Caldwell completed a six month mobilization in 2003 at Fort Lewis, WA where his battalion supported the Leadership Development Advanced Camp for Army ROTC Cadet Command. His battalion later deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in 2005-06 to provide direct support artillery fires for the 2nd BCT 28th Infantry Division. After serving as the Battalion Operations Officer (S3), COL Caldwell left the 222nd Field Artillery in 2007 and became the Officer in Charge of Southern Utah University’s Army ROTC program.
In 2010, Caldwell was assigned as the Joint Director of Military Support (JDOMS) for the Utah National Guard where he was the primary liaison between the guard and the State of Utah for emergency management. From 2012-14, Caldwell was the Executive Officer for 97th Troop Command and commanded a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) task force.
COL Caldwell served as Brigade Operations Officer (S3) for the 65th Field Artillery Brigade before being selected as Battalion Commander, 2-222 FA BN. Following battalion command, he was selected for a broadening assignment as a U.S. Army Inter-agency Fellow assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters located in Washington D.C.
Caldwell has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology and a Master of Public Administration, both earned at Southern Utah University. He is also a Joint Qualified Officer and graduate of the Army’s Command & General Staff College and National Defense University’s Joint & Combined Warfighter School.
COL Caldwell is married to Heidi [Orton] of Cedar City, Utah and they have three married children and four grandchildren.