Colonel Mark Olin
COL Mark Olin commissioned as an Infantry officer from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1994 and attended Ranger School after graduating from the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Fort Benning, Georgia.
He served as a Rifle and Anti-Armor Platoon Leader in 1-187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky then volunteered for duty in Korea prior to attending the Infantry Officer Advanced Course and was subsequently assigned to 2-9th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division at Camp Casey, Korea. Following the Maneuver Captain Career Course he commanded Company B, 3-504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. His most recent command experience was Commander of the Montgomery Recruiting Battalion.
His staff and training assignments include Strength Manager for G1, XVIII Airborne Corps, Infantry team trainer for Army National Guard forces in Mississippi and Alabama, S3 of Area Support Group – Kuwait, operating all Kuwait camps and force protection in support of deployment and redeployment operations to and from Iraq, Battalion S3, XO, and MiTT Leader of 2-4th Infantry, and Brigade S3, 162nd Infantry Brigade, Fort Polk, LA. He served as the Chief of Current Operations in 7th Army/USAREUR in Heidelberg, Germany and as the Chief of Plans and Deputy Commander of Operations Group at the Joint Readiness Training Center.
He is a graduate of the Airborne and Jumpmaster Schools, the Air Assault School, Army Ranger School, Maneuver Captains Career Course, Command and General Staff College, and the Air War College. COL Olin holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Environmental Science from West Point, a Masters of Science Degree in Workforce Training and Development from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the Air War College. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star for service, Meritorious Service Medal with six OLC, Army Commendation Medal with three OLC, Army Achievement Medal with three OLC, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Expert Infantry Badge, and the Combat Infantry Badge.
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.