Colonel David F. Stewart
Colonel David Stewart graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia in 1991 and was commissioned in the Air Defense Artillery. From 1991 to 1995 he served in Launcher, Maintenance, and Fire Control Platoon Leader positions, and as a Battalion Tactics Trainer and Evaluator in the 6th Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery in Ansbach, Germany. During this period, he deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Falcon. After re-deploying to Germany, he returned to Fort Bliss, Texas to attend the Officer Advanced Course and served as an Instructor at the Officer Basic Course. In 1995, he was reassigned to 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery in Korea where he served as an Assistant Battalion Operations Officer on Suwon Air Base and then Commander of Charlie Battery on Osan Air Base. In 1997, he returned to Fort Bliss where he commanded the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery of the 1st Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery (THAAD). Following this command, he served as a Small Group Instructor for the Air Defense Artillery Officer Advanced Course. In 1999, he was reassigned to the U.S. Army Personnel Command in Alexandria, Virginia where he served as an Assignment Officer and the Blackbook / ARSTAF Account Manager. His next tactical assignment was in 2003 at Ansbach, Germany as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery. He returned stateside and served on the Army Staff in the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 where he was the Patriot / MEADS Staff Synchronization Officer and the Division Executive Officer in the Air, Missile & Space Division. He next served as the Assistant Executive Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8. COL Stewart assumed command of the U.S. Army Mission Support Battalion on 10 July 2009. Following battalion command, he served as Branch Chief, Air Defense Artillery and Public Affairs, Enlisted Personnel Management Division, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky. On 18 July 2013 he became Commander of 2nd Recruiting Brigade, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL.
COL Stewart’s military education includes the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Army’s Battalion Motor Officer Course, the Army’s Force Management Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and the Australian Command and General Staff College. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA and holds Masters in Strategic Studies from both Canberra University in Australia and the U.S. Army War College.
COL Stewart’s military awards include five awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, four awards of the Army Commendation Medal, two awards of the Army Achievement Medal, and the U.S. Army Parachute Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Milton Rhodie
Command Sergeant Major Milton Rhodie was born in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. He enlisted in the Army Aug. 23, 1983. He completed Basic Combat Training and Advance Individual Training as a Multiple Launch Rocket Crewman (13M) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
His duty assignments include Battery C, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery, Korea; Battery C, 1st Battalion, 27th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Section Chief, Battery C, 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery, Fort Lewis, Washington; Section Chief Battery C, 1st Battalion, 27th Field Artillery, Babenhausen, Germany; Army Recruiter and Station Commander, Dallas Recruiting Battalion; First Sergeant, Battalion Operations Sergeant, Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion; and Command Sergeant Major, San Antonio Recruiting Battalion.
Command Sergeant Major Rhodie’s last assignment was Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army 5th Recruiting Brigade from 2009 to 2011.
Command Sergeant Major Rhodie’s military and civilian education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Army Recruiter Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Station Commander Course, First Sergeant Course, Class 56 at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course, the DA and USAREC Command Sergeants Major Course. He holds an Associate’s Degree from Excelsior College, New York.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 11 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Humanitarian Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal seventh award, National Defense Service Medal second award, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars; Kuwait Liberation Medal and numerous other recruiting awards.