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Commander - Col. Jabari M. Miller
COL Jabari Miller graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned as an Armor officer in 1997. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and a master’s degree in Military Arts and Sciences from the School of Advance Military Study.
COL Miller’s past assignments include Tank Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer in 1st Battalion, 67th Armor at Fort Hood, Texas, and Cavalry Troop Executive Officer in 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry in South Korea. From 2001 to 2008, he was assigned to the 2d ‘DAGGER’ Brigade, 1st Infantry Division as a Brigade Plans Officer and Brigade S1. He subsequently commanded both Alpha Company and HHC, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor. When promoted to Major, he served as a Military Transition Team Chief during the brigade’s deployment to Iraq. In 2011, he served as Battalion Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry, 3IBCT, 1st Armored Division and subsequently became the Bulldog Executive Officer. COL Miller commanded 2d Squadron, 14th Cavalry, Strykehorse, in the 25th ID from 2015 to 2017.
Away from the line, COL Miller has served as an Operations Officer for Joint Test and Evaluation Command, Aide-de-Camp to the FORSCOM DCG and Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Army.
COL Miller’s combat and operational deployments include: Operation Joint Guardian as a part of KFOR 4A (Kosovo), Operation Iraqi Freedom II and 06-08 (Iraq), and Operation Enduring Freedom 11-12 (Afghanistan).
Command Sergeant Major - Derrick A. Braud
Command Sergeant Major Derrick A. Braud enlisted in the Army in October 1997 as a Combat Engineer and attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
CSM Braud has served as a Combat Engineer, Reconnaissance NCO, and Squad Leader in the 43rd Combat Engineer Company, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado; Squad Leader and Operations Sergeant in the 5th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Detailed Recruiter at the San Antonio Recruiting Battalion, San Antonio, Texas; Platoon Sergeant in the 18th Engineer Company, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team; as well as Squadron Engineer, Task Force Engineer, Senior Engineer Sergeant, Engineer Senior Enlisted Advisor, and Operations Sergeant in USASOC, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Upon graduation from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy in 2017, CSM Braud served as CSM for the 2nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bliss, Texas. Command Sergeant Major Braud has deployed multiple times throughout his career supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, Inherent Resolve, and Korea RAF.
CSM Braud is a graduate of all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System, culminating with the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 67. His military education includes Mobility and Deployment Planners Course, Air Load Planners Course, Army Recruiter School, Counter Explosive Hazard Planner Course, Urban Mobility Breachers Course, Unit Search Advisor Course, Basic Airborne Course, Enlisted Combat Skills Course, and Master Resilience Trainer Course. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Project Management Professional Certification.
CSM Braud’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (4 CS), Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal (1 CS), Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), NATO Medal, Army Valorous Unit Citation, Army Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, the Gold Recruiter Badge (3 Sapphire Stars), Basic Parachutist Badge, Drivers Badge (Track and Wheel), Chilean Parachutist Badge, and the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal.