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 David R. Inglis
Command Sergeant Major David R. Inglis assumed responsibility of the Syracuse Recruiting Battalion 18 November 2013. 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.Command Sergeant Major Inglis began his career with the 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and has served there on three separate occasions, deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF II) and to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF I). His other assignment locations include Fort Carson, Colorado, Daegu, South Korea, Fort Bliss, Texas, Fort Richardson, Alaska, and most recently as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major of Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division where he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF XII). He graduated from all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System, the Pre-Command and Command Sergeants Major Course, airborne, air assault and Jumpmaster school. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Excelsior University and an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Pike’s Peak Community College. Command Sergeant Major Inglis’ awards include the Bronze Star (2 OLCs), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLCs), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLCs), Army Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (1 Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, the NATO Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.