LTC Judd Floris
Lieutenant Colonel Judd Floris graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1999 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer.
Upon graduating from the Infantry Officers Basic Course, Lieutenant Colonel Floris was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served as an Airborne Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion Air Operations Officer. After completing the Special Forces Qualification Course, Lieutenant Colonel Floris was assigned to the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Commander's In-Extremis Force in Okinawa, Japan as a Special Forces Operational Detachment - Alpha Commander, Assault Force Commander, Company Executive Officer, and Company Commander. Lieutenant Colonel Floris was then assigned to the Pentagon as an Operations Officer in the Joint Staff J-3 and the Army G-3 Special Operations Division. He then returned to 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he commanded a Special Forces Company and Task Force, and subsequently served as an Operations Officer at the Battalion, Joint Special Operations Task Force, and Group levels. Lieutenant Colonel Floris most recently served as a Special Operations and Counter-Terrorism Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict in the Pentagon.
Lieutenant Colonel Floris has deployed 15 times in support of named operations and Theater Campaign Plan events in the Middle East and Pacific areas of operations.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat and Expert Infantryman’s Badges, the Special Forces and Ranger Tabs, Master Parachutist Badge, Military Free Fall Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Staff Identification Badges from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and the Army Staff. Lieutenant Colonel Floris also holds parachutist's badges from seven countries.
Lieutenant Colonel Floris earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Systems Engineering (Distinguished Graduate) from West Point and a Master’s Degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Charles Jerome Peterson, II
Command Sergeant Major Charles Jerome Peterson, II is a native of Saginaw, Mich. His military career began in 1990 as an Administrative Specialist in the Michigan National Guard. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. In 1991 he enlisted in the United States Army and attended Advanced Individual Training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. as a Welder.
Throughout his Army career, Command Sergeant Major Peterson has held a variety of leadership positions ranging from Squad Leader, Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Center Commander, Instructor, Writer/Developer, First Sergeant and Operations Sergeant Major. His other assignments include service with the Cold Regions Test Center at Fort Greely, Alaska; 24th Transportation Battalion at Fort Eustis, Va.; Chicago Recruiting Battalion at Fort Sheridan, Ill.; 596th Maintenance Company in Darmstadt, Germany; Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion at Fort Snelling, Minn.; Recruiting and Retention School at Fort Jackson, S.C.; Chicago Recruiting Battalion at Fort Sheridan, Ill.; Columbus Recruiting Battalion, Columbus, Ohio; Syracuse Recruiting Battalion, Syracuse, N.Y; Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion, Milwaukee, WI. Before arriving to New York City Battalion, he was assigned as the Command Sergeant Major for the Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion.
Command Sergeant Major Peterson graduated from all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System to include the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 63. He has also completed the Recruiter Course, Station Commander Course, Instructor Course, and DA First Sergeants Course.
He holds an associate degree in General Studies from University of Phoenix, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (Cum Laude) from Mountain State University and Master of Arts in Leadership from The University of Texas at El Paso.
Command Sergeant Major Petersons’ awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. He also earned the Army Recruiter Gold Badge with three sapphires, Army Recruiter Ring, and the coveted Glen E. Morrell award.