An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

New England Recruiting Battalion Commander

Lt. Col. Diontanese Monroe

Lt. Col. Diontanese Monroe is a native of Columbus, Georgia. She attended Shaw High School and graduated from Columbus State University in 2004. Upon enlisting in the Army, she attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and was commissioned through the Army’s Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Georgia in 2005.

Her civilian education includes a bachelor of science in computer science and a master’s in business administration from Webster University. Her military education includes the Signal Officer Basic Course, the Signal Captains Career Course, the Recruiting Company Commander’s Course, the Rear Detachment Commander’s Course, the Army’s Command and General Staff College, Joint Professional Military Education II (JPME II), and the Pre-Command Course. Monroe is certified in Security Plus and Network Management Plus. She holds Additional Skill Identifier’s (ASI’s) in Electronic Warfare and Signal Intel Tactics, Information Operations, and Knowledge Management. LTC Monroe is also fully joint qualified.

Her previous assignments include Deputy Division Chief for Operations, USCENTCOM J6 (2022-2023) Deputy XO to the Deputy Commander, CENTCOM HQs (2021-2022); C4 Operations Officer, CENTCOM J6 (2020-2021); Brigade S6 OIC, Joint Multinational Readiness Center (2018-2020); Deputy G6 for 7th Army Training Command (2017-2018); Battalion XO for Salt Lake City Recruiting Battalion (2016-2017); Company Commander for Sacramento Recruiting Battalion (2014-2016); Company Commander for III Corps (2013-2014); Battalion AS3 for III Corps (2012-2013); Company Executive Officer for III Corps (2011-2012); Battalion S6 for 3-43 Air Defense Artillery Battalion (2008-2011); Executive Officer for 286th Signal Company (2007-2008); Nodal Platoon Leader for 286th Signal Company (2006-2007).

Monroe currently serves as the New England Recruiting Battalion Commander.  She is directly involved in conducting recruitment operations to enlist the highest qualified men and women into the Active Army and the U.S. Army Reserve in order to sustain a professional, all volunteer force ensuring the security and readiness of our nation.

Her awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal – 2OLC, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal – 2OLCs, the Army Achievement Medal – 1OLC, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Service Medal. She is also a recipient of the Army Signal Regiment’s Bronze Order of Mercury.