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 Peter E. Bjorklund

CSM Bjorklund enlisted in the Army on January 1997 from Seattle, Washington. He attended Field Artillery One-Station Unit Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma as a 13B Cannon Crewmember.

CSM Bjorklund has served as a Cannoneer #1, Howitzer Gunner, Howitzer Section Chief, Gunnery Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant and Operations Sergeant Major. His stateside assignments include Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. His overseas assignments include Germany and Hawaii. CSM Bjorklund has four combat operational deployments, two to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and two to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

CSM Bjorklund completed all levels of leadership development education to include the Primary Leadership Development Course, the Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, the Advance Noncommissioned Officers Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy class 67. CSM Bjorklund has also attended the Master Resilience Trainer Course, the Air Assault School, and the Pathfinder course. CSM Bjorklund is also a graduate of the Defense Language Institute’s Pashto Language Course and the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II Course.

CSM Bjorklund’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (4th Award), the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), the Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), the Army Achievement Medal (6th Award), the Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Bronze Stars), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Bronze Stars), the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), the NATO Medal, the Meritorious Unit Citation (3rd Award), the Army Unit Superior Award, the Combat Action Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the recipient of the Major General “Red” Aubrey Newman Award, and the Order of Saint Barbara. He is a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Organization and the Field Artillery Association.

CSM Bjorklund is married to Tiffany. They have two children, Liam and Brogan.