MAJ Casey Holler grew up in Wasilla, Alaska, and is a proud representative of the Army Logistics Corps now. He participated in the Early Commissioning Program and attended the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at Kemper Military Junior College in Boonville, Missouri. In May 1997, he received his commission and graduated as Valedictorian and Distinguished Military Graduate.
MAJ Holler then served as a platoon leader in the Alaska Army National Guard from 1997 to 2001, while he simultaneously attended the University of Alaska Anchorage, taking a break in 1998 for the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course. In 2001, he graduated and was ordered to active duty.
MAJ Holler’s initial active duty assignment was as the Company Executive Officer for the United States Army Garrison at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He then served as the Assistant Support Operations Officer for the 172nd Support Battalion, 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade. Following this assignment, he attended the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course and the Combined Arms and Services Staff School from 2003 to 2004. He was then assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he served as the Assistant Brigade S4.
Immediately upon deploying to Iraq in 2005, MAJ Holler took command of Golf Company, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, which was assigned as the Forward Support Company for 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment. In addition to logistically supporting the Artillery battalion throughout the deployment, his company was also responsible for training security forces of key electrical infrastructure located around the Kirkuk region. In 2007, MAJ Holler completed his command and attended graduate school at the University of Colorado Denver.
In 2008, MAJ Holler graduated and was assigned to the 4th BCT (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at Fort Richardson, Alaska. He then served as the Brigade Logistics Planner until 2009, when the BCT deployed to Afghanistan, where he assumed the role as Brigade S4. Once redeployment operations were complete in 2010, he took over as the Battalion Executive Officer for the 725th Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne). MAJ Holler then attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for Intermediate Level Education. Following this course in 2012, he was assigned to the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) at Fort Eustis, Virginia, where he worked petroleum, water, and operational energy projects for the Sustainment Division of the Requirements Integration Division. He stayed with ARCIC until he was assigned as a Leadership Instructor at USMA in 2014.
MAJ Holler’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (two Campaign Stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (two Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th Award), NATO Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.