3BCD

3rd Battlefield Coordination Detachment

Detachment Commander

Colonel Michael "Shayne" Mullins

COL Mullins is a United States Army Field Artillery Officer who has held multiple Command and Staff positions for more than 22 years in the US Army Officer Corps and 6 years as a 13B prior-enlisted Soldier. He a recent graduate of the US Army Senior Service College under the National Security Fellowship Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. His research focused on a “Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia”.

COL Mullins is no stranger to Korea. For the past year, he held the position of Fire Support Coordinator (FSCOORD) as the 8th Army Director and Chief of Fires in Camp Humphreys.

In his previous assignment from 2015-2017, he worked as a Joint Warfighting Instructor and U.S. Army advisor for the US Air Force and Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base which graduates 522 Joint Professional Military Education Level I, intermediate, graduate-level students annually.

From 2013-2015, COL Mullins commanded the 1-78th Field Artillery Battalion at the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. His responsibility included training all 13-series military occupational specialties in the Army and the health and welfare of more than 1,300 personnel.

However, Korea has always been a part of his command time. In 2011-2013, he served as the Deputy Brigade Commander for 210th Fires Brigade in Camp Casey, Korea, responsible for synchronizing, planning, and resourcing four battalions and more than 1,543 Soldiers to include the United Nations Security Battalion within the Joint Security Area on the Demilitarized Zone. In his earlier tenure, he commanded the first “Infantry Company” for the Basic Officer Leader’s Course, B/1-30th, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as well as B/2-15th Field Artillery Battery in Fort Drum, New York.

His operational and theater experiences include Afghanistan and Iraq: Iraq as a Division Executive Officer for a Military Transition Team in ‘09-10 during the Iraqi election year. His duties and responsibilities included running the Joint Operations Center for the 4th SBCT in FOB Constitution, assisting in the security and protection of 300 polling sites, and developing C2 infrastructure between the 4th SBCT and the 6th IA Division. Additionally, he served in Afghanistan in 2003 as the “Aide-de-Camp” during Task Force Mountain, for the 10th Mountain Division Commander.

He is a graduate of the Basic Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course, the Field Artillery Basic and Advanced Courses, Air Assault School, Airborne School, US Army Ranger School, Joint Air Operations C2 Course, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JCWS), and the US Army War College. He earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA) at Pikeville College, Kentucky. He is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) where he earned his Master’s in Military Arts and Science focused specifically on “Fraud, Waste, and Abuse” within Government Contingency Contracts.

His awards and decorations include: The Alabama’s Governor’s Award, 1xDefense Meritorious Service Medal, 1xBronze Star, 4xMeritorious Service Medals, 1xJoint Commendation Medal, 3xArmy Commendation Medals, 3xArmy Achievement Medals, 1xGood Conduct Medal, 2xNational Defense Service Medals, the Global War Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal and the Driver’s Mechanic’s Badge.

He and his wife, Shella, celebrated their 27th Wedding Anniversary in January. They have a son – Kevin, a daughter - April, three granddaughters – Jerzie (12), Jett (10) and Ella (7) and a grandson – TRISTAN (15), who has been enrolled in Humphrey High School for the past year. COL Mullins’ interests include: Running/Sports, hiking, jet skiing, flipping houses, traveling and occasionally watching the history channel, but “mostly” running.