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LTC Lukas B. Berg


LTC Lukas Berg grew up in Germany and Cumming, Georgia, the son of a German father and an American mother. He commissioned from West Point in 2005 and graduated from flight school in 2006 as a UH-60 Black Hawk pilot.

He has been fortunate to serve in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 1st Cavalry Division, and the 25th Infantry Division, where his assignments included: Aircraft Component Repair Platoon Leader, D/7-101st Aviation Regiment; Flight Company Executive Officer, A/7-101st Aviation Regiment; Assistant S3, 7-101st Aviation Regiment; Assistant S3, 2-227th Aviation Regiment; Rear Detachment Commander, 2-227th Aviation Regiment; Company Commander, HSC/209th ASB; Battalion S3 and Executive Officer, 3-25th Aviation Regiment; and Executive Officer, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. He was proud to deploy with these teams in support of OEF 09-11, OEF 11-12, and Pacific Pathways 20-01 (Thailand).

His broadening assignments included a tour as Assistant Professor of American Politics in West Point’s Department of Social Sciences and, most recently, a tour at USSOCOM’s Joint Special Operations University, where he served as Executive Officer to the President and Director of the Center for Adaptive & Innovative Statecraft.

The units in which he served were recognized with two Meritorious Unit Commendations, two Army Superior Unit Awards, and the LTG Ellis D. Parker Award for Best Combat Support Battalion in Army Aviation. His individual awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Air Medal (Numeral 2), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Order of Saint Michael (Bronze).

LTC Berg holds a Bachelor of Science in American Politics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Arts in Global Affairs from Yale University.



CSM John H. Frey III


CSM John H. Frey is a native of Middleburg, Florida and enlisted in the United States Army in April 2003 as an AH-64 Apache Armament, Electronics, and Avionics repairer. He attended basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Upon Completion of Basic Training, he attended Advanced Individual                      Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia.​

CSM Frey has served as an AH-64 System Repairer with D Co, 1-6 CAV at Fort Hood, TX (known as Fort Cavazos since 2023); AH-64 System Repairer and Squad Leader with D Co, 4-4 CAB at Fort Hood, TX (known as Fort Cavazos since 2023); Recruiter at Jacksonville Recruiting Bn, FL; AH-64 Technical Inspector, AH-64 System Supervisor, Section Sergeant, and AH-64 Senior Systems Supervisor with B Co, 412th Avn Spt BN, 12th CAB at Ansbach, Germany;  Platoon Sergeant with D Co, 1-1 ARB at Fort Riley, KS; First Sergeant with HHC and D Co, 1-1 ARB at Fort Riley, KS; First Sergeant with B Co, 1-222nd Avn Rgt at Fort Eustis, Virginia; and First Sergeant with B Co, 603d ASB at Hunter Army Airfield. ​

CSM Frey deployed four times for combat operations, twice to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom /Inherent Resolve and twice to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. ​

CSM Frey’s military education includes the NBC Defense Course, Basic Leaders Course (Commandant’s List), Army Recruiter Course, Advanced Leaders Course, European Hazardous Material Certifier Course, United States Air Force Airlift Planner Course, Unit Movement Officer Course, Senior Leader Course, Cadre Training Course, and graduate of the Sergeants Major Academy Class 72 (Commandant’s List). His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Art in Leadership and Workforce Development from the United States Army Command and General Staff College and is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration with Webster University. ​

CSM Frey’s awards and decorations include: The Bronze Star Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), The Army Commendation Medal (5OLC), The Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Ribbon, The Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2BSS), The Iraq Campaign Medal (2BSS), The Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal (1BSS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 5), Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 5), NATO Medal, Drivers Badge, Gold Recruiting Badge (3 sapphire stars), and the Master Aviation Badge.​