21 TSC father shares Army bond with son

Story and photo by Capt. Doug Magill
21st Theater Sustainment Command

Cole De Tingo (left) takes the oath of enlistment into the U.S. Army from his father Col. Geoffrey De Tingo, 21st Theater Sustainment Command chief of staff, March 5, at the two-star command’s headquarters on Panzer Kaserne.


Army service is now the family business for the De Tingo family.

Col. Geoffrey De Tingo, 21st Theater Sustainment Command chief of staff, rendered the oath of enlistment to his son, Cole, March 5, at the two-star command’s headquarters at Panzer Kaserne.

Cole De Tingo enlisted as a cavalry scout and will attend basic training this spring at Fort Stewart, Georgia.


“I feel like I need to serve and do my part,” Cole said. “I can pursue a good career if I make the right choices.”

Cole De Tingo earned an associate’s degree in 2018 after graduating from Ramstein High School in 2016. He was awarded a Presidential Education Award while helping the Ramstein Royals to a Department of Defense Dependents Schools – Europe Division I football championship and was selected as an All-DoDDs – Europe defensive lineman.

“As a mom and dad, we couldn’t be happier,” Geoffrey De Tingo said. “As a Soldier, it’s a pleasure to introduce him into our profession.”