LTC David E. Foster
Lieutenant Colonel David E. Foster was born and raised in Ely, Minnesota and is a 1994 graduate of Ely Memorial High School. He received a commission through ROTC when he graduated from North Dakota State University in 1999. Upon completion of the Military Intelligence Officers Basic Course at Fort Huachuca, Arizona LTC Foster’s first duty station was in Bamberg, Germany where he served as the battalion intelligence officer for the 793rd MP Battalion from 1999- 2001. He then moved to Wurzburg, Germany and served as a platoon leader and company commander in the 101st Military Intelligence Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. LTC Foster returned to Ft Huachuca, AZ and served as a team leader on a new equipment training team and company commander in the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion. He also deployed to Iraq as a human intelligence team leader for the Iraq Survey Group during his tour at Ft Huachuca.
LTC Foster was then selected to attend the Civil Affairs Qualification Course at John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School in Ft Bragg, North Carolina. Upon completion of the year long course, he was assigned as a Civil Affairs Team Leader in the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, at Ft Bragg. After his time as a Team Leader, LTC Foster was selected to be an instructor at the Civil Affairs Qualification Course where he also served as the course manager and again commanded a company. After command, LTC Foster attended Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and then returned to Ft Bragg where he served as the executive officer for the 98th Civil Affairs Battalion. LTC Foster served as the Division Civil Affairs Officer (G9) for the 82nd Airborne Division, Ft Bragg, North Carolina prior to his arrival at the Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion.
LTC Foster’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and numerous other medals. He also has earned Polish, Dutch, Chilean, German, Botswanan, Irish, Spanish, and Ukrainian jump wings. LTC Foster is fluent in Russian and German, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering from North Dakota State University, a master’s in Human Relations, University of Oklahoma, and a master’s in Influence and Irregular Warfare, Naval Postgraduate School.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM David L. Porter
Command Sergeant Major David L. Porter was born in Peru, Indiana and raised in Columbus, OH. He began his Army career on October 23, 1997 after graduating from Saint Clairsville High School in Saint Clairsville, Ohio. After completing One Station Unit Training for Infantry school at Fort Benning, GA on February 19, 1998 he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. While assigned at Fort Bragg he served as an Infantryman, Team Leader, and Squad Leader for Bravo Company 1/325 Infantry Regiment. While assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division he was deployed to Kosovo and Macedonia.
Command Sergeant Major David L. Porter was then assigned to the United States Army Recruiting Command on January 22, 2002 where he served as a Detailed Recruiter in the Dallas Recruiting Battalion and as a Center Leader in the Dallas Recruiting Battalion and the New Orleans Recruiting Battalion. He also served as a Senior Operations NCO for the Miami Recruiting Battalion, an Instructor at the Recruiter and Retention School located at Fort Jackson, SC, and the First Sergeant for the Warren Recruiting Company in the Cleveland Recruiting Battalion.
Command Sergeant Major Porter’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal with one Silver Knot, the National Defense Service Medal, the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development 5th Device, the Army Superior Unit Award, the NATO Medal, the Kosovo Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Medal. Command Sergeant Major Porter is also a recipient of the Gold Recruiter Badge with three sapphires the Gold Recruiter Ring and the prestigious Glen E. Morrell Order of Recruiting Excellence. Command Sergeant Major Porter is a graduate of the Warrior Leadership Course, Advanced Leader’s Course, Senior Leader’s Course, the Army Recruiter Course, the Center Leader Course, the Recruiter Master Trainer Course, the Guidance Counselor and Operations Course, the Basic Instructor Course, USAREC First Sergeant Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 67.
Command Sergeant Major Porter attained a Bachelor of Science in Management Communication from Amridge University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso.