Lieutenant Colonel Garrett Kaye, a U.S. Army active duty Military Intelligence officer, proudly serves the Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion, 6th Recruiting Brigade, and United States Army Recruiting Command.
Lieutenant Colonel Kaye was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at San Diego State University in May 2002. His key leadership and developmental assignments include Rifle Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and Company XO, 2-503 Infantry/ 173rd Airborne Brigade (Vicenza, Italy); Military Intelligence Detachment Commander and Battalion S2, 3rd Battalion/ 1st Special Forces Group (JBLM, WA); G2 Security Cooperation Planner and Irregular Warfare Analysis Center Chief, United States Army Pacific (Ft. Shafter, HI); Brigade S2, 130th Engineer Brigade (Schofield Barracks, HI); Instructor/ Writer, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (Ft. Leonard Wood, MO); Intelligence Planner and Chief of Plans, I Corps (JBLM, WA).
Lieutenant Colonel Kaye deployed with the 173rd Airborne Brigade to Iraq from 2003-2004 as a Platoon Leader and to Afghanistan from 2005-2006 as a Scout Platoon Leader and Company XO. He deployed to Iraq with 1st Special Forces Group from 2008-2009 as a Battalion S2, and deployed to Afghanistan with the 130th Engineer Brigade from 2013-2014 as a Brigade S2.
Lieutenant Colonel Kaye holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from San Diego State University, a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from California Lutheran University, and a Master’s degree in Military Art and Science from the Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
His military awards and decorations include two Bronze Star Medals, six Meritorious Service Medals, two Afghanistan Campaign Medals, two Iraq Campaign Medals, the NATO medal, the Ranger tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist badge.
Lieutenant Colonel Kaye is married to Mrs. Sarah Kaye and they have two children; Samuel and Jonathan.