Mr. Timothy Rey
Training and Ops Officer, MS III Instructor
Mr. Timothy S. Rey (Lieutenant Colonel, AR,USAR) is a Senior Military Science Instructor (SMSI) serving as the Battalion Operations and Training Officer for the Military Science Department, teaching, coaching and mentoring the future leaders of the United States Army, at the University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile and is originally from Hattiesburg, MS. He has conducted seven Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) rotations at Fort Lewis, WA. Graduated the School of Cadet Command’s instructor training course (SOCC/ITC).
Mr. Rey is a Basic Branch Armor Officer commissioned through the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel/Restaurant Administration with a Minor in Military Studies in 1985-86 and a M.A., Ed Military History Ft. Leavenworth 2010-11.
Upon completion of his enlistment as a Field 0311/21 (Infantry/Recon) in 1983 from the 3rd Force Recon Amphibious Battalion United States Marine Corps (USMC), Gulfport, MS he attended the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) in Hattiesburg, MS. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel/Restaurant Administration with a Minor in Military Studies and received his commission in the Armor Corps through the ROTC program in 1985-86.
After completing the Armor Officer Basic Course at Fort Knox, KY 2LT Rey first served as a Platoon Leader and then as S3 Air and chosen as the Executive Office for Alpha Company Canadian Army Trophy (CAT) Team in the 3-64AR (Armor Battalion) 3rd Infantry Division from 1986-1990 Schweinfurt, Germany. After his tour with the 3ID, CPT Rey was selected to attend the Captain’s Career Course (CAS3) in 1990 at Fort Knox, KY.
Upon completion of the Captain’s Career Course (CAS3) in 1990 at Fort Knox, KY. CPT Rey served as a Battalion S3 Operations and Training Officer, S4 Supply and Logistical Officer, Battalion Maintenance Officer (BMO), Liaison Officer (LNO), and Bravo Company Commander with the 1-170 AR (Armor Battalion) 5th Infantry Division, Fort Polk, LA and transitioned into 2nd Armor Division (2AD), Fort Hood, TX following the BRAC movement in support of deploying on missions to Iraq in the support of Dessert Shield/Storm from 1990-1994. He was then selected to attend the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth KS.
Following Fort Hood assignments, CPT Rey last assignment was as the Assistant Professor of Military Science MSIII Instructor, Rifle/Ranger Challenge Team Coach at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS from 1994-1997. CPT (P) Rey retired in February 1997 and was called back into the United States Army Reserves (USAR) and assigned to the 87th Training Support Battalion (TSB) Reserve Observer Controller (OC) Camp Shelby, MS to start up an Armor and Logistic OC team in January 1998. MAJ Rey was handpicked by the 87th TSB to attend the Quarter Master Advanced Course at Fort Lee, Virginia and a follow on Logistic Developmental Advanced Course (LDAC) at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Once he completed the muti-branched qualifying courses, MAJ Rey was assigned as the Battalion Executive Officer for the 356th Quarter Master Service Support Battalion in Laurel, MS. While assigned to the 356th Quarter Master Combat Service Support Battalion (CSSB) he attended the U.S. Army Command and Staff College at Fort Dix, New Jersey and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Upon Graduation he continued to serve with 356th CSSB as the Battalion Executive Officer where he remained until his unit was activated after September 11th 2001 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF-OIF2) from 2001-2003.
In 2003 MAJ Rey was reassigned to the 81st RRC and cross-leveled to deploy with the 375th Transportation Group (Composite) to Iraq in support of OIF3-OIF4 from 2003-2005 as the Forward Base Operations Officer and Convoy Liaison Officer in Iraq, supporting units in the 1st CAV, 3rd ACR, and 1st INF Division. LTC Rey has severed as the 375th CSSB Executive officer, S3/S4 Operations, Training and Logistical Officer from 2005-2010 and currently the Support Operations Officer.
His awards and decorations include the Army Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) with two oak leaf clusters (2OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) with four oak leaf clusters (4OLC), the Joint Service Achievement Medal (JSM), the Army Achievement Medal (AAM) with four oak leaf clusters (4OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters (3OLC), the National Defense Service Medal w/bronze star, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with one oak leaf cluster (OLC), the Global War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster (OLC), the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M-Device and two Hour Glasses (1-Bronze, 1-Silver), the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Service Ribbon w/ bronze numeral 2, the Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Combat Action Badge (CAB), the Parachutist Badge, the Army Sharpshooter Marksmanship Badge and the Order of Saint George (OSG).
Mr. Rey and his wife Jenny have two sons; Ryan and Justin, one daughter; Emily and a dog; Cheesier.