Michael Troy Rittenhouse

Adjunct Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Lt. Col., U.S. Army
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Joined the Department Joint Military Operations in July 2015 after completing his Battalion Command assignment of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. Rittenhouse has served in various Infantry, Quartermaster and Logistics assignments in Kuwait, Korea, Qatar, Iraq and United States of America. Rittenhouse served as the first III Corps’ Presidential Support Team officer in charge to President George W. Bush. He commanded a petroleum supply company in the 64th Corps Support Group, 13th Corps Support Command, as well as cadet companies in the United States Corps of Cadets, United States Military Academy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ground Warfare
  • HA/DR
  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • Military Theory

Professional Highlights


Military Professor, Joint Military Operations, U.S. Naval War College


Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, Tobyhanna, PA

Provided joint distribution support across all services, DoD, and the Inter-Agency. Of note, supported Operation New Dawn, OEF equipment draw-down, and Operation United Assistance.

Support Operations Officer, National Training Center

Planned, coordinated, executed sustainment at the National Training Center

Executive Officer, Brigade Support Battalion, 1-3 Advise and Assist Brigade

Iraq Tour through transition from OIF to Operation New Dawn

Director of Logistics, Area Support Group-Qatar

Qatar Tour. Provided sustainment support to Army elements across Qatar, in support of both OIF & OEF and throughout CENTCOM AOR


M.S., NY Long Island University, C.W. Post, Counseling and Education with an emphasis in Leadership

M.S., College of Naval Warfare, U.S. Naval War College, National Security & Strategic Studies

B.S., Minnesota State University, Business Administration/Marketing

Awards and Decorations

Bronze Star Medal

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Ranger Tab

AOQ Distinguished Order of Saint Martin

External Memberships and Associations

Association of Quartermasters - AOQ

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