LTC Steve J. Chang
Lieutenant Colonel Steve J. Chang is a native of Southern California. He was commissioned through the Reserve Officer’s Training Course (ROTC) as a second lieutenant in the Infantry upon graduation from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1997.
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 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army Recruiter Pre-Command Course.
LTC Chang has served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Anti-Armor Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer for A Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry while assigned to the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. His next assignment was in Okinawa, Japan as a Company Executive Officer and Detachment Commander while assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne). Following this assignment, LTC Chang moved to the Military District of Washington and served as a Troop Executive Officer, a Brigade Current Operations Officer and the S3 and XO of a multi-discipline training squadron. During his career, he also conducted a number of deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom for Theater and Joint Special Operations Task Forces. His latest assignment has been to the Joint Special Operations Command Directorate of Operations where he served as an Operations Branch Chief.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, Basic Airborne Parachutist Badge, Thai Jump Wings, Air Assault Badge and the Army Recruiter Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Juan-Paul Scott
CSM Juan-Paul Scott hails from New Orleans, La. He entered the Army on Nov. 12, 1992 and completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Ky, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as a Combat Medical Specialist.
Scott’s military education includes: Member of the U.S. Army Sergeant’s Major Academy Class #65, Department of the Army First Sergeant’s Course, U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s (USAREC) First Sergeants Course, USAREC Master Trainers Course, Recruiting Guidance Counselor Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer’s Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer’s Course, Primary Leadership Course, Station Commander’s Course, and Army Recruiter’s Course.
His civilian education consist of a Master of Business Administration degree with Specialization in Supervision and completion of the Master Resiliency Training Level 1.
His assignments include: Selection as the Command Sergeant Major for the New England Recruiting Battalion, Sacramento Recruiting Battalion Operations Sergeant Major; Capitol Company First Sergeant, Sacramento Recruiting Battalion; U.S. Army Recruiting and Retention School as the Army Recruiting Course Director, First Sergeant for the New Orleans Recruiting Company, Baton Rouge Battalion; Company Operation Trainer (COT), Baton Rouge Recruiting Company; Master Trainer, New Orleans Recruiting Battalion; Baton Rouge Recruiting Company First Sergeant; Limited Production Station Commander, Hammond Recruiting Station, Seigan Lane Recruiting Station, and New Orleans Downtown Recruiting Station; On Production Station Commander, Chalmette Recruiting Station; and Field Recruiter, Metairie Recruiting Station.
Scott’s awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (four), Army Commendation Medal (three), Army Achievement Medal (six), Army Good Conduct Medal (seven), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numerical device 3), National Defense Service Ribbons (three), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Superior Unit Award, the Glen E. Morrell Award for Excellence in Recruiting, the Recruiter’s Ring for Excellence in Recruiting, the Gold Recruiter Badge with three sapphire stars and the Expert Field Medical Badge.