U.S. Army Garrison

Fort Knox Command Group


Garrison Commander
COL Patrick N. Kaune

Deputy Garrison Commander
Emmet E. Holley

Sergeant Major
CSM Garrick Griffin

Colonel Patrick N. Kaune

COL Patrick Kaune graduated from The Ohio State University and earned his commission as an Armor Officer in 1992. His assignments include Tank Platoon Leader for B/2-8 CAV and HHC Executive Officer, Fort Hood, TX; Battalion Intelligence Officer for 1-9 IN, Camp Casey, Korea; Assistant Battalion S3 for 297th MI Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA; 10th Aviation Brigade Intelligence Officer and Collection Manager for CJTF Mountain, Commander of HHOC 110th Military Intelligence Battalion and HHC 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Fort Drum, NY; G2 Operations Officer, ACE Chief, and 2d Brigade Intelligence Officer, 1st Armored Division, 10th Mountain Division Command Inspector General, and Division Chief for Operations Support, Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky.

His previous operational deployments include two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and two tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

COL Kaune holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from The Ohio State University, a Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Security Studies from Kansas State University as well as a Masters in Operational Planning from the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS). His military education includes an Army War College Fellowship at the Syracuse Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Inspectors General Course, Infantry Officer Captain Career Course, Military Intelligence Captain Career Course, Counterintelligence Agent Course, Special Forces Assessment and Selection, Supply Management Course, Airborne School, and the Armor Basic Officer Leadership Course.

COL Kaune’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (Silver OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (Silver OLC), National Defense Service Medal (one Service Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (three Service Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (two Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon (3 Service Stars), a NATO Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.

Emmet E. Holley

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 Garrick Griffin

CSM Garrick Griffin was born in Birmingham, Alabama on 8 April 1972. He entered the Army on 5 July 1990. He has served in numerous positions to include Wheeled-Vehicle Mechanic, Senior Wheeled-Vehicle Mechanic, Shop Foreman, Company Motor Sergeant, Battalion Motor Sergeant, Advance Individual Training Instructor, Drill Sergeant, Reserve Component Evaluator, First Sergeant, and G-3 Operations SGM and Battalion CSM.

CSM Griffin stateside assignments include Fort Leonardwood, Missouri; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Lee, Virginia. CSM Griffin overseas assignments include four tours in South Korea; Schweinfurt, Germany; Bosnia, and Iraq.

CSM Griffin military and civilian education and training includes; Basic Combat Training, Light-wheeled vehicle mechanic course (91B), Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Staff and Faculty Development Course, Drill Sergeant School, Master Fitness Course, Senior Leader Course, First Sergeant Course, Middle Managers Course and the United States Sergeants Major Academy (Class 64). CSM Griffin has an Associate’s degree in General Studies from Central Texas College, a Bachelor of Science in General Studies from Columbia College and Master of Science in Management from Excelsior College.

CSM Griffin’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal 4 Award; Army Commendation Medal, 5 Awards; Army Achievement Medal; 14 Awards; Army Good Conduct Medal; 7 Awards; Armed Force Expeditionary Medal; Iraq campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; Overseas Service Ribbon; the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge. CSM Griffin is the 2002 Fort Jackson Drill Sergeant of the Year, a member of the Ordnance order of Samuel Sharpe, and a Distinguished Logistician.


Headquarters, US Army Garrison - Fort Knox
111 East Chaffee Avenue
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

Telephone: 502-624-2749
Telephone: 502-624-4372

Fort Knox
Headquarters & Headquarters Detachment

481 Gold Vault Road
Fort Knox, KY 40121

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Weekends, Holidays &
Training Holidays

HHD Commander
Telephone: 502-624-2335
DSN: 464-2335

First Sergeant
Telephone: 502-624-2329
DSN: 464-2329

OPS Sergeant
Telephone: 502-624-2352
DSN: 464-2352

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Updated 25 Oct 2017