LTC Paul T. Jackson
Lieutenant Colonel Paul T. Jackson assumed command of the Syracuse Recruiting Battalion in July 2014. 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. LTC Jackson was born in Port Jefferson, NY and is a 1994 graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Upon graduation he received a commission as a second lieutenant through the ROTC program at Hofstra University. Upon completion of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, LTC Jackson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division in Bamberg, Germany where he served as Fire Direction Officer, Platoon Leader, and Battery Executive Officer during Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Division Fire Control Officer. After attending the Armor Officer Advanced Course, LTC Jackson served with the 82d Airborne Division Artillery in Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he was the 1-325 AIR Fire Support Officer during Operation Guardian Shield in Kosovo and Battery Commander of A/2-319 AFAR during Operation Iraqi Freedom. LTC Jackson served at U.S. Pacific Command in Camp Smith, HI as an Emergency Actions Officer and Chief of Emergency Procedures and Training. LTC Jackson graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 2007 while also earning a Master of Business Administration from Webster University. He was subsequently assigned to the 210th Fires Brigade in Camp Casey, Korea where he served as a Brigade Assistant S3, Battalion S3 and Brigade Executive Officer. Upon returning to the US from Korea LTC Jackson served as the Professor of Military Science at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. Most recently LTC Jackson just completed an operational deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he was assigned to HQ ISAF at Camp ISAF.
LTC Jackson’s awards and decorations include the the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Air Force Combat Readiness Medal, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Combat Action Badge, the Army Recruiter Badge and the Venezuelan Parachutist Badge.
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.