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 Tommy Clay Jr.
Command Sergeant Major Tommy Clay Jr. was born in Scottsboro, Alabama. He attended and graduated from Russellville High School in Russellville, Alabama. Upon completion of High School, he decided to embark on a military career by enlisting in the Army. (ROLL TIDE)
His assignments consisted of Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. His permanent duty stations included the 1st and 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; 1st and 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division Camp Greaves, Korea; 2nd and 22nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division Fort Drum, NY. Command Sergeant Major Clay joined the United States Army Recruiting Command in 1995 as a detailed recruiter with the Cary Recruiting Station, Raleigh Recruiting Battalion, where he was the Top New Recruiter for various months and he was recognized as a Year to Date recruiter when individual mission was assigned. He was later assigned to the Salisbury Recruiting Station, Raleigh Recruiting Battalion, as an on production Station Commander in 1998. Receiving the Small Center of Excellence award from the Deputy Commanding General. He assumed the duties of opening Statesville Recruiting Center, Raleigh Recruiting Battalion in 2000, again receiving the Small Center of Excellence award from the Deputy Commanding General. He also assumed the duties as Station Commander for the Greensboro Recruiting Station in 2002, also receiving the distinction of being a Station of Excellence from the Deputy Commanding General and also receiving the Centurion award as one of USAREC’S top producing recruiting stations. Command Sergeant Major Clay later moved to the Charlotte MEPS where he served as a Guidance Counselor and Senior Guidance Counselor for the Raleigh Recruiting Battalion. In 2006 he was promoted to First Sergeant where he was assigned to Iowa City Recruiting Company, Des Moines Recruiting Battalion. He went on to receive the Top Recruiting Company within Des Moines Battalion and was ranked in the top ten percent in USAREC during his tenure as First Sergeant. In 2008 he was called upon again to be the First Sergeant of Winston Salem Recruiting Company, Raleigh Recruiting Battalion where his Company received the Centurion award over 6 times during his tenure, again Command Sergeant Major Clay produced another top ten percent USAREC Recruiting Company. He transitioned to be the Senior Guidance Counselor at the Fort Lee MEPS, Beckley Recruiting Battalion in 2010 where he was later selected for promotion to Sergeant Major.
Upon graduation from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Command Sergeant Major Clay was assigned to the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion as the Operation Sergeant Major in 2013 where their unit was one of four units to achieve their mission year to date in USAREC until his departure.
Command Sergeant Major Clay has successfully completed all Army NCOEs courses, PLDC, Fort Drum, NY; BNCOC Fort Drum, NY; ANCOC, Fort Jackson, SC; Station Commander Course, Fort Jackson, SC; Guidance Counselor Course, Fort Jackson, SC; First Sergeant Course, Fort Jackson, SC; and the United States Army Sergeant’s Major Academy, Fort Bliss, TX.
His educational accomplishments includes: Bachelors of Arts Degree, Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and he is currently working on his Master in Business Administration.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (10th award), Gold Recruiter Badge, Recruiter Ring, and the Glen E. Morrell Medallion.