LTC Seamus P. Garrett
Lieutenant Colonel Garrett enlisted in the Army in 1993. After completing One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at FT. McClellan, Alabama, he was assigned to the 344th Military Police Company, Worcester, Massachusetts and the 366th Military Police Detachment (CID), Fort Devens, Massachusetts.
LTC Garrett served in a variety of positions throughout his career to include: Military Police Patrolman, FT Leonard Wood, Missouri; Squad Leader, United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area, Panmunjom, Korea; Platoon Leader, 258th Military Police Company, FT Polk, Louisiana; Operations Officer, 91st Military Police Detachment, FT Polk, Louisiana; Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, Joint Readiness Training Center, FT Polk, Louisiana, Commander, 13th Military Police Company (ABN), Southern European Task Force (ABN), Vicenza, Italy; Executive Officer, 1002nd Military Police Battalion (CID), Bamberg, Germany; Plans Officer, 793rd Military Police Battalion, Bamberg Germany; Provost Marshal, USAG Bamberg, Germany; Military Assistance Transition Team Leader and later, S3/XO Task Force WAR EAGLE, 4/4 IBCT, 4th ID, FT Carson, CO; S3, New England Army Recruiting BN, Kittery, ME; Chief of Law Enforcement, 8th U.S. Army, Korea and Director of Emergency Services, Fort Meade, Maryland.
LTC Garrett's deployments include Operation Noble Eagle (2002), Operation Enduring Freedom, (2002, 2005 & 2012) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2008).
His military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Officer Candidate School, the Military Police Officer Basic Course, the Military Police Protective Services Training Course, the Military Police Captain's Career Course, the Intermediate Level Education Course and the Military Police Officer Senior Leader Course. Civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from Boston University.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal 4 Oak Leaf Clusters , Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, GWOT Expeditionary Medal, GWOT Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO Medal (ISAF), Basic Parachutist Badge, Recruiter Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM David J. Ahola
Command Sergeant Major David J. Ahola is a native of New Orleans, LA, and he joined the Army in 1989 as an Infantryman. He attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, GA.
CSM Ahola has held numerous duty positions within Recruiting Command. His duty positions include: Recruiter, Center Leader, Master Trainer, Operations Sergeant, First Sergeant, Brigade Senior Master Trainer, and Operations Sergeant Major. He has served in the Miami Recruiting Battalion, 1st SFOD Delta (Airborne), Special Operations Recruiting Battalion and 5th Recruiting Brigade while assigned to USAREC.
His stateside assignments include Fort Stewart, GA, Fort Carson, CO, Fort Benning, GA, Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Sam Houston, TX, Jupiter, FL, and Miami, FL. His overseas assignments include an assignment to Korea and a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
His military education includes United States Sergeants Major Academy (Class 65), USAREC First Sergeant’s Course, Senior Leaders Course (Leadership Award), Advanced Leaders Course, Basic Leaders Course, USAREC Station Commanders Course, Army Recruiter Course, Infantry Mortar Leader Officers Course, Airborne School, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, and the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course.
CSM Ahola holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies from Liberty University and a Master’s in Leadership Studies from The University of Texas at El Paso.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (8 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (8), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Army Superior Unit Award (2 OLC), Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, the Gold Recruiter Badge with 3 Sapphires, the Recruiter Ring, and the Glenn E. Morrell Award.
He is married to Teresa Ahola. They have four children, David, Delaney, Dyson, and Dayne.