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Commander

COL Patrick S. O'Neal

Colonel O’Neal graduated in 1996 from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers.  His first assignment was to Ft. Polk, Louisiana where he served in the “Dragoons” of 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment as a Sapper and Assault & Obstacle platoon leader before transitioning to an Armor officer and serving in the “Cougars” of 2nd Squadron as a Scout platoon leader as well as a Troop Executive Officer.  During this assignment Colonel O’Neal deployed for 10 months to Bosnia as part of Operation Joint Endeavour. 

Following attendance to the Armor Captains Career Course, Colonel O’Neal was assigned to the “Blackhawks” of 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment in Budingen, Germany.  During this assignment Colonel O’Neal served as a Squadron Maintenance Officer and Assistant S-3 before commanding Troop A, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, and serving as the Squadron S-3.  While assigned to 1-1 CAV, Colonel O’Neal deployed for 15 months to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

Colonel O’Neal then attended Air Command and Staff College in Montgomery, Alabama before being assigned to Ft. Hood, TX and the “Brave Rifles” of 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment.  While assigned to 3d ACR, Colonel O’Neal served as the S-3 and XO for the 1st Squadron “Tigers” and as the Regimental Operations Officer.  During this period Colonel O’Neal deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom for 15 months. 

Following his return from Iraq, Colonel O’Neal was assigned to the Joint Staff in Washington D.C. There he served in the J-3’s Joint Operations Directorate as the NATO and EUCOM Desk Officer before returning to Ft. Hood and the 3d Cavalry Regiment where he commanded 2nd “Sabre” Squadron.  During this assignment, he participated in the 3d Cavalry Regiment’s transformation from an Armored Cavalry Regiment to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team. 

Colonel O’Neal then returned to Washington, D.C. where he served on the Army Staff as part of the Executive Strategy Group before being assigned to the Immediate Office of the Secretary of Defense where he served as the Director of Travel Operations.  Colonel O’Neal then attended the National War College before being assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division in June of 2017 where he served as the TF Marne Chief of Staff.

Colonel O’Neal holds a Bachelor’s of Science in International and Strategic History from the United States Military Academy, a Masters in Military Arts and Science from the Air Command & Staff College, and a Masters in National Security Strategy from the National War College.

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Command Sergeant Major

CSM Jabari O.L. Williams

 

CSM Williams is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. He conducted One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Ft. Knox, KY.

 CSM Williams has held every level of professional leadership. His units includes D Company, 3-37 AR (1-13th TANK), Fort Riley, KS, Tank Gunner.   HHC 1-32 AR (1-14th CAV) Ft. Lewis, WA, Tank Commander.  A Troop, 4-7 CAV, Camp Garry Owen, Korea, Tank Commander.  C Company, 1-64 AR at Fort Stewart, GA Tank Commander/Platoon Sergeant.  His company was the battalion main effort during five of the seven major battalion battles during OIF I most notable was the infamous "Thunder Run" in April 2003.  C Company, 3-15 IN (1-30IN), Platoon Sergeant (OIF III).  HHC 2BCT, BCT Master Gunner.  C Company, 1-64 CAB, First Sergeant (OIF V, Battle of Sadr City).  HHC, 1-64 CAB, First Sergeant (OIF VII). Fort Stewart NCO Academy, Chief of Training and Deputy Commandant.  US Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, NC, FORSCOM Master Gunner and Sustainable Range Program Manager. 4BCT, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, LA, BDE Operations Sergeant Major, Provisional Rear.  3-89 Cavalry, Operations Sergeant Major (OEF-ISAF). Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and Fort Polk, Operations Sergeant Major G3. 1-64 CAB, Battalion Command Sergeant Major (RAF III).  3-362nd Armor Regiment, 5th Armored Brigade, Battalion Command Sergeant Major.  5th Armored Brigade, Division West, 1st Army, Brigade Command Sergeant Major (INTERIM).

 Currently, CSM Williams serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. He holds the distinction of achieving a "perfect" 1000 point run while serving as an Armor Crewman. He has earned Cavalry Spurs from 1-13th TANK, 4-7 CAV, 3-15 IN (Combat), and 3-89 CAV (Combat).  CSM Williams has a Bachelors (Magna Cum Laude) and a Masters in Business Administrations from Excelsior College. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral in Business Administration, from Walden University.  His military education includes every level of NCOPDS, the Army Force Management Course, Joint Fire Power Control Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, and the M1A1/A2 Tank Master Gunner course. His is a SAMC member, a member the Order of St. George (Silver Medallion), and the Order of St. Maurice (Legionnaire).