Colonel Patrick R. Michaelis
Colonel Patrick R. Michaelis is a Distinguished Military Graduate from Texas A&M University and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Armor in 1993.
He recently served as the G3 (operations officer) for the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas, and as the Chief of Staff to the commander of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Iraq (CJFLCC-I) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in Baghdad, Iraq.
Previous assignments include serving as the commander of the 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Squadron, 2-2 Stryker Brigade where he had operational responsibility for Kandahar City, Afghanistan as part of OEF 12-13; serving as a staff officer in the Headquarters of the Department of the Army, Operations Officer for the 1st Ironhorse Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas during OIF 06-08; Executive Officer and Operations officer for 1st Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry; and as the Battle Command and Chief Knowledge Officer for the 1st Cavalry Division during OIF II.
He received a B.A. in history from Texas A&M University, a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
His military education includes Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Course, Scout Platoon Leaders Course, Cavalry Leaders Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College; Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger School.
He has served in various other command and staff positions, to include Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Ground Troop and Headquarters Troop Commander for the 1st Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry at Fort Hood, Texas. Tank and Scout Platoon leader, Troop Executive Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer, 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry, Schweinfurt, Germany and Operation Joint Endeavor.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Calvin C. Hamby
CSM Calvin C. Hamby entered the Army on 28 Aug 1990. He completed Basic Training and advanced training at Ft Sill, OK where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty of 13B, Cannon Crewmember and Maintainer. Upon completing Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and Airborne School he was assigned to 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI. Upon completion of his first term he reclassified to (13M) Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) where he served at Ft Bragg, NC before volunteering for recruiting duty.
CSM Hamby’s assignments include: Team Leader and Squad Leader, Charlie Battery, 1st of the 8th Field Artillery (Schofield Barracks, HI); Ammo Section Chief and SPLL Chief (Ft. Bragg, NC) Recruiter, Saint Louis Recruiting Battalion; Operations Sergeant, Saint Louis Recruiting Battalion; Station Commander, Saint Louis Recruiting Battalion; Loves Park First Sergeant, Chicago Recruiting Battalion; Fairview Heights Company First Sergeant, Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion; Operations Sergeant Major, Jacksonville Recruiting Battalion and currently the Command Sergeant Major of the Oklahoma City Recruiting Battalion.
CSM Hamby is a graduate of all Army NCOES courses through Command Sergeants Major Course. He also graduated the Basic Recruiter Course, Army Recruiting Station Commander Course, Guidance Counselor and Operations Course, Airborne and Air Assault Course, DA First Sergeant Course, and the Army Recruiting First Sergeant Course. CSM Hamby also has graduated from the Brigade and Battalion Pre-Command Course. CSM Hamby also earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University in Columbia, MO, and is currently working on his Masters in Strategic Leadership.
CSM Hamby’s awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (with 3rd oak leaf clusters); Army Commendation Medal (with 8th oak leaf clusters); Army Achievement Medal (with 10th oak leaf clusters); Meritorious Unit Citation; Army Superior Unit Award (with 2 oak leaf clusters); Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award); National Defense Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4); Army Service Ribbon; Army Recruiter Gold Badge thru Glen E. Murrell Ring; Parachute Badge; Drivers’ Badge; Air Assault Badge. CSM Hamby is also a member of the distinguished Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.