Lt. Col. William D. Rose
Lt. Col. William D. Rose grew up in Decherd, a small rural town northwest of Chattanooga in middle of Tennessee. He graduated from Franklin County High School and accepted an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship, attending Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tenn.
Upon graduation in 1993 he was commissioned as a second lieutenant infantry officer.
After completion of the airborne, infantry basic officer leader, he was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga. where he held several positions before attending the special forces assessment and selection at Fort Bragg, N.C., where he was then selected for special forces.
Rose has served in a variety of positions and participated in numerous deployments around the world. Most notably during his second combat tour in Afghanistan, Rose served as the ground force commander for the 2007 operation to reclaim the city of Musa Qaleh in Helmand Province from the Taliban, one of the largest coalition operations to date.
Rose served as the chief of future operations for Army Northern Command and as executive officer to the commanding general of U.S. Army Northern Command and Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
He took command of the Denver Army Recruiting Battalion June 19, 2012.
He is awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medals, and the Joint Service Commendation and Joint Service Achievement Medals. He has earned the Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge and Combat Infantryman Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
Command Sgt. Maj. William A. Lockler
Command Sgt. Maj. William A. Lockler is a native of Florida, but later moved to Tennessee where he graduated from Greeneville High School in Greeneville, Tenn. in 1992. He enlisted as an infantryman June 1, 1992 and attended training at Fort Benning, Ga.
After completion of Airborne School and the Ranger Indoctrination Program, his first assignment was the 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash., where he served in positions from rifleman through squad leader. After serving over six years with the ranger battalion, he volunteered for recruiting duty.
He began recruiting in November 1998 at the Beckley, W. Va. Recruiting Battalion. He served as a detailed recruiter in Bristol, Tennessee and served as the Station Commander for two large Recruiting Stations; the first in Morristown, Tennessee and the second in Charleston, West Virginia. Following his station commander positions he was transferred to Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion and served as the First Sergeant of Wilkes Barre Recruiting Company in Pennsylvania. After two years he moved back to Tennessee and the Beckley Recruiting Battalion to serve as the Johnson City Recruiting Company First Sergeant. Staying within the Battalion, he moved once again to be the First Sergeant in Richmond Recruiting Company in Virginia. Upon completion of USASMA Command Sergeant Major Lockler was assigned to 3rd Recruiting Brigade and took responsibility of the Cleveland Recruiting Battalion in Cleveland, OH.
His military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Department of the Army First Sergeant Course, United States Army Sergeant Major Academy Class 59, Airborne School, Ranger School, Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (SERE) School, Jumpmaster Course, and Basic and Advanced Explosive Entry Ranger Course.
His awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal seventh award, Army Commendation Medal sixth award, Army Achievement Medal thirteenth award, Good Conduct Medal sixth award, National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Star, Forces Expeditionary Armed Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon fourth award, Army Service Ribbon, Expert Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Recruiter Gold Badge, the Recruiter Ring and Glen E. Morrell Award for Recruiting Excellence.