Colonel John E. Box
Colonel John E. Box is a recent graduate of the United States Army War College. Prior to his graduation he served as the G3, United States Army Recruiting Command and Battalion Commander, Chicago Recruiting Battalion. He served as the MNC-I C2 Watch Chief in the Joint Operations Center, Baghdad, Iraq, before taking command of Chicago Battalion.
COL Box was commissioned a Distinguished Military Graduate in the Military Intelligence Corps through the ROTC program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Upon completion of the MIOBC he served as the XO and a Platoon Leader for the 106th MI Bn, 6th Inf. Div. (Lt), Fort Richardson, Alaska. He then served as Aide-de-Camp for the 6th Inf. Div. (Lt) Asst Division Commander until his attendance at the MIOAC in 1994. He was then assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as an Assistant Brigade S-2, a Battalion S-2, and Company Commander. He was next assigned as the Assistant Brigade S-2 Trainer and MI Senior Company Trainer on the Bronco Team at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. After NTC, he was assigned as the Company Commander for Downers Grove Recruiting Company in 2000. His next assignment was to the 82nd ABN Division where he deployed in support of OIF I. Upon redeployment, he continued his duties as the 82nd ABN Division ACE Chief and was selected as the S3, for the 313th MI Battalion where he deployed in support of Hurricane Katrina and served as the S3 for the 2nd BSTB. He was then assigned to HHC, C2, III CORPS, as the G2 Chief of Operations prior to his deployment in support of the Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I).
COL Box's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Recruiting Identification Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Allen K. Simmons
Command Sergeant Major Allen K. Simmons is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and entered the Army Sept 1984. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as an Infantryman at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Command Sergeant Major Simmons served as an Infantryman at Scholfield Barracks, Hawaii, Germany, and 3 years as a Drill Sergeant at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was detailed to recruiting duty in June 1993 and subsequently assigned to the U.S. Army Atlanta Recruiting Battalion in the 2nd Recruiting Brigade.
He has served with distinction in many duty positions with the Recruiting Command: Field Recruiter, On-Production Station Commander, Limited-Production Station Commander, First Sergeant, Headquarters, United States Army Recruiting Command, Office of the Inspector General, IG Directorate, Inspection Branch, Command Sergeant Major Albany Recruiting Battalion, Command Sergeant Major of the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion, and as the Headquarters United States Army Recruiting Command, G5 Directorate Sergeant Major.
CSM Simmons' civilian and military education include a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, the Basic and Advance Infantry Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Army Recruiting Course, Station Commander Course, Department of the Army First Sergeant Course, USAREC First Sergeant Course, Inspector General Course, USAREC Command Sergeant Major Course, and the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Course. He also graduated from the Infantry Mortar Leader Officer Course, Ranger School, Drill Sergeant School, Airborne School, Air Assault School, NBC School, and Equal Opportunity Course.
His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal 7th award, the National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal with number 2, the Army Service Ribbon, the Ranger Tab, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeants Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Gold Recruiter Badge and the Army Recruiting Ring, Driver and Mechanic Badge, and the Morrell Award.