LTC Kevin "Harp" Harper was most recently assigned to The Eisenhower School of National Security and Resources Strategy as an Assistant Professor/Military Faculty. Before this assignment, he was the Brigade Executive Officer for the 401st Army Field Support Brigade at Camp Arifijan, Kuwait. LTC Harper was born in Norfolk, Va., and was commissioned as a branch detailed Armor officer following graduation from Old Dominion University in 2002. He transitioned to Quartermaster after his branch detail assignment ended in 2005.
LTC Harper’s key assignments include Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Fort Hood, Texas; Battalion S4 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Fort Hood, Texas; 2-2-2 Military Transition Team S1, Mosul, Iraq; 1st Cavalry Division G3 Plans Officer, FT Hood TX; 15th Sustainment Brigade Support Operations Future Plans Officer in Charge; Support Operations Transportation Officer in Charge, 180th Transportation Battalion 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command; Commander, 53rd Quartermaster Company, 553rd Combat Service Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command; Logistics Plans officer, Headquarters United States Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany; Deputy Force Management Officer G3, Headquarters United States Army Europe, Battalion Heidelberg, Germany; Deputy Sustainment Operations G4/J4, Headquarters United States Army Central Command, Camp Arifjan/Iraq; Brigade Logistics Support Team Chief, Army Field Support Battalion-Bliss, Fort Bliss; Chair/Instructor Applied Logistics Studies Department, Fort Lee, VA, and Brigade Executive Officer 401st Army Field Support Brigade at Camp Arifijan, Kuwait.
LTC Harper has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Health Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and a Master of Arts degree in Procurement and Acquisitions Management from Webster University. He graduated from the JCWS, CGSC, CLC3, and the Armor Officers Basic Course.
LTC Harper awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), and the Combat Action Badge.
LTC Harper is married to Catalina Canales and has three sons, Troy, Syrus, and Jackson.