Colonel Workman received a Direct Appointment as a Field Artillery Officer in 2003 after over nine years of exemplary enlisted service. He is a graduate of Primary Leadership Development Course, Non-Commissioned Officer Basic Course, Field Artillery Officer Basic and Captain’s Career Courses, Joint Operational Fires and Effects Course, Information Operations Qualification Course, and Command and General Staff College. Prior to his arrival at Texas A&M for his USAWC Fellowship, he was assigned to 65th Field Artillery Brigade as Deputy Commanding Officer. Previous non-command assignments include service as a Field Artillery Platoon Leader, Fire Direction Officer, and Battery XO during an 18-month deployment to Ramadi, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Other non-command assignments include Battalion Intelligence Officer (S2), Battalion Operations Officer (S3), Brigade Liaison Officer, Brigade Psychological Operations Officer, Division Liaison Officer, Brigade XO, and Brigade Deputy Commander. His command assignments include: 36 months as Commander, A-Battery 2nd Battalion, 222nd Field Artillery Regiment. He had the privilege of combining this unit with C-Battery 2nd Battalion, 222nd Field Artillery Regiment and leading the combined unit through a 9-month tour in Iraq for Operation New Dawn. He later had the honor of commanding 2nd Battalion, 222nd Field Artillery Regiment for 24 months.
Domestic operational assignments include providing security at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, training ROTC Advance Camp Cadets in Fort Lewis, WA in 2003, and serving as Deputy Commander of Task Force Utah at the 2020 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC. COL Workman has also participated in numerous multinational training exercises across the United States as well as in Japan and Korea. Colonel Workman holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Westminster College of Salt Lake City (1999) and a Master of Science in counseling degree from Utah State University (2001). A traditional National Guard Solider, he has spent the past 15 years as CEO of a non-profit organization that provides college and career opportunities to Native American high school students. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with 1 OLC, the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 OLC, the Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 Service Stars, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 2, Global War on Terrorism Medal, and Naval Unit Commendation Medal.
COL Workman has been happily married to his best friend, DonaMae, since 1994. She has been the rock that has supported him through parallel careers. They are the proud parents of two incredible young people, Derek (23 – married to Sydney), and Aspen (20). Together, they operate a successful business and manage myriad investments. COL Workman enjoys learning, the outdoors, physical fitness, investing, and sharing his passions with others through teaching