LTC David M. Alvarez
87th CSSB Commander
LTC David M. Alvarez is a native of Katy, TX. He was commissioned in the Army in 2002 and has served CONUS, Germany, and South Korea and has deployed to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He received a ROTC Scholarship and was commissioned from Tulane University in May 2002 as a Quartermaster Corps Officer. He was promoted to LTC in July 2018.
LTC Alvarez’s first assignment was at Fort Lee, Virginia. As a Lieutenant, he served as a Platoon Leader in the 54th Mortuary Affairs Company where he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Following the Captains Career Course, CPT Alvarez was assigned to Camp Casey, South Korea where he served as the Company Commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 302nd BSB, 1ST BCT, 2ND Infantry Division. Upon completion of his command, he was deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Logistics Advisor for an Iraqi National Police Battalion. CPT Alvarez then served in the 43RD Sustainment Brigade at Fort Carson, Colorado where he deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom to Kandahar Airfield in 2010. Following his redeployment he PCS’d to Germany and served as an operation officer under the 21ST TSC. In 2013, MAJ Alvarez was assigned as the Battalion Executive Officer and support Operations Officer under the 18th CSSB, 16th Sustainment Brigade. He then served as the Executive Officer to the Combines Arms Support Command Commanding General. LTC Alvarez’s most recent assignment was as a joint planner under the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J-4 Strategy and Readiness Division.
LTC Alvarez’s military and civilian education includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course and Captains Career Course, and Intermediate Level Education at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. LTC Alvarez holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from Tulane University and holds a certificate as a Demonstrated Master Logistician from SOLE.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (with three oak leaf cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), Navy Achievement Medal, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Joint Staff Identification Badge and the Combat Action Badge.
CSM RYAN S. STAMOS
87th CSSB CSM
CSM Ryan Stamos hails from Flint, Michigan, where he joined the Army in May 2000. He completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia, where he graduated as a 92A, an Automated Logistical Specialist.
His previous duty assignments include Bravo Battery, 6-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Katterbach, Germany; Headquarters & Headquarters Battalion, 561st Combat Service Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Indiana Recruiting Company, Indiana, Pennsylvania; both Alpha Company and Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Golf Forward Support Company, 1-187th Infantry Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Directorate of the Inspector General, US Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky; and Headquarters G4, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.
CSM Stamos’s previous positions include Division-G4 Supply and Services SGM, Assistant Inspector General, First Sergeant, Battalion-S3 Operations Sergeant, SSA Platoon Sergeant, Army Recruiter, Squad Leader, and Section Chief. His operational assignments include Mayor Cell NCOIC, TB Gamberi (OEF 2015); First Sergeant, FOB Gardez (OEF 2012-13); Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group NCOIC, FOB Salerno (OEF 2010-11); Logistical Mentor, 5-1 Combat Service Support Kandak - Afghan National Army, Camp Clark (OEF 2010-11); PLL/TAMMS Supervisor (OIF 2003); Equipment Records and Parts Specialist (Operation Northern Watch 2001).
He is a graduate of the Sergeants Major Course (Class 68), Senior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Inspector General Course, Army Recruiter Course, Pathfinder Course, Air Assault, and is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management with over 95 credit hours completed at Excelsior College.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th AWD), Gold Recruiter Badge w/3 Sapphires, Combat Action Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and Air Assault Badge. CSM Stamos is a member of Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice Legionnaire Medallion, and Honorary Member of the 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasan).