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Colonel Patrick J. Ellis

Colonel (COL) Patrick J. Ellis received his commission in the infantry upon graduation from the U.S. Military Academy in 1994. He served as a platoon leader in both light infantry and U.S. Army Ranger units. Following these initial assignments, he served as a staff officer and later as a company commander in the in 1-508th Airborne Battalion Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy. In 2001, COL Ellis returned to 2/75th Ranger Regiment. From 2001 to 2004, he served as the battalion logistics officer and Bravo Company commander completing several deployments in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Upon graduation from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 2005, COL Ellis reported to 2/75th Ranger Regiment and served as the battalion executive officer and battalion operations officer. During this time, he conducted further deployments in support of both Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Following this assignment, COL Ellis reported to the Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served from 2007 to 2010 as a current operations officer and executive officer to the Commander. COL Ellis assumed command of 1-501 Infantry (ABN) in Anchorage, Alaska, on June 28, 2010. While serving as the battalion commander, COL Ellis deployed the battalion for 10 months to Khost, Afghanistan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In June 2013, COL Ellis assumed command of 3/75th Ranger Regiment, a position he held until April 2015. During his time as the 3/75th commander, COL Ellis deployed twice to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan. He is scheduled to take command of 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Stryker) in Vilseck, Germany, in July 2016. COL Ellis holds a bachelor’s degree in Russian language from the U.S. Military Academy and a master’s in management from Webster University.

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