Biography of Col. Glenn A. Henke

By Ian Vega-CerezoFebruary 7, 2022

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Colonel Glenn Henke was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, and entered active duty in 1997. In his first assignment he served as an Avenger/Stinger platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne Division, followed by duty as aide-de-camp to the XVIII Airborne Corps Chief of Staff. In 2001 he moved to Kitzingen, Germany, assigned to 4-3 ADA Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. There he served as Assistant S-3, Operations Officer for the Task Force Falcon Joint Implementation Commission in Kosovo, battalion S-3, and finally as the Bravo battery commander in Germany and Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.

Upon redeployment in 2005, COL Henke served with the TRADOC Capability Manager for Ballistic Missile Defense in Arlington, VA. In 2009 he deployed to Afghanistan as the 82nd Airborne Division and CJTF-82 Chief of Future Plans. He then served the 3-4 ADA Battalion executive officer at Fort Bragg. From 2012 to 2014, he was the IAMD Operations Division Chief for the Joint Deployable Integrated Air and Missile Defense (JDIAMD) Joint Test in support of NORAD and USNORTHCOM in Colorado Springs.

COL Henke commanded 1-43 ADA Battalion at Fort Bliss, 2014-2016, culminating in the unit’s deployment to Qatar and Bahrain. Following battalion command, he served as G-3 for the 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command. From 2018-2009, he served as the Air and Missile Defense Division Chief for the ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea. COL Henke most recently commanded the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in the Republic of Korea, where he also served as Deputy Area Air Defense Commander to 7th US Air Force and Theater Air and Missile Defense Coordinator to 8th US Army.

COL Henke holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Seattle University. He has earned a Masters in International Security Studies from Kansas State University, a Masters of Military Arts and Sciences from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. COL Henke is a graduate of the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Armor Captains Career Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officers Course, the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies, and the U.S. Army War College.

COL Henke’s military awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Joint Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), along with campaign and service medals for Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Korea, and the Global War on Terror. COL Henke is a master rated parachutist and holds the Canadian, German, and Royal Thai parachutist badges.

COL Henke married Katherine Anselmo from Spokane, Washington, in 1997. Mrs. Anselmo-Henke holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Seattle University and a Masters of Arts in American History with a Museum Studies Professional Certificate from the University of Delaware. They have two daughters: Tamsyn (15) is a competitive swimmer, and Saoirse (12) is active in dance.