LTC Sean A. Wittmeier
Lieutenant Colonel Wittmeier is a resident of Niceville Florida and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Engineers upon graduation from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in 2001. Following the Engineer Officer’s Basic Course he was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of South Korea, where he served as a Bridge Platoon Leader in the 50th Multi-Role Bridge Company, 2nd Engineer Battalion.
In 2003, Lieutenant Colonel Wittmeier was assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion in Warner Barracks, Germany. Weeks after his arrival he deployed to Iraq as the battalion support platoon leader and returned to Germany where he subsequently served as the executive officer of Bravo Company 54th Engineer Battalion and as the 54th Engineer Battalion assistant S3.
Lieutenant Colonel Wittmeier returned to the United States to attend the Engineer Captains Career course in 2005. While there he was selected to be part of the Vicksburg District response to Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi Mississippi. After graduation from the career course, Lieutenant Colonel Wittmeier served as an Observer Controller Trainer team chief in the 3rd Battalion- 410th Infantry Regiment, 4th CAV BDE at Fort Knox Kentucky. In 2008 LTC Wittmeier assumed command of HSC, 19th Engineer Battalion. He deployed the company to support Operation Enduring Freedom at Kandahar Airfield where he led a diverse multifunctional engineer team including National Guard and Reserve units.
Lieutenant Colonel Wittmeier was selected to be an Engineer Captain’s Career Course Small Group Leader at Fort Leonard Wood upon completing command in 2010. After attending Intermediate Level Education at Fort Leavenworth in 2012, he was assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Polk Louisiana. While assigned to the brigade, Lieutenant Colonel Wittmeier deployed as the Brigade Engineer as well as served on the Train Advise Assist Command North East staff.
After redeployment, LTC Wittmeier served as the operations officer and executive officer for 4th BSTB which became the 317th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. He served as the operations officer and second in command of the battalion during its deployment to Afghanistan in 2015. During this deployment the battalion was configured as a multinational task force of over 1600 personnel to accomplish its mission as the Bagram Ground Defense Force.
Prior to joining the Marne Division and the Raider Brigade, Lieutenant Colonel Wittmeier served as an instructor and Small Group Advisor in the Department of Army Tactics at the Command and General Staff Officer’s College in Fort Leavenworth Kansas.
LTC Wittmeier has receive numerous military awards and decorations, is a certified Project Management Professional, and has master’s degrees in Geological Engineering and Public Administration.
CSM Kirk Carlton
Battalion Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major Kirk Carlton is a native of San Diego, CA. He enlisted in the United States Army on 17 April 1989 as an Indirect Fire Infantryman, and attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, GA. He served six years in the Oregon Army National Guard as an 11C Mortar Infantryman. He joined the Active Army on 12 July 1996 at Fort Riley, KS. After serving a combined nine years as an Infantryman with the Active Army and National Guard, Command Sergeant Major Carlton re-classed in 1999 as a 21T Technical Engineer.
Command Sergeant Major Carlton has served in various leadership positions to include Squad Leader, Fire Direction Control Chief, Drill Sergeant Leader, Senior Technical Engineer, First Sergeant, USASMA Course Manager, BN Operations SGM, and Senior Enlisted Advisor.
Command Sergeant Major Carlton has served in many stateside and overseas assignments to include the 1-186th Infantry Regiment, 41st Brigade Combat Team, Grants Pass, OR; 2nd Battalion 34th Armor, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS; HHD Engineer Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and 702nd Maintenance Support Battalion, Republic of Korea; 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; 169th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Drill Sergeant School, MANSCEN NCO Academy, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; 864th Engineer Battalion, 555 Engineer Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA; United States Army Sergeant’s Major Academy, Fort Bliss, TX; Unites States Army Training Support Center, Fort Eustis, VA, and 9th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, GA.
His professional military education and training includes Primary Leader Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Basic Airborne Parachutist Course, NBC Defense Course, Radiation Safety Course, Battle Staff, Drill Sergeant School, First Sergeant Course, Basic Army Instructor, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 63), Battalion Pre-Command Course, and the Command Sergeant Major Development Course. Command Sergeant Major Carlton holds an Associate of Sciences degree in Civil Engineering Technology form the Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Command Sergeant Major has participated in Operation Joint Guardian, KFOR 3B with the 27th Engineer Battalion (C)(A), and Operation Enduring Freedom 08-10 and 10-11 with the 864th Engineer Battalion, 555 Engineer Brigade.
Among his awards and decorations are the Bronze Star Medal (1-OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3-OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4-OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1-SLV 1-OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th), Army Reserve Component Achievement, National Defense Service Medal (2-BS), Kosovo Campaign Medal (1-BS), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2-CS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 2), Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon, NATO Medal (Kosovo), NATO Medal (ISAF), Meritorious Unit Citation (1-OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, and Instructor Badge. He is also the recipient of the United States Army Engineer Regiment bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal.