Lt. Col. William T. Adams
Lieutenant Colonel William T. Adams assumes command of the U.S. Army Denver Recruiting Battalion on June 2, 2016. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant of Infantry in 1996 after graduation from ROTC at the University of Columbia, Missouri. A branch detail officer he converted to Military Intelligence as a captain and qualified as a Signals Intelligence officer. He has served overseas in Germany, Korea, Albania, Macedonia and Afghanistan.
Lieutenant Colonel Adams started his career with the 1st Armored Division in the 1-6 Infantry Battalion where he served as a rifle platoon leader, scout platoon leader and Battalion S2. After transitioning to Military Intelligence he served at Camp Casey, Korea as the Battalion S2 for the 1-72 Armor Battalion. Assigned to the Aerospace Data Facility – Colorado, Lieutenant Colonel Adams served as a collection manager and later commanded the Headquarters and Operations Company, 734d Military Intelligence Battalion. Assigned to USNORTHCOM, he served as the Duty Director for Missiles and later Duty Director for Intelligence on the Operations and Intelligence Watch located at Cheyenne Mountain. Following this assignment he was the Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 743d Military Intelligence Battalion at Buckley, Air Force Base. He was assigned to USCENTCOM in September 2011 where he deployed to Afghanistan, later served as Division Chief of Afghanistan/Pakistan analysis in the Joint Intelligence Center and also served as Chief of International Programs for the Intelligence Directorate.
Lieutenant Colonel Adams has deployed to Peacekeeping Operations with both the United Nations in Macedonia under Task Force Able Sentry and with NATO in Albania under Task Force Hawk. He also deployed under a National Security Agency billet to Afghanistan in 2008 and again as an advisor to the Afghan government in both Khost and Paktya provinces during Operation Enduring Freedom from 2012 to 2013.
He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course and Military Intelligence Captains Career Course, the US Army Command and General Staff College and is a Joint Qualified Officer. Lieutenant Colonel Adams has a Master’s degree in Management. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, as well as various service medals and ribbons. He holds the Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Recruiting 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.