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Colonel Ned C. Holt

US Army War College Fellow

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Ned Holt joined ASPI in 2019 as a US Army War College Fellow for the 2019-2010 class. His next assignment will be as the Logistics Chief of Plans, Exercises, and Contracting in the Indo-Pacom HQ at Camp Smith, Hawaii.

Ned is a US Army logistics officer with over 16 years of experience in the Indo-Pacific region. He has spent over six years in Korea, five years in Hawaii, and four years at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington and a deployment to Zamboanga, Philippines. In addition, Ned has served in every level of army unit (from platoon to 4-star headquarters) in the Indo-PACOM region. He has served in and led a variety of special operations and conventional force units over his 26-year army career.

He has extensive experience in designing effective logistics strategies and systems to support a variety of military operations; which include everything from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to full scale ground combat operations and peace enforcement operations. He is also quite familiar with international agreements, having written over 50 country to country bi-lateral support agreements in Eastern Europe. He is a trained and certified as a strategist, special operations forces logistician, mortuary affairs officer, historian, and paratrooper.

Prior to joining ASPI, Ned was the G4 (Director of Logistics) for the 25 Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. While there, he oversaw all aspects of maintenance, supply, and transportation for over 12,000 Soldiers deployed to 20 different countries and missions. This includes Australia, Thailand, the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Ned has published articles on the use of international agreements to facilitate cooperation between nations and how to effectively employ division rear command posts in large scale combat operations. He is preparing an article on the effective employment of US National Guard forces during race riots in the 1960s.

His military deployments include to southeastern Louisiana in support of Hurricane Andrew recovery with the Louisiana Army National Guard in 1992, to Tuzla, Bosnia in support of Stabilization Force 11 in 2002, to Mosul, Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom III from 2004-2005, to Camp Morehead, Afghanistan in support of the Afghanistan National Army Special Operations Advisory Group from 2010-2011, and to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait with the Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operations Inherent Resolve in 2017.

He has attended every level of professional military education, has Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Ned is an avid runner and bicyclist, having recently completed the Melbourne & Auckland, NZ Half marathon and biking the wonderful trails around Canberra.