LTC Adam Latham
LTC Adam F. Latham is from Pittsfield, MA, and was commissioned as an Armor Officer upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2001.
As a lieutenant, following graduation from AOBC and the Scout Platoon Leader’s Course, he was initially assigned as a Reconnaissance/Anti-Tank Platoon leader in Killer Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, deploying his platoon in support of the initial invasion of Iraq in OIF I. He later served as the Squadron Support Platoon Leader. Upon redeployment, he was appointed as a Troop Executive Officer in Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, and later as the Brigade S1 of 4th BCT, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Following the Armor Captain’s Career Course, he was assigned as an Armor Officer Basic Course Instructor, and later Headquarters and Headquarters Troop Commander, 2nd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment.
He then moved to Fort Lewis, where he served as a Reconnaissance Troop Commander in A Troop, and later as A/S3 of 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2ID during the BCT’s deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 2009-2010. LTC Latham then moved to 191st Training Support Brigade, where he served as the S3 and XO of 1st Battalion, 357th Infantry Battalion. Following graduation from CGSC, he was assigned as the S3 of 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, joining the unit in Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 2011-2012. Upon redeployment to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, he became the Squadron Executive Officer, and a year later was then selected to become the Brigade Executive Officer of 3rd SBCT.
After serving in that billet for a year, he served as the Secretary of the General Staff of 7th Infantry Division, where he served from May of 2015 to March of 2016. He then was selected to serve as the Aide de Camp to the US Security Coordinator to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, stationed in Jerusalem from March 2016 to November 2017. Following his promotion to LTC, he moved to Fort Stewart, GA, where he has served as the Deputy G3 of 3ID since June of 2018.
LTC Latham’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, and Combat Action Badge.
Lieutenant Colonel Latham is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course, Scout Platoon Leader’s Course, Armor Captains’ Career Course, the Cavalry Leader’s Course, the Army Command and General Staff College, and Webster University’s International Relations Master’s Program.
CSM David S. Pakulak Command Sergeant Major
CSM David S. Pakulak is a native of Salem, Oregon. He entered military service in 1992 by joining that United States Air Force where he served as an F-16 Avionics Technician assigned to Nellis AFB, NV. After three years of active duty service he transitioned to the Oregon Army National Guard and served as an 11B, Infantryman. In 1998, CSM Pakulak transitioned back to active duty, this time in the United States Army as a 19K, Armor Crewman.
CSM Pakulak has served as a Tank Loader, Section Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant ,TAC NCO at the United States Military Academy, First Sergeant, and Battalion Operations Sergeant Major.
CSM Pakulak’s assignments include Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Fort Bliss, Texas (2 assignments); Fort Carson, Colorado, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, and Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. His deployments include Operation Enduring Freedom 2010-2011, and Operation Spartan Shield 2016-2017.
CSM Pakulak’s military and civilian education includes the Basic Leader Course, Advance Leader Course; Senior Leader Course; United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 68), Instructor Trainer Course, Drill Sergeant School, and the M1A1 Master Gunner Course. CSM Pakulak holds an Associate Degree from Central Texas College and is pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Southern New Hampshire University.
CSM Paklulak’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Army Commendation Medal (2nd award), Army Achievement Medal (9th award, Army Good Conduct Medal (8th award), National Defense Service Medal (2 BS), Humanitarian Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal (1 CS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, and Drill Sergeant Badge.