In a ceremony this morning at 10, in Thurman Auditorium, Lt. Col. Christopher Tomlinson, who’s been Fort Belvoir Garrison commander since November, relinquishes command to Col. Michael Greenberg.
Tomlinson grew up in Texas, and enlisted in the Army in 1986. His first assignment was at Fort Bragg, N.C. After graduating from Texas Tech University ROTC, he was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant and attended Infantry Officers Basic Course at Fort Benning, Ga.; graduated from Army Ranger School, and was again assigned to Fort Bragg. He also holds an MBA from Webster University.
At Belvoir, he’s served as Headquarters Battalion commander, acting garrison commander and garrison commander. Tomlinson’s next assignment is working for the Joint Staff J-2 at the Pentagon.
Col. Michael Greenberg was commissioned from the U.S. Military Academy in 1995, with a bachelor of science degree in Systems Engineering. He is also a graduate of the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course; Combined Arms and Service Staff School; the Command and General Staff College; Army Comptroller Program; and Senior Service College at Eisenhower School.
Greenberg was most recently assigned as the director – Programs and Budget for Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. He’s also served in Georgia, South Carolina and Kentucky, and on the Joint Staff J-8 at the Pentagon.
Greenberg earned a master’s of National Resourcing Strategy from National Defense University; and a master’s of Business Administration and Public Administration from Syracuse University.