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 G. Pulliam
Command Sergeant Major Pulliam, a North Carolina native, enlisted into the Army in February 1987 from Burlington, North Carolina. He attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, OK, and was assigned to the 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC, where he served until 1990 as Cannon Crewmember. In 1990, he reported to Camp Pelham, Korea, “Guns of the DMZ”, where he served as Gunner. In 1992, he returned to Fort Bragg, NC and served in the 3/8th and 5/8th Field Artillery Regiment as Section Chief.
Command Sergeant Major Pulliam was selected in 1994 for recruiting duty and assigned to the Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion as a Detailed Recruiter in the Muncie Recruiting Station. In 1998, he reported to the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion as the Station Commander in the Alexandria Recruiting Station. In 2001, he was assigned as the Station Commander in the Woodbridge Recruiting Station. In 2003, he was promoted to MSG with appointment to 1SG and assigned as the Company 1SG with the Landover Recruiting Company in Landover, MD. In 2005, he was selected to attend the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and upon completion he reported to the Covina Recruiting Company in Covina, CA as the Company 1SG. In May 2007, Command Sergeant Major Pulliam was assigned as the Operations Sergeant Major for U.S. Army Accessions Command at Fort Monroe, VA. In May 2009 CSM Pulliam was selected as the Columbus Recruiting Battalion CSM and served there until 24 May 2012.
Command Sergeant Major Pulliam’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, 14 Army Achievement Medals, the Good Conduct Medal (7th award), the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon. Command Sergeant Major Pulliam earned the Glen E. Morrell Award for Recruiting Excellence, the Gold Recruiter Ring, the Recruiter Gold Badge with three sapphire stars, and the Air Assault Badge. Command Sergeant Major Pulliam is also a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
Command Sergeant Major Pulliam’s military and civilian education include Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, Warrior Leadership Course, Advance Leadership Course, Senior Leadership Course, Air Assault School, Army Recruiter Course, Station Commander Course, First Sergeants Course, and he is graduate of Class 56 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. CSM Pulliam earned his Associates Degree from Vincennes University and Bachelors Degree from Liberty University with a major in Business Management and is currently working on his Master’s Degree.