Capt. Theodore “Ted” Villasenorloya was born in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, and raised in San Diego, California. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2011 and received a commission as an Army transportation officer.
Villasenorloya’s first assignment was with Delta Forward Support Troop, 7-10 CAV, 1st ABCT, 4th ID in Fort Carson, Colorado. He served as both the Troop Maintenance Platoon Leader and the Squadron Maintenance Control Officer. He planned and led maintenance operations at the National Training Center for a Decisive Action training rotation and in support of the FY13 ARCENT SECFOR South – Spartan Shield Mission in Kuwait.
After deployment, he was assigned to the Alpha Company, 4th BSB, 1st SBCT, 4th ID to serve as the Distribution Company Executive Officer and later assigned as the BSB SPO Transportation Officer. From November 2014 to May 2016 Villasenorloya attended the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course (CLC3) and graduated as a member of the Commandant’s List. Upon graduation from CLC3, he was assigned to the 2nd ID Sustainment Brigade at Camp Carroll, South Korea as the Brigade Special Troops Battalion S4. He participated in the 2015 Ulchi Freedom Guarding exercise as the 8th Army Commander’s, LTG Vandal, J33 Briefing Cell night-ops OIC.
Villasenorloya assumed command of the 517th Movement Control Team at Camp Henry, Korea. His unit’s primary mission was to provide In-Transit Visibility, Transportation Support, Reception Staging and Onward Movement for all U.S., South Korean and Sending State’s military equipment throughout Area IV, South Korea. Under his guidance and Lt. Gen. Vandal’s direct observation (8th Army CG), 517th MCT validated the USFK NEO air-lift and sealift plan at K2 Airport, K1 Airport and the Busan Ferry Terminal.
His most recent assignment was the Aide De Camp to Master Gen. Sean M. Jenkins, the IMCOM Deputy Commanding General. Villasenorloya reviewed federal legislation and congressional initiatives related to IMCOM, the U.S. Army’s 55,000 employee agency responsible for managing 75 military installations on four continents. He briefed IMCOM acquisitions, budgeting and contracting personnel the Deputy Commanding General’s fiscal guidance for military construction projects, infrastructure overhaul, military family educational support services and emergency services on Army installations.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Literature and a West Point Engineering Focus in Environmental Engineering. He received the State Department’s Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship in 2005 and studied abroad in Germany from July 2005 to May 2006. Villasenorloya is fluent in Spanish and German.
Villasenorloya’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Korea Defense Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Parachutist Badge.