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. Paul M. Sandoval
Command Sergeant Major Paul M. Sandoval is a native of Flagstaff, Arizona. He enlisted into the United States Army in April of 1990 after two years of service in the Army National Guard.
His initial assignment was as an Ammunition Specialist (55B), 1/101 Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky where he deployed support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following a subsequent overseas assignment with 6/6 Cavalry Regiment at Storck Barracks, Germany; Command Sergeant Major Sandoval reenlisted as an Infantryman (11B). He served follow-on tours with 2/9 Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division (Light) and 5/20 Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington from 1994-1998 with deployments to Operations Desert Thunder, Vigilant Warrior, and Pacific Haven.
In 1998, Command Sergeant Major Sandoval was selected for recruiting duty and assigned to the Sacramento Recruiting Battalion where he served in progressive positions as a Field Recruiter, On-Production Station Commander, and Limited Production Station Commander. His tenure with Sacramento Recruiting Battalion culminated as the First Sergeant of the San Joaquin Recruiting Company. Other assignments within the United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) include – Operations NCOIC, Portland Recruiting Battalion; Senior Master Trainer, Houston Recruiting Battalion; Operations Sergeant Major, Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion; and most recently, Command Sergeant Major of the 5th US Army Medical Recruiting Battalion. He is a recipient of the Gold Recruiter Ring and the Glen E. Morrell Award for Recruiting Excellence.
He is a graduate of all Army Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System courses. In addition, he is a graduate of the Airborne School, Air Assault School, the Ranger School, Guidance Counselor Operations Course, Station Commander Course, USAREC Battle Staff Course, Department of the Army First Sergeant Course, USAREC First Sergeant Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 62).
Command Sergeant Major Sandoval’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (five oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (eleven oak leaf clusters), Southwest Asia Service Medal (three campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 2), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, and the Army Superior Unit Award (one oak leaf cluster). He has also earned the Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.