LTC Edward A. Kovaleski hails from San Antonio, TX. He received his commission as an infantry officer in 1993 and has served in leadership and staff positions in CONUS, Alaska, Iraq and Afghanistan.
LTC Kovaleski’s first assignment was to 2-22 Infantry, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Ft Drum, NY where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Mortar Platoon Leader. He then reported to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Camp Merrill, Dahlonega, GA in 1998. He initially served as the Battalion Adjutant and later as a Platoon Trainer. In 2000, he was reassigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Ft Lewis, WA. His duty positions included Assistant Brigade Operations Officer and later Company Commander in the Army’s first Stryker unit before being assigned to the I Corps staff. In 2005, LTC Kovaleski served as an Operations Officer and Plans Officer at the Alaskan Command / Joint Task Force Alaska, Elmendorf, AFB, AK. In 2007, his next tour sent him to 3-21 Infantry, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Ft Wainwright, Alaska. LTC Kovaleski served as the Battalion Executive Officer and later Task Force Executive Officer during the unit’s Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment. Upon redeployment in 2009, he was assigned to the Asymmetric Warfare Group. While assigned to AWG he deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom. On June 23, 2011, LTC Kovaleski assumed his duties as the Garrison Commander, Hunter Army Airfield.
LTC Kovaleski received his bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was awarded a master’s degree from the Joint Forces Staff College. His military education includes the infantry officer's basic and advance courses and the Joint Advanced Warfighting School.
His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Expert Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Ranger tab.