Lt. Col. Gregory M. Schrein
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Gregory M. Schrein was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton in Ohio and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1998. In 2011, he received a Master of Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
In 1998, LTC Schrein was commissioned in the United States Army Field Artillery. He has served in a variety of command and staff positions throughout his 18-year career. His previous assignments include, Platoon Leader and Executive Officer of Alpha Battery, 6th Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery (Multiple Launched Rocket System) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. LTC Schrein next served with the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, as the Battalion Assistant Operations Officer, and then as Fires Support Officer for the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment. LTC Schrein deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 and assumed command in December of 2004 of Headquarters and Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery. LTC Schrein next served as a team leader and Battalion Executive Officer in the 1st Battalion, 410th Field Artillery, part of the 4th Cavalry Brigade, 1st Army. LTC Schrein’s next assignment was as a Military Transition Team Leader in Iraq from 2008-2009, advising an Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement Brigade in Basra, Iraq, along the Iran/Iraq border.
Upon redeployment, LTC Schrein attended the Command and General Staff College for two years, being selected for the School of Advanced Military Studies. LTC Schrein then reported to the 3rd Infantry Division where he served as a Division Maneuver Planner, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team Fire Support Coordinator, Security Forces Assistance Team leader to the Afghan 2nd Mobile Strike Force Battalion, Executive Officer to the 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery and most recently as the Deputy Commander of the newly restored Division Artillery.
LTC Schrein’s military education consists of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Field Artillery Advanced Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the School of Advanced Military Studies.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3rd award), the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (7th award), the National Defense Service Ribbon (2nd Award), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award), the NATO Non-Article 5 Medal (ISAF), the Combat Action Badge and the Basic Recruiter Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Frankie G. Phillips
Command Sergeant Major Frankie G. Phillips is a native of De Kalb, Texas, He enlisted in the U.S Army in June 1996 and attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, GA where he was awarded the Infantry (11B) Military Occupational Specialty. His early assignments included Fort Campbell, KY and Camp Greaves, Korea.
CSM Phillips entered the Recruiting Command in March 2002 as a Department of the Army selected recruiter in the Dallas Recruiting Battalion. He was later assigned as an on-production station commander and limited-production station commander in Plano Recruiting Company. Upon selection to master sergeant, he assumed responsibility as the First Sergeant of Appleton Recruiting Company, Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion. His other assignment includes USAREC Inspector General Office at Fort Knox, KY.
His military education includes United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, U.S. Army Recruiting Command First Sergeant Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, U.S. Army Inspector General Course, Career Counselor Course, Light Infantry Leaders Course, Maneuver Control Course, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course, Master Resiliency Course, Station Commander Course, and Army Recruiter Course.
CSM Phillips is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
His awards and decorations include the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Air Assault Badge, Career Counselor Badge, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal with silver oak leaf cluster; Army Good Conduct Medal with one silver knot; National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with 4th device; Army Service Ribbon, and the U.S. Army Superior Unit Award with oak leaf cluster. Command Sergeant Major Phillips is also a recipient of the Gold Recruiter Badge with Three Sapphire Stars, Gold Recruiter Ring, and Glenn E. Morrell Order of Recruiting Excellence Medallion.