LTC Keisha R. Douglass
Lieutenant Colonel Keisha R. Douglass is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. She joined the Army in January 1987 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama and Advance Individual Training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.
Lieutenant Colonel Douglass was later commissioned in 1996 through the Army Officer Candidate Program at Fort Benning, Georgia. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts from New York University, a Master of Science in Counseling from Liberty University and a Master of Operational Arts and Science from Air University.
Her previous assignments include: Deputy Chief of Staff, Special Operations Command Central, Forward Headquarters – Qatar; G1, Signal Center of Excellence, Fort Gordon, Georgia, Secretary of the General Staff and Strength Manager, Third Army, United States Army Central, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Battalion Executive Officer, 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception), 192d Infantry Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia; Assistant Executive Officer, Senior Leader Development, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army, Pentagon; Assistant Executive Officer to the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army (OAA), Pentagon; Chief Data Administration, Field Systems Division, Army Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Virginia; Commander, Headquarters Company and Commander, Alpha Company 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception), Fort Benning, Georgia; Operations Officer and Test Control Officer, San Juan MEPS, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Platoon Leader, Charlie Detachment, 516th Personnel Services Battalion, Teague, Korea; Officer Strength Manager, Headquarters TRADOC, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Enlisted Strength Manager, 177th Personnel Services Company, Schweinfurt, Germany, and Personnel Specialist, Headquarters, United States Army Garrison, Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
Lieutenant Colonel Douglass is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Adjutant General Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Army Human Resources Managers Course, Postal Supervisor’s and Operations Course, the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course and the Primary Leadership Development Course.
Lieutenant Colonel Douglass’ awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with five Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with five Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, South West Asia Service Medal (with two Oak leaf clusters), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), and Air Assault Badge. Lieutenant Colonel Douglass is also the recipient of the Horatio Gates Achievement Medal (Gold) and the Order of Saint Maurice Legionnaire Award.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Michael L. Schwab
Command Sergeant Major Michael L. Schwab assumed the position of Command Sergeant Major for the U. S. Army Recruiting Battalion – Montgomery on July 26, 2013.
He was born in Coon Rapids, Minnesota and joined the Army Reserve in May 1990 as a Ground Surveillance Radar Operator 96R. He attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He enlisted into the Regular Army in September 1992 and reclassified to a Motor Transport Operator 88M.
His previous assignments include Motor Transport Operator, 546th Trans, Ft. Bragg, NC, Chauffeur for 46th Support Group Commander at Ft. Bragg, NC, Chauffeur for Assistant Commandant Quarter Master Center & School at Ft. Lee, VA, Recruiter - Rochester, MN, On-production Station Commander-Winona, MN, Limited Production Station Commander – Crystal, MN, Recruiter Trainer & Operations NCO – Brainerd Recruiting Company for the Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion, First Sergeant – Mt. Clemens Recruiting Company for the Great Lakes Battalion, Senior Master Trainer HQ USAREC, G-3 Sergeant Major HQ, USAREC and S3-Sergeant Major for the New York City Recruiting Battalion.
His military and civilian education includes the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 62), Department of the Army First Sergeants Course, USAREC First Sergeants Course, USAREC Senior Master Trainer Course, USAREC Master Trainer Course, Guidance Counselors Course, Station Commanders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Army Recruiters Course, U. S. Army Airborne School, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Marketing from Columbia Southern University, and is currently working toward his MBA in Human Resources through Excelsior College.
His deployments include Operation Continue Hope – Somalia in 1993, Operation Uphold Democracy – Haiti in 1994, and Hurricane Marilyn Humanitarian Relief – St Thomas, Virgin Islands in 1995.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (5), Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal (8), Army Superior Unit Award (2), Army Good Conduct Medal (7), National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2), Humanitarian Service Medal (2), Army Service Ribbon (1), Global War on Terrorism Medal (1), United Nations Somalia Medal (1), Gold Recruiter Badge (1), Basic Parachute Badge, Drivers Badge (1), Recruiter Ring, Glen E. Morrell Recruiting Excellence Medallion, and Recruiter of Excellence Medallion.