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Colonel Frederick A Hockett, Jr.

Commander, Army Reserve Careers Group

Colonel Fred Hockett is the incoming Commander, Army Reserve Careers Group, Fort Knox, Kentucky. His military career started in 1987 as an Army Reserve Infantryman with the 70th Division. He later transitioned to active duty with the 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Carson, Colorado. After attending the United States Military Academy Prep School and the United States Military Academy at West Point, he commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry.

Colonel Hockett has served in various leadership, command, and staff positions at the company and battalion level, including command of a Mechanized Infantry Company, Battalion Headquarters Company, and a company in the US Army Recruiting Command. His field grade officer assignments include Recruiting Operations Officer at the University of Illinois – Chicago ROTC, US Army Reserve Command (USARC) G-33 Readiness Operations Branch Chief and Interim Readiness Division Chief, Executive Officer for the USARC G-3/5/7, Battalion Commander of the 13th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division, and Director, Chief of Army Reserve’s Action Group. His most recent assignment was as the Director, G-33 (Operations, Readiness, and Mobilization) at the USARC Headquarters.

His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster. He has earned the Basic Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, and Basic Recruiting Badge. Colonel Hockett holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the US Military Academy at West Point and master’s degrees from Central Michigan University and the US Army War College.

He is married to Sara Higgins, who also serves in the US Army at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. They have two rescue dogs: Chance (a Boxer / Lab) and Artemis (a Shepherd/ Terrier).