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LTC Scott Stephens

Battalion Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Scott Stephens was born in 1981 and is from Greenup, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1999 and served in the 261st Ordnance Company in Kenova, West Virginia as an Ordnance Specialist. In December 2003 he graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a BA in English and was commissioned as an Armor Officer.

LTC Stephens served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Tank Company XO, Aide-de-Camp, Tank Company Commander, and HHC Company Commander in the 3rd Infantry Division from 2004-2010. He later served as the Battalion S3 and XO for 1-8 Infantry, 3/4 ID at Fort Carson, Colorado.

Between operational assignments, LTC Stephens has served as an Observer/ Coach/ Trainer and Planner at the National Training Center, an Interagency Fellow at the U.S. Department of State, and most recently as the Requirements Officer for the Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team in the new U.S. Army Futures Command. 

LTC Stephens is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course, Maneuver Captain Career Course, Cavalry Leader’s Course, Joint Firepower Controller Course, the Naval Command & General Staff College, and holds several Army & Joint Capabilities Development certifications. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3), The Meritorious Service Medal (5), Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (2), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (2), Army Superior Unit Award (1) Navy Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 4 campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), and the Combat Action Badge.  

 

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CSM Michael Hall

Battalion Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Michael D. Hall is a native of Grand Junction, Colorado.  He enlisted in the Army in May of 2000 and attended OSUT (One Station Unit Training) at Fort Benning, Georgia to become an Infantryman.

During his career, Hall served as a Senior Military Instructor (SMI), Brigade Headquarters and Headquarters Company First Sergeant, Battalion Operations Sergeant Major, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade First Sergeant, Rifle Company First Sergeant, Scout Platoon Sergeant, Rifle Company Platoon Sergeant, Squad Leader/Section Leader, Team Leader, M2 Gunner, and Rifleman.

In addition to four tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, Hall deployed to Kosovo in support of the Kosovo Force, executed a tour in Korea, and most recently deployed in support of Operation Spartan Shield (OSS) in the country of Kuwait.

Hall has been assigned to the following units: East Carolina University (ROTC) in Greenville, North Carolina; 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team and 1st Battalion 28th Infantry at Fort Riley, Kansas; 4th Airborne and Ranger Training Battalion in Fort Benning, Georgia; 1-505 Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Operations Group at Fort Polk, Louisiana; 1-503rd Infantry Regiment (Air Assault) at the ROK; and 1-325 Airborne Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Hall’s military and civilian education include: the US Army Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Pathfinder School, Airborne School, Senior Leader Course (SLC), Advanced Leader Course (ALC), Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC), Battle Staff Course and he is graduate of class 68 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy.  Hall holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

Hall’s awards include: The Bronze Star with Valor for his leadership in the Faryab Province of Afghanistan.  The Bronze Star Medal (3rd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Army Accommodation Medal (7th Award), Army Achievement Medal (4rd Award), Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal (Bronze Service Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Bronze Service Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Bronze Service Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5th Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), NATO Medal, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the prestigious Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion).