LTC Sharlene M. Pigg
Lieutenant Colonel Pigg enlisted in the Florida Army National Guard in 1991. After attending Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, she performed duties in communications and public affairs until she graduated from Stetson University in 1996, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. While there, she participated in the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University ROTC program, leaving as a Distinguished Honor Graduate and being commissioned onto Active Duty as an Army Aviator.
Before arriving at the Jacksonville Recruiting Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Pigg served in two assignments within the Pentagon: most recently as the Women in the Army (WITA) Branch Chief and as an Officer Policy Integrator for the Director of Military Personnel Management, Army G-1. Her previous assignments include: 160th Signal Brigade Adjutant at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Aide de Camp to the FORSCOM Deputy Commanding General, and Team Chief, FORSCOM G-1 Strength Management Branch at Fort McPherson, Georgia; Aide de Camp to the Commanding General of the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan; Recruiting Operations Officer for Georgia Tech Army ROTC, Atlanta, Georgia; Commander, HHC, 1/210th Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Battalion S-1, 1/52nd Aviation Battalion, K-16, Korea; Assistant Brigade S-2, 159th Aviation Brigade, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Platoon Leader, A/5-101st, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and Executive Officer, HHT, 3/6 Cavalry Squadron, Camp Humphreys, Korea.
Lieutenant Colonel Pigg's Army education includes: the Aviation Officer Basic Course, UH-60 Aviator Qualification Course, Aviation Officer Advance Course, and Army Command and General Staff College.
Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal and Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NATO Medal, Army Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge.
Lieutenant Colonel Pigg, and husband, Chad Pigg, a prior service member of the Army for six years, have one son.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Michael T. Forbes II
Command Sergeant Major Michael T. Forbes II was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He enlisted in the Army Reserves in November 1987 and was assigned to the 2053rd Army Reception Battalion in Baltimore, MD. He completed Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, SC, and was awarded MOS 75D, Personnel Records Specialist in 1988. In May 1989, he enlisted in the Regular Army and was assigned to Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Command Sergeant Major Forbes’ first assignment was the 507th Personnel Service Center, where he served as an Enlisted Personnel Records Clerk and Special Actions/Quality Assurance Team member. In 1992, he was assigned to the 4th Personnel Service Center, Fort Carson, CO where he served as Enlisted Evaluations Clerk, Enlisted Records Team Chief and NCOIC, Customer Service Section. In 1994, he entered U.S. Army Recruiting Command and was assigned to the Houston Recruiting Battalion, Greens Road Recruiting Station. In 1997, he served as a Limited Production Station Commander, Humble Recruiting Station. He went on to become a Recruiter Trainer for the battalion in 1999. Command Sergeant Major Forbes was assigned to the Recruiting and Retention School, Fort Jackson, SC in 2001 where he worked as a Platform Instructor/Writer. In July 2003, he was assigned as the First Sergeant, Lewisville Company, Dallas Recruiting Battalion. In 2005, he was assigned to the 5th Recruiting Brigade as the NCOIC, Brigade Operations. Following his selection and training for Sergeant Major, he was assigned to the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion in 2010, where he served as Battalion Operations Sergeant Major. Command Sergeant Major Forbes most recently served as the Nashville Recruiting Battalion Command Sergeant Major from December 2012 to June 2015.
Command Sergeant Major Forbes has completed all levels of Noncommissioned Officer professional military education and is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 60. He has also completed the USAREC Station Commander Course, Master Trainer Course, Instructor Course, Guidance Counselor/Operations Course, Battle Staff Course, DA First Sergeant Course, and USAREC Command Sergeants Major Course.
Command Sergeant Major Forbes’ awards and decorations include five Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, six Army Achievement Medals , the Army Good Conduct Medal (8th award), and the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4). He earned the Recruiting Gold Badge, Recruiter Ring and the Glenn E. Morrell Award. His USAREC accomplishments include Top New Recruiter Houston Battalion, First Sergeant of the Year Dallas Battalion 2004 and 2005.
He and his wife have three children.