Colonel Farrell Duncombe, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps in 1989 upon graduation from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.
His military service has afforded him the opportunity to serve and defend the United States in various locations, from the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea, to Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He has served in a multitude of troop, staff, and command positions in the Continental United States and overseas, to include: Truck Platoon Leader and Battalion Motor Officer, Alpha Company/Headquarters, 296th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, South Korea; Platoon Leader, 16th Field Service Company, Fort Lee, Virginia; Assistant Battalion S3 and Transportation Movements Officer, 240th Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Lee, Virginia; Deputy Division Transportation Officer, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia; Support Operations (Transportation and Movements) Officer and Bravo Company Commander, 703rd Main Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia; Instructor/Writer, U.S. Army Transportation School, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Battalion S3 and Executive Officer, 6th Transportation Battalion, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Operations Officer, Center for Army Lessons Learned, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Deputy Assistant G3 and Assistant Chief of Staff G4, 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Daegu, South Korea; Deputy Commander, 501st Sustainment Brigade, Waegwan, South Korea; Professor of Military Science, The Ohio State University; United States Forces-Afghanistan, J4 Chief of Supply and Services, Forces Command G4, Mobility Chief, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion Commander, 6-353rd Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Department of The Army Inspector General, Army Pentagon-Washington, D.C.
His military and civilian education includes the Transportation Officer Basic Course, Junior Officer Maintenance Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff Officer Course, and the U.S. Army Inspector General School.
COL Duncombe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Finance and Investments from the University of Alabama and a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with one oak Leaf Cluster); the Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters); the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster); the Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters); the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.