COL Steve Erickson
Colonel Steve Erickson was commissioned in 1996 in the Armor Brach after graduating from North Georgia College (University of North Georgia) with a BS degree in Criminal Justice. In 1998, as part of the Branch Detail program, he transitioned to the Quartermaster Corps followed by the Logistics Corps. He holds a MS degree in Education and Leadership from Kansas State University as well as a MS in National Strategic Studies from the U.S. Air Force University.
COL Erickson’s past duty stations and Assignments include: Fort Stewart, GA in 4-64 Armor Battalion where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader and 703d Main Support Battalion serving as Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer; Fort Hood, TX in the 1CD DISCOM serving as the Division Class IX Officer and BDE Maintenance Officer (OEF), 15th FSB as FSC (1-8 CAV) commander (OIF), and 1CD G4 Staff as the Division Logistics Plans officer (OIF); Fort Lee, VA assigned to CASCOM serving as an instructor for QM BOLC and CLC3, QM Officer Proponent and XO to the QM General; Ft Benning, GA and 3ID serving as the 3/3ID BDE S4, 203d BSB SPO (OIF), 203d BSB XO, and 194th Armor BDE (TRADOC) as the Ordnance Training Detachment Commander; Ft Knox, KY where he served as the LTC Assignments Officer and Branch manager for Logistics Officers; Fort Hood, TX where he served as the 215th Brigade Support Battalion Commander (ISO 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division); his last assignment was at Fort Knox, KY serving as the Field Grade Branch Chief for Logistics Branch, Officer Personnel Management Division , USA Human Resources Command.
His military education includes: Airborne School, Armor Basic Officers Course, Supply and Services Management Officers Course, Combined Logistics Officers Captains Career Course, Combined Arms Services Staff Course, Aerial Delivery Management Officers Course, Support Operations Course, Command & General Staff College, and Air War College.
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Iraqi campaign Medal (4 CS), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, the Parachutist and the Rigger Badges, and the Combat Action Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Denice Malave
CSM Denice Malave was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and grew up in Lacey, Washington. She began her Army career on 5 May 1998 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina where she attended basic training. Her Advanced Individual Training was at Fort Lee, Virginia where she was awarded the MOS, 92A.
Her duty assignments include Fort Bragg, NC, as a Human Resource Technician, Operations NCO and Platoon Sergeant; Camp Stanley, Korea, as a Material Management supervisor with 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division: Fort Carson, CO, as an Operations NCO and First Sergeant, with 10th Special Forces Group; Fort Bliss, TX, at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy; Fort Stewart as the SPO Sergeant Major, with 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade; Fort Carson, CO, as the Command Sergeant Major for Group Support Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, and currently as the Command Sergeant Major for the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade. She has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.
CSM Malave has completed all levels within the Noncommissioned Officers Education System, culminating with the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, Battle Staff, USASOC Jumpmaster Course, Support Operations Course, Joint Logistics Course and Airborne School. CSM Malave is pursuing her Master Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Excelsior.
Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), and numerous other awards and decorations.