FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023
CONTACT: Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, 720-250-1053, firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The Colorado Army National Guard’s Deputy Commander U.S. Army Col. Tod M. Fenner will promote to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony to be held at Colorado National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters, Centennial, Colorado, at 4 p.m., Oct. 5, 2023.
A traditional howitzer salute will take place to honor the accomplishment.
"Brigadier General Tod Fenner continues our proud tradition of admirable, servant leadership in the Colorado National Guard. I am honored to promote him and place among the Senior Leadership Team as the Land Component Commander,” Assistant Adjutant General, Army, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Bren Rodgers, said. “General Fenner is an outstanding officer and will continue to make positive
impacts on the Soldiers and their Families within the Colorado Army National Guard and our readiness."
Fenner is responsible for training and readiness of the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site, the Recruiting and Retention Battalion, and Joint Force Headquarters. He also serves as the Army director for the Joint Diversity and Inclusion working group.
In his next assignment, Fenner will serve as land component commander for the COARNG. He will command over 3,000 Soldiers spread over seven diverse major commands. He will also serve as the principal advisor to the COARNG commanding general and the adjutant general on Army National Guard-related matters.
Fenner enlisted in the North Dakota National Guard as a petroleum supply specialist in 1987. He served in the 816th Engineering Company and the 1214th Air Ambulance Company, Bismarck, North Dakota. He graduated from Officer Candidate School in 1992 and received his commission as a signal corps officer in 1997. He served as a computer and electronics officer in the 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment, Bismarck, and the 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, Madison, Wisconsin.
Fenner transferred to the COARNG in 1998 when he initially served as a platoon leader in the 140th Signal Company.
His awards and decorations include Legion of Merrit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Master Army Space Badge, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Medal.