LTC Daniel Mitchell
LTC Daniel Mitchell is a native of Deerfield, Illinois. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant into the Infantry upon graduating from the United States Military Academy in 1999. After commissioning he attended the Infantry Officer’s Basic Course and Ranger School at Fort Benning, GA, and in May 2000 was assigned to 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY. He served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Prior to his selection and reassignment to 2nd Ranger Battalion in 2001. As a Ranger Platoon leader, he deployed to the Kingdom of Jordan for Operation EARLY VICTOR. Subsequently, he was reassigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division in 2001 where he served as a Company Executive Officer and Headquarters Company Executive Officer throughout the unit’s transition to become the first Stryker Brigade.
After completion of the Infantry Officer’s Advanced Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, and the Special Forces Qualification Course, LTC Mitchell was assigned to 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, KY. From July 2005 to December 2010, where he served as a Battalion Battle Captain, Operational Detachment Alpha Commander, Group Assistant Operations Officer, and CJSOTF-AP Joint Operations Center Director. He deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and in support of the CENTCOM Theater Security Cooperation Plan in Lebanon. From 2010 to 2011 he attended and graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, CA before returning to 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). From July 2011 until May 2014, he commanded Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion and served as the 3rd Battalion Executive Officer. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and in support of the CENTCOM Theater Security Cooperation Plan in Lebanon. He was selected and reassigned in June 2014 to serve as a Joint Operations Officer in the Joint Staff Deputy Directorate for Special Operations and Counterterrorism (DDSO).
LTC Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Defense Analysis. His military schooling includes Infantry Officer Basic Course; Infantry Captain’s Career Course; Combined Arms Services Staff School; Naval Postgraduate School; the Naval War College for Intermediate Leaders Education; Ranger School; Special Forces Qualification Course; Airborne School; Jumpmaster Course; Air Assault School; Combat Diver Qualification Course; Combat Diver Supervisor Course; Arabic Special Operations Language School; and Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Course (Level C).
LTC Mitchell’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (w/two oak leafs), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/oak leaf), Army Commendation Medal (w/oak leaf), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (w/oak leaf), National Defense Service Medal (w/bronze star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal Afghanistan, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (w/Numeral 2), Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab, Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Special Operations Dive Badge, Special Operations Dive Supervisor Badge, the Joint Chief of Staff Badge, and the Basic Recruiter Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Bennie B. Anderson
Command Sergeant Major Bennie B. Anderson is a native of Roseboro, North Carolina. He graduated high school from Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, New York. He entered the United States Army in September 1987 at Fort Knox, Kentucky and completed One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at 1/81 Armor graduating as an (19E) Armor Crewman in January 1988.
Command Sergeant Major Anderson has served in a variety of duties and leadership positions, such as: Unit Armorer, Tank Gunner, Assistant Section Sergeant, Battalion Ammunition Sergeant, Recruiter, On Production Station Commander, Special Forces Recruiter (SORC) Station Commander (SORB), First Sergeant (SORB), IMT Basic Combat Training Company First Sergeant, Senior Operations NCO, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major and is currently serving as the Command Sergeant Major of the Raleigh Recruiting Battalion “Bulldawgs”. Command Sergeant Major Anderson entered Recruiting Command in June 1996 as a Department of the Army selected recruiter in the Albany Recruiting Battalion.
His earlier assignments include C Co 1/72nd Armor Camp Casey Korea, B Co 2/35th Armor Fort Carson, Colorado, HHC 2/70th Armor Erlangen, Germany, D Co 3/69th Armor Fort Stewart, Georgia, HHC 3/69th Armor Fort Stewart, Georgia, Albany Recruiting Battalion Albany, New York with duty in Springfield, Massachusetts, Springfield Company and Enfield, Connecticut, Hartford Company, Recruiting Support Brigade Fort Knox, Kentucky with duty at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Special Operations Recruiting Company (SORC) Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Special Forces Recruiting Team, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, B Co Special Operations Recruiting Company with duty in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. CSM Anderson was assigned as the First Sergeant for the Battalion’s Forward Operating Detachment in Kuwait (FOD-K) and attached to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force in Bagram, Afghanistan. He was one of four 79Rs selected by USAREC for the TRADOC leadership exchange assignment as a Basic Combat Training Company First Sergeant, assigned to C Co 1/61Infantry Regiment “Road Runners” Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and later selected as First Sergeant for HQ and A Co 1/61 Infantry Battalion. He was then assigned to Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion, as Senior Operations Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, and later First Sergeant Harrisburg Recruiting Company New Cumberland, Pennsylvania and was selected to attend the resident course United States Army Sergeant Majors Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. After graduation, he was assigned as Operations Sergeant Major Raleigh Recruiting Battalion.
CSM Anderson is a graduate of various Military Courses to include: Warrior Leader Course, Advance Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Department of the Army First Sergeant Course, USAREC First Sergeant Course, IMT Company Commander and First Sergeant Course, Station Commander Course, Army Recruiter Course, Master Resilience Training Course, Unit Armorer Course, Supply Officers Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Ammunition Handlers Course, HAZMAT Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Unit Victim Advocate Course, Facilitator Course, Guidance Counselor Operations Course, Lean Six Sigma Training Certification Yellow Belt, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 65, Command Sergeant Major Development Program, and the United States Army Battalion Pre-Command Course. CSM Anderson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies in Business Management from Excelsior College and is currently enrolled in the MBA program in Human Resources Management.
CSM Anderson’s awards and accomplishments include Top New Recruiter Albany Recruiting Battalion, Runner-up Top New Recruiter 1st Recruiting Brigade, Station Commander of the Year Special Operations Recruiting Battalion, and First Sergeant of the Year Special Missions Brigade, and recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award Guidance Counselor Operations Course.
CSM Anderson awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Cluster, the Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Korean Defense Service Medal, South West Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal with Bronze Star, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numerical device 4, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numerical device 2, Army Superior Unit Award with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Gold Recruiter Badge with 3 Sapphire Stars, Driver and Mechanic Badge Wheel and Track Bars, The Recruiter Ring, and the coveted Glen E. Morrel Award for Recruiting Excellence.