Colonel Joseph M. Colacicco
Assistant Commandant and Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Ordnance School
Colonel Joseph M. Colacicco began his career at Kansas State University in 1996 when he was commissioned as a Quartermaster Second Lieutenant with an undergraduate degree in Political Science. Upon graduation from the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Colonel Colacicco was assigned to the 1st Armored Division’s 123rd Main Support Battalion in Dexheim, Germany where he served as a Class I and Water Platoon Leader, Warehouse Accountable Officer, and Supply and Services Officer. In 2001, he was assigned to FT Bragg as the XVIII ABN Corps Artillery Deputy G4. Colonel Colacicco was then assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division Support Command as the Assistant S3 prior to commanding Headquarters and Alpha Company, 782nd Main Support Battalion. Following company command, Colonel Colacicco attended the Air Force Institute of Technology where he earned a Master of Science in Logistics Management. Upon completion of his studies, he joined the 1/25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team with assignments as the 25th Brigade Support Battalion Executive Officer and as the Support Operations Officer. Colonel Colacicco was then assigned as an Instructor with the Department of Logistics and Resource Operations at the Command and General Staff College. Colonel Colacicco commanded the 701st Brigade Support Battalion in 4/1 Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Riley. Following Battalion Command, Colonel Colacicco served as an Instructor at the School for Command Preparation. Colonel Colacicco then attended the Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program at the School for Advanced Military Studies. Upon completion of his Master of Arts in Strategic Studies, he was a member of the SAMS faculty. Colonel Colacicco now serves as the Assistant Commandant and Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Ordnance School.
Colonel Colacicco’s deployments include three to Operation Iraqi Freedom: January – May 2003, September 2003 – April 2004, and September 2008 – September 2009.
His military education includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff Officer Course, the Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program, the Army Force Management School, the Joint Petroleum Officer Course, the Aerial Delivery and Materiel Officer Course, and the Support Operations Course. His awards, decorations, and badges include: Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation, Senior Parachutist Badge, and Rigger Badge.
Last updated 19-Nov-2019