LTC Rogers hails from Chicago, Illinois. In 1996, he enlisted in the Illinois National Guard as an 88M, Truck Driver, and served with the 634th Forward Support Battalion while completing undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He matriculated to Eastern Illinois University where he enrolled in ROTC and received his Masters of Business Administration, and commission as an Armor Officer in August 1999.
In 2000, LTC Rogers was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment at Fort Riley, Kansas where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Tank Company Executive Officer, and HHC Executive Officer. He then went to Korea where he served as the Assistant S3-Plans with the 2d Aviation Brigade, Squadron Maintenance Officer, Comanche Troop Commander and HHT Commander in the 4th Squadron 7th Cavalry Regiment, “Garryowen!” In 2006, he was accessed into the Acquisition Corps and is currently certified as Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III in Contracting and Level II in Program Management.
As an Acquisition Officer, he has served as the Contracting Management Officer for the 641st Contingency Contracting Team (CCT) with ACC-Kuwait, and as a Team Leader for the 620th CCT co-located with Army Contracting Command (ACC) Rock Island supporting OIF and OEF, which stood up the Joint Reachback Contracting Cell for Joint Contracting Command – Iraq/Afghanistan. He also deployed in 2011 – 12 to Qatar where he established Theater Contracting Center, USCENTCOM Joint Theater Support Contracting Command and served as its Chief of Contracting.
In 2012, LTC Rogers transitioned to ACC Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. There he served as a warranted Contracting Officer for the Apache 64E ACAT1 Program. His assigned duties focused on Foreign Military Sales and Full Rate Production efforts. He then became a Division Chief of Contracting for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Providing contracting support to the Project Management Office for the Shadow, Hunter, Warrior, One System Remote Terminal (OSRVT), Raven, and other supporting equipment. LTC Rogers completed this tour as the Executive Officer to the ACC’s Commanding General.
In 2015, LTC Rogers was assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington D.C. where he served as the Branch Chief of Operations and Plans for the Operational Contract Support Division in the Directorate of Logistics. In May 2017, LTC Rogers took command as the Director of Contracting, Battalion Commander, of the Regional Contracting Center Qatar. This office supports the US Central Command operational missions by providing effective and responsive contracting support to Army Support Garrison Qatar, operations in UAE, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, U.S. Army Central Command, and various Joint and Multi-National Forces operating throughout the U.S. Central Command’s joint operations area.
After Battalion Command, LTC Rogers was assigned to Arlington National Cemetery where he worked as the ACofS, G4 and Program Integrator. He is currently a student at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.
He holds a M.S. in Management of Information Systems from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is also a graduate of the Joint and Combined Warfighter School, the Joint Logistics Course, the Intermediate Level Education Course and the Combined Arms Service and Staff School.
His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal (silver oak leaf cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (three oak leaf clusters), and the Joint Staff Badge and Army Staff Badge. LTC Rogers’s wife of 18+ years, Latrease, and their sons, Leon III (13) and Landon (9) reside in Stafford, VA.