LTC Clifton C. Harris
LTC Clifton C. Harris graduated from the University of South Carolina and was commissioned as an Artillery Officer in June 1993. His first duty assignment was in the 193rdInfantry Brigade (Airborne), in Panama from March 1994 to December 1995. He served as a Company Fires Support Officer and Battalion Fires Support Officer in the 5th Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, where he deployed in support of Operation Safe Haven.
In January 1996, LTC Harris was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment (MLRS). He served as a Platoon Leader and Battery Executive Officer until his attendance of the Field Artillery Advance Course. Upon graduation in the summer of 1997 he was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
He served in the 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment as a Staff Officer and Battalion Fires Support Officer.
In March 2000 he assumed command of Foxtrot Battery, 7th Field Artillery Regiment and served until assuming command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Infantry Division. In May 2003 he was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and served as a Staff Officer in the Combined Arms Center. In the summer of 2005 LTC Harris attended the Command and General Staff College. Following graduation he returned to the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006 where he served as a Staff Officer and a Division Operations Advisor to the 4th Iraqi Army Division. Upon his return he served a Brigade Fires Support Coordinator in 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. He returned to Iraq in 2008 with 3rd Brigade and served as Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment. In October 2009, LTC Harris was assigned to US Army South at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He served as Chief of Operations and deployed as part of Joint Task Force-Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response. In December 2011 he was last assigned to the Center for Army Lessons Learned at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab and Air Assault Badge.
He assumed command of the Beckley Battalion on 30 May 2014.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Troy A. Brown
CSM Troy A. Brown graduated from Central High School, Flint, Michigan in 1988 and enlisted into the U.S. Army on October 12, 1988 as a Combat Engineer. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Management and Organizational Development from Spring Arbor College in Jackson, Michigan in 1999. He completed his Juris Doctorate Degree with Thomas Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan in 2005.
CSM Brown completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in February 1989. He then served tours of duty with the 7th Engineer Battalion in Fort Polk, Louisiana, and 2nd Engineer Battalion in Camp Casey, Korea, and the 1st Engineer Battalion in Fort Riley, Kansas, where he served as a Combat Engineer team leader, Squad Leader, and Platoon Sergeant. He volunteered for recruiting duty in 1998 and was assigned to the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion where he served as a Recruiter and Station Commander from 1998-2004. He was promoted to Master Sergeant in October 2004 and served as the USAR Operations NCOIC for the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion from 2004-2006, and as the Senior Operations NCOIC for the Sacramento Recruiting Battalion from 2006-2008. CSM Brown served as First Sergeant of the Sierra Nevada Recruiting Company from June 2008 to 2011 and was promoted to Sergeant Major on 1 Nov 2010.
CSM Brown graduated from the Sergeants Major Academy in June 2008. His other military schools include the USAREC First Sergeants Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, and the Primary Leadership Development Course.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with one silver and 2 oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with one silver and one oak leaf clusters, the Good Conduct Medal (7), the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon (4), the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.