LTC Randall “Randy” A. Linnemann
Lieutenant Colonel Randall “Randy” Linnemann is the G6 for 101 st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and is currently deployed with the Division Headquarters in Romania. He serves as the principal advisor to the Commanding General for all matters regarding communications and information technology: he is responsible for all networks and information technology used by forces assigned to the Division.
Prior to serving as the G6, Randy served as the Director of the CJ6 for the NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan/Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan (NSOCC-A/SOJTF-A), and was responsible for all special operations communications networks in Afghanistan. Randy has also previously served in Joint Special Operations Command’s Joint Communications Unit, and the Army’s elite 75 th Ranger Regiment.
Linnemann is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, having attended Archbishop Moeller High School. He received his commission from the University of Dayton Reserve Officer Training Corps, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He most recently graduated from the College of Naval Command and Staff, receiving a Masters of Arts in Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College, Rhode Island.
Lieutenant Colonel Linnemann’s previous assignments include serving as a Squadron Commander, the Unit Deputy Commander, and the Unit J3 for the Joint Communications Unit (2017-2020), serving as the RS6 of the 75 th Ranger Regiment (2015-2017), the Deputy RS6 of the 75th Ranger Regiment (2013), the Battalion S6 of the 3rd Ranger Battalion (2011-2012), the Commander of the Network Support Company for 3d Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (2009-2011), and the S6 of the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment assigned to 3rd Brigade 10th Mountain Division (2007-2009). He also served as a Platoon Leader for the 10th Mountain Division Special Troops Battalion, Network Support Company (2004-2007). Lieutenant Colonel Linnemann has deployed to combat in every job he has held until his current assignment, has earned the Ranger Tab, and received multiple awards and decorations commensurate with his assignments and experiences.
Lieutenant Colonel Linnemann currently lives near Fort Campbell, Kentucky with his wife (Christina), two boys (Christian and Isaac), and three dogs (Bella, Chewy, and Gizmo).