Lt. Col. Robert Kaderavek
After graduating in 1993 as a distinguished Cadet from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY with a degree in Mathematical Economics, LTC
Kaderavek was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Armor Branch. Upon completion of the Armor Basic Course and Ranger School, LTC Kaderavek served as a tank platoon leader,tank company executive officer, and assistant battalion operations officer in 2-12 Cavalry of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas from 1994-1997.
Following the Armor Officer Advanced Course, he became the Battalion Maintenance Officer, Charlie Company Commander, and Headquarters Company Commander in 1-34 Armor of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas from 1998-2001.
LTC Kaderavek then pursued his M.B.A. at Harvard Business School and graduated with Distinction in 2003. From 2003-2005, he taught microeconomics, macroeconomics, and financial accounting as an Assistant Professor of Economics at West Point.
After a year at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas attending the Command and General Staff College, LTC Kaderavek joined 6-8 Cavalry of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia as its squadron executive officer in July 2006. After intense deployment preparation, he fought with the Mustang squadron throughout a 14 month tour in the Arab Jabour region of Iraq. He completed his "Rock of the Marne" tour in May 2009.
From May 2009 to May 2012, LTC Kaderavek served in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the Professor of Military Science and the Army ROTC Department Chair at Marquette University. There, he mentored and developed over 200 of the Army’s next generation of officer leadership.
LTC Kaderavek’s military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), National Defense Service Medal (1OLC), Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star, the Iraq Service Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Ranger Tab, the Airborne Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Basic Recruiter Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
Command Sgt. Maj. Louis D. Barnum
Command Sergeant Major Louis Barnum was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He graduated from Rock Springs High School, in Rock Springs in 1988. He enlisted in the Army in February 1989, attended One Unit Station Training at Fort Benning, Georgia where he was awarded the MOS 11M, Bradley Fighting Vehicle Infantryman. Command Sergeant Major Barnum’s military and civilian education includes PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, First Sergeants Course and the Sergeants Major Academy. He also graduated the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle Master Gunner Course, Combat Life Saver Course, and the Unit Safety Course. CSM Barnum holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and an Associate Degree in General Studies from Troy University.
CSM Barnum’s previous assignments include: M60 Gunner / Bradley driver, A 2-7 IN, Fort Stewart, GA (89-90), Team Leader, A 1-15 IN, Kitzingen, Germany (90-91), Driver, HHC 3ID, Wurzburg, Germany (91-93) Bradley Gunner / Bradley Commander, A 2-12 IN, Fort Carson, CO (93 – 95), Company Master Gunner, D 1-12 IN, Fort Carson, CO (95-96) Bradley Section Sergeant, C 1-41 IN, Fort Riley, KS (96-97) Battalion Master Gunner, HHC 1-41 IN, Fort Riley, KS (97–99), Bradley Section Sergeant, C 2-9 IN, Camp Casey, Korea (99-00), Bradley Section Sergeant, B 1-36 IN, Friedberg, Germany (00-01) Division Master Gunner, HHC 1AD, Wiesbaden, Germany (01-03) Platoon Sergeant, C 1-36 IN, Friedberg, Germany (03-05) First Sergeant, B 1-36 IN, Friedberg, Germany (05-07), Senior Military Instructor, University of Utah ROTC, Salt Lake City, UT ( 07-09) Operations Sergeant Major, 11th ACR, Fort Irwin, CA (10 – 12)
CSM Barnum’s awards and decorations include: The Bronze Star Medal with “Valor” device, Bronze Star Medal (2nd OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2nd OLC), Army Commendation Medal (10th OLC), Army Achievement Medal (7th OLC), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Iraqi Campaign Medal (3rd Star). He has also earned the Expert Infantryman’s Badge and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
CSM Barnum’s deployments include Bosnia (97), Kosovo (00) Operation Iraqi Freedom (03-04)(06-07)