Lt. Col. Eric J. Winterrowd
Lieutenant Colonel Eric J. Winterrowd he commissioned as an air defense artillery second lieutenant through the university’s ROTC Bulldog Battalion.
Winterrowd was assigned to Fort Drum, N.Y. where he served as an avenger platoon leader, light and special division interim sensor platoon leader, battery executive officer (XO), and battalion adjutant officer. In 2000, Winterrowd served in South Korea as the battalion adjutant at Camp Sears, Uijongbu. He served as the avenger battery commander at Larson Barracks, Kitzingen, Germany in 2001. During his time in Germany, he deployed to Kosovo as the Kosovo Protection Corps officer in charge at Camp Bondsteel. He deployed to Tikrit, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the commander of Delta Battery 4-3Air Defense Artillery. In 2005, Winterrowd served in the Chicago Army Recruiting Battalion as the battalion operations officer. Upon his arrival to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in 2008, he became the deputy brigade operations officer for 3rd Brigade Stryker and then the I Corps chief of staff’s XO. During this time, he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as an I Corps future operations planner and battalion XO. Upon his return from Iraq, he continued his service as the I Corps battalion XO and deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After his service in Afghanistan, Winterrowd was hand-selected to serve as the I Corps Secretary of the General Staff. In 2013, he served as the professor of military science at Eastern Michigan University. Most recently, Winterrowd assumed command of the Denver Army Recruiting Battalion in June 2014.
Winterrowd’s military education includes the air defense artillery officer basic course, airborne school, air assault school, the infantry captain’s career course, combined arms and services staff school, and the command and general staff college.
Winterrowd’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Kosovo Campaign Medal with bronze star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 bronze stars, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 3 bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Airborne Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Henson II
Command Sgt. Maj. Richard M. Henson II assumed responsibility as the command sergeant major of the Denver Army Recruiting Battalion April 17, 2014. As the senior enlisted soldier, he oversees recruiters in Colorado, southeastern Wyoming, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Nebraska.
He graduated from North Adams High School, Seaman, Ohio, in 1990 and enlisted into the Army on Nov. 1, 1990, as a unit supply specialist.
Henson completed basic training and advanced individual training in Fort Jackson, S.C. in March 1991. He served as a supply clerk, armorer and supply sergeant for the 501st Finance Battalion, W.O. Darby Kaserne, Fuerth, Germany.
Henson volunteered for recruiting duty in 1994 and was assigned to the Columbus Recruiting Battalion where he served as a recruiter, center commander and battalion trainer from 1994-2004. After promotion to master sergeant in June 2004, he served as the first sergeant of the North Bay Recruiting Company, Sacramento Recruiting Battalion, from 2004-2007. He then served as the operations noncommissioned officer in charge for the Columbus Recruiting Battalion from 2007-2009. Henson again served as first sergeant of the Kings Mills Recruiting Company, Columbus Recruiting Battalion, from February 2009 to July 2012. Before assignment as the command sergeant major of the Denver Recruiting Battalion in April 2014, Henson served as the sergeant major for Headquarters, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky of Public Affairs, Marketing, Education, Outreach and PaYS (Partnership for Youth Success).
Henson graduated from all levels of NCO Enlisted Schools to include the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course, class 63. His other military schools include the Army recruiter, center commander, master trainer, USAREC first sergeant, and guidance counselor operations courses. He earned his Bachelor of Science in management communications from Amridge University in 2011.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters; Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters; Army Good Conduct Medal with two silver knots; National Defense Service Medal with one star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with ‘4’ device; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; and the U.S. Army Superior Unit Award. Henson is a recipient of the Gold Recruiter Ring and the Glen E. Morrell Order of Recruiting Excellence Medallion.