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.
Col. Brian K. Wortinger, Garrison Commander
Col. Brian K. Wortinger assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Carson July 6, 2018. He was commissioned as an armor officer from the U.S. Military Academy West Point in 1995 and served as a lieutenant in the 24th and 3rd Infantry Divisions, including deployment to Kuwait.
As a captain, he commanded a tank company in the 4th Infantry Division, followed by graduate school at the University of Virginia. While attaining his Master of Business Administration, Wortinger interned with Irwin Financial Corporation and 1st Nation’s Mortgage Company and founded Bridlewood Properties.
Upon completion of his studies, Wortinger served as an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at West Point. There, he taught Military Leadership, Negotiation for Leaders, Human Resource Management, Introduction to Management, and Accounting. Wortinger also deployed to train U.S. Soldiers on cross-cultural negotiations in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division and to Afghanistan to author the Leadership and Management curriculum for the National Military Academy of Afghanistan.
As a major, Wortinger studied at the Command and General Staff College and deployed with the 10th Mountain, 82nd Airborne, and 1st Infantry Divisions to Iraq and Afghanistan.
As a lieutenant colonel, Wortinger completed the U.S. Army Ranger School, commanded the 8th Squadron, 1st United States Cavalry Regiment in the 7th Infantry Division, and served as the Army’s chief of Officer Retention and Transition at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. He also completed the Joint and Combined Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College.
Wortinger most recently served as the U.S. Army War College Fellow at the University of Louisville McConnell Center.
Wortinger received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy and a Master of Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with oak leaf cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Afghan Campaign Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), the Iraqi Campaign Medal (with oak leaf cluster), the Ranger Tab, the Combat Action Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. He has also been recognized as a Kentucky Colonel. He is an avid skier and mountain biker, a frustrated golfer and tennis player, and plans to improve his snowboarding and rock climbing.
Command Sgt. Maj. Kenyatta L. Mack
Command Sgt. Maj. Kenyatta L. Mack was born in Saginaw, Michigan. After graduating high school he immediately enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Bradley fighting vehicle mechanic and attended basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He later changed his military occupational specialty (MOS) to military police, attending Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort McClellan, Alabama.
Mack’s previous assignments include 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia.; Aberdeen MP Company, Aberdeen, Maryland.; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 26th Area Support Group, Heidelberg, Germany; 529th MP Company, Heidelberg, Germany; HHC, 95th MP Battalion, Mannheim, Germany; 82nd Airborne Division, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan (Forward Deployed); 18th MP Brigade, Mannheim, Germany; 18th MP Brigade, Baghdad, Iraq (Forward Deployed); Installation Management Command Directorate of Emergency Services, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; 17th MP Detachment, Fort Jackson; U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; 385th MP Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia; and Headquarters Command Battalion, Arlington, Virginia. His leadership positions include team leader, military working dog handler, squad leader, platoon sergeant, kennel master, program manager, battalion plans and operations sergeant, provost sergeant, first sergeant, battalion and brigade operations sergeant major, and battalion command sergeant major.
Mack has a well-rounded military and civilian education background to include the Bradley Fighting Vehicle Mechanic Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Military Police Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer courses, Law Enforcement Senior Leaders course, Master Resilience Trainer courses, Anti-Terrorism (AT) Program Manager and AT Officer courses, First Sergeant Course, Conventional Physical Security Crime Prevent Course, Supervisor Development Program Course, Child Abuse Prevention and Investigation Course, Hazardous Material Transportation Course, Patrol/Explosive/Narcotic Dog Handler courses, Small Arms Maintenance Course, Basic Airborne School, the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Residential Course (Class 63), the Sergeant Major Force Management Course, the Command and General Staff College BDE/BN Pre-Command courses, and Garrison Leader’s Course. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Excelsior College and is currently pursuing a second Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity Management.
Mack’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (five oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (seven oak leaf clusters), Good Conduct Medal (eighth award), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with bronze service star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (with bronze service star), National Defense Service Medal (with bronze service star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 5), Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 5), NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge, German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge (Gold), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation Award, Driver’s Badge, and Mechanic Badge. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Military Police Regimental Bronze Marechaussee Medallion.
Roderick (Rod) Chisholm, Deputy Garrison 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.