Lieutenant Colonel Steven R. Schweichler, USAR
completed the Transportation Officers Basic Course in 1988 and was assigned to Active Duty as a Platoon Leader with the 60th Transportation Company, 46th Transportation Battalion, Camp Humphreys, Korea. After one year in Korea, he was assigned as the Executive Officer for the 84th Transportation Company, Detachment Commander of the 51st Transportation Detachment, and the Battalion Motor Officer, all in the 260th Quartermaster Battalion, Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia.
During this assignment, he was deployed in support of Operation Desert/Shield Storm. Upon completion of his assignment in Savannah, Georgia, LTC Schweichler joined the Reserve Component as a Platoon Leader for the 413th Chemical Company, Florence, South Carolina. After promotion to Captain, he was appointed the Detachment Commander of the 416th Chemical Detachment, Greenville, South Carolina, and later moved to Virginia where he assumed Command of the 424th Transportation Company, Galax, Virginia. LTC Schweichler completed three years as a Company Commander, then reapplied for Active Duty and was accepted into the Active Guard Reserve program in 1997. His first assignment after returning to Active Duty was as the Operations Officer for the 1174th Transportation Terminal Battalion, Fort Totten, New York. After leaving Fort Totten, he moved on to complete the Transportation Officers Advance Course, then assumed duties as the Executive Officer of the Reserve Officers Training Corps Spider Battalion at the University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia. While assigned to the Spider Battalion, LTC Schweichler was selected for the resident Command and General Staff Course at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, which he completed in 2002. He then moved to Fort Eustis, Virginia where he worked as a Total Force Integration Officer for the Office of the Chief of Transportation. He moved in 2005 to take over as the Deputy Commander of the 1186th Transportation Terminal Brigade, Jacksonville, Florida, where he worked for three years. LTC Schweichler deployed for one year in 2008 in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom as the Deputy Commander of the 595th Transportation Terminal Group, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. After deployment in 2009, LTC Schweichler moved to Washington DC and became a Plans Officer for the Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve. While assigned in Washington DC, LTC Schweichler was selected for and is currently attending a one year Senior Service College Fellowship at Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. LTC Schweichler is a graduate of the Transportation Officers Basic Course, the Transportation Officers Advance Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Logistics Executive Development Course, and the Army Command and General Staff College. A native of Jamestown, New York, he graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, has a Master of Business Administration Degree in Business Management from Touro University and has completed Post Graduate Studies towards a Doctorate Degree in Education from Touro University.
LTC Schweichler is married to the former Melissa K. Goggins of Lynchburg, Virginia. The Schweichler’s have three children, Breanna (13), Brendan (10), and Dean (7).