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LTC MORRIS A. BROWN, JR

Battalion Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Morris A. Brown, Jr. received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps upon graduation from the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School in 2003. 

In 2004 Lieutenant Colonel Brown was assigned to the 61st Ordnance Brigade in Aberdeen, Maryland. There he served as the Executive Officer of A & B Companies, and subsequently as the Battalion Logistics Officer (S4) for the 143rd Ordnance Battalion in Edgewood, Maryland.

Lieutenant Colonel Brown deployed to Iraq in 2007 as a Military Transition Team Headquarters Service Company & Logistics Advisor in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Multinational Division-North combat operations. He was assigned to the 377th Theater Sustainment Command in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2008 as the G4 Supply and Services OIC, where he deployed to Haiti in 2010 in support of OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE.

Lieutenant Colonel Brown commanded Bravo Company, 125th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas from 2011-12, where they deployed to Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM XII. He subsequently served as the 3rd Brigade Logistics Officer (S4) in 2012. Lieutenant Colonel Brown was then assigned as the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff G4 for the 20th CBRNE Command in Edgewood, Maryland in 2012.

Lieutenant Colonel Brown was assigned to Fort Lee, Virginia following completion of the Command and General Staff College in 2014. There he served as the Executive Officer for the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade’s 244th and 262nd Quartermaster Battalions, then subsequently as the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Operations and Intelligence Officer (S2/S3) from 2015-17. He served as the Executive Officer to the 40th Chief of Ordnance and Commandant, U.S. Army Ordnance School from 2017-18. He was most recently assigned to the Joint Staff J7’s Deployable Training Division in Suffolk, VA from 2018-2020.
Lieutenant Colonel Brown’s operational experience includes Bosnia-Herzegovina, in support of OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR, 1996; Taszar, Hungary, in support of OPERATION JOINT GUARD, 1997; Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, 2007-08; Port Au Prince, Haiti, in support of OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE, 2010; and Afghanistan, in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, 2011-12.

His professional military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captain Career Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Joint Operational Contract Support Planning and Execution Course (JOPEC), Joint Logistics Course, Joint Humanitarian Operations Course (JHOC), and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JCWS). He holds a Master of Science Degree in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology and is recognized by the International Society of Logistics (SOLE) as a Demonstrated Master Logistician.

Lieutenant Colonel Brown’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with 1 oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 4 oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (with 1oak leaf cluster), Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

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  CSM Cedric D. Harvey

   Battalion Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Cedric D. Harvey is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he earned the military occupational specialty (MOS) 92Y Unit Supply Specialist. Since that time, CSM Harvey has held an array of positions ranging from that of a young Supply  Sergeant to Brigade S4 NCOIC.

CSM Harvey’s assignments include: The 21st Military Police Company (Airborne), 503rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; HHC, 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Bravo Company, 377th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort McPherson, Georgia; 1st Battalion, 321st Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; 3rd Battalion, 323rd Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina;
Headquarters, 782nd Main Support Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Headquarters, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Headquarters, 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Headquarters, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Headquarters, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Logistics Support Activity, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, and Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

CSM Harvey’s military and civilian education includes the Primary Leadership Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, the Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, the Senior Leaders Course, the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Combat Lifesaver Course, Unit Armorer Course, Combatives Level 1, Drill Sergeant School, the GCSS-Army Middle Managers Course, Hazmat Course, the Manpower and Force Management Course, Master Resiliency Training, Support Operations Course, the Unit Level Logistics System-S4 Course, Operational Contract Support Course, Pre Command Course and the Sustainment Pre Command Course. CSM Harvey also holds a Bachelors in Business Management from Excelsior College and an Associates in Supply Chain Management Coastline Community College.

CSM Harvey’s awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal (1th Award), the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Army Superior Unit Ribbon, the Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), the Army National Guard Components Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2nd Award), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 Bronze Stars), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal (2nd Award), the Army Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5th award), Army Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M device, the United Nations Medal (2nd Award), NATO Medal (2nd Award), the Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, the Marksmanship Qualification Badge and the Certificate of Achievement (4th Award).