Roderick A. Chisholm

Portrait of Garrison Deputy Commander, Roderick A. ChisholmRoderick (Rod) Chisholm has been the deputy to the garrison commander, Fort Carson, since Jan. 2, 2012. Chisholm previously served as the deputy to the garrison commander and director of Public Works, Fort Hood, Texas. Chisholm attended Colorado State University and received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1977 while on scholarship through the Army ROTC program. Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the Army and spent seven years on active duty in a combat heavy unit oriented towards construction. He served on active duty as a Company Commander and Battalion S3. In 1984, he joined the civil service ranks with the Directorate of Engineering and Housing at Fort Bragg, N.C. While there he moved up to serve as the Chief of Environmental Division and then became the deputy in 1993. He was also serving in the 416th Engineering Command, U.S. Facility Engineer Group, U.S. Army Reserves. In 1990, Chisholm was selected to attend the Engineering and Housing Advanced Studies Program, where he received his M.S. in Public Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle. Deployments sent him overseas twice. In 1997, he served in Joint Operation Guard in Hungary and Bosnia where he served as the DPW in Hungary for nine months. From May 2003-March 2004, he was deployed to Uzbekistan and Northern Afghanistan, where he once again served as the DPW while commanding a Facility Engineering Detachment. Chisholm has received numerous awards, to include the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal for 20 years of service at Fort Bragg, the William C. Gribble Jr. DPW Executive of the Year Award for 2007, and the Bronze Star Medal.