy Snodgrass began his military career as an enlisted Soldier when he enlisted to be an Infantryman in 1973. He attended Basic and Advanced Infantry Training (AIT) in 1973 at Fort Polk, La. His first assignment was as an Infantry squad leader with the Third Infantry Division in Kitzingen, Germany. While there he was selected to attend the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School at Fort Monmouth, N.J. Upon graduation from USMAPS, Snodgrass received an Army nomination to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Upon his graduation from the Military Academy in 1980, Snodgrass received a commission in the Infantry. After a period of training at Fort Benning, Ga., he was assigned to 3d Battalion 11th Infantry (Mechanized), 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Polk. There he served as a weapons platoon leader, Infantry platoon leader, support platoon leader, company commander, and battalion S4. Snodgrass then served as an assistant professor of English at the Military Academy. Upon completion of that assignment, he served at the National Training Center, first as an observer-controller for the Green Team (Scorpions) and then later as the secretary of the general staff. After CGSC, Snodgrass served with the 1st Battalion 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division as an S3 operations officer. He then moved to serve as chief of operations for Readiness Group Fort Lewis, Wash. From Fort Lewis,. Snodgrass moved to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia where he served as G3 (Forward) for ARCENT-SA, where he coordinated the Patriot defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. From Saudi Arabia, Snodgrass was selected to be the G-3 for the 1st Armored Division in Bad Kreuznach, Germany.

There he led the effort to redeploy the division from Bosnia and return it to fighting proficiency. Afterwards, Snodgrass was selected to serve as the chief of plans for V Corps in Heidelberg, Germany. There he played a key role in the planning and execution of the ground preparations for the Kosovo Campaign. Selected for command, Snodgrass then moved to Fort Benning, Ga. where he assumed command of the 1-30th Infantry (Mechanized), 3d Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. His command tour was highlighted by his unit’s selection to assist the 10th Mountain Division during its rotation supporting the peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.

Returning from the Balkans, Snodgrass assumed the position of deputy commander, 11th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning. After attending the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, he was assigned as the deputy chief of staff, G-3, for U.S. Army Japan (USARJ) and then later as USARJ chief of staff at Camp Zama, Japan. He retired from Army on Sept. 1, 2006. He then assumed the position of director of plans, training, and mobilization (DPTMS) for Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He next assumed the position as director of DPTMS for Fort Hood, Texas in August 2007. From there, he went to the position of garrison manager, US Army Garrison Miami in March 2010. In January 2012, he assumed the position as garrison manager, Dugway Proving Ground. In March 2015, he was named the deputy garrison commander at Fort Sill, Okla.

His military training includes graduation from the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Ranger Course, Airborne Course, Combined Staff Officer Course, Command and General Staff Officer Course, and the Bradley Infantry Vehicle Commander’s Course. Snodgrass’s education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the Military Academy; a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Rochester, N.Y.; and a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Studies from the Air War College in Montgomery. Ala. Snodgrass has earned the Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and Expert Infantryman’s Badge. His awards include the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Superior Unit Medal (2 awards), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with numeral 2, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Superior Civilian Service Award, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, and NATO Medal.

Snodgrass is married to the former Hongvone Tran of Vientien, Laos. He has three children.

Jonathan S. Lutgens is a native of Jacksonville, Fla. In1982, he joined the Army Reserve as a military police officer. He enlisted in the regular Army in November 1990 as an infantryman. He has held all positions of responsibility from team leader to senior enlisted leader in the Infantry.

Lutgens recently returned from deployment where he served as the senior enlisted leader of Task Force Forge in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Prior to this assignment, he served as the U.S. Army Garrison command sergeant major at Pohaluoa Training Area, Hawaii. His previous assignments include: 1st Battalion 26th Infantry Regiment (IR), Fort Knox, Ky; U.S. Army North, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; 4th Battalion 353rd Regiment, Fort Polk, LA.; 2nd Battalion 60th IR, Fort Jackson, S.C.; 1st Battalion 28th IR, Fort Jackson;1st Battalion 327th IR, Fort Campbell, Ky.; 2nd Battalion 327th IR; Fort Campbell; 2nd Battalion 5th Calvary Regiment Fort Hood, Texas; 1st Battalion 9th IR, Camp Hovey, Korea; Army Proving Ground, Yuma, Ariz.; John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, N.C.; and 2nd Battalion 72nd Armor Regiment, Camp Casey, Korea.

Lutgens’ prior deployments include Bosnia/Kosovo, and numerous deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Lutgen’s military education includes all levels of the NCO Education System, culminating with the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. He is a graduate of Air Assault School, Airborne School, Mechanized Leaders Course, Combative Instructor Course, Drill Instructor and Ranger School. Lutgens has a bachelor’s degree from Excelsior College.

His awards include the Bronze Star (with three oak leaf clusters (OLC)), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with four OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (with silver oak leaf cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (with 10 OLC), Army Good Conduct Award (8th award), National Defense Service Ribbon (with star), Korean Defense Service, Afghan Campaign Medal (with two stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (with three stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal (with two stars), Overseas Ribbon (with numeral 7). In addition to the Combat Infantryman Badge, he earned the Expert Infantryman Badge, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge and the Ranger Tab. Lutgens also received the Order of Saint Maurice.

Lutgens is married to the former Grace Kim of Teague, South Korea. They have one daughter and two sons.