Lieutenant Colonel Randall P. Mantooth is the Deputy Commander for Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center. He is responsible for directing the primary and special staff in the execution of command guidance. He is the lead for the Master Cooperative Agreement, Integrated Training Area Management Program, Range and Training Land Program, and the Facility Management Program to include long/short range planning, scheduling, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, and construction of real property. He also develops and executes an aggressive and effective budget ensuring funds are properly obligated.
Lieutenant Colonel Mantooth began his career when he enlisted in the Mississippi Army National Guard’s Installation Support Unit, in June of 1986. He was commissioned in May of 1988 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has served in various command and staff positions in units from Company through the ESC level. LTC Mantooth served on active duty during Desert Shield/Storm in 1990-91, and from 2004-2014 supporting the Global War on Terrorism and Operations Enduring Freedom. During this time, he served as the Integrations Officer, Support Operations, with the 184th ESC in Afghanistan 2010-2011.
LTC Mantooth obtained his BS degree from William Carey University. He is a graduate of Air Assault School, Quartermaster Officer Basic & Advance Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Support Operations Course, Theater Sustainment Course, and Command and General Staff College.