LTC Che T. Arosemena
Born in New York City, LTC Che T. Arosemena grew up in the Boroughs of Manhattan and Queens. He attended middle and high school in Pennsylvania and earned a 4-year R.O.T.C. Scholarship. In 1997, LTC Arosemena was commissioned into the U.S. Army as a Chemical Corps officer after graduating from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns and has completed numerous deployments in support of special operations forces across the Pacific command area of responsibility.
LTC Arosemena is an avid runner, having captained the Penn State University Track and Field and Cross Country teams achieving All-Big Ten honors. A German speaker, LTC Arosemena served a two-year exchange with the German Bundeswehr at the German Command and General Staff College “Fuehrungsakadmie der Bundeswehr” in Hamburg, Germany.
LTC Arosemena’s assignments include: Squadron Chemical Officer, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany from 1997-1999, Smoke Platoon Leader, 12th Chemical Company, Kitzingen, Germany from 1999-2000; Commander, HHC, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Baghdad, Iraq from 2003-2004; Commander, Bronx U.S. Army Recruiting Company from 2004-2007, Group Chemical Officer, 1st Special Forces Group from 2007-2009, Combined Joint Task Force-82 Deputy Force Protection Officer, Kandahar, Afghanistan from 2011-2012; and Division Chemical Officer, 82d Airborne Division from 2012-2013;Commander, 28th Combat Support Hospital (Rear) (Provisional) from May 2013 - May 2014, 44th Medical Brigade’s Interim Executive Officer and Chief of Transformation from May 2014 – Jan 2015 and Chief, CBRN, 82d Airborne Division from Jan – Jun 2015.
His military training includes: the Advanced Military Studies Program, the German Command and General Staff College, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Level II Officer Course, the Recruiting Company Commander Course, Company Commander and First Sergeant Course, Civil-Military Officer Course, Chemical Captains Career Course and the Combined Arms Services and Staff School, Unit Level Maintenance Officer Course, Radiation Safety Officer Course, CBRN Live Agent Training, Chemical Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, and Airborne School.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Army Superior Unit Award, the U.S. Army Recruiter Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the Ranger Tab.
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 has attended the Army Recruiter Course, Center Commander Course, 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 Commander. 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 (4th 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.