LTC Robert J. Garbarino
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Garbarino is a native of Mount Vernon, New York. After high school graduation, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduation in 1995, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Infantry. Later military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, and the Command and General Staff College.
LTC Garbarino’s assignments include rifle platoon leader and company executive officer in 1st Battalion - 22nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas during the Advanced Warfighting Experiment; rifle company commander in 1st Battalion – 27th Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks Hawaii; Infantry Company Advisor in 1st Battalion – 196th Infantry Brigade American Samoa; numerous Observer Controller positions at the Joint Readiness Training Center; Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer with 1st Battalion – 67th Armored Regiment, and Brigade Operations Officer 2nd Brigade – 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. His most recent assignment has been as the International Military Engagements Chief at U.S. Army Africa in Vicenza, Italy.
LTC Garbarino’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC) , Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4), Army Superior Unit Award (1OLC), the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Valorous Unit Award, the expert infantryman badge, the basic parachutist badge, and the Ranger tab.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Jody King
Command Sergeant Major Jody King graduated from Hannibal High School in Hannibal, Missouri in 1989. He enlisted in the Army in October 1993, attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama where he was awarded the MOS 74D, Chemical Operation Specialist.
Command Sergeant Major King’s military and civilian education includes Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course (Honor Graduate), Senior Leaders Course, Department of Army and USAREC First Sergeant Course, and the United States Army Sergeant Majors Academy (Class 63). He is a graduate of the following military courses: U.S. Army Airborne School, Air Assault School, NBC NCO Course, Army Recruiter Course(Distinguished Honor Graduate), Station Commander Course, Guidance Counselor and Operations Course. CSM King graduated Magna Cum Laude from Grantham University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administrative on June 2009.
Command Sergeant Major King’s earlier assignments include: Chemical Operation Specialist, 59th Chemical Company, Fort Drum, New York; Nuclear Biological Chemical NCO, Bravo Company 41st Engineer, Fort Drum, New York; Squad Leader & Platoon Sergeant, 87th Chemical Company, Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Command Sergeant Major King joined the Recruiting Command in February 2000 as a Recruiter - Hannibal, Missouri. He has served in several positions: On-Production Station Commander - Hannibal, Missouri; Limited Production Station Commander - Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Company Operation Trainer - Cape Girardeau Recruiting Company; First Sergeant - Central Illinois Recruiting Company, Peoria, Illinois; First Sergeant - Liberty Recruiting Company, Liberty, Missouri; First Sergeant - Athens Recruiting Company, Athens, Georgia, and Operations Sergeant Major – Fresno Recruiting Battalion, Fresno, California. He is currently serving as the Command Sergeant Major at Columbia Recruiting Battalion, SC.
Command Sergeant Major King’s awards and decorations include: The Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters. He has earned the Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Glen E. Morrell Award for Recruiting Excellence, the Recruiter Ring and the Gold Recruiter Badge.