Commander, 96th Sustainment Brigade, United States Army Reserve

Colonel Read, a native of Utah, began his military career in 1980. He was commissioned as an officer following ROTC. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications/Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. In his civilian career, he serves as the Director for the Defense Enterprise Computing Center located at Hill Air Force Base where he provides critical communications and computer processing support for multiple Department of Defense agencies throughout the world. Units of assignment include:



1980 – 1982:         Enlisted, 650th Personnel SVC CO. Ogden, Utah
1982 – 1983:         Platoon Leader, 321st Engineer CO. C, Ogden, Utah
Jun’83 – Dec’83:   Platoon Leader, 19th Special Forces, Layton, Utah
1984 – 1987:         Platoon Leader, Mobilization Officer, 321st Engineer Company, Ogden, Utah
1987 – 1988:         Platoon Leader, COMSEC Custodian, NBC Officer, 419th Transportation Co, Murray, Utah
1988 – 1990:         Operations Officer, DCSRM, 96th ARCOM, Salt Lake City, Utah
1990 – 1994:         Company Commander, 854th QM CO. Logan, Utah
1994 – 1994:         Operations Officer, DCSFOR 96th ARCOM, Salt Lake City, Utah
1994 – 1996:         Chief Programs and Budget, DCSCOMPT 96th RSC, Salt Lake City, Utah
1996 – 1999:         Executive Officer, 307th QM Battalion, Salt Lake City, Utah
1999 – 2001:         Battalion Commander, 172nd Medical Logistics, Ogden, Utah
2001 – 2003:         Battalion Commander, 307th QM, Battalion, Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan’03 – Aug’03   Battalion Commander, 307th QM, Battalion, 7th ID, Fort Carson Colorado, activated in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
2003 – 2005:         Deputy G-6 96th Regional Readiness Command, Salt Lake City, Utah
2005 – 2006:         G-8, 96th Regional Readiness Command, Salt Lake City, Utah
2006 – 2006:         G-3, 96th Regional Readiness Command, Salt Lake City, Utah
2006 – Present      Commander, 96th Sustainment brigade Salt Lake City, Utah

Colonel Read’s awards include Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 1 oak leaf cluster), Army superior unit award, Army Achievement Medal (with1 oak leaf clusters), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (ARCAM-6), National Defense Service Medal (with one Bronze Service Medal), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with silver Hourglass and “M” Device)
Army Service Ribbon (ASR), Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (ARCOTR-5)

CJ and his wife, Sherrie, have been married for twenty-seven years. They have five children, three of whom are married, and one grandchild.