LTC Tyler McKee
Blue Grass Chemical Activity
LTC Tyler McKee came to the Blue Grass Chemical Activity from Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, where he most recently served as the Executive Officer to the Director of Operations, U.S. Northern Command. He enlisted in the Army in 1993, and received his commission in the U.S. Army in May of 2004 as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington University and a Master of Military Arts and Science from the Command and General Staff College.
His military education includes Command and General Staff College, Nuclear Target Analyst, Defense Support of Civil Authorities Level II Certification, Chemical Captains’ Career Course, and the Chemical Basic Officer Course.
LTC McKee served in numerous positions, including the Chemical Officer for 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment; Platoon Leader D Troop, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment; Chemical Officer and Battle Captain for the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and Iraq; Company Commander for 95th Chemical Company; Operations Officer for the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; Small Group Leader for the Chemical Captains’ Career Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Deputy Division Chemical Officer for 1st Calvary Division; Brigade Logistics Officer for the 48th Chemical Brigade; Executive Officer for 2nd CBRN Battalion; Brigade Operations Officer for the 48th Chemical Brigade, at Fort Hood, Texas; and as a Crisis Action Planner for U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (third award), and the NATO Medal.