COL Billingsley Garner Pogue III
Commander, Corpus Christi Army Depot
Colonel (COL) Garner Pogue assumed duties as the Commander of Corpus Christi Army Depot July 15, 2013. CCAD is the premier helicopter Maintenance, Overhaul, and Repair facility for the U.S. Army and the joint forces.
He most recently served as the Chief, Western Europe and Balkans Division, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), The Joint Staff, Pentagon. He also served as the Commander of 277th Aviation Support Battalion and as the G3 Chief of Operations, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY; the 82d Combat Aviation Brigade Executive Officer and the Commander of Delta, Aviation Maintenance Company, Fort Bragg, NC; a Captains Assignment Officer at Aviation Branch, Human Resources Command, Alexandria, VA; and Commander of F Troop (AVUM), 4-7th Cavalry, Camp Stanton, Korea and D Company (AVUM), 1-10th Attack, Fort Drum, NY.
His other assignments include Platoon Leader, C Company, 2-82nd Aviation Regiment (Assault); Class III/V Support Platoon Leader, HHC, 82nd Aviation Brigade; and Platoon Leader, C Troop 1/17th Cavalry, Fort Bragg, NC.
COL Pogue is a graduate of the Command and General Staff Officer Course, Aviation Advance Course, Aviation Officer Basic Course, Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Test Pilot Course (OH-58D), UH-60 AQC, Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger, the 82nd Airborne Division Jumpmaster School.
His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (5OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), the Army Superior Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal (Bronze Star), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Senior Aviator Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Action Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
Originally from Washington DC, COL Pogue holds a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (formerly the Industrial College of the Armed Forces); a Master of Business Administration Degree from Touro University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Valparaiso University. COL Pogue was commissioned in 1991 from the United States Army Officer Candidate School, and was inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in 2014.