LTC Keith Bryant
Lieutenant Colonel Keith Bryant was born and raised in Pennsylvania and enlisted in the army as an Infantryman in 1988. He served on active duty and in the National
Guard while attending college. LTC Bryant graduated from Stetson University in May of 1997 and was commissioned as an Aviation Officer. He spent six years in Aviation, flying the OH-58 Delta during assignments in Texas and Hawaii.
LTC Bryant transitioned to Special Forces in 2004. He served as a Special Forces Detachment Commander, company executive officer and aide de camp while assigned to 1st BN, 10th Special Forces Group in Stuttgart, Germany from 2004 to 2008. LTC Bryant Served as a Special Forces Company Commander and Battalion Executive Officer in 1st Special Forces Group at Fort Lewis Washington from 2011 to 2014. His most recent assignment was with the Joint Interagency Task Force, National Capital Region in Arlington, Virginia, where he served as the Director of Operations and the Joint Special Operations Command Liaison to the Pentagon.
LTC Bryant has conducted multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as numerous training deployments to North Africa, Europe and Asia. His decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge and Special Forces Tab. He holds a bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Stetson University as well as a Master of Science degree in defense analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Richard M. Henson II
Command Sergeant Major Richard M. Henson II assumed responsibility as the command sergeant major of the Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion on May 6, 2016. As the senior enlisted advisor, he advises the commander and supports Soldiers and Civilians in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area.
He graduated from North Adams High School, Seaman, Ohio, in 1990 and enlisted into the Army on Nov. 1, 1990, as a unit supply specialist.
CSM Henson completed basic training and advanced individual training in Fort Jackson, S.C. in March 1991. He served as the supply clerk, armorer and supply sergeant for the 501st Finance Battalion, W.O. Darby Kaserne, Fuerth, Germany.
CSM Henson volunteered for recruiting duty in 1994 and was assigned to the Columbus Recruiting Battalion where he served as a recruiter, center leader, and battalion trainer from 1994-2004. After promotion to master sergeant in June 2004, he served as the first sergeant of the North Bay Recruiting Company, Sacramento Recruiting Battalion; senior operations NCO for the Columbus Recruiting Battalion; and first sergeant of the Kings Mills Recruiting Company, Columbus Recruiting Battalion. Before assignment to the Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion, CSM Henson served as the command sergeant major for the Denver Recruiting Battalion from April 2014 to March 2016 and as the G7/9 Sergeant Major for HQ, USAREC from August 2013 to March 2014.
CSM Henson graduated from all levels of NCOES to include the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course, class 63. His other military schools include the Army Recruiter, Center Leader, Master Trainer, DA and USAREC First Sergeant, and the Guidance Counselor Operations courses. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Communications from Amridge University in 2011.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. CSM Henson is a recipient of the Gold Recruiter Ring and the Glen E. Morrell Order of Recruiting Excellence Medallion.