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LTC Melissa L. Hoaglin

Battalion Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Melissa L. Hoaglin was born in Maple Grove, MN. She spent her youth moving throughout the central United States, and concluded her formative years just outside of Chicago, IL where she won the city-wide Golden Gloves Flyweight Championship in 1996.
LTC Hoaglin began her military career in 2000, enlisting into the Army's Signal Corps and was assigned to 51st Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne) Fort Bragg, NC. She then transitioned to the Army Officer Corps via the Green to Gold and the Reserve Officer Training Corps programs graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Campbell University and commissioning as an Adjutant General’s Corps Officer. LTC Hoaglin has served in a variety of assignments to include: Battalion S-1, 82d Personnel Service Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC; Plans and Personnel Officer, Deputy G-1 and Strength Manager, Division G-1, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Chief Strength Manpower Division, Combined Joint Task Force-82, Regional Command East, Bagram, Afghanistan; Chief Enlisted Strength Management Branch, G-1, United States Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC; Commander, Alpha Company, Special Troops Battalion, United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, NC; Brigade S-1, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Chief, Human Resource Operations Cell, and Deputy G-1, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO; J1 Director, Joint Interagency Task Force National Capital Region, Washington, DC, and was most recently assigned as the Professor of Military Science, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN.
Her civilian and military education includes completion of the Adjutants General Officers' Basic Course, Adjutants General Captain Career Course, Jumpmaster School, Command and General Staff College.  She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Campbell University and a Master's degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University.
Her awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Metal, Meritorious Service Metal (4 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Metal, Army Commendation metal (3 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Metal (2 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal (2 CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Service Medal, Basic Parachutist Badge, a Meritorious Unit Citation, the Basic Army Instructor Badge, the Special Operations Support Skill Identifier, and Canadian, Chilean, and German Basic Parachutist Badges.

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CSM Jason E. Insell

Battalion Command Sergeant Major

CSM Jason E. Insell was born in Modesto, California and enlisted in the U.S. Army from Denair, California on June 27 of 1999 in the Adjutant General Corps as a 75B Administration Specialist. He attended basic combat training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and advanced individual training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

CSM Insell’s previous assignments include Personnel Administration Specialist, 50th Signal Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Enlisted Strength Management NCO, G1, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Senior Human Resource Sergeant, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Senior Drill Sergeant, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, SC; XVIII Airborne Corps Strength Manager, Readiness Division, Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, KY and Senior Human Resources Sergeant, 3rd Brigade 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, LA.  His overseas assignments include Senior Human Resources Sergeant, 1st Battalion 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan; First Sergeant and Operations NCOIC, Allied Forces South Battalion, United States Army NATO Brigade, Naples, Italy and the Brigade Operations SGM for the United States Army NATO Brigade, Sembach, Germany. He has two combat tours to Afghanistan (2003), (2006-08), one combat tour to the Philippines (2014) and one combat tour to Iraq (2017-18).

CSM Insell is a graduate of the Basic Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Drill Sergeant School, First Sergeant and Commander Course, Sergeants Major Academy Class 69, Battalion Pre-Command Course, CSM Development Program, Total Army Instructor Course, Basic Airborne Training, Combatives Level I and II, Combat Life Savers Course, Master Resilience Course, Battle Staff, and the Field Hygiene and Sanitation Course.  His civilian education includes an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Central Texas College and a Bachelors Degree of Professional Studies in Business and Management from Excelsior College.

CSM Insell’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1OLC),  Meritorious Service Medal (1SOLC), Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/one Campaign Star, Operation Inherent Resolve medal w/one Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,  Humanitarian Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon(numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon(numeral 5), NATO Medal (ISAF), Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Combat Action Badge,  Parachutist Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge.