June 9, 2020—Ft. Myer, Virginia—Today, the Old Guard Association (TOGA) honors the service of Colonel James J. Tuite, departing Old Guard Regimental Commanding Office (RCO), as Colonel Patrick Roddy assumes command. A ceremony on June 5, saw TOGA past president CSM Kerry Kolhof, Ret. present Colonel Tuite with a parting gift plaque inscribed as follows:
Old Guard RCO James J. Tuite
Thank you for your leadership of the Regiment
and your support of our Association.
Presented June 2020 by The Old Guard Association
Colonel James J. Tuite is a native of Long Island, New York. He commissioned as an Infantry Officer from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1995. He has held numerous command and leadership positions from platoon leader through battalion commander throughout 23 years of service.
He served a combat deployment to Herat, Afghanistan, where he was Deputy Commander for the NATO Train, Advise & Assist Command – West. His other notable operational assignments include service with the 1st Ranger Battalion, the 82nd Airborne Division, the 4th Infantry Division, the 1st Infantry Division and two tours with the 25th Infantry Division out of Hawaii. He has three combat deployments in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Freedom’s Sentinel & Resolute Support.
Colonel Tuite has also held numerous institutional assignments focusing mainly on leader development. He served as an Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Sciences & Leadership (BS&L) Department at West Point. He also served as the Professor of Military Science & Department Chair at Providence College. Following battalion command, Colonel Tuite served as a Special Assistant to the Army Chief of Staff as the Director of the Army Strategic Leader Development Program that provided executive education for the Army’s general officers.
Colonel Tuite holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the College of William & Mary’s Business School ’04 and he was the Army’s 2016 Fellow at the United States Institution of Peace in Washington, D.C., where he studied economics, state fragility and positive psychology.
TOGA wishes to express its sincerest gratitude for the support that Colonel Tuite has shown the Association during his service with The Old Guard and wishes him all the best in his continued service with the Army.