LTC Edward Hudson
Lieutenant Colonel Ted Hudson enlisted in the Army in 1989 as an Infantryman serving with the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. He received his commission as an Infantry officer from The US Army Officer Candidate School in 1996. Following the Infantry Officers Basic Course he was assigned to Fort Campbell where he served as a light Infantry Platoon Leader, a Support Platoon Leader, Battalion S4, and Battalion AS3 with 1-187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT). In 2001 he attended the Special Forces selection course and was selected to enter Special Forces training. Upon graduation from the Special Forces Qualification he was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) from 2003 to 2007 and 2008-2011 where he served as a Special Forces Detachment Commander, Battalion Assistant Operations Officer, Battalion Executive Officer, Special Forces Company Commander, Deputy J3 CJSOTF-A. Following his assignment to 3rd SFG (A), Lieutenant Colonel Hudson served for a year with the SOJTF in Afghanistan and has spent the past two years as the Exercise Division Chief for the Joint Special Operations Command.
Lieutenant Colonel Hudson is a graduate of the basic Infantry Officer’s Course, the advanced Armor Officer’s Course, and Command and General Staff College. He is a graduate of Airborne School, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School, and Ranger School.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Billy T. Cheatum
CSM Cheatum is a native of Tampa, Florida. He entered the Army in October 1984 and completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Jackson South Carolina as an Administrative Specialist, Military Occupational Specialist (MOS) 71L. In October 1987, after completing three years of active military service, he left active duty and joined the Individual Ready Reserve. In October 1989, he re-entered the Army and completed MOS 91A, Medical Specialist Course at Fort Sam Houston. In January 1991, he completed training for Practical Nurse and was awarded MOS 91C, now known as Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) M6. In May 2000, he converted back to Medical Specialist, 91W. He has held a variety of leadership positions from squad leader to First Sergeant.
His assignments include HHD, 67th Maintenance Battalion, Fort Benning, GA; HQ, 1/503rd Infantry Regiment, Federal Republic of Korea; Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany; E Company, 232nd Medical Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, TX; HHC, 3/69 Armor Battalion, 1st BCT, Fort Stewart, GA; Charlie Med, 3rd Forward Support Battalion, 1st BCT, Fort Stewart, GA. SGM Cheatum completed two combat tours; one as Platoon Sergeant, TF 3/69 Armor Battalion, 1st BCT, OIF I, Bagdad, Iraq and the other as 1SG, C Company, 3rd Forward Support Battalion, 1st BCT, OIF III, Balad, Iraq. He also held positions as NCOIC, Enlisted Personnel Proponent Division, AMEDD Personnel Proponent Directorate, Chief Medical NCO, 68Z6O, United States Army Aerormedical Center/Lyster Army Health Clinic Chief Medical NCO/Senior Enlisted Advisor, Surgeon Directorate, USARCENT, and currently serving as the CSM, Raleigh Recruiting Battalion.
His military education includes WLC, ALC, SLC, USASMC, Instructor Training Course, Force Protection Course, NBC Defense Course, Personnel Proponent Action Officers Course, Action Officer Force Integration Course, Army Logistics Management College ORSA Familiarization Course, and Combat Developments Course. He has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University and is enrolled in the MBA Program at The University of Incarnate Word.