LTC Jason E. Kerr
Lieutenant Colonel Jason E. Kerr is a native of West Virginia; born in Wheeling and graduated from Winfield High School in 1992. He was commissioned as a Chemical Second Lieutenant in 1996 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
LTC Kerr has served in a variety of positions throughout his 19-year career. His assignments include: Battalion Chemical Officer, 1-77 Armor Battalion and Platoon Leader, 12th Chemical Company in the 1st Infantry Division; Regimental Chemical Officer, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division; Company Commander, 101st Chemical Company, XVIII Airborne Corps; Observer Controller and Operations Officer, 2-361st Training Support Battalion, 91st Infantry Division; CBRN Officer and Concept Developer, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center; Operations Officer and Executive Officer, 23rd Chemical Battalion, 48th Chemical Brigade; CBRN Branch Chief, U.S. Central Command; Aide-de-Camp to the Commander International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces-Afghanistan; and Headquarters Commandant, U.S. Central Command.
LTC Kerr's deployments include multinational peacekeeping operations in the Balkans in 1997, commanding a company in ground combat with the 1st Marine Division in Iraq in 2003, and serving as a wartime aide-de-camp for the commander in Afghanistan in 2012.
LTC Kerr is a graduate of the Chemical Officer's Basic Course, Chemical Captain's Career Course, the Italian Command and General Staff College, and the Joint Forces Staff College. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy, a Master's Degree in International Strategic-Military Studies from the University of Milan and LUISS "Guido Carli" University of Rome, and a Master's Degree in Procurement and Acquisitions Management from Webster University.
LTC Kerr's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Joint
Meritorious Unit Citation with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Citation with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 2 Device, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Recruiter Badge, German Parachutist Badge, German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Bronze), and Italian Army War College Staff School Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Joseph M. Multunas
Command Sergeant Major Joseph M. Multunas is a native of Pennsylvania and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, WV in 1996. After entering the U.S. Army in January of 1996 from Beckley, WV, he conducted Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, SC. He then executed Advanced Individual Training as a Food Service Specialist at Ft. Lee, VA, and continued to the US Army Airborne School at Ft. Benning, GA, where he graduated as an Army Paratrooper. During his service, CSM Multunas has held numerous leadership positions, including Squad Leader, Center Commander, First Sergeant, and Operations Sergeant Major.
His previous assignments include 600 QM Airdrop Company, Ft. Bragg NC; 17th Signal BN, Kitzingen, Germany; 2nd BN, 319th Field Artillery, Ft. Bragg, NC. His recruiting assignments include: Recruiter and Center Commander at Greece Center, Rochester Recruiting Company, Syracuse Battalion; Center Commander at Mattydale Center, Syracuse Recruiting Company, Syracuse Battalion; First Sergeant at James River Company, Beckley Battalion; First Sergeant at Greenville Company, Raleigh Battalion; Operations Sergeant Major at Los Angeles Battalion.
Throughout his career CSM Multunas has continued his military and civilian education. He is a graduate of all Non-Commissioned Officer Education School courses, including the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. He has also obtained a Masters degree in Leadership Studies from The University of Texas at El Paso.
CSM Multunas' notable accomplishments include: FY 04 Regular Army Recruiter of the Year 1st Recruiting Brigade; FY 04 Runner-up USAREC Regular Army Recruiter of the Year; FY 09 First Sergeant of the Year 1ST Recruiting Brigade; Honor Graduate of the Advanced Leader's Course and Station Commander's Course; Commandants list USASMA Class 63. CSM Multunas is also a member of the prestigious Glen E. Morrell club.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; Good Conduct Medal sixth award; Overseas Service Medal; NCO Professional Development ribbon with numeral four; Global War on Terrorism Medal; Army Service Ribbon; the Parachutist Badge and the Gold Recruiter Badge.