LTC Stephen Christian
Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Christian is a native of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. After High School graduation in 1989, he attended the Penn State University and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing in 1993. His professional military education includes; Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, Primary Leadership Development Course, Officer Candidate School, Signal Officer Basic Course, Adjutant General Captain’s Career Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, and Intermediate Level Education.
Lieutenant Colonel Christian enlisted in the United States Army in 1995. His first duty assignment was as a Personnel Specialist in the Second Infantry Division, Uijongbu, South Korea. In 1996, he transferred to the Information Systems Command at Fort Huachuca, Arizona as an Officer Strength Manager. He was commissioned as a 2LT in 1998 and was assigned to the 40th Signal Battalion at Fort Huachuca, Arizona as a Platoon Leader. Lieutenant Colonel Christian transferred to the Army Signal Command, where he served as the Secretary of the General Staff. In 2003, he moved overseas to Yongsan, South Korea where he served with the Eighth Personnel Command as the Combat Arms Strength Manager. In 2004, he returned to the United States and served as Company Commander of the Headquarters Company, Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command. After command, he transferred to the 11th Signal Brigade and deployed to Baghdad, Iraq from September 2007 to December 2008 in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM as the Brigade S-1. He was then assigned to the U.S. Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky from 2010 to 2013 and served as Executive Officer to The Adjutant General and Evaluations Policy Officer. In 2013, he moved to Fort Jackson, South Carolina where he served in the Adjutant General School as the Chief of the Basic Officer Training Division until 2015. Lieutenant Colonel Christian served as Chief, Strength Management Division for the U.S. Southern Command in Doral, Florida from 2015 to May 2017.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation and various other service and campaign awards.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Thomas B. McEwen
Command Sergeant Major Thomas B. McEwen is a native of Toledo, Ohio. He enlisted in the United States Army in September 1995 as a Cannon Crewmember. He attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
CSM McEwen has served as a Cannon Crewmember, Ammunition Team Chief, Gunner, Section Chief, Recruiter, Center Leader, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major, and Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include Fort Drum, New York, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and in the United States Army Recruiting Command in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Recruiting Battalion, Beckley, West Virginia Recruiting Battalion, Columbus, Ohio Recruiting Battalion, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Recruiting Battalion, Cleveland, Ohio Recruiting Battalion, and currently in the Columbia, SC Recruiting Battalion. He has deployed twice to Egypt and once to Bosnia.
CSM McEwen’s military education includes the Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Army Recruiter Course, Senior Leaders Course, Station Commander Course, Department of the Army First Sergeant Course, Recruiting First Sergeant Course, Initial Entry Training Company Commander/First Sergeant Course, Sergeants Major Course, and Master Resilience Course. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University and Master of Business Administration in Sports Management from Columbia Southern University.
CSM McEwen’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Army Commendation Medal (5th Award), Army Achievement Medal (7th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (5th Award), Overseas Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Multinational Force Observers Medal (2nd Award), Army Superior Unit Award, and Gold Recruiter Badge with Three Sapphire Stars.