LTC H. W. Hugh Darville
Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Darville assumed command of the Syracuse Recruiting Battalion in July 2012. The battalion, with companies in Syracuse, Fort Drum, Rochester, Buffalo, Olean and Wilkes-Barre, serves as the Army’s ambassadors to local communities throughout Upstate New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to the mission of recruiting the strength for America’s Army, the Battalion actively partners with local leaders, organizations and educators to mentor and provide educational resources to the area’s youth. Lieutenant Colonel Darville’s last assignment was as the Deputy Commander of the Corps of Engineers Baltimore District. The District's 1,200 employees execute an annual program over $2.4 billion, including Military Programs, Civil Works, and International, Interagency and Emergency Support, providing design, engineering, construction, environmental, contracting and real estate expertise to a variety of federal and local agencies in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. From 2007 to 2009, Lieutenant Colonel Darville served as Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 14th Combat Engineer Battalion at Fort Lewis, WA, and deployed from 2008 to 2009 as the battalion provided mission command to a multi-service force of 800 Army, Navy and Air Force engineers conducting full-spectrum operations across Iraq. From 2004 to 2006, Lieutenant Colonel Darville served as the Executive Officer to the Director of Civil Works at Headquarters, US Army Corps of Engineers, in Washington, D.C., the General Officer responsible for the Corps' $5-billion annual Civil Works Program, and the Army's engineering support in response to Presidential declarations of emergency or disaster. He deployed to the Gulf Coast during the immediate recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina, and later served as the liaison between the Corps of Engineers and the City of New Orleans. His early assignments during consecutive tours in Germany include Operations Officer and Alpha Company Commander for the 16th Armored Engineer Battalion in Giessen; Deputy Assistant Division Engineer for the 1st Armored Division in Wiesbaden; Chief of Construction Management for the 130th Engineer Brigade and Platoon Leader for the 502nd Engineer Company (Assault Float Bridge) in Hanau. His combat and operational deployment experience includes Squadron Engineer for 1st Squadron, 1st U.S. Cavalry Regiment, in Baghdad, Iraq; Chief of Construction Management for Task Force Falcon and Architect of Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo; and Chief Engineer of Joint Task Force Shining Presence in Tel Aviv, Israel during Operation Desert Fox. He also served on operational and exercise deployments to Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Moldova and Botswana.
Lieutenant Colonel Darville is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Texas A&M University where he received a Bachelor of Environmental Design, cum laude, in May 1993. He also holds a Master of Architecture with certificates in Historic Preservation and American Urbanism from the University of Virginia; and a Master of International and Strategic Defense Studies jointly conferred by the University of Milan and the Free International University of Social Studies (LUISS) "Guido Carli" in Rome, Italy. He is an Associate member of the American Institute of Architects, and is a past Chair of the Baltimore Federal Executive Board and the Chesapeake Bay Area Combined Federal Campaign. Lieutenant Colonel Darville's military decorations include two awards of the Bronze Star, five awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal. His military education includes the Defense Strategy Course of the U.S. Army War College; the Joint Service Staff College (ISSMI) at the Center for High Defense Studies (CASD) in Rome, Italy; the Joint Multi-National Staff Officer Course at the Euro-NATO Training Engineer Center (ENTEC) in Munich, Germany; and the Future Unit Commanders' Course (CFCU) at the French Army's Engineer School (ESAG) in Angers, France, and the Linguist Enhancement Course at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Luis F. Figueroa
Command Sergeant Major Luis F. Figueroa is a native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico and hails from Jacksonville, FL. He entered the US ARMY in March1988, attended basic training at Ft Jackson, SC, and advanced individual training at Ft Lee, VA. He graduated as a Stock Control and Accounting Specialist .His overseas tours include Germany, and a tour in Saudi Arabia, Desert Storm/Shield/Liberation of Kuwait. CSM Figueroa's began his recruiting career in April 1995 as a recruiter in Daytona Beach Recruiting Company, Jacksonville Recruiting Battalion. He went on to serve as a Station Commander in two different stations in the Jacksonville Recruiting Company. In the Jacksonville Recruiting Battalion he also served as a Senior Guidance Counselor Jacksonville Military Entry Processing Station, First Sergeant of the Daytona Beach Recruiting Company, Operations Non Commissioned Officer In Charge(NCOIC), Recruiter Master Trainer, and as First Sergeant in the Jacksonville Recruiting Company. In His next assignment he served as the Operations NCOIC for the Dallas Recruiting Battalion, Dallas TX, and his most recent assignment was as the Operations Sergeant Major for the Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion, Lakehurst NJ.
His military/civilian education includes all Military NCOES to include the Sergeant Majors Academy, Army Recruiting School, Station Commander’s course, Operations and Guidance Counselor's course and he holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. His awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (3 OCL), Army commendation Medal (5 OCL), Army Achievement Medal (4 OCL), Good Conduct Medal (7th), National Defense Ribbon, South West Asia Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Award 4th award, Saudi-Arabia Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal. Driver Badge and the Gold Recruiter Batch, Army Recruiting Ring and the Glen E Morrell Recruiting Medal. Command Sergeant Major Figueroa is married to Amelia, and has five children with the 2 oldest currently attending college.