LTC Derwin Brown
LTC Derwin Brown graduated from Hephzibah High School in Hephzibah, GA in 1987. In 1989 he graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology in Decatur, Georgia with an Associates of Applied Science in Electronics Degree. Immediately after graduation, LTC Brown enlisted into the U.S. Army in Atlanta, GA. Upon completion of training, his first assignment was with the 521st Maintenance Company, Wiesbaden, Germany as a Calibration Specialist. Following his selection as the Army Materiel Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year in 1993, he was selected to attend Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia.
In 1994 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps. LTC Brown served in a wide variety of command and staff positions throughout his career. His earlier assignments included duty with: the 659th Maintenance Company (Airborne), 189th Support Battalion (CSB) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; U.S. Army Student Detachment at Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia; Headquarters Company (HHC), 501st Corps Support Group (CSG), Camp Red Cloud, South Korea; HHC, 24th CSG and 94th Maintenance Company, 87th CSB at Fort Stewart, Georgia; 5th Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) and Special Troops Battalion, Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne), United States Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg; and the United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM), Norfolk, Virginia. LTC Brown’s most recent assignment was with the Joint Chiefs of Staff J4 as the Acquisition Cross Servicing Agreements Manager.
LTC Brown’s deployments include: Pakistan and Qatar as a Company Commander of a Combat Service Support Logistics Task Force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). He also deployed to multiple locations in Iraq in support of Special Operations forces participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
LTC Brown is a graduate of the U.S. Army Jumpmaster School, Ordnance Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Virginia State University and a Master of Science degree in Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster University.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), the Army Commendation Medal (5th award), the Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Support Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award), Senior Parachutist Badge, British and German Army Parachutist Wings, the German Army Marksmanship Badge (Bronze), the Basic Recruiter Badge, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM John D. Milsap
Command Sergeant Major John D. Milsap assumed duties as the Command Sergeant Major for the United State Atlanta Recruiting Battalion September 2012.
Command Sergeant Major Milsap is a native of Heidelberg, Mississippi. He graduated from Heidelberg High School Class of 1986 and attended both Jackson State University and University of Southern Mississippi. He enlisted in the United States Army May 1989 and completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training as a Fire Support Specialist at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
His early assignments include the 2/1 Field Artillery, Nurnberg, Germany while assigned he deployed to Desert Storm/Desert Shield; USMCA, Furth, Germany; 5th Infantry Division (DIVARTY), Fort Polk, Louisiana and HHB (DIVARTY), 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Command Sergeant Major Milsap was later assigned to United States Army Recruiting Command as a detailed Recruiter in the Atlanta Recruiting Battalion. He served as a Station Commander in Sandy Springs and Atlanta West Recruiting Stations, Atlanta Recruiting Company; Guidance Counselor for the Atlanta Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) and a First Sergeant for Marietta Recruiting Company. Upon selection to Master Sergeant in 2003, Command Sergeant Major Milsap served as the Senior Operations NCO of the Oklahoma Recruiting Battalion. In July 2005 he was assigned to the Dallas Recruiting Battalion where he served as the First Sergeant for the Lewisville Recruiting Company and Master Trainer for the Dallas Recruiting Battalion. In 2009 he was selected to attend the United States Sergeant Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas and after completion, he was assigned to the Miami Recruiting Battalion, Miami, Florida as one of the first Battalion Operation’s Sergeant’s Major in USAREC. In 2011 he was command select to become the Command Sergeant Major of the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, Phoenix, Arizona.
Command Sergeant Major Milsap military education includes all levels of the Army’s Noncommissioned Officer Education System culminating as a graduate of the Sergeant Major Academy, Class 60. He is a graduate of the Army’s Basic Recruiter Course, Station Commander’s Course, Guidance Counselor Operations Course, DA and USAREC First Sergeant Course, Battalion Pre-Command Course, Battalion Command Sergeant Major Development Course and Battle Staff Course.
Command Sergeant Major Milsap holds a Masters of Leadership and Management from The University of Texas El Paso and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia.
Command Sergeant Major Milsap awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, 3rd award; the Army Commendation Medal, 6th award; the Army Achievement Medal, 5th award; Gold Recruiter Ring and the coveted Glen E. Morrell Ring and Medallion. He is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.