LTC Dave Henning
LTC Dave Henning hails from Buffalo, New York. He earned a Bachelors of Science and was commissioned through ROTC at the Canisius College of Buffalo New York as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps on 18 May 2000. LTC Henning's first assignment was with the 3rd BCT/4th ID at Fort Carson, CO. Shortly after 9/11, LTC Henning deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and within a year of redeployment he deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom-1. LTC Henning's next assignment was in South Korea as a staff officer in the 8th Army G4. LTC Henning then transitioned to Civil Affairs and the 97th CA BN(A) where he deployed as the Team leader of CAT 723 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines. His next assignment was with 2nd BN 1st SFG(A) where he deployed to Afghanistan as the SOTF-South S9. LTC Henning was then selected to attend resident ILE at Fort Leavenworth Kansas where he also earned his Master's degree in International Relations from Webster's University. Upon completion of ILE, LTC Henning returned to the 97th CA BN(A) as the Civil Affairs Planning Team (CAPT) Chief and quickly deployed to support the Theater Civil Military Support Element (TCMSE), SOCPAC, and SOCKOR with operational planning requirements. LTC Henning took command of Charlie Company, 97th CA BN (A) on 17 April 2013 and deployed the company in support of the USSOCOM Civil Military Engagement Program in PACOM. Upon redeployment, LTC Henning was selected to serve as the 97th CA BN(A) S3 where he ran current operations for the BN as well as oversaw the training, validation, deployment, and redeployment. LTC Henning was selected as the Civil Affairs Field Grade Assignment Officer at HRC. Upon completion of his second year at HRC, LTC Henning was nominated and selected to serve as the Civil Affairs Branch Chief, the senior Civil Affairs advisor to HRC as well as the entire Active Component Civil Affairs force.
LTC Henning's military education includes: The Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Sling Load Inspector Certification Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Mortuary Affairs Officer Course, Basic Airborne Course, Civil Affairs Qualification Course, Advanced Regional Analysis Course (Asia Pacific), Special Operations Language Training (Tagalog), SERE C, Resident Intermediate Level Education Qualification, US Army Pre-Command Course, Tactical Commander’s Development.
His awards and decorations include: The Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Drivers Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge in Gold and the US Army Recruiting Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Jose A. Ruiz
Command Sergeant Major Jose A. Ruiz was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He enlisted in the Army December 1993 as a Personnel Administration Specialist (75B). He completed Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC and Advance Individual Training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN.
His military education includes Basic Airborne School, Warrior Leadership course, Total Army Instructor Training, Action Officer Development Course, SIDPERS TACCS Operations, 42A Advance Leaders Course, Supervisor Development Course, Army Retention Course, Army Basic Recruiter course, Human Resources Management Course, 42A Senior Leaders Course, Station Commanders Course, DA First Sergeant Course, Guidance Counselor-Operations Course, the United States Army Recruiting First Sergeant course, the United States Army Inspector General Course, Battle Staff, Master Resiliency Trainer Course and is a graduate of the United States Sergeants Major Academy Class 67.
CSM Ruiz’s assignments include serving as Personnel Administration Specialist, HHC 3/73 Armor Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, NC, Strength Management NCO with the 49th Quartermaster Group, Fort Lee, VA, Personnel Sergeant with HHC, 23rd Quartermaster BDE, Fort Lee, VA, S-1 Supervisor for the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion, Fort George G. Meade, MD, Personnel/Automation NCO for the the Army Chief of Staff Office, General Officer Management Office in the Pentagon, Recruiter and Center Leader with the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion, Arlington Recruiting Center, Arlington, VA, Center Leader for the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion, Woodbridge Recruiting Center, Woodbridge, VA, Operations Sergeant Major for the Albany Recruiting Battalion, Albany, NY, First Sergeant for the Portland Recruiting Battalion, Vancouver Recruiting Company, Vancouver, WA, Operations Sergeant Major for the Portland Recruiting Battalion, Portland OR, Assistant Inspector General for the United States Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, KY and Operations Sergeant Major for the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, Phoenix, AZ.
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leaf cluster, Army commendation Medal with silver oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with 6 oak leaf cluster, Army Superior Unit Award, seven Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, NCOES ribbon with 5 device, the Army Service ribbon, He earned the Airborne Badge, Driver Badge Wheel, British Parachute Wings, the US Army Gold Recruiting Badge with 3 Sapphires, the Recruiting Ring and the Glen E. Morrell Award for Recruiting Excellence.
CSM Ruiz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with concentration in Management and a Master’s Degree in Management with a concentration in Human Resources from Excelsior College.