LTC John D. Di Dio
Lieutenant Colonel John D. Di Dio graduated from the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia with a degree in Business Economics. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry in 1996. He earned a Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence degree from the National Defense Intelligence University at the Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington D.C. in 2009.
He has served as a: Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion Maintenance Officer for 1st of the Eighteenth Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt Germany; G2 Staff Officer, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Battalion S2, 3-69 Armor Battalion, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. Delta Company Commander, 103rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. TUAV Company Commander, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Secretary of the General Staff, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Virginia. Liaison Officer, Operations Officer, for the Associate Directorate for Military Affairs, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington D.C. Group S3- Operations Officer, Deputy Commander for U.S. Army Operations Group, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Lieutenant Colonel Di Dio is a graduate of the following military schools: Infantry Officers Basic Course, Bradley Fighting Vehicles Course, Military Intelligence Officer’s Advance Course, Signal Intelligence Course, Postgraduate Intelligence Course, Survival Escape Resistance and Evasion Course, Ranger School, and Airborne School.
Lieutenant Colonel Di Dio’s military awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal with V Device, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Presidential Unit Citation Award, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award), Ranger Tab, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, and Parachutist Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Steve T. Monday
Command Sergeant Major Monday hails from Tulsa, Ok. He entered the Army on 27 Sep 1987 as a 13B Cannon Crewmember. He completed Basic Combat Training and Advance Individual Training at Ft. Sill, OK.
He was assigned as a Cannon Crewmember in 5th Battalion 3rd Field Artillery Regiment in Giessen Germany, and 3rd Field Artillery Regiment Ft. Hood TX; Gunner in the 3rd Battalion 82nd Field Artillery Regiment Ft. Hood TX and the 5th Battalion 41st Field Artillery Regiment Schweinfurt, Germany; Section Chief and Gunnery Sergeant in Howitzer Battery 3rd Squadron 3rd ACR Ft. Bliss TX and Ft. Carson CO.
Command Sergeant Major Monday was assigned to recruiting duties in Sep 1998 and assigned to the Southern California Recruiting Battalion where he served as a Detail Recruiter for the San Bernardino Recruiting Center, and as a Center Commander for the Fontana Recruiting Center. Upon selection to Master Sergeant he served as the Senior Guidance Counselor for the Jackson Military Entrance Processing Station in Jackson MS, First Sergeant for the St. Petersburg Recruiting Company and the Orlando Recruiting Company in the Tampa Recruiting Battalion, Division II Chief of the Army Recruiters Course, and as an instructor for the Recruiting Company Leader Course at the United States Army Recruiting and Retention School at Ft Jackson SC. CSM Monday was selected to attend the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and upon graduation he was assigned as the Operations Sergeant Major for the New York City Recruiting Battalion.
His military education includes United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 63, the Department of the Army First Sergeants Course, United States Army Recruiting Command First Sergeants Course, Guidance Counselor Operations Course, Center Commander Course, Senior Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Army Recruiter’s Course, Army Staff and Faculty Course, and the Warrior Leaders Course.
Command Sergeant Major Monday’s awards and decorations includes the Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (five oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (two silver oak leaf clusters), Good Conduct Medal (eighth award) Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (numerical device 4), National Defense Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (numerical device 2), and the Army Superior Unit Award. He has the earned prestigious Glen E. Morrell Award the highest achievement for recruiting excellence, the Recruiter’s Ring, and the Gold Recruiting Badge with three sapphire stars.
Command Sergeant Major Monday’s civilian education consists of a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Strategic Leadership both from Trident University International (TUI) in Cypress CA.