LTC Daryl Collins
Lieutenant Colonel Daryl Collins was born and raised in Chicago, Ill. He began his military career in 1990 as an enlisted Infantryman in the Army Reserve. He earned his commission as a Military Police Officer from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse ROTC program in 1995, as a distinguished military graduate.
Throughout his military career, Lieutenant Colonel Collins served in a variety of command and staff positions in Fort Stewart, Ga.; Hanau, Germany; Hawaii; Kosovo and Kuwait. He also served as an Instructor in the Department of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He deployed several times in support of Operation Joint Guardian II, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Prior to his arrival in Milwaukee, Lieutenant Colonel Collins served as the Professor of Military Science at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va.
Lieutenant Colonel Collins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education, Teaching and Coaching from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse and a Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo. His military education includes Airborne and Air Assault School, Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms Services and Staff School and the Command and General Staff College/Intermediate Level Education Course.
Lieutenant Colonel Collins’ military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star, Kosovo Campaign Medal with one bronze star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal with one bronze star, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (2), the NATO Medal, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the German Military Efficiency Badge (Gold) and the Military Police Regiment Order of the Marechausee in Bronze.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Charles J. Peterson, II
Command Sergeant Major Charles Jerome Peterson, II is a native of Saginaw, Mich. He enlisted in the Michigan National Guard where he served with the 416th Engineer Detachment in Bay City, Mich. After one year, he enlisted in the United States Army. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Throughout his Army career, Command Sergeant Major Peterson has held a variety of leadership positions ranging from Squad Leader, Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Center Commander, Instructor, Writer/Developer, First Sergeant and Operations Sergeant Major. His other assignments include service with the Cold Regions Test Center at Fort Greely, Alaska; 24th Transportation Battalion at Fort Eustis, Va.; Chicago Recruiting Battalion at Fort Sheridan, Ill.; 596th Maintenance Company in Darmstadt, Germany; Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion at Fort Snelling, Minn.; Recruiting and Retention School at Fort Jackson, S.C.; Chicago Recruiting Battalion at Fort Sheridan, Ill.; Columbus Recruiting Battalion, Columbus, Ohio and Syracuse Recruiting Battalion, Syracuse, N.Y. Before arriving in Milwaukee, he was assigned as the Operations Sergeant Major for the Syracuse Recruiting Battalion.
Command Sergeant Major Peterson graduated from all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System to include the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 63. He has also completed the Recruiter Course, Station Commander Course, Instructor Course, and DA First Sergeants Course.
He holds an associate degree in General Studies from University of Phoenix, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (Cum Laude) from Mountain State University and Master of Arts in Leadership from The University of Texas at El Paso.
Command Sergeant Major Petersons’ awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. He also earned the Army Recruiter Gold Badge with three sapphires, Army Recruiter Ring, and the coveted Glen E. Morrell award.