By U.S. Army Garrison YongsanJuly 29, 2014
Col. Maria P. Eoff
United States Army Garrison Yongsan
Col. Maria P. Eoff assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan on July 29, 2014. She is responsible for management of the military community to include all support activities that support customer service, quality of life issues, and mission accomplishment for the Area II Community in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
Colonel Maria P. Eoff is a recent graduate of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.
Colonel Eoff's prior assignment was Director, Public and Congressional Affairs, U.S. Army Materiel Command -- the Army's premier provider of materiel readiness to ensure dominant land force capability for the U.S. Warfighter and our allies.
Colonel Eoff was commissioned in May 1989 in the Ordnance Corps after graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of California, Berkeley's ROTC Program. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Saint Mary's College of California, Master's Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College (class of 2002), and a Master's Degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University (class of 2014).
Colonel Eoff's command assignments include 597th Maintenance Company (Direct Support), Fort Hood, Texas; Waco Recruiting Company, Waco, Texas; and Milan Army Ammunition Plant, Milan, Tennessee. Her key assignments include Platoon Leader, 70th Ordnance Company (Special Weapons), Cakmakli, Turkey; Operations Officer and Executive Officer, 510th Ordnance Company (Special Weapons), Gunzburg, Germany; Adjutant, 101st Ordnance Battalion, Schwaebisch Hall, Germany; Assistant Plans and Operations Officer, and Battalion Maintenance Officer, 129th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Adjutant, 64th Corps Support Group, Fort Hood, Texas, Operations and Intelligence Officer, 615th Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Ammunition Officer, ACofS G4, Eighth U.S. Army, Yongsan, Korea; Headquarters Commandant, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Secretary of the General Staff, Coalition Task Force-82, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan; Support Operations Officer, 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Al Taqaddum, Iraq; Executive Officer, 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Exercise Planner, ACofS G3, 21st Theater Support Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Deputy Commanding Officer, 29th Area Support Group, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Chief of Operations, ACofS G3, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Assistant Executive Officer to the Commanding General, and Deputy Chief of Operations, DCofS G3, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
Colonel Eoff's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), Southwest Asia Service Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 5), Army Superior Unit Award, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Basic Recruiter Badge. Her foreign decorations include the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Bronze) and the Royal Australian Parachutist Badge.
Colonel Eoff is married to Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Robert W. Eoff, and they have two children, Ariana Kathleen (21) and Bryan Robert (19).