LTC Rob Patton
LTC Rob Patton attended the University of California, Davis. Upon graduation in 1994 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry.
LTC Patton’s previous assignments include B/1-503 Infantry (RoK), 1-24 Infantry (FT Lewis, WA), 307th FSB (FT Bragg, NC), Yakima Recruiting Company (Yakima, WA), and a variety of special operations assignments (FT Bragg, NC).
LTC Patton has participated in numerous deployments around the world to include Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and Operation NEW DAWN.
LTC Patton’s military education includes Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Captains Career Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, and Air Command and Staff College. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, Davis, and an MA in Operational Art and Science from Air University.
LTC Patton’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), National Defense Service Medal (1BS), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1BS), Iraq Campaign Medal (3BS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Rigger Badge, Silver Recruiting Badge, Chilean Parachutist Badge, and Thai Parachutist Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Torrey M Vap
Command Sergeant Major Torrey M. Vap was born in Kearney Nebraska on March 8th, 1972. He grew up in the small farming community of Red Cloud, Nebraska and graduated high school in 1990. In March 1991, he enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman and went to One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. His military education includes Basic Combat Training, Infantry School, Warrior Leaders Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Department of the Army First Sergeants Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 58, Department of the Army Command Sergeants Major Course, Airborne School, and Air Assault School. While assigned to the United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC), he has attended the Basic Recruiter Course, Station Commanders Course, the USAREC First Sergeant, and Command Sergeants Major Courses.
Previous to being assigned to USAREC Command Sergeant Major Vap served in various Infantry positions from Rifleman to Squad Leader in the 3rd US Infantry DIV (The Old Guard). He began his recruiting career in April 1997 when he was assigned to Baltimore Recruiting Battalion. He served as a detailed Recruiter, Assistant Station Commander, and Station Commander in the Woodbridge Recruiting Station. He converted to Cadre Recruiter in 1999 and served as a Station Commander in Baltimore and Mid Atlantic Battalions. He served as a First Sergeant for 47 months in two Companies in the Pittsburgh Battalion. He was a student at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy resident class 58. Prior to assuming responsibility as the Dallas Battalion Command Sergeant Major he served as the Tampa Battalion Command Sergeant Major from June 2008 until June 2012.
Command Sergeant Major Vap’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal (7th award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, and The Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. He has earned the Expert Infantryman Badge; Airborne and Air Assault wings, the Recruiter Gold Badge, the Recruiter Ring, and the Glen E. Morrell Award.
Command Sergeant Major Vap graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and holds a Master of Business Administration focused in Conflict and Negotiation Management, both from Trident University International (TUI) in Cypress CA.