BG Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th Support Command (Photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)
Corps from the United States Military Academy in 1991. She has a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies (MSS) from the United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
Her military education includes the Adjutant General Corps Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, the United States Army War College and Advanced Joint Professional Military Education.
Brigadier General Belanger assumed Command of the 85th Army Reserve Support Command on 15 August 2017; a unit comprised of over 4000 Soldiers in 46 Battalions located throughout 24 states and Puerto Rico. During the last 27 years of service, she has held a variety of command and staff positions including her most recent assignments as the G-7 of the 80th Training Command, and G-1 of the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC). COL Belanger commanded the 4th Personnel Services Brigade in Decatur, Georgia, the 11th Battalion, 108th Regiment (OES) in Concord, North Carolina, and the 482nd Adjutant General Company in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Active service assignments include: Chief, SIDPERS and Executive Officer of 4th Personnel Services Company in Fort Carson, Colorado, Chief of Enlisted Strength Management, HHC 4th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, Colorado; Battalion Operations Officer (S3), 360th CONUS Replacement Center in Fort Bliss, Texas and G-1, 143d ESC in Kuwait.
Reserve Component staff assignments include: S-1, 6th Brigade, Denver Federal Center, Battalion Operations Officer (S3) for the 360th Adjutant General Battalion in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where she also mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Battalion Executive Officer (XO), 360th Adjutant General Battalion in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Brigade Operations Officer (S3) and Deputy Commander, 207th Regional Support Group in Fort Jackson, South Carolina; and G-7 Operations Officer for the 80th Training Command in Richmond, Virginia.
Brigadier General Belanger’s significant awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with Silver and Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Ribbon with Bronze Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device and Bronze Hourglass, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Training Ribbon, and Parachutist Badge.