LTC Brad Fenske
Lieutenant Colonel Brad Fenske was born and raised in Paynesville, Minnesota and is a graduate of Paynesville High School. In 1997 he graduated from the United State Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned in the Military Intelligence Branch. LTC Fenske began his career as a Graduate Assistant wrestling coach at West Point, prior to completing the MI Officer Basic Course at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
Following OBC in 1998, he was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division Engineer Brigade in Bamberg, Germany where he served as an Assistant Brigade Intelligence Officer (S2) and Brigade S2 and deployed to Kosovo in 1999. Following his tour in Germany, LTC Fenske returned to Fort Huachuca to serve as the Deputy Secretary of General Staff at the Intelligence Center of Excellence, prior to attending the MI Captains Career Course.
From 2002-2005, LTC Fenske was assigned to the 203rd MI Battalion at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland where he served as the Assistant Battalion Operations Officer (S3) and Company Commander, deploying twice to Iraq in 2003 and 2004.
Following company command, LTC Fenske accepted an instructor position at West Point and attended graduate school at Indiana University, where he completed a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology. Following his graduate studies in 2006, LTC Fenske served as an instructor at West Point in the Department of Physical Education from 2006-2009, where he taught combatives, boxing, and various fitness courses.
Following his teaching tour at West Point, LTC Fenske completed the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and then got assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea from 2010-2011, where he served as the Brigade Intelligence Officer (S2) for the 210th Fires Brigade.
After his tour in Korea, LTC Fenske was assigned to the 206th MI BN and Task Force ODIN at Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as the Training Detachment Commander, Battalion Deputy Commander, and then deployed to Afghanistan as the Brigade Deputy Commander.
Upon redeployment in 2013, LTC Fenske moved to Fort Gordon, Georgia and was assigned to the 116th MI Brigade, where he continued to serve as the Brigade Deputy Commander, prior to his arrival to the Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion.
LTC Fenske’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Assault Badge, and numerous service medals from Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Korea.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Gregory S. McNeill
Command Sergeant Major Gregory S. McNeill began his military career after graduating from Don Antonio Lugo High School in Chino, California.
After completing Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia he served as a mechanized infantryman for the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia, and the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Vilseck Germany. He also served as an operations NCO for the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment.
Before becoming command sergeant major of U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Minneapolis on September 5, 2013, Command Sergeant Major McNeill served as the operations sergeant major for 2nd Recruiting Brigade. Other assignments include, infantry squad leader for the 2nd Battalion, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California.
He also served as a recruiter, station commander, first sergeant, and operations NCO for the Portland Army Recruiting Battalion, and first sergeant for the Los Angeles Army Recruiting Battalion
Command Sergeant Major McNeill is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Phoenix.
His awards and decorations include the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with six oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal with 15 oak leaf clusters; Army Good Conduct Medal with two silver knots; National Defense Service Medal with one star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officers’ Professional Development Ribbon with 4th device; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Medal, and the U.S. Army Superior Unit Award. Command Sergeant Major McNeill is also a recipient of the Gold Recruiter Ring and the Glen E. Morrell Order of Recruiting Excellence.