LTC Michael D. Coleman
Lieutenant Colonel Michael D. Coleman was born in New York, NY. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and Master of Arts in Business Management from Webster University, Missouri.
LTC Coleman enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 1991 as an 11B Infantryman while attending Mansfield University. Upon graduation in May 1995, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery. After graduating from the Field Artillery basic course, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC where he served in numerous positions as a member of the 3rd Battalion 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment. In April 1999, he successfully completed Special Forces Assessment and Selection at Fort Bragg, NC.
In August 2001, following his completion of Special Forces training, LTC Coleman was assigned to 3rd Battalion 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, and served as the following: Commander Operational Detachment Alpha 782, Commander Operational Detachment Alpha 794, and Company Executive Officer for Charlie Company (Commander’s In-Extremis Force). During this time, he conducted numerous operational deployments to Haiti and Central and South America. In 2006, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the senior advisor to the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Force. Upon completion of his deployment, he attended the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Following the conclusion of his studies at Fort Leavenworth in January 2008, LTC Coleman returned to 3rd Battalion 7th Special Forces Group as a Company Commander and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 12 as the senior advisor to the Afghan National Commando Brigade. Serving as the Battalion Operations Officer, he once again deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 14 as the Special Operations Task Force North and West Operations Officer.
Prior to his selection as the Albany Recruiting Commander, LTC Coleman was assigned in July 2010 to the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, FL. While at MacDill AFB, his assignments included Inter-Agency Task Force Operations Officer, Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander USSOCOM, Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff USSOCOM, and USSOCOM Commander’s Action Group.
LTC Coleman’s awards include the Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal. He has also earned the Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Military Free Fall Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Kelly D. Clark
Command Sergeant Major Kelly D. Clark was born March 21 in Gooding, Idaho. After graduating from Irving High School in 1974, he enlisted in the United States Army May 18, 1983 as a cavalry scout (19D). Upon completion of One Station Unit Training, he was assigned as a scout in the Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 73rd Armor Regiment. His next assignment took him to Alpha Troop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2nd ID Division, Camp Garry Owen, Korea where he served as a track commander on an Improved TOW Vehicle. He returned to Fort Knox, Kentucky in May 1987 as a staff sergeant and was assigned as a Bradley instructor for Bravo Troop, 5th Squadron, 15th Calvary.
Command Sergeant Major Clark was assigned to recruiting duty in June 1990. Upon completion of the United States Army Recruiter Course at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, he was assigned to the Butte Army Recruiting Station, Butte Army Recruiting Company, Salt Lake City Army Recruiting Battalion. Converting his military occupational skill to Army recruiter in 1991, he was assigned as station commander, Helena Army Recruiting Station. He has since served as the senior trainer for Salt Lake City Army Recruiting Battalion and as station commander of the Boise Army Recruiting Station, Boise Company, Salt Lake City Army Recruiting Battalion. Upon selection for master sergeant, he was assigned as company first sergeant, Albuquerque Army Recruiting Company, Phoenix Army Recruiting Battalion, and later as the first sergeant for the Butte Army Recruiting Company. He was then assigned as Master Trainer for the Salt Lake City Army Recruiting Battalion. His last assignment before his selection as Command Sergeant Major of the Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion was the Senior Guidance Counselor, Boise Military Entrance Processing Station, Salt Lake City Army Recruiting Battalion.
He graduated from the United States Army Primary Leadership Development Course on the Commandant’s List, the Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, the Army Recruiter Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Station Commander’s Course, the Recruiter Trainer Course, the Guidance Counselor Course, the Department of Army and U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s First Sergeant’s Course and the United States Sergeants Major Academy.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (10 OLC), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (1 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal (non-expeditionary), the Korean Service Medal, and two time recipient of Chief Of Staff of the Army Recruiter Excellence award. Command Sergeant Major Clark is also a recipient of the Recruiter Ring and prestigious Glen E. Morrell Award.