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.
Donald “Andy” Bird, Deputy Garrison Commander
Donald “Andy” Bird became the deputy to the garrison commander at Fort Carson Sept. 27, 2019. He served as the chief of operations and plans U.S. Army Installation Management Command-Readiness, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from January 2017 until March 2018 when he was reassigned as the deputy chief of staff, IMCOM-Readiness.
Bird retired from the U.S. Army in 2005 as an Infantry officer with more than 27 years of service. He served as the III Corps G3 from 2002-2003 and culminated his career as the III Corps chief of staff from 2004-2005.
He returned to federal service in 2007 as the deputy to the garrison commander, Fort Hood, Texas. From 2009-2012, Bird was assigned as chief of staff for IMCOM-Europe, Heidelberg, Germany. He returned to Fort Hood in 2012 as the deputy garrison commander, prior to his assignment in 2014 at the U.S. Army Garrison Miami supporting U.S. Southern Command in Doral, Florida.
Bird was commissioned as an Infantry second lieutenant after graduating from The Citadel in 1979. He has served in a variety of command and staff assignments in the United States as well as Germany, Korea, Kuwait and Iraq. He has commanded combat infantry units from platoon to battalion level and has served on staffs from battalion to corps level, along with a national level joint staff assignment with the Defense Intelligence Agency in 1994. He deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom I from 2003-2004, in support of the Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad. He served as III Corps G3 in 2003 and was chief of plans and exercises in 2002. He capped off his active-duty career at Fort Hood as the chief of staff for III Corps until his retirement in 2005.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Citadel as well as master’s degrees in business management and strategic studies and policy. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Marine Corps War College.