Portrait of the Brigade Commander

Colonel Monté Rone

Brigade Commander

1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team

4th Infantry Division


Col. Monté Rone assumed command of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Aug. 30, 2017. He received his commission as an infantry officer following graduation from Eastern Michigan University in 1995. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced courses, Airborne School, Ranger School, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.
Prior to assuming command of 1st SBCT, Rone served as the J3 operations director for Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, the G3 operations officer for the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, Texas, and he commanded 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Other command assignments include tours as the commander, Company B and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

Rone’s previous non-command assignments include service as an Infantry Branch assignment officer, battalion operations officer, brigade operations officer, and brigade executive officer.

Rone holds a Master’s of Policy Management degree from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree with a focus in accounting and auditing from Eastern Michigan University. His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom campaign medals, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Aviation Crew Members Badge, the Combat and Expert Infantryman badges, and the Ranger Tab.