Col Theodore Travis
Colonel Theodore F. Travis is a native of Syosset, New York. He earned his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1994, as a Military Intelligence (MI) Officer detailed to the Armored Corps. While in school, he served in the Army Reserveís 481st MI Detachment (Strategic), at Fort Totten, New York.
Colonel Travis began his military career as an Armor Officer at Fort Riley, Kansas, serving as a Tank Platoon Leader, Tank Company Executive Officer, Armor Battalion Adjutant, and Aide-de-Camp to the Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver).
He transitioned to the MI Corps in 1998, serving in a variety of staff and leadership positions including the Division Reconnaissance Squadron S-2, Collection Manager, General Support MI Company Commander, and G-2X, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York; Group S-2, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and G-2X, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; S-3, 524th MI Battalion, and S-3 501st MI Brigade, Yongsan, South Korea; G-3 Targeting Officer, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Commander, 524th MI Battalion, Yongsan, South Korea; J-2X and J-2 Chief of Operations, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and G-3 Director of Operations, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and his previous assignment was the Director, U.S. Army Strategy Support Element, an HQDA Field Operating Agency, from September 2018 Ė May 2020.
Colonel Travis has also deployed numerous times in support of peacekeeping and combat operations.
He holds a Bachelorís Degree from St. Johnís University, and Masterís Degree from both the Naval War College and the Army War College. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, the Battalion Maintenance Officer Course, the Scout Platoon Leader Course, Mountain Warfare School, the MI Transition and Advanced Courses, the Collection Management Course, the CI/HUMINT Management Course, the Naval Command and Staff Course, the Joint Targeting Course, the Army War College, and several SERE courses.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action, Parachutist, Air Assault, and Army Staff Identification badges. His foreign decorations include the Republic of Korea Army Commendation Medal, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold), and the Australian, Dutch, and German parachutist badges.