LTC Adam Melnitsky


Professor of Military Science


Lieutenant Colonel Adam Melnitsky was commissioned a second lieutenant through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at Norwich University and entered active duty in 1997. He is a personnel officer in the Adjutant General’s Corps. His first duty assignment was 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment “Lancers,” 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division where he served as a mechanized infantry platoon leader, support platoon leader, and rear detachment commander. After that assignment, he served in the 15th Personnel Services Battalion, 3rd Personnel Group in support of the 1st Cavalry Division. He served as a headquarters detachment commander and as the battalion’s operations officer. Upon completion of that assignment, he served as a personnel officer for the Salt Lake City Recruiting Battalion. Following that assignment, he served as an operations officer at the Boston Military Entrance Processing Station.

In 2008, Lieutenant Colonel Melnitsky was assigned to a Military Transition Team (MiTT). He deployed with the team to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM as a personnel advisor to the Iraqi Ground Forces Command. 

Lieutenant Colonel Melnitsky’s most recent assignment was brigade personnel officer for the 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), 1st Armored Division. He deployed with the ABCT in 2011, as one of the last units in Iraq, in support of Operation NEW DAWN. 

Lieutenant Colonel Melnitsky holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Management, and is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College. His significant awards and decorations include two Bronze Star Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, a Joint Service Commendation Medal, and an Army Commendation Medal.

He is married to Teresa, and they have two sons, Lucas and Henry.