COL Dina S. Wandler
Colonel Dina S. Wandler has served in the United States Army for over 27 years. She enlisted as a Flight Operations Specialist in the 1/189th Attack Aviation Battalion in the Montana Army National Guard, and later served in the 396th Station Hospital (USAR) and deployed as a Physical Therapy Specialist to Panama and as a Preventive Medicine Specialist to Guyana. She graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Psychology and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps.
Colonel Wandler most recently served as the Director of Personnel (J/G1) for the Joint Task Force Headquarters – National Capital Region (NCR) and the United States Army Military District of Washington (MDW). She previously served as the Director of Training, US Army Adjutant General School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Battalion Commander, 593rd Special Troops Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Director of Military Personnel and Deputy Director, J1 Personnel Services Division, The Joint Staff, Washington, DC; Company Commander, 38th Human Resources Company, Bamberg, Germany and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from March 2009 to March 2010; Assistant Deputy for Education Policy Oversight to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASA M&RA) and Military Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Human Resources (DASA-HR), Washington, DC; Brigade S1, 1st Infantry Division Support Command (DISCOM), Kitzingen, Germany and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II from February 2004 to February 2005; Officer Strength Manager and Plans and Operations Officer, ACoS/G1, 1st Infantry Division, Würzburg, Germany and Turkey in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I in 2003; Battalion S3 and Commander, A Detachment, 38th Personnel Services Battalion, Bamberg, Germany and Kosovo and Macedonia in support of Operation Joint Guardian from October 2000 to May 2001; Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment and Battalion S1, 22nd Personnel Services Battalion (PSB), Executive Officer, 175th AG Company (Postal), Fort Lewis, Washington; and Platoon Leader, 19th AG Company (Postal), Camp Casey, Korea.
Colonel Wandler holds a Masters in Strategic Studies (MSS) from the United States Army War College. She also graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College and completed the AG Corps Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Combined Arms Services and Staff School, Postal Operations and Supervisors Courses, and the Basic Airborne Course. She is a Joint Qualified Officer and holds officer skill identifiers as a Joint Planner, Postal Officer, Parachutist, and Strategist.
Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. She has earned the Das Abzeichen für Leistungen im Truppendienst (German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency), Schützenschnur (German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency), Basic Aviation Badge, Parachutist Badge, and The Joint Staff, Army Staff, and Army Basic Recruiter Identification Badges.
Colonel Wandler and her husband, Matthias, reside in Alexandria, Virginia and have one son, Alex (21) and two dogs, Buffalo Bill “Cody” (77) and Ken “Griffey” (30).
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Gregory S. McNeill
Command Sergeant Major Gregory S. McNeill was born in Inglewood, California and graduated from Don Antonio Lugo High School in Chino, California. He enlisted into the Army as an Infantryman. Upon completion of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) as a mechanized infantryman. He then served as a mechanized Infantryman and operations NCO with the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Vilseck Germany. Command Sergeant Major McNeill was also assigned as a squad leader in at the 2nd Battalion, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California.
Command Sergeant Major McNeill was assigned to recruiting duty in January 1998. Upon completion of the United States Army Recruiter Course at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he was assigned to the Redding Recruiting Center, Redding Recruiting Company, Portland Recruiting Battalion. He has since served as the Center Leader for the Chico, California and Pearl Ridge, Hawaii Recruiting Centers. Upon selection for master sergeant he served as the company First Sergeant for the Redding, California and Covina, California Recruiting companies. He also served as the Senior Operations NCO for the Portland Recruiting Battalion, Portland Oregon and the Senior Master Trainer for the 3rd Recruiting Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky.
After graduating from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss Texas, he was assigned as the Operations Sergeant Major for the 2nd Recruiting Brigade, Red Stone Arsenal, Alabama, and subsequently selected as the Command Sergeant Major for the Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion.
Command Sergeant Major McNeill is a graduate of Combat Live Savers Course, United States Army Primary Leadership Development Course, Equal Opportunity Advisors Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Army Recruiter Course, Army Recruiter Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Station Commander’s Course, Guidance Counselor Operations Course, the DA and Recruiting Command First Sergeant Course, the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, class 62, and the Battalion Pre-Command Course. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Phoenix.
His awards and decorations include Expert Infantryman’s Badge; Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Army Commendation Medal with six oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal with 14 oak leaf clusters; Army Good Conduct Medal with two silver knots; National Defense Service Medal with one star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal(non-expeditionary); Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon with 4th device; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Medal; and the United States Army Superior Unit Award. Command Sergeant Major McNeill is also a recipient of the Recruiter Ring and was inducted into the prestigious Glen E. Morrell, Order for Recruiting Excellence.