LTC Timothy J. Horn's Biography
LTC Tim Horn graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management. Upon graduation, LTC Horn enlisted in the Army, and completed Basic Training at Fort Sill, OK and later Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA. In 2004, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Armor branch. As a new 2LT he was assigned as a Platoon Leader in 1-61 CAV, 506th IN, 101st ABN at Fort Campbell, KY. While in the 101st ABN, LTC Horn deployed to Baghdad, Iraq as a Weapons Platoon Leader.
In July of 2007, LTC Horn was selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course at Fort Bragg, NC. In 2008, LTC Horn completed the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course (MCCC) in Fort Knox, KY before heading to Fort Bragg, NC. Upon completion of the Special Forces Qualification Course, LTC Horn was assigned as a Special Forces Detachment Commander in 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, KY. LTC Horn deployed to Iraq, Lebanon, and Afghanistan with 2nd BN, 5th SFG(A) before departing in 2013 to attend Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA.
Following completion of NPS in 2015, LTC Horn returned to 5th SFG (A). With 1st BN, 5th SFG (A) LTC Horn deployed to the Middle East on multiple occasions in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, where he acted in various capacities including the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Syria Operations Officer.
In 2017, LTC Horn was assigned to 1st Special Warfare Training Group at Fort Bragg, NC, as the Group Operations Officer overseeing the Special Forces Qualification Course and advanced training. In 2018, he was assigned to the United States Army Special Operations Command HQ and served as the Vice Chief of Staff. In 2019 LTC Horn was assigned to the Joint Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, DC to serve inside the Joint Staff J-37, Deputy Directorate for Special Operations and Counterterrorism. LTC Horn assumed command of Yakima Training Center on June 16, 2022.
CSM Shelita R. Jones's Biography
CSM Jones is from Millbrook, Alabama. She enlisted in the Army in 1997 at Fort McClellan, Alabama as a Chemical Operations Specialist. Her assignments include: CBRN Specialist- Fort Campbell, KY; CBRN NCO- Camp Carroll, Korea; Hunter Army Airfield, GA; CBRN Instructor- Fort Jackson, SC; Drill Sergeant- Fort Jackson, SC; Platoon Sergeant- Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant- Joint Base Elemendorf- Richardson, AK; Team Sergeant- Aberdeen Proving Ground and Division CBRNE Sergeant Major-Fort Carson, CO. CSM Jones’ military schools include Basic Leader’s Course, Advanced Leader’s Course, Senior Leader’s Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Drill Sergeant School, Master Resilience Course, Jumpmaster, Airborne, and Air Assault Course.
CSM Jones’ awards include Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (7 knots) National Defense Service Ribbon, Iraqi Campaign Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5), Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Ribbon (3OLC).
CSM Jones has deployed to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response, to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn, Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support. She has been inducted into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and the Honorable Order of the Dragon. She has completed her Associate’s degree in General Studies from the University of Phoenix, her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College, and her dual Master’s degree in Human Services with a specialty in Not-for Profit Management from the University of the Rockies and Master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialty in Healthcare Management from American Intercontinental University.