LTC Darin J. Blatt
Lieutenant Colonel Darin J. Blatt graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, with a degree in Military History. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry in 1994. He earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island in 2006.
He has served as a: Rifle Platoon Leader, Anti-Armor Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer in 2nd Bn, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Detachment Commander Special Forces Operational Detachment - Alpha 335, Assistant Operations Officer and Headquarters Support Company Commander 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Small Group Instructor, Special Forces Qualification Course, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg North Carolina; Operations Officer, Company Commander, and Executive Officer for 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Ground Operations Officer for Special Operations Command Central, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida; Deputy J3 Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command- Afghanistan; and Director of the SOCCENT Joint Operations – Intelligence Fusion Cell, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida.
LTC Blatt is a graduate of the following military schools: the Infantry Officers Basic Course, the Infantry Officers Advanced Course, the Naval College of Command and Staff, Survival Escape Resistance and Evasion Course, Special Forces Qualification Couse, Ranger School, Jumpmaster Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Airborne School, and the Air Assault Course.
Lieutenant Colonel Blatt’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with six Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award), NATO Medal, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Reginald Washington
Command Sergeant Major Reginald Washington hails from Fort Worth, TX. He enlisted in the Army in February 1984 after attending Texas A&M University, as a member of the Corps of Cadets from Fort Worth, TX.
He first served as an Infantry Squad Leader and assistant Ops NCO and Squad member in Kirchgoens, Germany and Camp Casey, Korea. In 1987, CSM Washington was assigned to Fort Jackson, SC, and served as a Drill Sergeant in D Co 277th QM Battalion, A Co 187th Ordnance Battalion and finally B Co 2nd Battalion 13th Infantry Regiment.
In 1992, CSM Washington was selected for recruiting duty and assigned to Everett Recruiting Company, Seattle Recruiting Battalion serving as Limited-Production Station Commander and Guidance Counselor.
In 1998, CSM Washington was promoted to Master Sergeant and served as the Master Trainer for the Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion. In addition, he served as the 1st. Sgt. for the San Fernando Recruiting Company, Senior Guidance Counselor, 1st.Sgt. for the Covina Recruiting Company and Senior Operations NCO.
He attended the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy in 2006 and after graduation assumed the First Sergeant’s position for C Company 2nd Battalion 13th Infantry Regiment, 193rd Infantry Brigade (BCT). In May 2008-2012, CSM Washington served as the Battalion Command Sergeants Major for Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion.
CSM Washington is a graduate of all Army NCOES courses through Command Sergeant Major, DA Battle Staff Course, DA First Sergeants Course. He is also a graduate of the Unit Supply Course, NBC Officers Course, Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander Course, Basic Recruiter Course, Army Recruiting Station Commander Course, Army Recruiting Guidance Counselor Course, Army Recruiting First Sergeant Course, and the United States Army Recruiting Command CSM Course.
CSM Washington is decorated with the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Good Conduct Medal 8th Award, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Gold Badge, the Recruiter Ring and the Glen E. Morrell Award.