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 Peter Moody
Command Sergeant Major Peter A. Moody, originally from Oklahoma, entered the Army in Oct 1986. He attended Basic Training and Infantry Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, GA. During his 26 years of service, Command Sgt. Maj. Moody has held numerous leadership positions which include: Squad Leader; Platoon Sergeant; Recruiting Station Commander; Operations NCOIC; First Sergeant; and Command Sergeant Major.
His previous assignments include US Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, GA; 1stBattalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, Germany; 1stBattalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, KS; Sacramento Recruiting Battalion, CA; 1st Special Forces Operations Detachment-Delta, Fort Bragg, NC; New England Recruiting Battalion, Topsham, ME; Pittsburgh Recruiting Battalion, PA; Recruiting and Retention School, Fort Jackson, SC; 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division and Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team, 4th Brigade Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, TX.
Throughout his career, Command Sgt. Maj. Moody has continued to further his military and civilian education and training. He is a graduate of all NCOES and recruiting schools. He has also received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Post University.
His operational deployments include Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm 1990-1991; Operation New Dawn, Iraq 2011; and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan 2012-2013.
Command Sgt. Maj. Moody's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters; Army Commendation Medal with nine oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Good Conduct Medal eighth Award; National Defense Service Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze stars; Afghanistan Campaign medal with one bronze star; Iraq Campaign Medal with one bronze star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 4; Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait); NATO Medal; Gold Recruiter Badge with 3 sapphire stars; Combat Infantryman Badge; Combat Action Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Parachutist Badge; and Air Assault Badge.