LTC RYAN M. McCABE
Lieutenant Colonel Ryan McCabe was commissioned as a Regular Army Military Intelligence Officer through the Reserve Officer Training Corps Program at Northern Illinois University. He began his Army career as a Platoon Leader assigned to XVIII Airborne Corps Military Intelligence Support Element, 297th Military Intelligence Battalion.
Lieutenant Colonel McCabe’s other assignments include Executive Officer, C Company 319th Military Intelligence Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant S-2 229th Aviation Regiment (Attack)(Airborne), 18th Aviation Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant S-2, Task Force Tiger, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Assistant S-4 (Budget), 525th Military Intelligence Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Company Commander, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 234th Signal Battalion, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Watkins, Colorado; J-2 Joint Intelligence Center, Special Operations Command Central, MacDill AFB, Florida; Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, Iraq; Joint Interagency Task Force - East, Afghanistan, Student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; S-2, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado; J-2, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Arabian Peninsula, Iraq; Deputy J-2, Joint Special Operations Task Force, Operation Odyssey Dawn, Germany; G3 Future Operations Division Chief, United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Lieutenant Colonel McCabe’s military education includes the Air Assault Course, Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, Airborne Course, Air Movement Operations Course, Jumpmaster Course, Infantry Captains Career Course, Air Command and Staff College and the Command and General Staff College. He earned his MBA from Webster University in Computer Resources & Information Management.
Lieutenant Colonel McCabe’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters); Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Superior Unit Award; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal (with 3 Bronze Stars); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with “M” Device); Army Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; Basic Recruiter Badge, German Parachutist Badge and Australian Parachutist Badge.
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.