UNDER DEVELOPMENT

 

DISTINGUISHED MEMBER OF THE CORPS

(DMC) 

Open to all living individuals who have served the nation in their careers and continue service to the Regiment by acting in an unpaid capacity in conducting the business of the Regiment, service to the Corps or community service following retirement.
 
 2020 Distinguished Member of the Corps Nomination Instructions
 

2020

LTC Britt Estes

Lieutenant Colonel Britt Estes (USA, Retired)

Lieutenant Colonel Britt Estes is a native of Arkansas and was commissioned into the U.S. Army Chemical Corps as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Arkansas State University in 1985.

In his 20 years of active duty, Lieutenant Colonel Estes served in a variety of command and staff positions. His final active duty assignment was as an instructor at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Upon retirement, he accepted a Department of the Army Civilian position within CGSC's Department of Army Tactics.

Lieutenant Colonel Estes has devoted a lifetime of dedicated service to the Regiment by acting as volunteers in conducting the business of the regiment, and has continued to selflessly serve our Corps following retirement. He has advocated and supported the intent of numerous Commandants throughout his retirement. His volunteerism for the good of the Chemical Regiment is without equal.

2019

COL Armando "Mandy" Lopez

Colonel Armando “Mandy” Lopez (USA, Retired)

Colonel Armando “Mandy” Lopez has devoted a lifetime of dedicated and continuous service to the Regiment, having served the Chemical Corps on active duty for over 25 years and continuing to serve the Regiment for more than 12 years in his private life as a leader in the CBRN defense industry and a volunteer in support of the Regiment and Dragon Soldiers.

As the first Director of the CBRN Directorate, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Colonel Lopez was instrumental in establishing CBRN defenses for the Pentagon following the attack on September 11, 2001. He created and was responsible for the daily execution of the CBRN defense program that included the CBRNe surveillance and protection of the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As Commander of the U.S. Army Radford Ammunition Plant, he was responsible for and ensured the safety and maintenance of the entire U.S. Army Radford Ammunition Plant.

Following retirement, Colonel Lopez has been the primary driver in the planning and execution of the NDIA’s annual CBRN Defense Symposium. Lopez’s enduring contributions to the Chemical Corps are best exemplified in his role as President of the LTG Thomas W. Spoehr Chapter of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA). In 2012, the National CCRA awarded him the CCRA Volunteer of the Year for his direct role in establishing a relief fund totaling over $18,000 for the Soldiers and families of Fort Leonard Wood that were impacted by a devastating tornado.

Colonel Lopez’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and Army Meritorious Service Medal with 5 Oak leaf clusters.

COL Robert D. Walk

Colonel Robert D. Walk

Colonel Robert D. Walk comes from a patriotic family with a long tradition of honorable military service. He served for 11 years on active duty in the U.S. Army.

While on active duty, Colonel Walk served in Germany as a Decontamination Detachment (FB) and later HQ Company (59th Ordnance Brigade) Commander. He was ordered to be the lead trainer in the Nunn-Lugar-Dominici Domestic Preparedness Program, which provided training in dealing with the consequences of terrorist use of Weapons of Mass Destruction. He helped develop Consequence Management doctrine and training for both the National Guard and Army Reserve. As the Senior Reserve Officer at the CBRN School, he represented the Branch in international meetings, mentored young Soldiers and officers attending the school and led the Schools Homeland Security Office. Before retiring in 2012, he was serving in a Joint Position as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Strategic Commands Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction at Fort Belvoir Virginia.

Many of Colonel Walk’s articles have become standard reference guides for the identification and cataloging of museum artifacts. In addition to the 46 items that have been catalogued, he has donated countless other items, books, documents and photographs to the museum and history office. This benefitted the military history program. Since retirement, he has continued to provide the museum with the results of the research he conducts on Chemical Corps History at the National Archives.

Colonel Walk’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal 6th award and the Army Commendation medal with two oak leaf clusters.

CSM Ted A. Lopez

Command Sergeant Major Ted A. Lopez

Command Sergeant Major Ted A. Lopez has been a positive role model representing our Regiment for more than 35 years. During his time at 1st MEB he demonstrated selfless service and deployed to Iraq with a subordinate Engineer Battalion after the CSM was unable to deploy at the last minute. He was then selected to serve as the 11th Regimental CSM for four years under two Commandants, during which he was responsible for the development of CBRN Soldiers throughout the Regiment in all three U.S. Army Components.

Command Sergeant Major Lopez currently serves as Garrison Mayor in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Prior to this position, he served as the Team Chief for Hotel Division for Army North, in this role he served as an Observer Controller/Trainer supervising over 30 Department of the Army Civilians in support of Homeland Defense Operations. He also served as Team Chief of Command and Control Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Element A and B and consequence management of all CBRN, Urban Search and Rescue, Medical and Reserve Component Technical Support Forces in the CRE.

Command Sergeant Major Lopez and his wife focus their volunteering on organizations that support Warriors and Veterans like the United Service Organization, Wounded Warrior Fund, Brooke Army Medical Facility and the Chemical Corps Regimental Association.

Command Sergeant Major Lopez’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Oak Leaf and Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters and Army Commendation Medal with Silver Oak Leaf and Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters.

2018

COL Patrick J. Sharon

Colonel Patrick J. Sharon (USA, Retired)

Colonel Patrick J. Sharon was born in Clovis, New Hampshire and started his military career following completion of his Bachelor of Science Degree. He was known for training his units to be highly disciplined, and prepared to meet the challenges of facing a WMD event on the battlefield. His emphasis on training Soldiers would extend to future leader development to support the Chemical Corps.

As the Deputy Director of the Joint Requirements Office, Colonel Sharon singularly championed the programs to establish and deliver improved Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance capabilities to the joint force. His efforts resulted in the development and eventual fielding of the Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) and the Dismounted Reconnaissance – Sets Kits and Outfits (DR-SKO). These two programs are arguably the most important CBRN materiel solutions fielded to the joint force in the last two decades.

As a retired officer, Colonel Sharon has served as the Vice President of the Norther Virginia, LTG Thomas W. Spoehr Chapter of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association for eight years. Through his actions he has been a key contributor to all fundraising events and resulted in the continued care for Soldiers of our regiment through charitable activities. He has also served as the Chairman of the NBC Industry Group. In this capacity, he served as our spokesperson and as a focal point to coordinate efforts to build readiness in our Corps through civilian industrial partnership. He is currently the Director of Business Development in the Tauri Group in Alexandria, Virginia.

LTC Dee D. Morris

Lieutenant Colonel Dee D. Morris (USA, Retired)

Lieutenant Colonel Dee D. Morris was born in Austin, Texas and began her military career following completion of her degree in Textile Chemistry. Throughout her 42 year career she has served in a variety of staff and leadership positions using her knowledge of chemical weapons to improve biological protection and detection systems.

Lieutenant Colonel Morris is also known for leading research teams to identify lessons learned during the first Gulf War regarding exposure conditions experienced and the DoDs handling of veteran’s subsequent illnesses. Through this work, Commanders were encouraged to listen and de-stigmatize their service members seeking necessary medical and psychological care. This culture shift resulted in the earlier identification of traumatic brain injury and its impact on readiness. As the Joint Requirements Office (JRO) Chief of Staff in charge of management of the day-to-day activities of a 60 person, Joint Staff Chairman’s Controlled Activity, her keen financial management allowed the JRO continued to lead the development of critical chemical and biological protection and detection systems and shepherd advanced capabilities through to procurement.

In addition, in 2012 Lieutenant Colonel Morris spearheaded the DoD Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Graduate Fellowship Program from idea to matriculation of the first cohort. She has also been a strong supporting agent in providing medically relevant information concerning chemical and biological agent offensive and defensive testing to support Department of Veteran’s Affairs claims. She currently serves as Chief of Staff, JRO for CBRN Defense, J8 Joint Staff.

2017

COL Robin K. Byrom

Colonel Robin K. Byrom

Colonel Robin K. Byrom served the U.S. Army for over 30 years as a Commissioned Officer and served for an additional 15 years as a Department of the Army Civilian. He had the singular distinction as Commanding the first Chemical Brigade in U.S. Army history to be deployed in support of combat operations. During the events in the Iraq Theater, he provided the personnel for Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) and Mobile Exploitation Teams (MET) that later merged into the Mobile Collection Teams (MCT) – a model previously never attempted. He was also responsible for supporting the Iraq Survey Group in support of the Presidential directed search for Weapons of Mass Destruction.

As a Department of the Army Civilian he continued to achieve many successes. From 1996-2000, he served as the senior subject matter expert for all biological detection systems fielded or under development by the department of Defense. During this period, he deployed to Israel as the BIDS employment and operational subject matter and liaison officer in support of Operation SHINING PRESENCE. In 2005, he was selected as the Joint Combat Developments project manager where served as Chief, Joint Experimentation and Analysis division for the CBRN School with responsibility for the coordination of multiple experimentations in coordination with Services experimentation projects in support of the Joint Requirements Office for CBRN Defense.

Colonel Robin K. Byrom passed away 21 August 2013.

2016

CSM Don Moten

Command Sergeant Major Donald Moten (USA, Retired)

Command Sergeant Major Donald Moten entered active duty at Fort Benning, Georgia as an infantryman after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Oregon. He holds a Master’s Degree from Webster University.

Command Sergeant Major Moten has an extensive background in CBRNE defense and served for over 31 years in U.S. Army units designed to detect and protect Soldiers from the effects of chemical and biological agents. He has had unique assignments, from serving as the Sergeant Major, Command Sergeant Major for the U.S. Forces Korea Material Support Center to Command Sergeant Major for the Guardian Brigade that later became the 20th CBRNE Command.

In retirement, Command Sergeant Major Moten remains dedicated to CBRN defense. He worked as a contract support for Joint Program Executive Office and as Program Manager for Veteran Corps. He is an active supporter of the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara, California and continues to develop the next generation of CBRNE leaders through his mentoring, coaching and teaching.

2015

SGM Joseph E. Brauch, Jr.

Sergeant Major Joseph Edward Brauch, Jr. (USA, Retired)

Sergeant Major Joseph Edward Brauch, Jr. was born at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He qualified for the prestigious 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta organization, where he served for more than 16 years as a team member, team sergeant, master breacher, instructor/trainer, operator training course noncommissioned officer in charge and sergeant major and unit breaching sergeant major. After retiring from active duty, he served as a security consultant at Los Alamos National Laboratory, a counter-surveillance consultant for U.S. Embassies worldwide, the program manager for the Center for National Response and as the Deputy Chief of the Joint Special Operations Command; Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Branch.

Sergeant Major Brauch contributed greatly to the research, development, testing, and evaluation effort of numerous cutting edge technologies, which migrated into equipment capabilities. He was also heavily involved in the refinement of the U.S. Special Operations Command Counter-proliferation Analysis and Planning System, which has evolved to become one of the Nation’s premier leading CBRN planning tools. Additionally, as the senior training program manager and site facility manager for the Center of National Response in West Virginia, he was responsible for the scenario development, event execution and overall safety of CBRN training conducted from 2000-2002.

He was awarded the Honorable Order of the Dragon Award in April 2012 and was inducted into the U.S. Special Operations Command, Commando Hall of Honor in April 2014.

Sergeant Major Joseph Edward Brauch, Jr. passed away on 11 April 2012.

2014

BG Wendell B. McLain

Brigadier General Wendell B. McLain (USA, Retired)

Brigadier General Wendell B. McLain was born in Lineville, Alabama. His military career started in 1968 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. During Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, he deployed to Saudi Arabia and Iraq with the 1659th Transportation Detachment. During his more than 5 year tenure as commander of the 31st Chemical Brigade, the Brigade trained, deployed and redeployed over 1,200 Soldiers to Afghanistan and Iraq. During Hurricane Rita, he assumed command of Task Force ALABAMA and deployed with over 1,200 Soldiers to Southwest Louisiana, where they provided engineer, security and food/water distribution support for over 5 weeks.

Furthermore, as Commander of the 31st, Brigadier General McLain developed ties with Fort Leonard Wood that helped carve out the future of the Brigade in the CBRN arena. Through active participation in the Chemical Brigade Training Council, he was able to lead the development of Mass Casualty DECON training at the Terry Facility for over 50 Soldiers from the 31st Chemical Brigade.

Brigadier General McLain’s awards and ribbons include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), the Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), the Army Achievement Medal, the Parachute Badge and the Expert Infantryman Badge.

Today, Brigadier General McLain continues to stay active by serving on the Chemical Corps Regimental Association Board as Vice President-Reserve Component Affairs. He still mentors officers and commanders that are serving with the 31st Chemical Brigade and the Alabama National Guard.

LTC Randal L. Kennedy

Lieutenant Colonel Randal L. Kennedy (USA, Retired)

Lieutenant Colonel Randal L. Kennedy was born in Woodville, Alabama. As a U.S. Army Chemical officer, he served as a company platoon leader; Commander of the 496th Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Element (NBCE); Commander of the 326th Chemical Company (Smoke Generation); Operations Officer of the 451st Chemical Battalion; Chemical Officer of the 90th Army Reserve Command; and Deputy Assistant Commandant, U.S. Army Chemical School.

Lieutenant Colonel Kennedy provided doctrine and training and combat developments support to the U.S. Army CBRN School and U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Homeland Security Office and Battle Lab, in the areas of Homeland Defense, Homeland Security and Consequence Management. He developed the Operational Architecture products for six CBRN defense systems that supported the Department of Defense in their Homeland Security role. These systems are the Unified Command Suite, Analytical Laboratory System, Mass Casualty Modular Decontamination System, CBR Sampling Kit, CBRE Detection System and CBRN Toxic Chemical/Toxic Industrial Material Response Ensemble.

For the last four years, Lieutenant Colonel Kennedy has served as National President of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA). Lifetime memberships have increased by over 1,600, and the number of CCRA chapters has increased to ten.

Lieutenant Colonel Kennedy’s awards include the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (4th award), the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal.

LTC Charles S. McArthur

Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. McArthur (USA, Retired)

Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. McArthur was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was assigned as the Battalion S2/S3, 264 Corps Support Battalion and deployed to Operations DESERT SHIELD/STORM where they supported the XVIII Airborne Corps and Coalition assets. After completing a tenure as Deputy Division Chemical Officer, with the 2nd Infantry Division, Korea, he was assigned as the Senior Chemical Controller, Brigade Command and Control, Operations Group, Joint Readiness Training Center.

Lieutenant Colonel McArthur would move to Fort Leonard Wood in advance of the final transition for the Chemical Corps from Fort McClellan, where he managed the development of the very first Mission Training Plan for the first ten National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction – Civil Support Teams to undergo training at Fort Leonard Wood. He then reported to Fort Bragg for the most rewarding job of his career, Division Chemical Officer, 82nd Airborne Division, where his responsibilities led to all Division chemical elements operating with extreme confidence as we planned for OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.

In retirement, Lieutenant Colonel McArthur is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA) and is one of the longest serving members of the board.

Lieutenant Colonel McArthur’s military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal, Southwest Asia Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.

LTC Stephen C. Malone

Lieutenant Colonel Stephen C. Malone (USA, Retired)

Lieutenant Colonel Stephen C. Malone was born in Salzburg, Austria. He has more than 36 years of experience in Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Radiological defense operations and homeland security/defense. He has spent nearly two decades in Washington, D.C., having served as the lead officer for collaborative projects involving the Department of Defense, non-DoD Federal agencies and the British Ministry of Defense. While in the office of the DoD Chemical and Biological Defense Program, he managed a multi-year project overseeing U.S. delegation support to a NATO Systems Analysis and Studies panel focusing on "Defense against CBRN Attacks in the Changing NATO Strategic Environment.” Currently, he is Director, Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center.

Lieutenant Colonel Malone has contributed numerous writings to the CBRN community, including two articles for the Encyclopedia of World Terrorism: "National Guard: New Missions" and "Armed Forces: New Missions." He has also contributed to the DoD Tiger Team Report on "Integrating National Guard and Reserve Component Support for Response to Attacks Using Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)," and co-authored the DoD "Report to Congress: Domestic Preparedness Program in the Defense against WMD."

Lieutenant Colonel Malone’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award), Army Commendation Medal with (7th Award), and two performance awards from private industry for his work on critical infrastructure protection and Operation TOMODACHI.

Lieutenant Colonel Malone continues the proud Chemical Corps tradition through his support of military and interagency needs for accurate information regarding current WMD/CBRNe news and information.

CSM Vincent D. Young

Command Sergeant Major Vincent D. Young (USA, Retired)

Command Sergeant Major Vincent D. Young was born in Los Angeles, California. As a First Sergeant, he was selected to be Proponency Sergeant Major. In this position, he flawlessly managed the entire enlisted transition and movement plan for the Chemical School’s BRAC move to Fort Leonard Wood. Furthermore, he spearheaded the final production and fielding of the first ever Chemical Soldier’s “Professional Development Guide”.

Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Young went on to become the CSM of the 3rd Chemical Brigade, where he served as the President for the Critical Task Selection Board for the Chemical Corps, which established the future training focus for all Chemical Soldiers. He provided guidance and advice on how to establish and institutionalize the Civil Support Skills Course which standardized the skills taught to Civil Support Teams and other associated agencies associated with domestic preparedness, CBRNE defense and Homeland Security.

Today, Command Sergeant Major Young has been instrumental in the successful implementation of the new CBRN Warrant Officer Basic and Advanced courses. He also participated in the initiative to successfully add HAZMAT training to the 74B10 Chemical Operations Specialist Course. In retirement, he is responsible for offering professional expertise on training strategies and resource solutions that directly supports the whole Army and specifically includes the Chemical Corps.

Command Sergeant Major Young’s awards include the Commanders Award for Civilian Service (2nd Award), the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

SGM Gwendolyn N. Evans

Sergeant Major Gwendolyn N. Evans (USA, Retired)

Sergeant Major Gwendolyn N. Evans was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. Serving 32 years in the U.S. Army, with 26 of those years with the Chemical Corps. Her first major assignment was as squad leader and Heavy Decontamination 2nd platoon sergeant, 101st Chemical Company. She served in this unit when it deployed to Iraq in OPERATION DESERT STORM as part of the 212th Field Artillery Brigade assigned to TF 2-1 ADA from September 1990 to April 1991. Her actions earned her the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal and Bronze Star, with the following citation: For exceptionally meritorious achievement in support of actions against a hostile force in the Persian Gulf from 17 January 1991 through 9 March 1991 while assigned to XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery, XVIII Airborne Corps, Saudi Arabia.

Sergeant Major Evans’ performance in combat operations was a key factor in enabling the XVIII Airborne Corps to assist in restoring the world security goals of the United Nations. Her devotion to duty, aggressiveness and ability to excel while under great pressure contributed significantly to the successful accomplishment of her units’ mission. She was the third female promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major (SGM) in the Chemical Corps; the second female service member to hold the position of Proponent SGM; and the first to hold the post for a length of five years.

Sergeant Major Evans has demonstrated a lifetime of volunteerism: she organized and started the Boys and Girls Center in her home town of Dunn, North Carolina and today she volunteers at the Community Living Center of the Pacific Islands Veterans Administration Medical Center and at the Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Sergeant Major Evans’ awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Volunteer Service Medal.

2013

COL Stanley Q. Tunstall

Colonel Stanley Q. Tunstall (USA, Retired)

Colonel Stanley Q. Tunstall was born 5 October 1956 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was tasked to serve on a special Legislative Branch Task Force. The task force was charged by Congress to conduct a comprehensive security assessment and make recommendations to prevent or mitigate the effects of an attack against the U.S. Capitol and other federal buildings in the surrounding area following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. He also served as a Liaison Officer on the U.S. Capitol Incident Management Team after anthrax tainted mail was delivered to Senate offices in October, 2001.

Other key assignments include Commander, 83rd Chemical Battalion; Chief of the Chemical Branch at Army Personnel Command; Commander, 45th Corps Support Group where he executed the reorganization and transformation of the unit into a Theater-wide Sustainment Command; Deputy Commander, 8th Theater Sustainment Command; Deputy G4 for US Army Central Command; and finally as Chief, Full Dimension Protection Division, Office of the Army G8.

Colonel Tunstall is recognized as a subject matter expert in all aspects of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense operations, Consequence Management, U.S. Counter proliferation policy, Weapons of Mass Destruction contingency planning, emergency management operations and strategic logistics and sustainment operations.

Colonel Tunstall’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 5th award, Army Commendation Medal and the Joint Service Achievement Medal.

Colonel Tunstall is currently a senior CBRN Defense and Logistics manager for Camber Corporation and resides in Springfield, Virginia.

COL Raymond Van Pelt

Colonel Raymond T. Van Pelt (USA, Retired)

Colonel Raymond T. Van Pelt was born 16 March 1956 in New York City. He has over 27 years of extensive experience in all facets of Department of Defense Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) / Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) and high yield Explosives policy, planning, operations, training, program management and resources management.

Colonel Van Pelt’s key assignments were Military Planner Counter Proliferation Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Chief of Operations and Plans, Exploitation Task Force and Iraq Survey Group where he was deployed as an operations and plans officer in Central Command’s (CENTCOM) effort to find, exploit and eliminate Iraq’s WMD program; Commanding Officer, Deseret Chemical Depot; Operations Officer, 20th Support Command (CBRNE) and Deputy Commanding Officer, 20th Support Command (CBRNE).

Colonel Van Pelt’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal 4th Award, Army Commendation Medal 5th Award, Iraq Campaign Medal with Arrowhead and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Colonel Van Pelt was published by the Industrial College of the Armed Forces National Defense University with: “JTF-WMD Elimination: An Operational Architecture for Future Contingencies.”

Colonel Van Pelt continues this work as Senior CBRN Advisor, 20th Support Command (CBRNE) and resides in Forest Hill, Maryland.

COL Thomas F. Woloszyn

Colonel Thomas F. Woloszyn (USA, Retired)

Colonel Thomas F. Woloszyn was born 2 November 1958 in Dunkirk, New York. He was Division Chemical Officer at the 82nd Airborne Division. He served as Commander, Umatilla Army Depot, where his emergency operations center was recognized as the best in the U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command. He led the reestablishment of a Special Reaction Team, responsible for responding to any chemical incident that might occur at the depot and published the “Chemical Depot Command - A Primer” for the Chemical Journal.

Colonel Woloszyn was the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Operations Officer, Central Command during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Commander, Pine Bluff Arsenal; Deputy Director, Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Office of the Secretary of Defense and Chief of Staff and Director, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, Office of the Secretary of Defense. He developed, coordinated, and advocated the development of the Joint Elimination Coordination Element. He was critical to our efforts to improve the allied defense against CBRN threats by ensuring Japan understood their capabilities against CBRN threats and worked with South Korea on a policy on the disposition of North Korean WMDs and to agree to hold consequence management discussions. He has served as Vice President of the National Capital Region Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA) and is now on the National CCRA Board.

Colonel Woloszyn’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal 5th award, Army Commendation Medal 2nd award and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.

Currently, Colonel Woloszyn is Deputy, Concepts and Capabilities, U.S. Army Nuclear and Combating WMD Agency and resides in Woodbridge, Virginia.

CSM Bobby Vinson

Command Sergeant Major Bobby J. Vinson (USA, Retired)

Command Sergeant Major Bobby J. Vinson was born 31 March 1948 in Etowah County, Alabama. During his tenure as Command Sergeant Major (CSM), he inherited over 1,800 Soldiers that were 0% Chemical Military Occupational Specialty Qualified (MOSQ) and began coming up with a plan to get them chemical qualified. With the help of the U.S. Army Chemical School at Fort Leonard Wood, he was able to coordinate a plan to bring the school to our Soldiers in phases that would work well with their civilian jobs. Because of his planning and hard work, today the 31st Chemical Brigade stands at 90% MOSQ.

Command Sergeant Major Vinson is a member of the Alabama Education Association, the Enlisted National Guard Association of Alabama, the Enlisted Association National Guard United States and a Lifetime member of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association.

Command Sergeant Major Vinson’s military awards include the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal 2nd Award, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars and the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with one Silver Star and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.

Command Sergeant Major Vinson has worked in the educational field for 30 years as Teacher, Principal and Supervisor/Administrative Assistant for Clay County Schools and currently resides in and continues to serve the people of Clay County, Alabama.

MSG Richard Mettke

Master Sergeant Richard P. Mettke (USA, Retired)

Master Sergeant Richard P. Mettke was born 13 February 1958 in Akron, Ohio. He has given over 30 years in support of the U.S. Army Chemical Corps while in the Army and in industry serving in various positions from senior line management to program management and execution of many CBRN programs. He served in many key assignments in the Army including Combat Development Analyst and Operations Manager for the U.S. Army Engineer School, Operations Manager, 197th Ordnance Battalion, 59th Ordnance Brigade.

When Master Sergeant Mettke served as the Chief, Chemical Basic NCO course, he supervised the daily professional development and conduct instructors and students and supervised classes. He was also responsible for the development of course content, class lesson plan and examinations in preparation for course accreditation. As Chief, Program Management Office, Directorate of Combat Developments, U.S. Army Chemical School, Fort McClellan, he served as the principal advisor and manager to the Director for resource management, manpower, personnel, administration, security and logistics/maintenance.

Master Sergeant Mettke’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal 3rd Award, the Army Commendation Medal 3rd Award and the Army Achievement Medal 3rd Award.

Since his retirement, he has progressed in the CBRN community by dedicating himself to the improvement and sustainment of the equipment and programs that support Chemical Warfighters in today’s Army; including holding a patent letter for an online communication terminal/apparatus.

Master Sergeant Mettke is a member of the Association of the U.S. Army and a lifetime member of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association. He currently serves as Vice President and Manager, CBRNE Defense Group Mission Support Services, Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio.

2012

MG Sampson H. Bass, Jr.

Major General Sampson H. Bass, Jr. (USA, Retired)

Major General Sampson H. Bass, Jr. was born in Washington, DC and would go onto commission as a Chemical Operations Officer. He was Director of the Weapons Development and Engineering Laboratories, Edgewood Arsenal and then Commander of Pine Bluff Arsenal.

Major General Bass was involved with the U.S. Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program in the early 1970s as Program Manager for Chemical Demilitarization and Installation Restoration. During this time, the Army researched and developed more environmentally-sound chemical weapons disposal methods of high-temperature incineration and chemical neutralization. Until the time of his retirement, he was considered the “Grandfather” of the Chemical Demilitarization Program that started in 1969 with Task Force Eagle.

As a result of the foundation laid by Major General Bass during 45 plus years of dedicated service, the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) was able to complete its mission of destroying nearly 90 percent of the nation’s stockpile of chemical agents and successfully completing its mission to destroy all chemical agent munitions and items declared at entry-into-force of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

BG Stanley H. Lillie

Brigadier General Stanley H. Lillie (USA, Retired)

Brigadier General Stanley H. Lillie was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He would begin his military career of 30 years with Chemical Corps following his graduation from university with a Bachelor of Science. His work with the Japanese Military and government officials on a building project, saving the U.S. Army millions of dollars, as well as his public outreach facilitated the public’s appreciation of the military. Furthermore, his actions led to the purchase of land at Fort Bragg that both facilitated training and created a habitat for the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker that led to its removal from the endangered list.

Brigadier General Lillie served as Commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical School and 23rd Chief of Chemical. In this capacity, he guided development of the concepts and requirements for dismounted chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance and sensitive site exploitation, emergency response and development of Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team capabilities, and the increasing the technical capabilities of general purpose chemical units. He also spearheaded efforts to reacquire proponency for Technical Escort training and secured funding for the First Lieutenant Joseph Terry CBRN Responder Training Facility.

MSG Richard C. Robertson

Master Sergeant Richard C. Robertson (USA, Retired)

Master Sergeant Richard C. Robertson hails from Tennessee and entered the U.S. Army in 1988. He is best known for his knowledgeable expertise in NBC subject matter and his advocacy for injured service members and veterans. During his first two tours with DELTA, he served in a direct support role for combat operations; this led to deployments in Saudi Arabia for Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield and Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. While on his third tour with DELTA, he was severely wounded in the western deserts of Iraq. Due to the combat injuries he sustained, he retired after serving for over 20 years.

Today Master Sergeant Robertson is active with the United States Special Operations Command’s “Care Coalition” by serving as a peer mentor for fellow severely injured/wounded special operations warriors. In addition, he provides valuable input to the Wounded Warrior Foundation such as how best to overcome issues faced when starting a new career after suffering traumatic combat injuries.

SFC Frank Cupp

Sergeant First Class Frank Cupp (USA, Retired)

Sergeant First Class Frank Cupp joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17 in 1943. During training for the landings on Guadalcanal and Angaur Island, he would achieve the rank of corporal to become a squad leader operating 4.2 mortars. He sustained injuries from a grenade blast, but continued on to the Philippines to fight on Leyte and Mindanao Islands.

Sergeant First Class Cupp left the Army for a brief time and re-enlisted in 1946. During his second enlistment, he was assigned to Edgewood Arsenal and traveled with Chemical Displays and the World of Merit Shows. He would then be assigned to the 9710 Technical Escort Detachment. This unit was responsible for the demolition of chemical agents and weapons, many of which involved dangerous handling and exposure to life and limb. He served with this unit until 1952 when he was discharged for a second time, now at the rank of Sergeant First Class.

After leaving the Army, Sergeant First Class Cupp accepted a position as a civilian at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground conducting inspections in the Materials Inspections Division and today continues to work with several depots and munitions sites to aid in the cleanup of possible hazards that may still be buried underground.

Sergeant First Class Cupp has also worked closely with Research, Development and Engineering Command to write the history of the Technical Escort team during his army career which has been renamed the 22nd Chemical Battalion Technical Escort unit of today.

2011

Mr. Garo "Charles" Baronian

Mr. Garo “Charles” Baronian

Mr. Garo “Charles” Baronian was born 13 May 1930, in Providence, Rhode Island. His major contributions have been involved with the chemical weapons disposal program for 42 years in various capacities as a Soldier and as a civilian.

In 1975, Mr. Baronian was named Deputy Program Manager for Chemical Demilitarization and was responsible for the destruction of lethal chemical munitions limited to obsolete or unwanted chemical munitions from ocean dumping to incineration to alternative technologies. He was also involved in the conception and building of the Chemical Demilitarization Training Facility. The facility graduated its first class of operators in the first quarter of 1993. He started the first OCONUS full-scale incinerator started at Johnston Island.

Mr. Baronian retired in the summer of 1994 after 42 years of honorable and distinguished service and is now a consultant after working as a chemical engineer executive. Among his publications are the “History and Program Rationales of the Demilitarization Program” and the Chemical Weapons Convention Bulletin on the destruction of the U.S. Chemical Stockpile.

Mr. Baronian’s foresight has the allowed the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency to become successful in destroying currently over 85% of the U.S. chemical agent stockpile since Entry-Into-Force, when the U.S. ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention treaty in April 1997.

Today, Mr. Baronian is regarded as a leading authority in the world on destruction technologies for hazardous chemical warfare weapons.

Mr. Jean Reed

Mr. Jean Reed

Mr. Jean Reed was born July 25, 1939 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He would commission into the U.S. Army in 1960 following graduation from the University of Oklahoma and would go on to attain the rank of Colonel during his 30 year career. He served in a variety of roles including being the program manager and Assistant Director for Weapons Technology at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). At DARPA, he was responsible for the Assault Breaker and Tank Breaker weapon demonstration programs, subsequently fielded as the Army Tactical Missile System and the Javelin medium anti-armor missile system.

Mr. Reed was appointed to the Senior Executive Service on December 27, 2005. During this time he has had principal responsibility for staff oversight of Navy research and development, Defense-wide science and technology, chemical-biological defense, and chemical weapons demilitarization programs. He was a principal member of the Committee staff team on the Persian Gulf War. He was also principal staff member for the Committee’s special inquiry into the chemical and biological threat and co-authored the inquiry’s report, “Countering the Chemical and Biological Weapons Threat in the Post-Soviet World,” published in February 1993.

Mr. Reed is currently Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense/Chemical Demilitarization, in the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs. He has responsibility for oversight of chemical and biological defense programs throughout the Department of Defense and destruction of the United States stockpile of lethal chemical agents and munitions.

2010

COL Gary R. Wallace

Colonel Gary R. Wallace (USA, Retired)

Colonel Gary R. Wallace was born 31 October 1954 in Bluff Dale, Texas and started his military career following graduation from Tarleton State University as an ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate in 1977.

Throughout his 30 year Army career, Colonel Wallace fulfilled a variety of positions most notable of which was his time spent as the assistant commandant for the U.S. Army Chemical School from 2002 to July of 2007. As Assistant Commandant, he set the conditions for CBRN Soldiers to successfully complete missions in response to the events of September 11th, 2001; he was instrumental in gaining proponency for Technical Escort and was the driving force in the development of the First Lieutenant Terry CBRN Responder Facility. He was also influential in the achieving approval for production of the Stryker Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle.

Colonel Wallace is currently the Principal CBRN Analyst, Concurrent Technologies Corporation and resides in Hawkins, Texas.

LTC Edward Stanley Draper

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Stanley Draper

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Stanley Draper was born 26 September 1940, and joined the Army on 10 Oct 1963. Through a distinguished military and civilian career spanning over 30 years, he contributed significantly to the National Defense and Homeland Security of the United States, as a warrior and a scientist – both military and civilian.

Results of Lieutenant Colonel Draper’s work on the Combined Arms in a Chemical/Nuclear Environment (CANE) Program in the 1980s, still influence military operations, training and doctrine today. CANE provided the first and only operational analyzed and evaluated data that showed the impact of the chemical/nuclear environment on mission performance of combat units and their support slice. CANE produced more than 60 Corrective Action Management Plans that addressed and corrected deficiencies across all domains and TRADOC Mission Areas.

Upon his retirement, Lieutenant Colonel Draper was hired as Program Manager for the CANE support contractor, ORI, in Anniston, Alabama.

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Stanley Draper passed away on 8 July 2006.

Mr. Patrick L. Berry

Mr. Patrick L. Berry

Mr. Patrick L. Berry was born 24 March 1951 in Hillsboro, Ohio. As a Chemical Engineer for the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), Mr. Berry provided invaluable service to our nation, advancing the state of the art in Chemical and Biological Defense technology.

Mr. Berry successfully led numerous product development efforts and many of his projects continue to provide critical support to our warfighters around the world. His first assignment was as a development engineer for the XM-19/XM-2 Biological Detector and Warning System. The project was the first effort to develop a military biological detection system. He also planned and organized the Army’s first Toxin Defense technology program. In addition, he served as Team leader for the Army Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS). The BIDS provided the first military capability to detect biological threats. It established the basic architecture, technologies and concept of operations for subsequent systems.

Throughout both his military career and civilian time, Mr. Berry contributed numerous articles and technical reports to the scientific and military community and he effectively served as the U.S. representative to numerous international task forces and working groups on biological detection.

Mr. Patrick L. Berry passed away on 1 October 2007.

Mrs. Jo Johnston

Mrs. Jo Johnston

Mrs. Jo Johnston has for many years devoted her musical talent, time and energy to the U.S. Army. Her unique participation has come to fruition with the composition of three Army branch songs. The first was “Above the Best”, the national theme song for the U.S. Army Aviation Corps; second, was “Dragon Soldiers” for the U.S. Army Chemical Corps and the third, “Essayons” for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

It was Mrs. Johnston’s realization that our Soldiers needed a positive image, and she believed she could provide it in song. Though offered much in return for her service, she felt the honor from making these songs was sufficient. Since its adoption as the official theme of the Chemical Corps, “Dragon Soldiers” has been sung by hundreds of thousands of Soldiers and civilians, and its messages of pride and determination still holds true in the 21st century.

2009

LTC Michael Lanphere

Lieutenant Colonel Michael C. Lanphere

Lieutenant Colonel Michael C. Lanphere was born 18 April 1954 in Patterson, California and entered the U.S. Army in 1978. He worked extensively with the State Department, Arms Control Disarmament Agency, National Security Council and Office of the Secretary of Defense on the development of the U.S. Government’s position on treaties and agreements. Other areas of expertise included Chemical Weapons Demilitarization, previous efforts to dispose of Chemical Weapons, Chemical Weapons non-stockpile, INSCOM Inspections in Iraq and Annual CB Intelligence Reports to Congress.

As Nonproliferation Staff Officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, DC, Lieutenant Colonel Lanphere worked at length with Congress and the Office of the Secretary of Defense on chemical and biological issues relating to national security and was responsible for reviewing and writing joint publications concerned with NBC defense and updating CJCS NBC Defense publications. Finally, he served as the Director of the Joint Service Integration Group Executive Office at Fort McClellan, Alabama; here he was responsible for coordinating and integrating the NBC Defense Program.

Lieutenant Colonel Lanphere’s awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), National Defense Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, President’s National Volunteer Award Nominee and Order of the Dragon.

Currently, Lieutenant Colonel Lanphere is Senior Analyst/Program Manager for OptiMetrics. As President of the Anniston, AL Chapter of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association, he continues to serve the Corps.

CSM James Barkley

Command Sergeant Major James A. Barkley (USA, Retired)

Command Sergeant Major James A. Barkley was born in Columbus, Ohio, on 29 May 1958. Holding a number of leadership positions, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 1976. His last assignment was as the last Chemical Senior Enlisted Advisor and Command Sergeant Major of the Soldier Biological and Chemical Command in support of Major General John C. Doesburg. He also served as the 8th Chemical Corps Regimental Command Sergeant Major in support of Brigadier General Patricia L. Nilo and as the Commandant of the III Corps Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Fort Hood, Texas.

Command Sergeant Major Barkley’s major awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Achievement Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Southwest Asia Medals, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge and Order of St. George, the Ancient Order of the Dragon and Order of the Dragon.

Command Sergeant Major Barkley is a lifetime member of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association. He is also an annual member of the Noncommissioned Officers Association, the Association of the United States Army and the National Teachers Association.

After his retirement in 2004, Command Sergeant Major Barkley joined the ARNORTH Civil Support Readiness Group. In his position, he is responsible for designing, developing and coordinating the readiness training for National Guard Civil Support Teams, National Guard CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package units and U.S. Army Reserve Decontamination Reconnaissance and Casualty Decontamination Companies in the U.S. Army North area of operations. These organizations are engaged in CBRNE detection, identification, mitigation and in some instances elimination.

CSM Larry “Ken” Fisher

Command Sergeant Major Larry “Ken” Fisher (USA, Retired)

Command Sergeant Major Larry “Ken” Fisher was born 12 August 1959 in Boonville, Indiana and entered the U.S. Army in June of 1977. As First Sergeant for 63rd Chemical Company, he deployed to Southwest Asia during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. His next assignment was as NBC Operations NCO for 4th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky where he was again deployed to the Southwest Asia Area of Operations. His subsequent post was back to Fort Campbell, Kentucky where he was deployed a third time to the Southwest Asia Area of Operations as the NBC Operations NCO with 160th Special Operations Aviation Group. He returned to the U.S. Army Chemical Activity Pacific, Johnston Island as Command Sergeant Major. His final military assignment was Command Sergeant Major, 3rd Chemical Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Command Sergeant Major Fisher was named NCO of the month /quarter and year five different times at battalion, brigade and division levels.

Command Sergeant Major Fishers’ awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (6th award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Army Achievement Medal (6th award), National Defense Medal (2nd award), Army Service Medal (2nd award), Overseas Ribbon (3rd award), NCO Development Ribbon (4th award), Good Conduct Medal (7th award), Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze stars, Southwest Asia Defense-Kuwait Liberation Medal, U.S. Army Superior Unit Award, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Egyptian Airborne Wings, Order of the Dragon and Ancient Order of the Dragon. New Orleans, Louisiana Mayor C. Ray Nagin proclaimed “A Special Day of Honor” for his role in assisting persons with disabilities in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

SGM Kimberly Garrick

Sergeant Major Kimberly J. Garrick (USA, Retired)

Sergeant Major Kimberly J. Garrick was born 13 June 1958 in Jefferson Township, New Jersey and entered the U.S. Army in April of 1977. During her military service, she was the first female to achieve the rank of Sergeant Major in the Chemical Corps.

As Sergeant Major, Directorate of Training, U.S. Army Chemical School at Fort McClellan, she administered one of the most successful relocations of the U.S. Army Chemical School from Fort McClellan, AL to Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Two weeks into her position as 1SGT, Headquarters Headquarters Detachment, 180th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas she deployed with her unit in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Sergeant Major Garrick devoted over 24 years of service to the U.S. Army and completed five overseas tours.

Sergeant Major Garrick’s military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), Army Achievement Medal (9th Award), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon (4th Award), Southwest Asia Service Medal (3rd Award) and the Kuwait Liberation medal from the government of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Order of the Dragon.

After her retirement, Sergeant Major Garrick volunteered with the Anniston, Alabama school system. She also volunteered with the Red Cross as a reading coach. She transformed her ability to mentor young people into a career in education, first by teaching second and fourth grade and currently as the Interim Principal of Constantine Elementary School, Anniston, AL.

Dr. Peter Stopa

Dr. Peter J. Stopa

Dr. Peter J. Stopa was born 26 March 1953 in Newark, New Jersey. In 1999, he successfully defended a dissertation on “The Use of Flow Cytometry for the Detection and Identification of Biological Warfare Agents” before the scientific board of the Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Warsaw, Poland earning him a Doctorate Degree in Microbiology. He was the first American to obtain a Doctorate degree in Microbiology in this manner. His most recent project was as the Technical Coordinator for the Military Applications in Reconnaissance and Surveillance program where he designed experimental payloads for use on robotic platforms for Biological Detection and Identification.

Dr. Stopa was also instrumental in the development and fielding of the first biological warfare capability for the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm only thirty days after receiving the task. He initiated efforts to provide first responders with a capability to sample and detect for the presence of biological agents in suspect samples. The latter effort was in response to the sarin attack of the Aum Shrinrikyo on the Tokyo Subway and led to the development of The Biological Detection Kit, which integrated sampling and detection equipment for use by first responders to respond to a possible biological WMD incident.

Dr. Stopa was the recipient for two Technology Transfer Program Awards, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, 14 Performance Awards, 6 Special Act and/or Service Awards, 4 Quality Step Increases and an Incentive Cash award.

Dr. Stopa was a prolific researcher and writer on WMD topics and contributed over twenty articles to professional journals and other professional venues.

2008

COL James Ferguson

Colonel Jim Ferguson (USA, Retired)

Colonel Jim Ferguson commissioned in July 1953 as a Second Lieutenant into the U.S. Army Chemical Corps. In September 1955, three months after release from his initial active duty tour at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Denver, CO, he was assigned to the 464th Chemical Group, USAR, New York, NY. This began, what became a twenty nine year career in the U.S. Army Reserve; nineteen of which were in troop program units and in Chemical units where available.

Colonel Ferguson’s most far reaching contribution to the Chemical Corps was his commitment made in November 1991, to bring to fruition the development of the portable protective mask leakage tester, which is now known as the M46 Joint Service Mask Leakage Tester, the JSMLT.

A few of the projects Colonel Ferguson has helped develop are; protective masks including the XM29, MCU-2/AP, M40/M42, M45, and the M50-JSGPM. He has also helped develop the Advanced Chemical Agent Detection and Alarm ACADA, Modular Decontamination System, Sensitive Equipment Decontamination System, Research programs seeking anhydrous decontamination materials, and new technologies to the Chemical Demilitarization program for use in destroying chemical agents and non-stockpile material.

Colonel Ferguson has also chaired the Chemical Operations Division, American Defense Preparedness Association from December 1979 until December 1992. In 1981, he became a charter member of the old Chemical Corps Association.

COL David Harrison

Colonel David G. Harrison (USA, Retired)

Colonel David G. Harrison assumed duties as the Assistant Commandant of the United States Army Chemical School on 15 September 1995. He has over 30 years of experience in leadership, planning, supervision and execution of nuclear, biological and chemical responsibility.

As Director of the Homeland Security Institute, Colonel Harrison established the first Department of Homeland Security Federally Funded Research and Development Center. As Operations Division Chief at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Chemical and Biological Directorate, he had organizational and program responsibility for a diverse S&T portfolio of six major initiatives, managing 19 scientists and engineers. At Pine Bluff Arsenal, he was the Commander with executive-level responsibility for management of a chemical ammunition production and storage mission. For the U.S. Army Chemical School, he served as Assistant Commandant with mission responsibility for technical education and NBC doctrine and technology development.

Colonel Harrison’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Vietnamese Service Medal, Labor Service Commendation Badge, Republic of Vietnam Civic Action Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation and Cold War Medal.

1SG Roger Gunter

First Sergeant Roger Gunter

First Sergeant Roger Gunter, during his military career, served as First Sergeant at the 82nd Chemical Battalion, and from December until July 2000, he was Chief Instructor at the Chemical Defense Training Facility, from July 2000 to April 2001, at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

After his retirement, Mr. Gunter joined Concurrent Technologies Corporation where he has served as: Senior Chemical Surety Specialist for the WMD REALITI Program; WMD Programs, Program Manager; Manager, CBRNE Response Programs; Director, CBRN Response; and Executive Director, Asymmetrical Threat Technologies Operations Center. In his positions as Executive Director, Asymmetrical Threat Technologies Operations Center within the Global Systems Group at CTC, he is responsible for organizing, staffing, directing and controlling over technical staff, management and leadership team members located geographically across 12 states. These organizations are engaged in CBRNE solutions, law enforcement, improvised explosive devices defeat, canine programs, technology road mapping, special operations, and environmental technology development and deployment. As Director and Executive Director, he has been instrumental in his corporation’s monetary support to the Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA). He has continued to serve the Chemical Corps as CCRA Vice President for Business Management and currently as CCRA Chief Operating Officer.

First Sergeant Gunter’s awards and decorations include President’s Award of Excellence, Sergeant Morales Club Inductee, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Inductee, United States Army Leadership Award, Fort Leonard Wood Family of the Year, Bronze Star Medal and numerous other U.S. Army awards and decorations.

Mr. Greg Frank

Mr. Greg Frank

Mr. Greg Frank served as a chemist for the Chemical Laboratory Division at Dugway Proving Ground from 1984 to 1985. He directed and performed chemical studies and developed procedures for chemical testing and analysis utilizing modern analytical instrumentation. During this period his primary work focus was with Chemical Warfare Agents.

From 1985 until he departed from the service, Mr. Frank served as Project and Test Officer for the Chemical and Biological Defense Branch at Dugway Proving Ground. He developed detailed material Test Plans, Test Operational Plans, and ensured that tests were conducted in a timely manner and in accordance with standard operating procedures so that data collection, correlation, and reductions were accurate and complete. While serving as Test Officer, he worked on the M1 Tank Program, Binary Chemical Munition Program, the evaluations of German C-8 Emulsion as a decontaminate, and the F-16.

Mr. Frank joined Battelle Memorial Institute in 1985 as a Project Manager and Principle Investigator where he managed both the technical and financial aspects of numerous projects in the areas of Chemical and Biological Defense.

Today, Mr. Frank currently serves as the Executive Vice President for Battelle Science and Technology International and is responsible for over 5,000 scientists, engineers, and supporting staff who are developing products, providing services, and solving problems for federal, state, and local governments and for commercial and international businesses.

2007

MG John C. Doesburg

Major General John C. Doesburg

Major General John C. Doesburg was born into an Army family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 15 March 1947, and joined the U.S. Army in 1970 through the ROTC.

Throughout his 34 years of Army service Major General Doesburg has prestigiously represented the Chemical Corps around the world in a number of command and staff positions. His most recent post was as Commanding General, United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

Prior to this, Major General Doesburg was Commanding General, United States Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Some of Major General Doesburg’s other significant commands include Joint Program Manager, Biological Defense and Chief, NBC Defense Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Department of the Army, Director, Joint Program Office for Biological Defense in Washington, DC.

BG Patricia L. Nilo

Brigadier General Patricia L. Nilo

Brigadier General Patricia L. Nilo was born in Medford, Massachusetts and entered the military through a direct commission as First Lieutenant in the Women’s Army Corps in 1974. Detailed to the Ordnance Corps in a chemical specialty, she re-branched to the Chemical Corps in 1977.

Brigadier General Nilo held numerous command and staff positions in her 30 year military career, with many upper level nuclear, biological, and chemical-related staff assignments in the Pentagon. In 1999, she became the first female Commandant of the United States Army Chemical School.

Brigadier General Nilo was a strong advocate of the woman’s role in the Corps, having been commissioned as its first female general officer. She finished up her military career as Director of the Weapons Elimination Directorate Defense Threat Reduction Agency, having spent her entire career in the framework of the chemical and biological field.

CSM James E. Van Patten

Command Sergeant Major James E. Van Patten (USA, Retired)

Command Sergeant Major James E. Van Patten was born 11 September 1957 in Los Angeles, California. He retired in 2004 with over 30 years of service to the U.S. Army and Chemical Corps in varying leadership and staff assignments.

In retirement, Command Sergeant Major Van Patten continues to serve his country as a Department of the Army civilian, with duty as the Acting Chief Planning Integration Division/Plans, Analysis & Integration Office, in Grafenwohr, Germany.

Command Sergeant Major Van Patten instituted the Rite of Passage ceremony where new Chemical Soldiers are inducted to the Corps, a program still in use today. He also prepared for and moved the Chemical School from Fort McClellan to Fort Leonard Wood. He developed and published the Chemical Soldier Professional Development Guide. During his extensive career, he coached, mentored and trained thousands of Chemical junior enlisted, NCOs and Officers, and continues these activities today as a DA civilian.

SGM Penn Wilson

Sergeant Major Penn Wilson

Sergeant Major Penn Wilson was born 25 August 1938 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. In retirement, he works as the Editor of the Jacksonville State University Economic Update and as a consultant for Economic Development at the College of Commerce and Business Administration, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama. He is also the Treasurer for the McClellan Chapter, U.S. Army Chemical Corps Regimental Association.

Sergeant Major Wilson began his career with the Chemical Corps as a Staff Sergeant after completing the Advanced NCO Course in 1964. In 1967 and 1968, he served in the Chemical Section, 1st Infantry Division, where he helped develop operations with the Manpack Hidden Personnel Detector and assisting in its conversion to an airborne detector. He racked up over 100 combat air missions in Vietnam, utilizing the “people sniffer” to locate the enemy and dropping CS Riot Control Agent to deny them free movement and use of terrain.

Upon returning to CONUS, Sergeant Major Wilson was heavily involved in the disestablishment of CDCCBRA and its merger into the USACMLS at Fort McClellan. He also worked on the on the consolidation of the Chemical and Ordnance Corps and their subsequent relocation to Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Following his military retirement and upon becoming a DA Civilian, Sergeant Major Wilson established the School’s Allied Liaison/Protocol Office after the Chemical School was separated from the Ordnance Corps and became returned to its prior Corps status. He also reestablished Chemical force development function at Fort Leonard Wood, ensured effective oversight of Combined Army Center TOE/BOIP development process.

Today Sergeant Major Wilson remains active in issues related the Chemical Corps and has devoted two careers to the Chemical Corps, the Army and the nation.

2006

BG Dean R. Ertwine

Brigadier General Dean R. Ertwine (USA, Retired)

Brigadier General Dean R. Ertwine is a native of Ringtown, Pennsylvania, and a 1972 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy.

Brigadier General Ertwine has served with distinction in a variety of positions which include; Executive Officer to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research, Development & Acquisition), Pentagon; Commander, Fire Support Armaments Center, United States Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal; Commander, United States Army Cold Regions Test Center, Fort Greely; Director, Materiel Testing, United States Army Dugway Proving Ground; and as Secretary of the General Staff, deputy G-3 and assistant Division Chemical Officer, 9th Infantry Division (motorized), Fort Lewis.

In October 1999, Brigadier General Ertwine assumed command of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (later renamed the U.S. Army Developmental Test Command) until his retirement from the U.S. Army in August of 2002.

Brigadier General Ertwine now serves Battelle as Vice President for Army Science and Technology Business Development. He's charged with using his many years of Army R&D experience to develop new business opportunities for Battelle's Defense Systems group.

COL Edward W. Newing

Colonel Ted Newing (USA, Retired)

Colonel Ted Newing distinguished himself over an exemplary 30 year career of active service. As the 25th Chemical Company Commander, he pioneered tactics, techniques and procedures that were captured in the Chemical Corps doctrine revitalization of the 1980’s.

As Chief of Installation Assessments Branch at the U.S. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency, Colonel Newing led DA efforts to complete a survey of 279 Army installations, determining whether past operations at posts posed any potential for environmental contamination. During Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm he engineered the worldwide shifting of decontamination assets, overgarments and NBC defense items.

In 1992, Colonel Newing was selected to command the 84th Chemical Battalion at Fort McClellan, AL. There, he was involved in the transition studies and helped ensure a seamless transition of the Chemical Corps School from Fort McClellan to Fort Leonard Wood. In 2000, he became Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM) guiding the organization through a top to bottom structural change.

Colonel Newing retired in February of 2004, in his new career he is a program manager for CBRN Readiness, directing Army First Responder Programs and providing resources to support the DoD Installation Protection Programs.

SGM John R. Fuller

Sergeant Major John R. Fuller (USA, Retired)

Sergeant Major John R. Fuller joined the U.S. Army in 1976, attending his basic training at Fort Jackson South Carolina followed by the Quartermaster Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia. 5 years later he changed his military branch specialty to chemical. He served as a Drill Sergeant in the 82nd Chemical Battalion at Fort McClellan, volunteering for this position, and was directly responsible for turning several thousand young Americans into Soldiers.

Other assignments throughout Sergeant Major Fuller’s career were as a Platoon Sergeant in the 21st Chemical Company, Fort Bragg; Battalion Chemical Noncommissioned Officer for the 313th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg; First Sergeant for the 999th Signal Company, Fort Huachuca; Group Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Camp Zama, Japan; and Installation Sergeant Major at Pine Bluff Arsenal. He is a veteran of Desert Storm and the Liberation of Kuwait.

After his retirement, Sergeant Major Fuller became a developer of Chemical New Equipment Training (WARMOD) at Fort Leonard Wood, MO where he continues to serve today.

Dr. John W. Scully

Dr. John Scully

Throughout his many years of service, Dr John Scully has been a strong leader, an effective mentor and a champion for military personnel. He has a M.S. and PhD in physics from Georgetown University.

Dr. Scully’s career in support of the military began in 1967 at the U.S. Army Night Vision Laboratory. There, he contributed to the Manportable Common Thermal Night Sight Program and the TOW and DRAGON missile sights programs.

In 1980, Dr Scully was asked to come to the Chemical School to help reestablish the Directorate of Combat Development. He served as Deputy Chief, Material Systems Division, and was the principle Directorate technical advisor of NBC Tech Base programs. He played a critical role in developing the requirements for Protective masks and suits, multi-spectral smoke requirements and standoff detection for Chemical and Biological detectors.

Dr Scully remains a critical part of the Joint CBRN program by focusing the Science and technology community on the needs of military personnel.

2005

COL Richard Jackson

Colonel Richard Jackson

Colonel Richard Jackson’s distinguished career has spanned over three decades.

Colonel Jackson applied the lessons learned and his field experience to facilitate major changes to Army decontamination doctrine. He performed an operational analysis that provided the justification for the FOX Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance System. As a Major, he briefed the analysis to the Under Secretary of the Army and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army to obtain approval for the requirement for the Army’s first modern NBC Reconnaissance System. As the Commander, A Company, 84th Chemical Battalion, he made major changes to the Chemical Officer Basic Course Program of Instruction, to better prepare Chemical Corps Lieutenants for assignments as Platoon Leaders and Battalion Chemical Staff Officers. While serving as Commander, Blue Grass Army Depot, and together with the Blue Grass Chemical Activity Commander, he made major improvements in the safety and security of chemical weapons stored at the Depot, and greatly improved community relations on chemical demilitarization issues.

Colonel Jackson authored Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Defense in the 21st Century, which reflected the lessons learned from DESERT STORM, and the opportunities presented by advances in information technology. It was used as a reference document for combat developers for many years.

Colonel Jackson is currently the program manager at LMI.

COL Dick Smith

Colonel Richard Smith

Colonel Richard Smith’s unique contribution to the Corps has spanned a period of over 40 years, both in and out of uniform.

Colonel Smith commanded the 636th Ordnance Company (EOD), with the responsibility for the safe and secure storage of chemical weapons stored by the U.S. Army, Europe, during the Cold War. As Commander, U.S. Army Technical Escort Unit, he supervised the secure movement of chemical surety material in CONUS and OCONUS, and for emergency response to any chemical accident or incident in CONUS, or at military bases worldwide. As Commander of Rocky Mountain Arsenal, he was responsible for the Chemical Agent Identification Training Set Demilitarization Program, which located and safely destroyed almost 20,000 of the potentially hazardous sets.

Another accomplishment in Colonel Smith’s career was “Operation RMT.” This represented the first time the United States had flown nerve gas bombs over a major metropolitan area.

Since his retirement, Colonel Smith has been a consultant and director for many chemical and biological projects. He is currently a senior chemical demilitarization advisor to Washington Demilitarization Company.

COL Richard Weiner

Colonel Richard Weiner

For over thirty years, Colonel Richard Weiner has served the Chemical Corps and continues to support the mission of the Corps. He helped transition the U.S. Army Chemical School from Edgewood, Maryland to Ft McClellan, Alabama and was responsible for the planning of the move from Ft McClellan to Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri.

During DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, Colonel Weiner served as the Chief of Chemical Assignments. He met the challenge of balancing the requirements with the extreme shortage of officers. As Director of Training, U.S. Army Chemical School, he orchestrated all the training at Fort McClellan. As Commander of the U.S. Army Environmental Center, he began a program to interface with the Army acquisition community to integrate environmental concerns for pollution prevention; operational impacts, and disposal.

Colonel Weiner has not slowed down as a civilian. He continued to serve the Chemical Community as primary contact for the Chemical School Strategic Plan once the School settled at Ft Leonard Wood.

Colonel Weiner is an example of the positive impact a Dragon Soldier can continue to make in their communities and to the Corps, in their retirement.

CSM Billy Lewis, Jr.

Command Sergeant Major Billy Lewis, Jr. (USA, Retired)

Command Sergeant Major Billy Lewis, Jr. retired from the U.S. Army after 30 years of selfless service to the Corps.

One of Command Sergeant Major Lewis’ key assignments was as Battalion Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Technical Escort Unit, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. During this assignment, he was the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge for the Spring Valley remediation and cleanup. There he demonstrates his ability to work with local communities to foster goodwill and understanding, signifying to local businesses their important connection to the military community.

Command Sergeant Major Lewis epitomizes the standards by which all others should be measured, whether during his military service or in his civilian life. He promotes membership in the Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA) and leads by example by being a life member. He is also a member of the Retired Enlisted Member Association, 82nd Airborne Association, Noncommissioned Officer Association, and the Association of the United States Army.

Command Sergeant Major Lewis currently works for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, CBRN Directorate, as the Acting Chief of the Hazmat Response Division.

2004

LTC Donnie Kilgore

Lieutenant Colonel Don Wayne Kilgore (USA, Retired)

Lieutenant Colonel Don Wayne Kilgore was born on November 8, 1946 and joined the Chemical Corps in 1972. In August 2000, he retired from the U.S. Army with over 28 years combined active duty and Army National Guard service.

Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore served as the Commander of the U.S. Army Chemical Agent Munitions Disposal System (CAMDS) Facility for over three years. While in command, he initiated the CAMDS training program while coordinating and developing onsite Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty inspector training.

Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore currently works for the Battelle Memorial Institute, serving as the Deputy Program Manager for the Fort Leonard Wood Office and the U.S. Army Chemical School (USACMLS) Relationship Manager. In this capacity, he is responsible for the program oversight for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) doctrine, training, and combat developments in support of the USACMLS. He has served as project program leader for more than 30 CBRN projects and tasks.

As the Director, of the Office of the Secretary, USACMLS, Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore was instrumental in the establishment of the Chemical Corps Museum at Fort McClellan and the Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA). He served as the first Adjutant to the CCRA and also serves as the CCRA Vice President for Business Development. His first priority has been to act in the best interest of Dragon Soldiers.

LTC Richard Saunders

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Saunders

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Saunders was born on April 13, 1943. From 1966 to 1978, he served in a variety of staff, operational and command positions. During the 1960’s, as a Captain, he served as the Chief of the Storage Division at Kaiserslautern Army Depot, Republic of Germany, a slot normally filled by a Lieutenant Colonel.

Lieutenant Colonel Saunders authored, developed and staffed Programs of Instruction (POIs) in Chemical Warfare and NBC Defense, and developed doctrine, tactics and training support products to support the POIs. From 1982 to 1983, he served as the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division Chemical Officer, managing survivability operations in a toxic environment for Infantry Divisions in the European theater of operations.

For the past 12 years, Lieutenant Colonel Saunders provided technical and analytic program support to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, the Chemical/Biological Defense Directorate, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Chemical Demilitarization.

SGM Peter Hiltner

Command Sergeant Major Peter L. Hiltner (USA, Retired)

Command Sergeant Major Peter L. Hiltner was born on October 19, 1950 in Freeport, Minnesota and joined the Chemical Corps in 1982. He retired from the U.S Army in 2003 after devoting 27 years of selfless service.

Command Sergeant Major Hiltner continues to actively serve the Chemical Corps as an ambassador representing the Chemical Corps Regiment and the Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA).

During his tenure as the Regimental Command Sergeant Major, Command Sergeant Major Hiltner served as the primary advisor and senior assistant to the Commanding General, United States Army Chemical Corps on the execution of established policies pertaining to training, performance, care, conduct and management of more than 10,000 enlisted personnel in the Chemical Regiment. He also had direct involvement in all matters pertaining to the development of new doctrine, equipment, and training programs for the Chemical Corps.

Throughout his military career, Command Sergeant Major Hiltner was instrumental in the development of Soldiers and was noted for his genuine concern and always putting the welfare of his Soldiers above his own. His dedication did not slow down after his retirement from active duty. He routinely volunteers his personal time to participate as a guest speaker at military events and ceremonies.

2003

COL Leonard Izzo

Colonel Leonard A. Izzo

Colonel Leonard A. Izzo was responsible for justifying the adoption of the German Fox NBC Reconnaissance System as the Army standard, and he assisted in the accelerated training and fielding of this system during Operation Desert Shield.

Colonel Izzo coordinated the displacement of old decontamination equipment by new production models. He was instrumental in doubling the size of the Chemical Corps from 10,000 to 20,000 personnel and increasing the annual NBC budget to $1 Billion.

Colonel Izzo developed Chemical Vision 2010 and initiated an operational concept for domestic response to weapons of mass destruction. He supervised all Army activities related to NBC defense, including approval for CB defense protection requirements for Army installations and incorporating support for Homeland Security into the joint NBC Defense Program.

COL Charles G. Kelly, III

Colonel Charles G. Kelly, III

As Director of Combat Developments for the Army Chemical School, Colonel Charles G. Kelly, III was the "architect of the future" for the Army chemical defense program in the 1990’s.

Colonel Kelly developed the concept and requirements for the nation’s first-ever Biological Defense System (the BIDS), and in conjunction with a dedicated Team, ensured that the system was fielded in less than 4-years from its initial theoretical concept to a functional system. He directed development of future NBC Defense force structure, materiel, training devices and testing.

Colonel Kelly developed and oversaw the publication of annual nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) defense modernization plans and "CHEMICAL CORPS 2000," a roadmap for NBC defense activities in the 21st Century. He was also a member of the Team that assessed the vulnerability of U.S. bases to WMD threats in the Ft. Bragg/Pope AFB Study (part of CB 2010 Assessment).

CSM Dean Kolker

Command Sergeant Major Dean M. Kolker

Command Sergeant Major Dean M. Kolker’s first priority has always been to act in the best interest of the Chemical Corps.

Command Sergeant Major Kolker spearheaded the effort to erect memorials to the 82nd and 84th Chemical Mortar Battalions in Memorial Grove. He assisted in the development of the museum at Fort McClellan and continues to volunteer at the museum today. He is responsible for the doctrinal training program for the XM1135 NBC Recon Vehicle, STRYKER, the first vehicle that encompass all aspects of NBC recon.

Command Sergeant Major Kolker is active in the community and has always worked with them to foster goodwill, understanding and helps the local business community understand the importance they play in the military community. He has been recognized by state congressional leaders and by local community leaders for his friendliness and concern for the community.

SGM E.W. Phillips

Sergeant Major E.W. Phillips

During his three tours of duty in the Republic of Vietnam, Sergeant Major E.W Phillips insured his men received the equipment they needed despite supply difficulties and, as Chemical Staff NCO of the 8th Infantry BN, 4th Infantry DIV, was cited for his initiative in planning and using CS powder and other agents to bolster base camp defenses against enemy sapper penetration.

One of Sergeant Major Phillips principle contributions to the Army occurred during the resurrection of the Chemical Corps following its de-establishment in the 1970s. He was a major architect in the restructuring and reorganization of the Chemical School following its movement back to Fort McClellan, Alabama. As a Senior Noncommissioned Officer at the School he became one of its primary instructors, sharing his knowledge with thousands of Dragon Soldiers.

Following his retirement, Sergeant Major Phillips has continued to serve on behalf of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA) and as a civilian employed in DOTD Warrior, insuring that the Chemical Corps receives the material and training necessary for Force XXI.

2002

COL Robert J. Coughlin

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COL Frank J. Cox

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COL Roy D. Williams, II

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2000

MG Ralph G. Wooten

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COL T.G. Anderson

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COL J. Harold Mashburn

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COL Daniel Uyesugi

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SGM Donald Witt

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1997

COL Roland P. Fournier

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1996

BG Walter L. Busbee

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1995

COL Fernand A. Thomassy

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1994

BG Jon A. Standridge

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COL Morton S. Brisker

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COL Carl V. Glover

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Dr. Billy Richardson

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1993

BG David A. Nydam

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Mr. Thomas R. Dashiell

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1992

COL Samuel L. Eure

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Mr. Elmer H. Enqquist

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1991

MG John K. Stoner

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COL Stafford R. Brooke

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COL John A. Mojecki

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Dr. Frank Shanty

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DMC

(Alphabetical Order)

• COL T.G. Anderson (2000)

CSM James Barkley (2009)

Mr. Garo "Charles" Baronian (2011)

MG Sampson H. Bass, Jr. (2012)

Mr. Patrick L. Berry (2010)

SGM Joseph E. Brauch, Jr. (2015)

• COL Morton S. Brisker (1994)

• COL Stafford R. Brooke (1991)

• BG Walter L. Busbee (1996)

COL Robin K. Byrom (2017)

• COL Robert J. Coughlin (2002)

• COL Frank J. Cox (2002)

SFC Frank Cupp (2012)

• Mr. Thomas R. Dashiell (1993)

MG John C. Doesburg (2007)

LTC Edward Stanley Draper (2010)

• Mr. Elmer H. Enqquist (1992)

BG Dean R. Ertwine (2006)

• COL Samuel L. Eure (1992)

LTC Britt Estes (2020)

SGM Gwendolyn N. Evans (2014)

COL James Ferguson (2008)

CSM Larry “Ken” Fisher (2009)

• COL Roland P. Fournier (1997)

Mr. Greg Frank (2008)

SGM John R. Fuller (2006)

SGM Kimberly Garrick (2009)

• COL Carl V. Glover (1994)

1SG Roger Gunter (2008)

COL David Harrison (2008)

SGM Peter Hiltner (2004)

COL Leonard Izzo (2003)

COL Richard Jackson (2005)

Mrs. Jo Johnston (2010)

COL Charles G. Kelly, III (2003)

LTC Randal L. Kennedy (2014)

LTC Donnie Kilgore (2004)

CSM Dean Kolker (2003)

LTC Michael Lanphere (2009)

CSM Billy Lewis, Jr. (2005)

BG Stanley H. Lillie (2012)

COL Armando “Mandy” Lopez (2019)

CSM Ted A. Lopez (2019)

LTC Stephen C. Malone (2014)

• COL J. Harold Mashburn (2000)

LTC Charles S. McArthur (2014)

BG Wendell B. McLain (2014)

MSG Richard Mettke (2013)

• COL John A. Mojecki (1991)

LTC Dee D. Morris (2018)

CSM Don Moten (2016)

COL Edward W. Newing (2006)

BG Patricia L. Nilo (2007)

• BG David A. Nydam (1993)

SGM E.W. Phillips (2003)

Mr. Jean Reed (2011)

• Dr. Billy Richardson (1994)

MSG Richard C. Robertson (2012)

LTC Richard Saunders (2004)

Dr. John W. Scully (2006)

• Dr. Frank Shanty (1991)

COL Patrick J. Sharon (2018)

COL Dick Smith (2005)

• BG Jon A. Standridge (1994)

• MG John K. Stoner (1991)

Dr. Peter Stopa (2009)

• COL Fernand A. Thomassy (1995)

COL Stanley Q. Tunstall (2013)

• COL Daniel Uyesugi (2000)

CSM James E. Van Patten (2007)

COL Raymond Van Pelt (2013)

CSM Bobby Vinson (2013)

COL Robert D. Walk (2019)

COL Gary R. Wallace (2010)

COL Richard Weiner (2005)

• COL Roy D. Williams, II (2002)

SGM Penn Wilson (2007)

• SGM Donald Witt (2000)

COL Thomas F. Woloszyn (2013)

• MG Ralph G. Wooten (2000)

CSM Vincent D. Young (2014)