Leader Training Brigade Leader Training Brigade
LTC Alan J. Deogracias II

Lieutenant Colonel Alan J. Deogracias II
Commandant,
Initial Military Training Leadership School

BIO: Lieutenant Colonel Alan J. Deogracias II received his commission as an Infantry Officer from Louisiana State University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Lieutenant Colonel Deogracias' previous assignments include: Platoon Leader and Executive Officer Company Charlie, 5th Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, Assistant Operations Air Officer, and Logistics Officer for 5th Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Logistics Officer Task Force 5-14 Infantry, Multinational Forces and Observers (MFO), Sinai, Egypt, Commander Company Delta, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Infantry Training Brigade, Commander Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Company Alpha, 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Company Trainer and Battalion Team Chief Resident Training Detachment-5, 3rd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, Florida Army National Guard, Plans Officer Combined Joint Task Force-7, Camp Victory Iraq, G3 Individual Training Officer V Corps, Executive Officer 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment (OPFOR), Team Chief, 1st Battalion, 3rd National Police Brigade Transition Team, Baghdad Iraq, Professor of Military Science, Northern Arizona University, Commander, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, Deputy Commanding Officer of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and United States Army Pacific G3, Chief of Training and Deputy Commanding Officer, 193rd Infantry Brigade.

He is currently the Commandant of the Leadership School, Leader Training Brigade (LTB), Fort Jackson, SC.

His civilian education is a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Louisiana State University and a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the United States Army Command and General Staff College.

Lieutenant Colonel Deogracias is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advance Course, Command and General Staff College, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Joint Firepower Course and Ranger School.

Lieutenant Colonel Deogracias' awards include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with Silver oak leaf cluster, Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with three bronze stars, Multinational Force and Observers Medal, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, the Airborne Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. .

Jacqueline Ortiz
Deputy Commandant ,
Initial Military Training Leadership School

BIO: Jacqueline Ortiz grew up in Newark, NJ but graduated from Jayuya High School, in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. She holds a Masters in Adult Education from the American InterContinental University, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Bachelors in Human Resource Development from Limestone College.

Before her appointment as a Department of the Army Civilian at Victory University in January 5, 2001, Jackie Ortiz served in the United States Army and Retired with 20 years of active duty service. Her military assignments include Senior Enlisted Advisor, Victory University, Fort Jackson, SC; Basic Combat Training Drill Sergeant, Fort Jackson, SC; Platoon Sergeant 8th Personnel Command, Yong San, Korea; Sub Registry Chief, Joint Tactical Command Control Communications Agency (JTC3A), Fort Monmouth, NJ; Personnel Service Non-Commissioned Officer/Platoon Sergeant Communication Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, NJ and Administrative Service Senior Enlisted; 38th Personnel and Administration, Stuttgart, Germany. Other assignments are United States Army Fleet, Fort Eustis, VA; Defense Communications Agency, Heston, VA, and VII Corps, Nellingen Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany; and 30th Postal Company, Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany.

Since her retirement in January 2001, Mrs. Ortiz has been assigned with Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). She serves as the Deputy Commandant for Initial Military Training Leadership School (IMTLS) and senior civilian for IMTLS and Student Detachment. Oversees the proponent function, instructional redesign, and academic execution for the TRADOC Initial Military Training (IMT) Brigade/Battalion Pre-Command Course, IMT Company Commander and First Sergeant Course, IMT Cadre Training Course, IMT Support Cadre Training Course, Installation Staff Contractors Training Course, and the Train-The-Trainer Course.