U.S. Army Garrison
Fort Knox Command Group
Colonel Stephen "Steve" K. Aiton
Colonel (COL) Steve Aiton is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Louisiana State University ROTC program where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps, with an initial branch detail to Infantry, in 1990.
COL Aiton holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University, a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Webster University, and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College.
His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Adjutant General Advanced Course, the Combined Arms and Service Staff School, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College.
COL Aiton has served in a variety of assignments ranging from platoon to combatant command level. His initial assignments as an Infantry Officer were with the 5th Infantry Division at Fort Polk, Louisiana and the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Support Platoon Leader, and Battalion S4. Key assignments as a Human Resources Officer include Company Command of the 19th Replacement Company, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Division Strength Manager and Deputy G1, 82nd Airborne Division; Chief of the Combat Support and Combat Services Support Enlisted Distribution Teams, Army Human Resources Command; Brigade S3, 1st Personnel Command, Schwetzingen, Germany; Military Assistant to the Army G1 and Executive Officer, Colonels Management Office, Pentagon; and G1 of the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. His most recent assignment was at the United States Central Command, Tampa, Florida, where he served as the Chief of the J1 Personnel Division.
COL Aiton's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), and various other campaign and service medals. He is authorized to wear the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Venezuelan Parachutist Badge.
Mr. Emmet E. Holley is currently Deputy to the Garrison Commander at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Mr. Holley retired from the United States Army in June 2001. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Education at the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1976. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Armor in October 1976. During his 25-year career with the US Army, he served in numerous Command and Staff positions at several different stateside installations. He also served overseas in Germany, Egypt, and Alaska. Mr. Holley received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Western Kentucky University in 1988. He is a recipient of the Silver Order of Saint George Award for his contributions to Armor Branch. In April 2005, Mr Holley was recognized as the 2005 Fort Knox Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.
Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Bobby R. Wooldridge entered the Army in November 1986 and attended basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He received his Advanced Individual Training at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland and was awarded the MOS 63W, Wheel Vehicle Mechanic.
CSM Wooldridge has held numerous positions throughout his career that include: Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Maintenance Support Team NCOIC, Automotive NCOIC, Support Operations NCOIC, Maintenance Control Supervisor, Battalion Operations NCOIC, First Sergeant, Material Readiness Division Sergeant Major XVIII ABN CORPS G4 and Command Sergeant Major, Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He has served in the 36th Engineer Group, Fort Benning, GA. 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Republic of Korea. 1/6 Mechanized Infantry, Vilseck, Germany. 2/82 Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bragg, NC. 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy. XVIII ABN CORPS, Fort Bragg, NC. 5th Special Forces Group (A), Fort Campbell, KY.
His military education includes Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Master Jumpmaster Course, Unit Movement Officer Deployment Planning Course, Department of Defense Lean Six Sigma (BB), Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. His civilian education includes a Certification in Wildlife/Forestry Conservation, Associates' Degree in Applied Science administrative / Management Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma.
CSM Wooldridge's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Award (1 Silver, 1 oak leaf cluster), Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Valorous Unit Award (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Unit Award (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (3 Silver Knots), National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 Bronze stars), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (1 Silver, 1 Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 6), United Nations Protection Force (Former Republic of Yugoslavia, Macedonia), United Nations Service Medal, NATO Ribbon (Kosovo), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Driver Badge - wheel and track, Mechanics Badge, British Parachutist Badge, and Italian Parachutist Badge. The distinguished Order of Samuel Sharpe and Colonel Decius Wadsworth Award of Scholarship.