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4-3rd AHB Leadership
LTC Frederick L.Clapp III
Lieutenant Colonel Ricky Clapp graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2004 and was commissioned as an Aviation Officer.His first assignment was as a platoon leader and battalion S1 in the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 06-08.
After the Aviation Captain’s Career Course, he was stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY, serving as a platoon leader in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) and deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF), New Dawn (OND) and Enduring Freedom (OEF).LTC Clapp then served as a Company Commander in the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade.
Following the US Army Command and General Staff Officer’s course in Ft. Leavenworth, KS, LTC Clapp was assigned to the US Army Special Operations Command, where he held various leadership and command positions.These included Troop Command, Deputy Squadron Command, and Joint Task Force Operations Officer while deployed numerous times to support Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He most recently served as the Executive Officer for the Commanding General, Special Operations Command Pacific.
LTC Clapp has earned various awards and decorations commensurate with his positions of responsibility and time of service, including the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal w/Valor, Joint Service Commendation Medal w/Valor, Combat Action Badge, Master Army Aviator Badge, Ranger Tab, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge.He is also the recipient of the Order of St. Michael (Bronze Award).
CSM Bobbie L. Vasquez
CSM Bobbie L. Vasquez is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2001 as a Helicopter Powerplant Repairer. She attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC, and upon completion, she attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, VA.
CSM Vasquez has served as a Helicopter Powerplant Repairer with the 68th Medical Detachment at WAAF, HI; Squad Leader, Training Room NCOIC, Orderly Room NCOIC with AVIM Trp, 4/3 ACR at Fort Cavazos, TX; Section Sergeant, Technical Inspector, Shops Platoon Sergeant, and Headquarters Platoon Sergeant with B, 209th ASB at WAAF, HI; Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant and Senior Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant with B and D, 1-222nd Aviation Regiment at Fort Eustis, VA; Battalion S3 NCOIC and First Sergeant with 2-501st Aviation Regiment; First Sergeant with B 127th Aviation Support Battalion; and Battalion ATC Chief/Sergeant Major with 3-58th Airfield Operation Battalion at Fort Liberty, NC.
CSM Vasquez has deployed three times for combat operations, once to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom/Inherent Resolve, twice to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom, and twice as the TF Mayor for Defense Support of Civil Authorities for Hurricane Harvey and Maria.
CSM Vasquez’s military education includes the Pre-Command Course and Sergeant Major Development Course, the Sergeant Major Course, the Battlemind Deployment Cycle Course, the First Sergeant Course, the Cadre Training Course, the Field Sanitation Team Course, the Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant Course, the Master Resiliency Trainer Course, the Unit Prevention Leader Course, the Senior Leader Course (HG), the Equal Opportunity Leader Course, the Advanced Leader Course (DHG), the Basic Leader Course, Combatives Level 1 Course, and the Combat Life Savers Course. Her civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Workforce Development from the United States Army Command and General Staff College. She is pursuing her Master of Science in Homeland Security with a concentration in Leadership from Trident University, where she will graduate in February ’24.
CSM Vasquez’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), The Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), The Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award (1OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2BSS), Iraq Campaign Medal (2BSS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 5), NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Master Aviation Badge, and Driver’s Badge-Wheeled Vehicle.