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.

CSM Gerald Capo


CSM Gerald Capo

Battalion Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major Gerald S. Capo was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico and grew up in Los Angeles, California.  He began his Army career on 31 March 1994 at Fort Knox, Kentucky where he attended basic training.  His Advanced Individual Training was conducted in Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana where he was awarded the MOS, 75F.  

 His previous assignments include:  Personnel Information Systems Manager, 24TH PSB, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Customer Service/ID Cards Clerk, NCOIC Officer & Enlisted Evaluations, Personnel Actions NCOIC, Enlisted Records NCOIC, Personnel Sergeant and Detachment Sergeant all in Detachment C, 38TH PSB, Ansbach, Germany; Instructor/Writer/Course Director, HHC Training Support Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Senior Drill Sergeant with D Co, 2-13 IN and C Co, 3-60TH IN, Fort Jackson South Carolina; Senior Human Resources Sergeant, 1ST HBCT, 1ST AD, Fort Bliss, Texas and Kirkuk, Iraq; First Sergeant A Co / HHB, AFNORTH BN, SHAPE, Belgium; G1 SGM for 10TH AAMDC, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

His military education includes:  Driver Training; Warrior Leaders Course; Combat Life Savers Course; PSB Work Center Supervisor Course; Unit Prevention Leaders Course; Action Officer Development Course; Manager Development Course; Supervisor Development course; Army Master Driver/Instructor Course; Advance Leaders Course; Basic Instructor Course; Senior Leaders Course; Drill Sergeant School Combatives Level 1; Commander’s / First Sergeant Course; Master Resilience Training; Battle Staff; and USASMA Class 65 Graduate.

His awards and decorations include the:  Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC); Army Commendation Medal (2OLC); Army Achievement Medal (1SLC); Meritorious Unit Citation; Army Good Conduct Medal 8TH Award; National Defense Service Ribbon 2ND Award, Iraq Campaign Medal (2nd Star); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon with numeral 5; Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 5; Driver and Mechanic Badge (W) Wheeled, Combat Action Badge and the coveted Drill Sergeant Badge.