BG Heidi J. Hoyle
Chief of Ordnance
Commandant, U.S. Army Ordnance School
Brigadier General Heidi J. Hoyle is a native of Bay City, Michigan, and was commissioned as an Ordnance Officer following her graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1994. Branch detailed to the Chemical Corps, Brigadier General Hoyle attended the Basic Course at Fort McClellan, Alabama, and then moved to Hanau, Germany, for her first assignment as the Battalion Chemical Officer in 7-227th Aviation Regiment. After a quick transition course at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, she served as Accountable Officer, then Shop Officer, in the 71st Ordnance Company before serving as the Maintenance Support Operations Officer of the 18th Corps Support Battalion. Following the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) School, she commanded the 761st Ordnance Company (EOD) and also served as the Battalion Operations Officer (S-3) of the 19th Maintenance Battalion at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Upon graduation from the University of Virginia in 2004, she was assigned as an Instructor, then Associate Professor, in the Department of Systems Engineering at West Point, New York. Her next assignment was at Fort Carson, Colorado, where she served as the 242nd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) Executive Officer with deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She was then assigned to our Nation’s Capital to serve as the Aide-de-Camp to the Director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Defeat Organization. In 2010, she was selected for command of the Special Troops Battalion (STB) of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia with deployment to Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.
In 2013, Brigadier General Hoyle attended Senior Service College at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. She then served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Prevention Programs in 4th ID prior to commanding the 71st EOD Group at Fort Carson, Colorado. Following her command of the 71st EOD Group, she was assigned as the Executive Officer to the Executive Deputy of Army Materiel Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Her most recent assignment was Commanding General, Joint Munitions Command and Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois.
Brigadier General Hoyle holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Management, a Master of Science Degree in Systems Engineering, and a Master of Science Degree in National Security and Resource Strategy.
Her military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Non Article 5 Medal, and the Senior EOD Badge.
Last updated 19-Nov-2019