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Travis Bailey

LTC, Department Chair & Professor of Military Science (PMS),
Military Science

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Lieutenant Colonel Travis R. Bailey graduated from Washington State University in May 2004, and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Military Intelligence Corps. Following the MI Officers’ Basic Course at Fort Huachuca, AZ, he served as a Battalion Assistant S2 and Battalion S2 for the 150th Combat Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team (MSARNG) during the brigade’s deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III. Following this deployment, LTC Bailey served with the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Meade, MD as a company executive officer, BN assistant S3, Special-purpose SIGINT Detachment OIC and Foundry SIGINT OIC. During his time in the 704th, he deployed again to Iraq to serve as the Detachment Commander of the Joint Expeditionary SIGINT Tactical Reconnaissance (JESTR) Detachment. After completion of the MI Officers’ Advance Course, he was assigned to the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (BfSB), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and took command of Charlie Company (CI/HUMINT), 109th MI BN that included a third deployment to Iraq. Upon completion of command, he served as the BN S2 for 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry (MANCHU), 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

Departing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, LTC Bailey served as a Task Force S2 Observer/Trainer and Combat Training Center rotation planner at Fort Irwin, CA, and as a Division Intelligence Planner, G5 Directorate, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, TX. In early 2017, he began serving as the Brigade S2 for 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, overseeing preparations for and execution of a rotation at the National Training Center, and deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield. Upon returning from deployment, LTC Bailey returned to the 1st Armored Division staff as the Deputy G2.

From January 2019 until June 2021, LTC Bailey served as the Lead Intelligence Plans Officer for the Joint Task Force-North Regional Support Team located in Edinburg, TX. He and his team served as the DoD liaison with State and Federal Law Enforcement agencies combating illicit narcotics smuggling along the Southwest Border. Beginning in July 2021, LTC Bailey began instructing the Advance Operations Course at the Command and General Staff College’s Department of Distance Education at Fort Leavenworth, KS. In July 2023 he assumed the position of Professor of Military Science and Department Head of the Military Science Department of the Brigham Young University Army ROTC program.
LTC Bailey’s Military Education includes the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Command and General Staff College, and Advance Military Studies Program (AMSP) in the School of Advance Military Studies (SAMS). He holds Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Criminal Justice and Foreign Language and Literature (Spanish) from Washington State University, and a Master of Military Arts and Sciences Degree from the United States Army Command and General Staff College School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS).

LTC Bailey’s awards and decorations include the Air Assault Badge, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal (w/ three OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (w/ four OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, the LTG William Potts Leadership Award and the LTG Sidney T. Weinstein Award for Excellence in Military Intelligence.

LTC Bailey is originally from Puyallup, Washington, and currently resides in Spanish Fork, UT with his wife Stephanie and three daughters, Lauren (20), Rachel (17) and Abigayle (13).