Maj. Gen. Sanford E. Holman assumed command of the 200th Military Police Command in March 2011 at Fort Meade, Maryland. He previously served as Vice Commander of the Joint Warfighting Center and Vice J-7 at Joint Forces Command in Suffolk, Virginia and Deputy Commander for Combined Joint Operations at US Second Fleet in Norfolk, Virginia.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the US Military Academy and was commissioned in the Infantry in 1978. His assignments include Infantry Platoon Leader and Battalion S-3 (Air) in the 197th Infantry Brigade and Branch Chief and Instructor at the US Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia; Infantry Company Commander and Battalion S-1 in the Berlin Brigade and Assistant G-3 on the Allied Staff in Occupied West Berlin; and Project Leader and Combat Operations Analyst at the Training and Doctrine Analysis Command at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. He concluded his initial active duty as S-2/3, 20th Area Support Group, Director of Plans Training Mobilization and Security for Military Area IV, and Airfield Commander of H-805 in South Korea.
He joined the Army Reserve in 1992 and the Military Police Corps in 1996. He served in the 80thDivision as Commander and S-2/3, 1st Brigade (MP One Station Unit Training (MP-OSUT)) at Fort Meade, Maryland; Commander, 4th Battalion, 318th Regiment (MP-OSUT) at Alexandria, Virginia; Deputy Brigade Commander, 4th Brigade (Combat Service Support) at Charleston, West Virginia; and Inspector General at Richmond, Virginia. He also served as Assistant Division Commander for Operations and G-4 for the 98th Division at Rochester, New York.
His deployments include OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM as the Deputy Commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa in Djibouti and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM as the Senior Military Advisor and Military Transition Team Leader for US and Australian Advisors for the 3rdIraqi Army Division in Northern Iraq.
He served on the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee in support of the Secretary and the Chief of Staff of the Army and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs from 2006-2009.
His extensive military education includes Infantry, Military Police and Quartermaster Officer Advance Courses; Combined Arms and Services Staff School; Operations Research/Systems Analysis Military Applications Course; Army Command and General Staff Officer Course; and the National War College. He holds Master’s degrees in Operations Research from the Florida Institute of Technology and National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.
Maj. Gen. Holman’s many awards include Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, Combat Service Identification Badges and the Marechaussee Medal (Silver).