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 Todd Crofoot
Command Sergeant Major Todd Crofoot is a native of Boonville, NY, and he enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 1993 as a Combat Engineer MOS 12B.
He attended basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in 1993.
CSM Crofoot served as an Armored Combat Earthmover (ACE) operator, an engineer squad member, team leader, and a squad leader as a combat engineer. CSM Crofoot has also served as a recruiter (Greece Recruiting Station), Center Commander (Henrietta Recruiting Station and Rochester Main Recruiting Station), First Sergeant (Burlington Recruiting Company, Pittsburgh Recruiting Company, Tacoma Recruiting Company, and Seattle Recruiting Company), Operations Sergeant Major (Seattle Recruiting Battalion), Assistant Director of the Non-residents Sergeants Major Course (United States Army Sergeants Major Academy), and Battalion Command Sergeant Major (Seattle Recruiting Battalion and Houston Recruiting Battalion .
CSM Crofoot's assignments include Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Schweinfurt, Germany; Fort Carson, Colorado; Rochester, New York; Syracuse, New York; Burlington, Vermont; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Tacoma, Washington; Seattle, Washington; Fort Bliss, Texas; and Houston, Texas
CSM Crofoot’s military education includes the Combat Engineer Basic Course, Warrior Leader Course, Advance Leader Course, the Army Recruiter Course, the Center Commander Course, Senior Leader Course, and the First Sergeant Course. He is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy class 65 on the Commandants List. His civilian education includes a Associates of Science degree from Pierce Community College, a Bachelor of Science from Grantham University (Summa Cum Laude), and a Master's of Art in Leadership Studies from The University of Texas-El Paso.
CSM Crofoot’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (6th award), the Army Commendation Medal (5th award), the Army Achievement Award (13th award), Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4th award), Armed Forces Ribbon, the Gold Recruiter Badge with 3 Sapphires, and German Proficiency Award (GOLD). CSM Crofoot also has been awarded the Recruiting Excellence Medallion, Glenn E. Morrel Medallion, and the Recruiting Ring.