Colonel Jim Armstrong



Colonel Jim Armstrong was commissioned by the United States Military Academy as an Armor Officer in 2001. Following completion of training at Fort Knox, he was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, CO from 2001-2004 as a scout platoon leader and company executive officer. After completing the Captain’s Career Course, Colonel Armstrong served in the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY where he served as a plans officer, battle captain, company commander, and aide-de-camp to the Commanding General. Colonel Armstrong then served as the speechwriter to the Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center.

Following Command and General Staff College, Colonel Armstrong served in the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood (now known as Fort Cavazos 2023), TX from 2011 to 2015. While in the 1st Cavalry Division, he served as battle major, brigade plans officer, battalion operations officer, and brigade operations officer. After an assignment at Fort Hood (now known as Fort Cavazos 2023), Colonel Armstrong served as an OC/T at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center 2015-2016. Following OC/T duty, Colonel Armstrong was assigned to the Joint Staff as the Concept Lead for the Joint Staff Innovation Group from 2016-2018.

From 2018 to 2020, Colonel Armstrong commanded the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment at Fort Riley, KS, and deployed as the rotational force to Korea. After battalion command, he attended the US Army War College in Carlisle PA. Most recently, Colonel Armstrong served at V Corps Headquarters at Fort Knox, KY, and Poznan, Poland.

Colonel Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Science degree in systems engineering as well as a master’s degree in military history and strategic studies.

Colonel Armstrong’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Valor Device, Bronze Stars, Defense Meritorious Service Medals, and the Combat Action Badge.

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CSM Ryan W. Roush

Command Sergeant Major Ryan W. Roush was born in Republic, Ohio and enlisted in the United States Army in July 1999 as a 19D Cavalry Scout.


CSM Roush has served in every leadership position from Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major. CSM Roush's assignments include H Troop, 1ST Squadron, 1ST Cavalry Regiment, Fort Riley Kansas; 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood Texas; 7th Squadron 10th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood Texas; Scorpion Team, Operations Group, Fort Irwin California; 1st Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bliss Texas; HQ, G-3/5/7, United States Army Europe (USAREUR), Wiesbaden Germany; HHC BDE, 1SBCT, Squadron CSM for the 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, and the Brigade Staff and CSM Trainer, Operations Group, Fort Irwin California.  He has deployed numerous times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in support of combat operations.


CSM Roush's military education includes the Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Equal Opportunity Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, the Battle Staff NCO Course, and a Graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Course.  He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Excelsior College.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (4th award), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (7th award), Army Commendation Medal w/ Valor device, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (9th award), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 CS), Iraq Campaign Medal (4 CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 4), Overseas Ribbon (6th award), NATO Medal, Valorous Unit Award (2nd award), Meritorious Unit Citation, Combat Action Badge, and the Drivers Badge.  He is also a recipient of the Order of Saint George Bronze Medallion.