COL Sean F. Mullen
Col. Sean F. Mullen was commissioned in the United States Army as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from The Citadel in 1990. His previous duty assignments include: Platoon Trainer for the 1st ROTC BDE; temporary duty as a Company Executive Officer in the 7th Ranger Training Battalion; Rifle Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and Company Executive Officer in the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division (L); Battalion Maintenance Officer for 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division (M); Battalion S-3 Air, and Company Commander for Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division (M); Charlie Company Commander and HHC Commander in the 4th Ranger Training Battalion; G-3 Assistant Chief of Operations, and Chief of the 3rd Infantry Division’s Emergency and Tactical Operations Center; S-4 for 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (M); Task Force Executive Officer and Operations Officer for the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, and G-3 Chief of Operations for the 3rd Infantry Division (M); Battalion Commander of the 1st Battalion, 306th Infantry Regiment, 188th Separate Infantry Brigade; Battalion Commander of the 4th Ranger Training Battalion; Deputy Brigade Commander for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division; Branch Chief for Special Operations Future Concepts and Development, Division Chief for Special Operations Learning and Education, and Acting Director for the J7/9 Directorate of Training, Doctrine and Capability Development for the United States Special Operations Command.
Col. Mullen’s awards and decorations include: Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal (3rd award), Purple Heart Medal (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (5th award), Army Commendation Medal (10th award), Joint Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (9th award), Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1 Service Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1 Service Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Service Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (4 Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (2nd award), NATO ISAF Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Citation (2nd award), Army Superior Unit Award, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Pathfinder Badge. He is a recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice, the Order of Saint George, and the Order of Saint Barbara Medallion’s.
Col. Mullen’s Foreign Awards include: The German Armed Forces Military Efficiency Badge (Gold Award), and the German, Canadian, Columbian and Chilean Parachutist Badges.
Col. Mullen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, a Masters of Arts degree in Human Resource Development, and a Masters of Strategic Studies.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Stephen E. Bowens
CSM Stephen E. Bowens is a native of Saint Stephens, South Carolina. After graduating from Saint Stephens High School Class of 1989, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in June of 1989 and attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. His initial Military Occupational Specialty was as an Armor Crewman (19K).
His early assignments include the 1/64th Armor Battalion, Fort Stewart Georgia, 3/11th Armor Calvary Regiment, Badhersfeld, Germany, 2/68th Armor Battalion Baumholder, Germany, and 1/33rd Armor Battalion Fort Lewis, Washington.
CSM Bowens entered the Recruiting Command May 1997 as a detailed Recruiter in the Raleigh Recruiting Battalion. He served as the Station Commander in the Greenville and Fayetteville Recruiting Company. In May 2002, he served as a senior instructor and division chief at the Recruiting and Retention School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Upon selection to Master Sergeant May 2003, he assumed responsibility as the First Sergeant of the Shreveport Recruiting Company, New Orleans Recruiting Battalion. In May 2005, he served as the First Sergeant of the Florence Recruiting Company, Columbia Recruiting Battalion. In June of 2007, he was assigned at the Soldier Support Institute, Fort Jackson, South Carolina as the Recruiting School Sergeant Major. In August 2007, he was reassigned as the Command Sergeant Major of the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. His last assignment was as the Command Sergeant Major of the Columbia Recruiting Battalion, Fort Jackson, SC.
CSM Bowens is a graduate of all of the Army NCOES courses, including the Sergeants Major Academy, Class 57. He is a graduate of the Army’s Basic Recruiter Course, Station Commander Course, Guidance Counselor Operations Course, Master Trainer Course, Master Fitness Course, Air Assault Course, DA and USAREC First Sergeant Courses, and Battle Staff Course.
CSM Bowens' civilian education consists of a Masters of Business Administration in Project Management from Columbia Southern University and a Masters of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from Trident University.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, 6th award, the Army Commendation Medal, 8th award, the Army Achievement Medal, 12th award, the coveted Glen E. Morrell Ring and Medallion and the Air Assault Badge. He is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy and Sergeant Morales Clubs.