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LTC Heather D. Doran

Battalion Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Heather Doran was born and raised in Des Moines, IA.  She was commissioned through the ROTC Program at Drake University in Des Moines, IA.  She graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor of Public Administration with a concentration in investments while receiving her commission as a Finance Officer in May 2002.  She earned her Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in international finance from Tourou University in December 2005.

LTC Doran’s previous assignments include Command Analyst, Army Budget Office, Pentagon, Washington, DC; Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller, Pentagon, Washington, DC; J8 Plans and Policy Officer, Joint Forces Command Naples, Italy; Deputy G8, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, NY; Instructor, Finance and Comptroller School, Fort Jackson, SC; Commander, Bravo Detachment, 15th Finance Company, Fort Hood, TX; Adjutant, 13th Finance Group, Fort Hood, TX; Executive Officer, Bravo Detachment, 15th Finance Battalion, Fort Hood, TX; Budget Officer, III Corps, Fort Hood, TX; Disbursing Officer, 215th Finance Battalion, Fort Hood, TX. 

Her professional military education includes Finance Officers Basic Course, Finance Captains Career Course, and Command and General Staff College.

LTC Doran’s awards and decorations include Bronze Star (1 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (3 CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, and Army Staff Identification Badge.

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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.