Brigadier General. Byrom is a native of Galion, Ohio, received his commission as an Armor Officer after graduating from the United States Military Academy in 1995. After completing the Armor Officer Basic Course, he began his military career as a Division Cavalry Tank and Scout Platoon leader and Cavalry Troop Executive Officer with 1-1 Cavalry in Budingen, Germany.

Col. Byrom then commanded A Troop and Headquarters and Headquarters Troop in 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Irwin, California. Following his time in command, Col. Byrom taught economics at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Upon completion of Intermediate Level Education in 2008, Col. Byrom was assigned to Grafenwoehr, Germany, where he served as the Battalion S3 and Brigade Executive Officer for the 172nd Infantry Brigade until 2010. After his time in Germany, he became a Senior Instructor for the Army Joint Support Team in Las Vegas before being assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, where he assumed command of 3rd Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment in November 2011. Upon completion of Squadron Command, Col. Byrom then moved to Fort Knox, Kentucky, in July 2013 where he served as the Armor Branch Chief at Human Resources Command.

In July 2015, Col. Byrom arrived at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he became the 1st Infantry Division G-3 until 2017. Col. Byrom then moved to Fort Hood, Texas where he commanded the 3d Cavalry Regiment from July 2017 until June 2019. He transitioned to the First Cavalry Division Chief of Staff in June 2019 until March 2020. Col. Byrom then transitioned to the Pentagon where he served as the Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the Army until July 2021.

Col. Byrom has completed six deployments to locations including Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Business Administration from the Naval Post Graduate School, and a Master’s in Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. Col. Byrom’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal.

He is married with three children

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