LTC David S. Dinkelman
LTC David S. Dinkelman was born in Chicago, Illinois. He enlisted in the United States Army Reserve in January 1992 as a MOS 12C Bridge Crewmember and later transferred to the Illinois National Guard in 1994 where he earned the additional MOS of 16S Stinger Missile MANPAD Crewmember. He graduated from Western Illinois University where he received an ROTC commission into the Regular Army as a Quartermaster Second Lieutenant on 7 August 1995.
His civilian education includes a B.A. Degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois University and an M.S. Degree in Business Leadership and Administration from Webster University.
His military education includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course at Fort Lee, VA; Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course at Fort Lee, VA; Combined Arms and Staff Services School at Fort Leavenworth, KS; Petroleum Officer’s Course at Fort Lee, VA; Support Operations Officer Course at Fort Drum, NY; NTC Observer’s/Controller’s Course at Fort Irwin, CA; Joint Planning Course at Fort Leavenworth, KS and the Command and General Staff College- Intermediate Level Education Course at Fort Leavenworth, KS and the Israeli International Brigade Logistics Course in Tel Aviv, Israel.
LTC Dinkelman has served in numerous staff and leadership positions throughout his career, both CONUS and OCONUS, to include: Water Platoon Leader, POL Platoon Leader, Class II, III(P), IV and VII Platoon Leader and SSA Accountable Officer, Class IX Platoon Leader and SSA Accountable Officer, and the Supply & Services Support Operations Officer, 704th MSB/DSB , 4ID, Fort Hood, TX; Commander, HQ&A Company, 210th FSB, Fort Drum, NY; DISCOM General Supply Officer and Division G4 Supply and Maintenance Officer, 10th MTN DIV, Fort Drum, NY; Brigade Maintenance Trainer, Senior Supply Company Trainer and Senior Logistics Analyst for the Goldminer Team, OPS Group, NTC, Fort Irwin, CA; Brigade S4, 15th SUS BDE, Fort Hood, TX; Battalion S3, 15th BSTB, 15th SUS BDE, Fort Hood, TX and Taji, Iraq and Support Operations Officer, 615th ASB, 1ACB, 1CD, Fort Hood, TX and Taji, Iraq. He most recently served as the Deputy Commander/ Brigade Executive Officer for the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade, Fort Lee, VA.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC); Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2OLC); National Defense Service Medal (1 Star); Iraqi Campaign Medal (3 Stars); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 2) and the Meritorious Unit Citation Ribbon.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Charles N. Orange
Command Sergeant Major Charles N. Orange hails from Fort Lauderdale, FL. He entered the Army’s Delayed Entry Program on 31 October 1989. He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia.
His past assignments include Crew Chief for 2-1 Aviation Regiment at Ansbach, Germany, Crew Chief for 1-101 Aviation Regiment at Fort Campbell, KY, Recruiter for Orlando Recruiting Company at Orlando, FL, Instructor for Aviation Training Brigade at Fort Rucker, AL, Center Commander for Wichita East Recruiting Station, Gainesville Recruiting Company First Sergeant at Gainesville, Florida, Puerto Rico, Recruiting District First Sergeant and San Juan Recruiting Company First Sergeant at San Juan, Puerto Rico, Accessions Support Brigade Operation NCOIC at Fort Knox, KY, and Operations Sergeant Major at Baltimore Recruiting Battalion, Fort Meade, MD.
Command Sergeant Major Orange awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (six oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (seventh award), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numerical device 4), National Defense Service Ribbons (2 bronze stars), Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Ribbon (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait), Army Superior Unit Award (two oak leaf clusters), Senior Crew Member Badge, Air Assault Badge, Glen E. Morrell Medallion for Excellence in Recruiting, Recruiter’s Ring for Excellence in Recruiting, and the Gold Recruiter Badge with three sapphire stars.
Command Sergeant Major Orange’s military and civilian education include Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Army Battle Staff Course, Guidance Counselor Course, Station Commander Course, Army Recruiter Course, Army Instructor Course, Aviation Life Support Equipment Course, Anti-Terrorism Course, Air Assault School, Combat Life Saver Course, First Sergeants Course, and United States Army Sergeant Major Academy (Class 63). CSM Orange earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational Leadership (Magna Cum Laude) from Mountain State University, Masters in Business Administration in Human Resource Management from Columbia Southern University, and is currently working on his Doctor of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University.