MAJ Joseph Kienholz

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Asst. Professor of Military Science
USAR Adjunct Faculty

Major Joseph Kienholz is originally from Lake Crystal, MN. He attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, and was commissioned in 2012 through ROTC. After completing the FABOLC, MAJ Kienholz’s first assignment was with A BTRY, 1-377th FAR (Air Assault) at JBLM, WA, where he served as PLT FDO and BTRY XO. In 2014, he was re-assigned to HHB, 5-3rd FA, where he served as BTRY XO. He deployed to the UAE as part of Operation Enduring Freedom/Spartan Shield from 2014-2015. Upon redeployment, MAJ Kienholz served as the Operations Officer for B BTRY, 5-3rd FA. Following FACCC, MAJ Kienholz was selected as a FABOLC Gunnery Instructor at Fort Sill, OK. He commanded A BTRY, 1-78th FA from 2018-2019, and HHB, 428th Field Artillery Brigade from 2019-2020. MAJ Kienholz has been married for eight years to his wife, Katie, and they have three children, Reuben, Rebecca, and Regan. They currently reside in Woodbury, MN.