Commander, 110th Aviation Brigade U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker
Colonel Chad Chasteen graduated in 1993 as an
Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Wisconsin
system and received a commission in the Aviation Branch. During the last 24
years, COL Chasteen commanded three companies, a battalion, and an advisory
group and served 12 years in the 160th Special Operations Aviation
Chasteen's assignments include Platoon Leader
and Company Commander in 1st Battalion, 2d Aviation Regiment
(Attack) at Camp Mobile, Korea (1995-1996); Battalion Assistant S4 in 2d
Battalion, 2d Aviation Regiment (Assault) at Camp Stanley, Korea (1996);
Company Executive Officer and Battalion S1 in 2d Battalion, 3d Aviation
Regiment (GSAB) at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia (1996-1999) and Battalion S3
and Company Commander in 78th Aviation Battalion at Camp Zama, Japan
Chasteen served with the Night Stalkers from 2002
to 2014. After Green Platoon, he was assigned to Hunter AAF, Georgia as an
Assistant S3 in 3d Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation
Regiment (Airborne) and Assault Platoon Leader and Company Commander in D/160th
SOAR (Airborne). COL Chasteen then served as the Battalion S3, 3-160th SOAR (A)
(2008-2010) at Hunter AAF and Regiment S3, 160th SOAR (A) at Fort
Campbell, Kentucky (2010-2012).
Chasteen served as the Battalion Commander of
4-160th SOAR (A) at Joint Base Lewis-McCord from 2012-2014. The
battalion supported simultaneous combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan,
including a hostage rescue, and was recognized by the Army Aviation Association
of America (AAAA) as the 2013 Active Aviation Unit of the Year.
Chasteen served as the G-3 Director (Proponency),
U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker, Alabama from 2014-2015,
graduated from the U.S. Army War College in 2016, and served as the Group
Commander of the Special Operations Advisory Group to the Special Mission Wing
in Afghanistan from 2016-2017.
Chasteen participated in eleven deployments to
SOUTHCOM, including Operation WILLING SPIRIT in Colombia and SECURE TOMORROW in
Haiti, in addition to eighteen deployments to CENTCOM in support of Operations
ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, RESOLUTE SUPPORT, and FREEDOM'S
Chasteen's education includes master's degrees
from Central Michigan University and the U.S. Army War College.
Chasteen is a Master Aviator rated in the
UH-60A, UH-60L, MH-60L, MH-60M, and Mi-17 and his awards and decorations
include the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Defense Meritorious
Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal
(Numeral 4), and the Combat Action Badge.
Colonel Chasteen married
the former Jess Anderson on May 7, 1994 and they have two sons, Roman (17) and
Ryker (12), and a dog named Chewy (2).