LTC James E. Zoizack
LTC James Zoizack is a native of Buffalo, New York. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1990 and was commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer through the Army Officer Candidate School in 1999 at Fort Benning, Georgia. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, the Field Artillery Captains’ Career course and the Field Artillery Officer Basic course. He holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University.
LTC Zoizack’s previous assignments include battery fire direction officer, platoon leader and Battalion Fire Direction Officer 4-1 FA, 3BCT, 1AD Fort Riley, Kansas with deployments to Kuwait for Operation Desert Spring and Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom; Battalion Fire Direction Officer and Commander B Battery 2-77FA, 4BCT, 4ID Fort Hood, Texas deploying to Operation Iraqi Freedom; Commander B Battery 5-82FA, 4BCT, 1CD Fort Hood, Texas deploying to Operation Iraqi Freedom; Division Chief of Staff Executive Officer, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Battalion Operations Officer 2-82FA, 3BCT, 1CD Fort Hood Texas; Battalion Executive Officer 2-82FA, 3BCT, 1CD, Fort Hood, Texas, Brigade Executive Officer, 41st Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; J3 Operations Officer, United States Military Training Mission, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Deputy Commander, Division Artillery, 1AD, Fort Bliss, Texas.
LTC Zoizack’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal three awards, National Defense Service Ribbon with Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korea Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 2, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, and Parachutist 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.