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Colonel Mark Tyndall

Commander 30th Troop Command

Colonel Ansel M. Tyndall (Mark) is the Commander, 30th Troop Command, one of the four Major Commands in the Tennessee Army National Guard. Colonel Tyndall was born in Marion, South Carolina. He attended Clemson University and received a Bachelor of Biological Sciences degree. He received a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from American Military University in Charleston, West Virgina and received a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. 

Colonel Tyndall served in various assignments throughout his career, to include:

  • Stinger Missile Crewman, B Battery, 1st Battalion, 263rd Armored Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard, Andersen, South Carolina (Enlisted)  - Dec 1991– Dec 1996
  • United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia - Feb 1997– Dec 1997
  • Airborne Infantry Platoon Leader, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina - Dec 1997– July 1998
  • Executive Officer, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina - July 1998 – Nov 2000
  • United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia - Nov 2000 – June 2001
  • Special Forces Qualification Course, Fort Bragg, North Carolina - June 2001 – Sept 2002
  • Special Forces Detachment Commander, B Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky - Sept 2002 – Oct 2006
  • Plans Officer (S5), Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Knoxville, Tennessee - Oct 2006 – Aug 2010
  • Operations Officer (S3), Headquarters, Regimental Special Troops Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Lebanon, Tennessee - Aug 2010 – April 2010
  • Assistant Professor of Military Science, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee - Dec 2012 – Oct 2013
  • Plans & Policy Officer, Joint Forces Headquarters – Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee - Oct 2013 – March 2017
  • Deputy Operations Officer (G3), Joint Forces Headquarters – Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee  - March 2017 – July 2018
  • Commander, 168th Military Police Battalion (CS), Dyersburg, Tennessee - July 2018 – Jan 2021
  • Deputy Director, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), Joint Forces Headquarters – Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee - Jan 2021 – March 2022
  • Director, Strategic Plans and policy Directorate (J5), Joint Forces Headquarters – Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee - March 2022 – March 2023


Military Schools         

  • Basic Training - 1992
  • Air Defense Advanced Individual Training (16S) - 1993
  • Basic Airborne Course - 1995
  • Infantry Officer Basic Course - 1997
  • Pathfinder School - 1997
  • Ranger School - 1997
  • Jumpmaster School - 1999
  • Infantry Captain’s Career Course - 2000
  • Combined Arms and Staff Services School (CASS3) - 2000
  • Special Forces Detachment Officer Qualification Course - 2001
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Level C Course - 2002
  • Intermediate Level Education - 2011
  • Advanced Operations Course - 2012
  • United States Army War College - 2019
  • Joint Combined Warfighter School - 2023


Colonel Tyndall has received numerous awards and decorations to include the Bronze Star (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 4 Bronze Service Stars), the National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star), Operation Inherent Resolve Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars), Kosovo Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 4 Bronze Service Stars), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass, “M” device with Numeral 2), the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 7), Reserve Component Overseas Ribbon, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), the Combat Infantry Badge, the Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Special Forces Tab and the Ranger Tab.


(Current as of March 2023)