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
CSM Shealy first entered the military in the Minnesota Army National Guard on December 24, 1994, in Bemidji, MN. He attended Basic and Advanced Training at Fort Benning, GA in August 1995 as an Infantryman. He served in the National Guard for four years. CSM Shealy served as a rifleman, machine gunner, and a team leader, as well as competing with the Minnesota National Guard Biathlon Ski Team for two years and the All Guard National Junior Team for one year. In May 1999, CSM Shealy entered the Army, active duty, as a SPC and was stationed at Fort Hood, TX.
While on active duty, CSM Shealy has served as a Rifleman, Team Leader, Bradley Gunner, Recruiter, Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Trainer Mentor, Rear Detachment Commander and First Sergeant, First Sergeant and Forward Detachment Brigade Operations Sergeant Major. He has served with 2nd Battalion 136th Infantry Mechanized at Bemidji, MN; 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry Mechanized, Fort Hood, TX; United States Army Recruiting Battalion Milwaukee, Wausau Recruiting Station, WI; 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry, Fort Carson, CO; 1st Battalion 306th Infantry, Fort Stewart, GA; 1st Battalion 87th Infantry, and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Fort Drum, NY. He has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan for combat and advisory operations.
CSM Shealy’s military education includes FBCB2 Leader Opponent Certification Course, Combat Life Saver Course, Basic Leader Course, Army Recruiter Course, Advanced Leader Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Pathfinder Course, Senior Leader Course, Army Retention Course, Sniper Employment Leader Course, Observer Controller Academy, Ranger Course, Airborne Course, First Sergeant Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Battle Staff Course and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. His civilian education includes a high school diploma from Bemidji High School and an Associates of Arts Degree from Bemidji State University.
CSM Shealy’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3nd Award), the Purple Heart Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), the Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), the Army Achievement Medal (7th Award), the Valorous Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Award (2nd Award), the Army Superior Unit Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal (2nd Award), Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Non-commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 5), the Army Service Medal, the Overseas Service Medal (2nd Award), the NATO Medal, the Gold Recruiter’s Badge with three Sapphires, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Pathfinder’s Badge, Driver’s Badge, Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Expert Infantryman Badge, and the Order of the Saint Maurice.