Commandant of Cadets
LTC Robert Kiermayr was commissioned from Arizona State University in May 1992.
MILITARY AND CIVILIAN EDUCATION: LTC Kiermayr earned a BS in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University and a MA in International Relations from the American Public University. He completed the Armor Officer Basic Course and Advance Course, Ft. Knox, KY, the Infantry Mortar Leaders Course, Ft. Benning, GA, the Army Command and General Staff Officers Course, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, the Civil Affairs Advanced Leaders Course, Ft. Bragg, NC, the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center for German, Presidio of Monterey, CA, and the Austrian Battalion Pre-Command Course, Austrian Defense Academy, Vienna, Austria. Through FEMA, he is Continuity of Operations Level II certified.
ASSIGNMENT HIGHLIGHTS: LTC Kiermayr’s first assignment was with 2-12 CAV, 1st CD at Ft. Hood, TX serving as a Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, and Company XO. In January 1997, he was assigned to 3-69 AR, 3rd ID, Ft. Stewart, GA as the Battalion S-3 Air before becoming D/3-69 Armor Company Commander. In August 1999, LTC Kiermayr became an advisor/instructor in San Bernardino, CA with the 91st Division AC/RC program. In June 2001, he attended the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) at the Presidio of Monterey, CA. Following the DLIFLC, he was stationed to the American Embassy in Vienna as part of the Foreign Area Officer program. In June 2003, he was assigned to the 96th Civil Affairs (CA) Battalion at Ft. Bragg, NC as a CA Team Leader with Delta Company and then as a Commander with Foxtrot Company. In May 2006, LTC Kiermayr became the Senior CA Observer/Controller with the Special Operations Training Detachment, Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Ft. Polk, LA. In June 2008 he was assigned as a CA Future Planner with the 1st Special Forces Group at Ft. Lewis, WA, then moved to become the G9 with I Corps, Ft. Lewis, WA. LTC Kiermayr’s final assignment was with US Army South, Ft. Sam Houston, TX as a CA Planner.
DEPLOYMENTS: LTC Kiermayr’s deployments include, Operations Southern Watch, OIF, Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, OEF.
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: LTC Kiermayr earned the Combat Action Badge, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 OLC, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 4 OLC, the Army Achievement Medal with 5 OLC, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Afghan Campaign Medal with 2 stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, The Overseas Deployment Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO ISAF Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and the Master Parachutist Badge.
LTC Kiermayr has four plus years of experience in teaching JROTC in the Phoenix, AZ area and joined NVMI in July of 2020.