LTC Ronald E. Anzalone
LTC Ronald E. Anzalone was born in California and raised in Northern New Jersey. He commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC) as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry upon graduation from the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biophysics in 1998. Following his commission and initial training, LTC Anzalone served as a Rifle Platoon Leader and a Company Executive Officer for C Company, 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). His next assignment was at Fort Benning, Georgia with 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment serving as the A Co Commander for an Infantry Basic Training Company. Upon completion of Special Forces Selection and Qualification Course, LTC Anzalone served at Fort Carson, Colorado as a Battalion Assistant S3 and Detachment Commander with 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and as the Group HHC Company Commander for 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
His next assignment took him to the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, earning a Master of Science Degree in Defense Analysis in 2010. After completing school he served as the A Company Commander and Battalion S3 for 1st Battalion 10th Special Forces Group at Panzer Kaserne, Germany. LTC Anzalone’s next assignment took him to MacDill Air Force Base where he served as the Deputy J33 and Planner in the J35 at Special Operation Command – Central (SOCCENT). His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Ranger and Special Forces Qualification Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Naval Command Staff College, Joint Professional Military Education-II and the U.S. Army Recruiter Pre-Command Course. During his career, LTC Anzalone conducted numerous deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve. His latest assignment was as the Group Executive Officer for 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Humanitarian Service Medal, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Recruiter Badge; German, Emirati, Canadian, and Norwegian Parachutist Badges.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Jose R. Hernandez
CSM Jose R. Hernandez was born on January 1976 in Haina, Dominican Republic. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as an 88M Motor Transport Operator in March 1998 after completion of a 4 Year Enlistment with the United States Marine Corps. His initial duty station with the Army was at Ft Riley Kansas. He served in numerous assignments at the Company, Battalion, and Division Levels to include Driver/Chauffeur, Squad leader, Assistant Truckmaster, Recruiter, Recruiting Center Leader, Writer/Developer/Instructor U.S Army Recruiting and Retention School, and Recruiting Company First Sergeant.
In December 2015, CSM Hernandez was selected to attend the Sergeants Major Course held at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. CSM Hernandez has attended every level of NCOPDS commensurate with his rank. In addition, he attended the Recruiting First Sergeant’s Course, Resiliency Executive’s Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, Recruiter Trainer Course, Basic Instructor's Course, Recruiting Center Leader’s Course, Basic Recruiter Course, and Unit Prevention Leader’s Course.
CSM Hernandez awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal (5th award), Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (3 Service stars), The Overseas Service Ribbon, The SMA Glen E. Morrell Recruiting Medallion, the Gold Recruiter Badge (3 Sapphire Stars), the Basic Recruiter Badge (3 Gold Stars) and the German Marksmanship Badge (Schuetzenschnur) Silver, in 2015 CSM Hernandez was awarded the U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s Excellence in Recruiting Medallion for his significant contributions to the field of recruiting.
CSM Hernandez holds a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Park University, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University.