Welcome to the 66th MI Brigade

Updated: 26-July-2018

Command Group

Commander: Col HoldenCommander

Colonel Greg Holden graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1995 and was commissioned through ROTC as an Infantry officer. He later transitioned to Military Intelligence in 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College.

Colonel Holden served in a variety of command and staff positions. His assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader and Rifle Company Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), 1st Armored Division; Battalion S2, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Company Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency; Brigade S2, 17th Fires Brigade; Battalion Executive Officer, 109th Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade; Deputy Director, Doctrine, United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence; Deputy G2, NATO Allied Land Component Command; Deputy G2, Chief of Operations, I Corps; Assistance Chief of Staff, G2, 1st Infantry Division; and Director of Intelligence, J2, Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve.

Colonel Holden has deployed in support of Operation Joint Endeavor and Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (four tours) and Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq.

Colonel Holden is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Post-Graduate Intelligence Program, Command and General Staff College, and the United States Naval War College.

Colonel Holden’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge. He is a recipient of the MI Corps’ Knowlton Award.

Commander: CSM DownsCommand Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Chris Matthews Sr. entered the Army Nov. 02, 1992 from Tampa, Florida and conducted One Station Unit Training at Ft. Benning, GA. where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty of 11B, Infantryman.

CSM Matthews’ assignments include RTO to Senior Scout with LRSD, 312th MI BN 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Scout Team Member, 4/9 Infantry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Senior Scout to Team Leader, E Co 51st INF LRSC (A), Darmstadt, Germany; Student, Korean Basic Course, Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterrey, California (Awarded MOS 98G); Special Operations Team – Alpha Team Leader, 1st SFG (A), JBLM, Washington; Platoon Sergeant, 1st BDE (STRYKER), 25 Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; First Sergeant, HOC, 741st MI BN, Fort Meade, Maryland; Advanced Collection Team Sergeant, 1st SFG (A), JBLM, Washington; Student, United States Army Sergeant Major Academy. Selected for Command Sergeant Major and assigned to 522nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Wiesbaden, Germany; Selected for Command Sergeant Major and assigned to 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, Wiesbaden, Germany.

CSM Matthews has deployed four times to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn and two times to Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom. CSM Matthews has also deployed in support of numerous other missions to Bosnia, Albania, Kosovo, Thailand, and Malaysia.

CSM Matthews military education includes, the Airborne School, the Jumpmaster Course, the Pathfinder Course, all levels of NCOPDS and Class 65 of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. His civilian education includes a Bachelors’ Degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Knowlton Award for excellence and contribution to the MI Corps.

CSM Matthews’ awards and decorations include, the Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Parachutist Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.