Colonel (COL) Antionette Rainey was born in Columbia, South Carolina. Upon graduating high school COL Rainey attended NC Agricultural and Technical State University where she earned a BS in Accounting and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Adjutant General’s (AG) Corps. Later, she received a Master’s in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Maryland University College. Her military courses include: the AG Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Postal Basic and Supervisory Courses, the Reserve Component National Security Course, the Defense Strategy Course and a Master of Strategic Studies from the Army War College.
Her past assignments include: Postal Platoon Leader/Executive Officer for Bravo Company, 516th Personnel Service Battalion in Camp Humphreys, Korea; Brigade Adjutant of the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade of Fort Meade, Maryland; Personnel Management Officer for the 9th Theater Support Command in Fort Belvoir, VA; the Secretary of the General Staff (SGS) Section, Office of the Chief Army Reserve (CAR); assistant and lead protocol officer for events hosted by the CAR; the Company Commander of the 444th Human Resource Company (Postal) headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (mobilizing two postal platoons before mobilizing the headquarters platoon in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF); Chief of the Reserve Personnel Division (RPD), DCS G-1 of USA Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC (while assigned mobilized to Camp Eggers Afghanistan to serve as the J-1 for DCOM-SOF); SGS for OCAR (while serving, she was instrumental in the editing and installation of the Army Reserve corridor inside the Pentagon); and the Reserve Promotions Policy officer in the Army G1 (for some time she aided in the review of personnel records with the Army Review Board of Corrections, to ensure correct bonus application for thousands of California National Guardsmen); and Soldier and Support Services Director within the Army Reserve G-1 at Fort Bragg, NC. COL Rainey served as the Deputy G-1 for the Army Reserve Staff at Fort Belvoir, VA until November 2020. Her current assignment is with the PREVENTS TF (working end the national tragedy of suicides).
COL Rainey’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medial, Korean Defense Service Medal, NATO-ISAF medal, Parachutist Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge and several foreign parachutist wings.
COL Rainey has one son, Noah (19).