LTC Christopher J. Duncan
LTC Christopher Duncan graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1998, earning his commission as an Armor officer. After graduating from the Armor Officer Basic Course, he served as an Anti-Tank Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, Anti-Tank Company Executive Officer, and Headquarters Troop Executive Officer in the 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, LA. Transitioning to the Military Intelligence Corps, LTC Duncan led an Intelligence Support Element in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) before reporting to the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, HI as the Assistant Brigade S2 during OIF. LTC Duncan then joined the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment serving as the Battalion S2 during OIF; he was subsequently selected to command the 185th Military Intelligence Company, 2/25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Returning to Fort Polk, LA, LTC Duncan served as the S2 for 1st Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment and as an Observer/Controller in Task Force 2 at the Joint Readiness Training Center. LTC Duncan was then assigned to the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, KY; deploying to OEF as the Brigade S2. LTC Duncan’s next assignment was to the Pentagon, Washington, DC, serving as the Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), G-2 SIGINT/CYBER Plans Officer; HQDA, G-2 A/XO; and in the Office of the Chief of Staff, Army as a Special Assistant to the Director of the Army Staff.
LTC Duncan’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), the Valorous Unit Award (1 OLC), the Combat Action Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Draper Armor Leadership Award.
LTC Duncan’s military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, Military Intelligence Captains’ Career Course, and Army Command and General Staff College. LTC Duncan’s civilian education includes Master’s degrees from Louisiana State University and the National Intelligence University.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Steven R. Laick
A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Laick enlisted as a Soldier in 1989 in the Army Reserves as a Single Channel Radio Operator (31C) and Cannon Crew Member (13B). CSM Laick left the Army Reserves in March of 1993 to pursue his military career on a full-time basis enlisting into the Active Army as an Armament Systems Repairer (45K).
CSM Laick attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and advanced individual training at Fort Gordon, Georgia. After returning to his Army Reserve unit, he attended Artillery School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Upon entry to active service, he attended Armament Systems Repair School at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
CSM Laick has served in every leadership position from team leader to Battalion Operations Sergeant Major. His broadening assignments include Recruiting Senior Master Trainer and Senior Career Manager for MOS 79R (Recruiter).
His assignments include Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Fort Gordon, Georgia; Fort Benning, Georgia; Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland; Fort Irwin, California; La Vale, Maryland; Fairmont, West Virginia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Indiana, Pennsylvania; Charleston, West Virginia; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Fort Bliss, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
CSM Laick’s military education includes the Airborne School, Warrior Leaders Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Air Assault Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Recruiter Course, Station Commanders Course, Senior Leader Course, First Sergeant Course, Recruiting Master Trainer Course, Force Management Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 65). His civilian education includes a high school diploma from Hirschi High School, an Associate’s Degree for Business Management from Barstow Community College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from Columbia Southern University where he graduated Cum Laude.
CSM Laick’s decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster; Global War on Terrorism Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal 7th Award; National Defense Service Medal second award; Professional Development Ribbon with numeral four; and the Army Service Ribbon. His Awards also include Army Superior Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Adjutant General’s Corps Association COL Robert L. Manning Achievement Medal, the Glenn E. Morrell Award for Excellence in Recruiting, Army Recruiting Ring for Excellence in Recruiting, and the Army Recruiting Gold Badge with three Sapphire Stars.