LTC Jose A. Valentin
Lieutenant Colonel Jose A. Valentin was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and grew up as a military child at numerous military installations around the world. He was commissioned through the ROTC program in 1993 from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, where he holds a Bachelors Degree in History. He also holds a Masters Degree in Management from Florida Institute of Technology.
His military education includes the Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas; Joint Planning Course, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas; Strategic Planning Course, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas; Support Operations Course, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland; Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas; Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course and Ordnance Officer’s Basic Course, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland; Unit Movement Officer Deployment Course, Fort Eustis, Virginia and the US Army Airborne School, Ft. Benning, Georgia.
His military assignments include Brigade Maintenance Officer, 22d Signal Brigade, Darmstadt, Germany; Automotive and Armament Platoon Leader, Shop Officer and Executive Officer, 149th Maintenance Company, Hanau Germany; Operations Officer, Secretary Combined Joint Staff, Combined Forces Command/United State Forces Korea, Yongsan, Korea; Commander, B Company, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd ID, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; Senior Instructor/Writer, Ordnance Center and Schools, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland; Commander, B Company, 143rd Ordnance Battalion, Edgewood, Maryland; Chief, Officer Professional Development Division, Ordnance Center and Schools, Aberdeen Proving Grounds; Chief, Logistics Assessment Team, Office of Military Cooperation-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan; Executive Officer, 14th Transportation Battalion, Arifjan, Kuwait; Operations Officer, 39th Transportation Battalion, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Chief, Material Readiness Branch, Support Operations, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Kaiserslautern Germany; Deputy, Support Operations, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Kaiserslautern Germany. His assignments also include deployments to Bosnia, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey.
LTC Valentin’s awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2 OLC), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (2 OLC), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3 OLC), NATO Medal, US Army Parachutist Badge and US Army Recruiting Badge.
LTC Valentin is married to the former Elaine Lea Gudger. They have four beautiful children
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Labarry Perine
Command Sergeant Major LaBarry Perine entered the United States Army in February 1985, attending Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, GA. In 1991, Command Sergeant Major Perine was selected for recruiting duty and assigned to the Montgomery Recruiting Battalion in Montgomery, AL. From 1991 through 1998 he served as Field Recruiter, On-Production Station Commander and Limited-Production Station Commander.
Command Sergeant Major Perine was selected to become an instructor for the Army Recruiter Course at the U.S. Army’s Recruiting and Retention School at Fort Jackson, SC in 1999, and he assumed duties as NCOIC of the Senior Instructor Developer Division in 2001. In 2002, he became the First Sergeant of the Metro Recruiting Company in the New York City Recruiting Battalion. In 2003, he became the First Sergeant of Warner Robbins Recruiting Company in the Atlanta Recruiting Battalion. In 2005, he became the Master Trainer of the Miami Recruiting Battalion. He was select to attend the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 57) in 2006. In 2007 CSM Perine served as the Master trainer for 2nd Brigade. Before being appointed as the Miami Recruiting Battalion’s Command Sergeant Major, he served as Southern California Battalion’s Command Sergeant Major.
Command Sergeant Major Perine graduated from Amridge University, Montgomery, AL with a Bachelor degree in Human Resource Leadership Management.
Command Sergeant Major Perine is a graduate of all NCOES courses. In addition, he is a graduate of the Army Equal Opportunity Representatives Course, Guidance Counselor Course, Instructor Course, USAREC First Sergeant Course, and USAREC CSM Course. His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with one silver oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with two silver and four oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal and two Army Superior Unit Awards. He is also a recipient of the Glenn E. Morrell Award for recruiting excellence.