LTC Tong I. Smith
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Tong I. Smith graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1994. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. In 1998 he received a Masters degree in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
LTC Smith’s initial assignment was with the 317th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Georgia where he served as a Platoon Leader, Assault and Obstacle Platoon Leader, Assistant S3, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion Adjutant. Upon graduation from the Engineer Officer Advanced Course (EOAC) and Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3), he was stationed at Camp Hovey, South Korea as the assistant brigade engineer for the 2nd Air Assault Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. While in Korea he assumed command of the 50th Assault Float Bridge Company at Camp Laguardia. After command, he was assigned to the Japan Engineer District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Camp Zama, Japan. There he served in several positions including project engineer, deputy resident engineer, construction services chief, project manager and deputy commander. While in Japan, he served in operational support to I and III Marine Expeditionary Forces on their deployments throughout the Pacific region.
After graduation from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 2006, he was assigned back to the 2nd Infantry Division where he served as the Assistant Division Engineer, G3 Chief of Training, Division Special Troops Battalion S3, and the Secretary of the General Staff. After Korea he was assigned with the Gulf Region District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq, serving as the resident officer in charge in Mosul, Iraq. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in January 2011.
In his most recent assignment, LTC Smith served as the Secretary of the General Staff for the Headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, D.C.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal; Army Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters; the Army Commendation Medal; the Joint Service Achievement Medal; and the Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Joe N. Campbell Sr.
Command Sergeant Major Joe N. Campbell Sr. was born in Ohio. He moved to College Park, GA where he graduated from Lakeshore High School, College Park, GA. Upon completion of High School, he decided to embark on a military career by enlisting in the Army.
CSM Campbell’s assignments consisted of Basic Recruit Training, Fort Jackson, SC and Advanced Individual Training (31K) Fort Gordon, GA. His permanent duty stations were: 2/34th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK; 1/17th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK; 1/228th AVN, Fort Clayton Panama (Operation Just Cause); 5th Signal Battalion, Fort Polk, LA; and the 134th Signal (2nd AD), Fort Hood, TX.
Command Sergeant Major Campbell joined the United States Army Recruiting Command in 1995 as a detailed recruiter with the Margate Recruiting Station, Miami Recruiting Battalion. He was later assigned to the Pompano Beach Recruiting Station. In 1998, CSM Campbell was assigned to the Atlanta Recruiting Battalion with duty in the College Park Recruiting Station as a Field Recruiter. He was then assigned to Midtown Recruiting Station as the Station Commander where he later moved to the Battalion Staff as an Operations NCO and MEPS Guidance Counselor.
In 2002, CSM Campbell accepted the challenge in assuming duties as the First Sergeant of the Atlanta Recruiting Company. Upon selection to Master Sergeant Sep 2003, he proceeded to West Memphis Recruiting Company, Jackson Recruiting Battalion as the First Sergeant. In 2005, CSM Campbell transitioned to the first ever First Sergeant position with 2nd Recruiting Brigade’s Mobile Career Counseling Detachment (MCCD). Upon appointment to Command Sergeant Major, CSM Campbell proceeded to serve within the Medical Recruiting Brigade, 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion from April 2008 to July 2010.
CSM Campbell has successfully completed all Army NCOES courses, PLDC, Fort Sherwin Panama, BNCOC Fort Sill , OK, ANCOC, Fort Jackson, Station Commander Course, Fort Jackson, SC, Guidance Counselor Course, First Sergeant Course, Fort Jackson, SC, Command Sergeants Major Academy (Navy Senior Enlisted Academy), Newport Rhode Island.
CSM Campbell’s educational accomplishments includes: Bachelors of Science Degree, Communications, and a Masters Degree in Education, with an emphasis in Administrative Leadership.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), Gold Recruiter Badge, Recruiter Ring, and the Glen E. Morrell Medallion.