LTC Kevin Buettner
Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Buettner was born and raised in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics. In 1999, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Intelligence Corps.
Lieutenant Colonel Buettner most recently served on the Joint Staff as a Joint Targeting Officer and Operations and Plans Branch Chief within the Directorate for Intelligence, J2. His previous assignments include: Deputy J2 for CENTCOM Forward - Jordan in Amman; Division ACE Chief and Deputy G2 for 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas; Instructor and Course Director in the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering at the United States Military Academy; Commander, A Co, 206th Military Intelligence Battalion and Watch Officer for the National Security Agency/Georgia at Fort Gordon; Company Executive Officer, C Co, 313th Military Intelligence Battalion, Battalion Intelligence Officer, S2, for 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (AASLT), and Assistant S2 for 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (ABN) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Lieutenant Colonel Buettner has two combat deployments to Afghanistan and a deployment to Jordan.
Lieutenant Colonel Buettner's Army education includes: the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course and the Military Intelligence Officer Advance Course at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, the Combined Arms Staff Service College, and Army Command and General Staff College. He also received a Master's Degree in Physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal and Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, and Joint Staff Identification Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM James R. McDuffie Jr.
Command Sergeant Major James R. McDuffie Jr., is a native of Portland, ME. He entered the U.S. Army on July 17, 1997, on Active duty, as a Military Police Officer, and began One-Station-Unit Training at Fort McClellan, AL.
Command Sergeant Major McDuffie’s duty positions consisted of Military Police Officer, Bicycle Patrol NCOIC, Recruiter, Center Leader, Recruiter Trainer, First Sergeant and Operations Sergeants Major.
Command Sergeant Major McDuffie’s assignments include the 552nd MP Company, Pusan, South Korea; Law Enforcement Activity, Fort Jackson, SC. He began his Army recruiting career in April 2000, as a Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI. Subsequent recruiting positions include: Center Leader, Milwaukee, WI; Center Leader, Green Bay, WI; Recruiter Trainer, Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion, Lansing, MI; Delta Force Recruiter, Fort Bragg, NC; Operations Sergeants Major USAOMS, Washington, DC; First Sergeant, Central Jersey Recruiting Company, Lakehurst, NJ; and Operations Sergeants Major, Kansas City Recruiting Battalion.
His deployments consist of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2008; and Operation Enduring Freedom, 2011.
Command Sergeant Major McDuffie’s education includes the Military Police Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, Army Recruiter Course, Center Commander Course, Airborne School, SERE School, Antiterrorism Evasive Driving Course, Enlisted Combat Skills Course, and Recruiting First Sergeant Course. He is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 66. His civilian education includes an Associate of Science degree in Law Enforcement Technology from Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME; a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, and a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies, from the University of Texas, El Paso, TX.
Command Sergeant Major McDuffie’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal (1OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal (1 Silver Loop), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, an Army Superior Unit Award (1OLC), the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, a Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 5, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Gold Army Recruiting Badge, the Recruiter Ring of Excellence, the Glen E. Morrell Award, the Parachutist Badge and the Drivers Badge.