LTC Keyes M. Metcalf
LTC Keyes M. Metcalf received his commission through the Reserve Officer’s Training Course (ROTC) at the University of Vermont. He was commissioned as an Armor Second Lieutenant following graduation in May 1998.
LTC Metcalf began his Army career assigned to 3-4 Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, HI where served as Scout Platoon Leader and Troop Executive Officer before completing Special Forces Assessment and Selection in 2002. Following graduation from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2004, LTC Metcalf was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne),
Fort Campbell, KY.
While assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), LTC Metcalf served as a Special Forces Detachment Commander, Group HHC Commander, Group Assistant Operations Officer, Special Forces Company Commander and Special Forces Operations Officer (S3). This included multiple combat deployments to Iraq where he served in various command and staff positions. Prior to being assigned to Montgomery Recruiting Battalion he served as an operations officer in the USSOCOM Special Activities Directorate (J3X) at MacDill AFB, Tampa FL.
LTC Metcalf’s awards include the Bronze Star (w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Purple Heart, the Defense Military Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (w/Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (w/oak leaf cluster), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. He has earned the Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Special Operations Diver Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Jerry D. Hanshaw
Command Sergeant Major Jerry D. Hanshaw enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard in 1987 and attended Basic Training at Fort Leonardwood, Mo, followed by Advanced Individual Training as a 52D (Power Generation Equipment Repairer) at Fort Belvior, Va..
CSM Hanshaw reclassified while in the National Guard and attended Advanced Individual Training as a 76C (Equipment Records and Parts Specialist) at Fort Lee, Va. In 1992 Sgt. Maj. Hanshaw enlisted into the Regular Army reporting to Fort Bragg, N.C. as a 92A, Automated Logistical Specialist.
CSM Hanshaw’s stateside assignments include Fort Bragg, N.C., Kansas City, Mo. with duty in Neosho, Mo., and Fort Bliss, Texas. His overseas assignments include Camp Doha, Kuwait City, Kuwait, Baumholder and Kaiserslaughtern, Germany. He has deployed to Saudi Arabia (Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm), Somalia (Operation Restore Hope), and multiple deployments to Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) in support of combat and peacekeeping operations.
CSM Hanshaw has held every leadership position from Squad Leader to First Sergeant. He has also held the positions of Station Commander in U.S. Army Recruiting Command, and Rear Detachment Brigade Sergeant Major. CSM Hanshaw’s military and civilian education includes; all levels of the Army Noncommissioned Officer Education System including Class 64, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. He has also completed the United States Army Recruiter Course, the Jumpmaster Course, and Master Resilience Trainer Course. CSM Hanshaw currently holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business and
Management from Excelsior College.
CSM Hanshaw’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), Army Achievement Medal (8th Award), Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star), Southwest Asia Service Medal (three Bronze Service Stars), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (with Bronze Service Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (two Bronze Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Mobilization Device), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th Award), NATO Medal, United Nations Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Master Parachutist Badge, Gold Recruiter Badge (with three Sapphires), Australian Parachutist Badge, Chilean Parachutist Badge, and the Glen E. Morrell Award.