LTC Adam J. Kimmich
Lieutenant Colonel Adam J. Kimmich is a 1997 graduate of Vanderbilt University and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer.
Following his commission and completion of the Army Ranger School, LTC Kimmich was assigned to 1/27, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
LTC Kimmich completed the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2002 and was assigned to, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he commanded a Special Forces Operational Detachment.
Other assignments included numerous deployments throughout the Asia-Pacific Theater and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; Special Operations Command, Pacific (SOCPAC) and SOCPAC Special Activities Division. LTC Kimmich returned to 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) and followed with deployments and assignments to Task Force SULU, Joint Special Operations Task Force – Philippines, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM – Philippines; US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), where he served in a number of various commands including Interagency Task Force; Director of Operations for the USSOCOM Interagency Partnership Program (IAPP) and as Operations Officer for synchronizing Interagency efforts with Theater Special Operations Commands.
LTC Kimmich’ military education includes the Infantry Captains Career Course, Special Forces Assessment and Selection and the Naval War College, Naval College of Command and Staff with a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies.
LTC Kimmich’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and numerous other Campaign Service, Overseas Service, and Army commendations medals, the Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutists Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Expert Infantryman’s Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Michael T. Zaring
CSM Michael T. Zaring of Bonner Springs Kansas entered the U. S. Army in 1990 and attended Infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga. His first assignment was with the 1/12th Infantry Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo., where he served as an Indirect Fire Infantryman, and Fire Direction Center Check Computer. Other assignments included 1/72nd Armor Battalion at Camp Casey, Korea, where he served as both a Squad Leader and Chief Computer in the Fire Direction Center. Other assignments include 1/187th Infantry Regiment and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), where he served as a Demonstration Parachutist for the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) “Screaming Eagles” Division Parachute Team.
CSM Zaring joined the U. S. Army Recruiting Command at the Greater Kansas City Recruiting Company, Kansas City Recruiting Battalion and Special Forces Recruiting Team, Fort Lewis Wash., Heidelberg, Germany and Fort Riley Special Forces Recruiting Station.
From 2007 to 2010, CSM Zaring served as the “first” First Sergeant for the Kansas City Medical Recruiting Company then returned to Special Operations recruiting at Fort Lewis. During this tour he was assigned as the NCOIC for the Battalions Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan attached to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force. He was then selected for and graduated from Class 63 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy in 2013.
His military education includes the Warrior Leader Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leader Course, First Sergeants Course, and Sergeants Major Academy as well as Airborne School and Air Assault School as well as the Recruiter and Station Commander Course.
Among his accolades, CSM Zaring achieved the Distinguished Honor Graduate and Leadership Award from the Senior Leaders Course and 2009 Medical Recruiting Brigade First Sergeant of the Year.
His awards and decorations include the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), the Army Commendation Medal (5th award), the Army Achievement Medal (1st Award), and the NATO Medal in addition to the Drivers Badge Track and Wheeled, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, the Recruiter Badge, the Recruiter Ring and the Glenn E. Morrell award.
CSM Zaring holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science from Upper Iowa University and a Masters in Business Administration from Touro University International.