The Mountain Post Garrison team provides mission readiness, support and services for Fort Carson Soldiers, Families, and the Community to fight and win our nation's wars.
Leaders of Readiness Support to our Army.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and raised in Dallas, Pennsylvania, Col. Ronald P. Fitch Jr. was commissioned into the U.S. Army as an engineer officer following graduation from Pennsylvania State University in January 1995. His engineer assignments include platoon leader in the 536th Engineer Battalion, Fort Kobbe, Panama; company executive officer and battalion maintenance officer, 2nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Castle, Republic of Korea; and G3 plans officer, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Fitch graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in August 2001 and served as the ODA 745 Detachment commander, AS3, Bravo Company commander and battalion S3 in the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne); group personnel and group operations officer, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne); JOC chief, J35, and J3 in the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan; assistant chief of staff G3, United States Army Special Forces Command (Airborne); and commander, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Fitch has deployed throughout the NORTHCOM and SOUTHCOM theaters and to Afghanistan with the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Fitch’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, Korean Defense Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO ISAF Medal, Paraguayan, Colombian and Venezuelan Airborne Wings.
He is a graduate of Airborne School; Air Assault School; Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; Special Forces Qualification Course; Survival, Escape, Evasion and Resistance (SERE) School; Ranger School; Jumpmaster School; Special Forces Underwater Operations Course; Combined Arms Services Staff School; Command and General Staff College and Army War College. Fitch holds a Professional Engineer Registration in the State of Missouri, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla, a Master of Science in International Relations from Troy University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Garrison Command Sergeant Major
Command Sgt. Maj. David Burton entered the United States Army in July 1993 and attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort McClellan, Alabama, where he was trained as a military policeman.
Burton’s subsequent positions and duty assignments include: gunner, team leader, squad leader and platoon sergeant, 65th Military Police Company (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina (1993-1999); drill sergeant, A Company 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia (1999-2001); squad leader and platoon sergeant, Airborne Military Police Platoon, 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade, Fort Wainwright, Alaska (2001-2003); platoon sergeant and operations sergeant, 118th Military Police Company (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina (2003-2008); first sergeant, 977th Military Police Company, Fort Riley, Kansas (2008-2010); operations sergeant major, 91st Military Police Battalion, Fort Drum, New York (2011); command sergeant major, 91st Military Police Battalion, Fort Drum, New York (2011-2014); operations sergeant major, Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion (2014-2015); and provost sergeant major, 4th Infantry Division (2015-2016). Burton has an operational deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Burton has attended all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers Education System, culminating with the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 61. Burton is also a graduate of the following military courses: the First Sergeants Course, Airborne, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder, Air Assault, Drill Sergeant, Master Fitness, Protective Services, and the Special Reaction Team Course. Burton holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management and a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies.
Burton’s more notable awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal with V device, Bronze Star Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (five oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (four oak leaf clusters), and the Army Achievement Medal (four oak leaf clusters). He has also been awarded the Combat Action Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, the Egyptian Parachutist Badge and the Chilean Parachutist Badge. Burton is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and has been awarded the Military Police Corps Regiment's Order of the Marechaussee (Bronze).
Garrison Deputy Commander
Roderick (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.