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COL Rodney L. Faulk
Inducted 29 April 2011
Colonel Rod Faulk was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in September 1965. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University in December 1987. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant from Western Michigan University Army ROTC in April 1986.
Colonel Faulk has held numerous assignments from company to brigade level. He served as Platoon Leader for the 755th Maintenance Company in Battle Creek, Michigan; Battalion Adjutant and later as Headquarters Company Commander for the 406th Maintenance Battalion, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Company Commander for the 310th Maintenance Company in Jackson, Michigan; Battalion S-2/3 and later as Battalion Executive Officer for the 406th Corps Support Battalion; Maintenance Officer for the 645th Area Support Group, Southfield, Michigan; and Communications Officer for First Army Regional Emergency Preparedness Liaison Team V, Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois. Colonel Faulk served as Deputy Inspector General, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from 2002 to 2003 and later as Inspector General for the 300th Military Police Brigade, Inkster, Michigan. Colonel Faulk assumed command of the 785th Military Police Battalion in 2004 and deployed the battalion to Iraq to exercise command and control of the world's largest military detention facility at Camp Bucca, Iraq from 2005 to 2006. He then served as Chief of Staff for the 300th Military Police Brigade from 2006 to 2008, deploying again to Iraq with the brigade headquarters from 2007 to 2008. He served as Deputy Commander, 300th Military Police Brigade, Inkster, Michigan from 2008 to 2010. He is currently assigned as Commander, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (Rear), Indianapolis, Indiana.
Colonel Faulk's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with one silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster. Colonel Faulk is a Distinguished Military graduate from Western Michigan University.
Colonel Faulk earned his Master's Degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University in 1993. His military education includes Quartermaster Officer Basic Course; Ordnance Officer Advanced Course; Combined Arms and Services Staff School; U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; Military Police Branch Basic Course; and the U.S. Army Inspector General School. Colonel Faulk graduated from United States Army War College in 2009.
Colonel Faulk's civilian career includes experience in banking and technology management at Comerica Bank, ADS Financial Services Solutions in Boston, Massachusetts and also with IBM. He is currently working as a Project Officer in Systems Acquisition for the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Combat Support and Combat Service Support at Warren, Michigan. He is married to the former Susan Derry and the couple resides with their son John in metropolitan Detroit.