LTC ROBERT D. WAGNER
Lieutenant Colonel Robert D. Wagner enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in 1990 as a Hospital Food Service Specialist. He enrolled in the Simultaneous Membership Program with the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he was a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1995. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant branch detail Infantry – Military Intelligence Officer.
As an Infantry Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Wagner served as a Mechanized Infantry Platoon Leader, deploying in support of Operation Desert Thunder; Battalion Support Platoon Leader; and Company Executive Officer with 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Benning, Georgia.
As a Military Intelligence Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Wagner served as the Battalion S-2 with 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment; Assistant Brigade S-2; and Brigade S-2, deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) with 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Hood, Texas. He later commanded Delta Company, 104th Military Intelligence Battalion; and Alpha Company, Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood Texas. Following command, Lieutenant Colonel Wagner served as an Assignment Officer for the Military Intelligence Branch at US Army Human Resources Command (HRC), Alexandria, Virginia.
He served as Battalion Executive Officer and Battalion S-3 for the 310th Military Intelligence Battalion, 902d Military Intelligence Group, Fort Meade, Maryland; and recently as the Group S-3; Commander of a multi-national Intelligence Task Force, deploying in support of International Security Force Afghanistan (ISAF); and Group Deputy Commander for the 650th Military Intelligence Group, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (NATO), Belgium.
Lieutenant Colonel Wagner is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Military Intelligence Captains Career Course, Counterintelligence Officer Course, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, and the College of Naval Command and Staff, Newport, Rhode Island.
Lieutenant Colonel Wagner’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star; the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; three awards of the Meritorious Service Medal; the Army Commendation Medal; 10 awards of the Army Achievement Medal; the Valorous Unit Award; two National Defense Service Medals; the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; the Afghanistan Campaign Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the NATO Medal; the Expert Infantry Badge; the Parachutist Badge; and the Ranger Tab.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Michael T. Forbes II
Command Sergeant Major Michael T. Forbes II was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He enlisted in the Army Reserves in November 1987. He completed Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, SC, and was awarded MOS 75D, Personnel Records Specialist in 1988. In May 1989, he enlisted in the Regular Army and was assigned to Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Command Sergeant Major Forbes’ first assignment was the 507th Personnel Service Center, where he served as an Enlisted Personnel Records Clerk and Special Actions/Quality Assurance Team member. In 1992, he was assigned to the 4th Personnel Service Center, Fort Carson, CO where he served as Enlisted Evaluations Clerk, Enlisted Records Team Chief and NCOIC, Customer Service Section. In 1994, he entered U.S. Army Recruiting Command and was assigned to the Houston Recruiting Battalion, Greens Road Recruiting Station. In 1997, he served as a Limited Production Station Commander, Humble Recruiting Station. He went on to become a Recruiter Trainer for the battalion in 1999. Command Sergeant Major Forbes was assigned to the Recruiting and Retention School, Fort Jackson, SC in 2001 where he worked as a Platform Instructor/Writer. In July 2003, he was assigned as the First Sergeant, Lewisville Company, Dallas Recruiting Battalion. In 2005, he was assigned to the 5th Recruiting Brigade as the NCOIC, Brigade Operations. Following his selection and training for Sergeant Major, he was assigned to the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion in 2010, where he served as Battalion Operations Sergeant Major.
Command Sergeant Major Forbes has completed all levels of noncommissioned officer professional military education and is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 60. He has also completed the USAREC Station Commander Course, Master Trainer Course, Instructor Course, Guidance Counselor/Operations Course, Battle Staff Course, DA First Sergeant Course, and USAREC Command Sergeants Major Course.
Command Sergeant Major Forbes’ awards and decorations include four Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, six Army Achievement Medals , the Army Good Conduct Medal (7th award), and the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4). He earned the Recruiting Gold Badge, Recruiter Ring and the Glenn E. Morrell Award. His USAREC accomplishments include Top New Recruiter Houston Battalion, First Sergeant of the Year Dallas Battalion 2004 and 2005, and 5th Recruiting Brigade First Sergeant of the Year runner up.