LTC Clydellia S. Prichard-Allen
Lieutenant Colonel Prichard-Allen initially entered military service in 1989 as an enlisted member of the Army Reserve, and became a member of the Active Army in 1992. Her enlisted assignments included instructor at Fort Benning, Georgia, a voluntary deployment in support of Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield, an assignment the 25th Chemical Company in Buedingen, Germany and the 4/227th Aviation Battalion in Fort Hood, Texas. In 1996, after nearly six and a half years of enlisted service, Clydellia competed for and won a two year scholarship under the Army’s Green to Gold (Enlisted to Officer) Program at South Carolina State University. She entered Active duty as a Second Lieutenant in the Adjutant General’s Corps in May 1998. LTC Prichard-Allen later continued her education, and in 2003 she received her Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development with honors from Webster University (Fort Bragg Campus). Her military education included Adjutant General’s Corps Basic Course, the Captain’s Career Course, and Intermediate Level Education (ILE) .
As an officer, LTC Prichard-Allen has served as the Executive Officer for Bravo Detachment, 18th Personnel Services Battalion (PSB), the Battalion Adjutant for the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group, and the Enlisted Strength Manager for the 1st Corps Support Command (COSCOM). LTC Prichard-Allen was selected to command Alpha Detachment, 203rd PSB, located in Fort Wainwright, Alaska in 2002. Following her command, she was selected as a Board Recorder for The Department of the Army Secretariat, and was then selected as the Executive Officer for the Director of Military Personnel Management (DMPM) under the Army G-1 at the Pentagon. LTC Prichard-Allen was assigned to Fort Bragg as the Brigade Adjutant for the 82d Combat Aviation Brigade where she deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF 11-12). After returning from her one year deployment, LTC Prichard-Allen was selected to serve as a Physical Evaluations board Adjudicator for the United States Army Physical Disability Agency in Arlington, Virginia. She has held positions as an Adjudicator, the Special Actions Officer, the Deputy G3 and G3 Operations officer and most recently she was selected, over her peers, to become the Chief of Staff for the entire Agency which consists of a Headquarters and three separate Physical Evaluation Board locations around the United States.
LTC Prichard-Allen was a below the zone select to Major. LTC Prichard-Allen’s military awards include a Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with a bronze star, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon with a number two device, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon with a number three device, the NATO Medal (ISAF), and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Matthew E. Kunk
Command Sergeant Major Matthew E. Kunk was born in Springfield Ohio. In November 1997, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman and went to Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.
His military education includes the Warrior Leader Course, Advance Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, First Sergeant Course, Airborne Training, and he is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 65. While assigned to USAREC, he attended the Army Recruiter Course, the Center Commander Course, the Guidance Counselor Operations Course, and the USAREC First Sergeant Course.
Previous to being assigned to USAREC, Command Sergeant Major Kunk served in various Infantry positions from Rifleman to Squad leader. He began his recruiting career in January 2002 when he was assigned to the Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion where he served as a Recruiter and Center Leader. In July 2006 he was assigned as a Team Leader for the 3rd Recruiting Brigade Mobile Recruiting Training Team. He then went onto serve as a Special Forces Recruiter in the Special Operations Recruiting Battalion. He held the position of First Sergeant in the Jacksonville Recruiting Battaion from January 2009 through May 2011 and in the Tampa Recruiting Battalion from June 2011 through July 2012. He served as the Operations Sergeant Major for the Tampa Recruiting Battalion from July 2012 through June 2014.
Command Sergeant Major Kunk’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), the Army Commendation Medal (4th award), the Army Achievement Award (7th award), Good Conduct Medal (5th award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd award), Armed Forces Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Parachutist Badge, the Expert Infantry Badge, Australian Jump Wings, the Gold Recruiter Badge, the Recruiter Ring, and the Glen E. Morrell Award.
Command Sergeant Major Kunk’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science from Liberty University and Masters of Education from Southern New Hampshire University.