ACC-Redstone's deputy promoted, organization colors uncased
September 13, 2012
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Newly promoted to colonel, Ian Klinkhammer gave the credit to the people who serve with him, helped raise him and made him the person he is today.
"It's not about me," he said. "I'm just a representation of all of them."
Klinkhammer, deputy executive director at the Army Contracting Command-Redstone, was promoted Aug. 29 in a ceremony at the Sparkman Center's building 5303.
"I enjoy my job, I enjoy coming to work," the Montgomery, Ala., native said. "What kills me is
people that don't enjoy their job. My message to them is go do something else.
"What great work: We're supporting Soldiers. Every little thing you do is still supporting the guys downrange."
He served as the product manager for Air Warrior from August 2009 until mid-July before joining
He has a bachelor's of science and business administration in finance from Auburn University and a master's in business administration from Florida Tech. Klinkhammer and his wife, Terry, have two daughters: Kylie, 17 and Taylor, 15.
Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols, commander of the Army Contracting Command, was the presiding official at the promotion ceremony. Afterward she assisted as the colors for ACC-Redstone were uncased for the first time.
"The colors are really a symbol of defining the organization and its lineage," Nichols said.