Colonel Linda Kotulan is a joint qualified senior operations
research/system analysis officer (Functional Area 49). She was
commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at Virginia
Commonwealth University as a Chemical Officer in 1990.
Her military education includes Army Chemical Officer Basic and Advance
Courses, Command General Staff College and U.S. Army War
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Auditing and Accounting (Virginia
Commonwealth University); Masters in Business Administration; Masters in
Operations Research (George Mason University) and Masters in Strategic Studies
(US Army War College).
Her last assignment was in the Army Office of Business Transformation
where she managed Army projects to reduce the size of headquarters and
incorporate best business practices into Army institutional processes.
The most recent effort was the 2014-2015 Army HQDA Comprehensive Review led by
the Under Secretary of the Army which was focused on making HQDA more agile and
effective while meeting the directed reductions in fiscal years
She has served in Army Program Analysis and Evaluation (PAED), Army Human
Resources Command, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security
Transition Command-Afghanistan (NTM-A/CSTC-A), the Joint Staff and at the
Center for Army Analysis.
As a chemical officer she served as company commander and as a staff
chemical officer in the 82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg North
Carolina; in Germany with service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm and at the U.S.
Army Chemical School.
decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious
Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Army Commendation Medal
(OLC), Army Achievement Medal (OLC), Humanitarian Service Medal, Senior
Parachutist Badge, Joint Chief of Staff Identification Badge and Army
Staff Identification Badge.