COL Patterson was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Quartermaster Corps upon graduation from Virginia State University, Petersburg Virginia.
COL Patterson served as Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency, Maryland, a Brigade-Level Acquisition Support Command; as Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency Baltimore, a Brigade-Level Acquisition Command; Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency Baltimore-Manassas, a Battalion Level Command; Commander, Alpha Company 498th Support Battalion, 2nd Armored Division – Forward, and as Commander, Headquarters, and Headquarters Company 1st Battalion, 5th Brigade Fort Dix, New Jersey.
His notable staff assignments include, Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Army; the Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, Virginia; the Communications Electronic Command and Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; Vint Hill Farm Station, Warrenton, Virginia, Quartermaster Company Grade Assignments Officer, United States Total Army Personnel Command, Alexandria, Virginia and Battalion S-4 and Division Material Management Officer, 498th Support Battalion, 2nd Armored Division-Forward Germany.
COL Patterson holds a Bachelor’s Degree, Business Administration and Master’s Degrees in Contract Management, Florida Institute of Technology and Technology and National Security and Resource Management, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
He is also a graduate of the Senior Acquisition Course, Industrial College of the Armed Forces; the Defense Systems Management College, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the US Army Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advanced courses.
COL Patterson’s awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (with four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and the National Defense Service Medal (with two Service Stars).