Lt. Col. Sean F. Huggins
LTC Huggins earned his commission through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 1995 with service in the Aviation Branch. His professional military education includes the Aviation Officer’s Basic Course, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, Aviation Officer’s Advance Course, Combined Arms Staff Service School, Command and General Staff College, and the Joint Forces Staff College.
LTC Huggins’ highlights of assignments include Aviation Platoon Leader, Bravo Company, 4-227th Aviation Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas, during Stabilization Forces-4, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Aviation Troop Commander, 1- 158th Aviation Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas, during Operation Iraqi Freedom II; Aviation Battalion Operations Officer, Headquarters, 2-227th Aviation Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas, during Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-10; Aviation Brigade Operations Officer, Headquarters, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, during initial deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom and most recently as the Current Operations Officer for the Joint Intelligence Directorate, United States Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany. LTC Huggins is a Senior Army Aviator having flown over 500 hours of combat flight.
LTC Huggins’ military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal with Numeral 2, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Service Medal with one Service Star, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Service Star, the Iraq Campaign Medal with three Service Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the United Nation’s Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 5, the Senior Army Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Basic Recruiter Badge.
LTC Huggins is married and has four daughters.
Command Sergeant Major
First Sergeant Jose L. Gomez
1SG Gomez was born in Mexico, but was raised in Houston, Texas from the age of one. He entered the Army in January 1990 through the Gulfgate Recruiting Station in Houston, Texas. 1SG Gomez attended Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and completed Advance Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia as a 68J Aircraft Armament Missile Systems Repairer. 1SG Gomez completed Jump School at Fort Benning, Georgia in September 1990. His first assignment was with the 82nd Airborne Division with the 82nd Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 1SG Gomez participated in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm with the 82nd Airborne Division. From October 1994 to December 1995 he completed an overseas tour to Korea as a member of the 5/17th Air Calvary at Camp Stanton, Korea. He was reassigned to the 82nd Airborne Division and served as an instructor at the NCO Academy at Fort Bragg, NC. 1SG Gomez completed the Basic Recruiting Course in 1999 and was assigned as a Detail Recruiter at the Sharpstown Recruiting Station with the Houston Recruiting Battalion. After reclassifying to the 79R MOS; 1SG Gomez served as Station Commander for three large recruiting stations. Served as a company trainer for the Huntsville Recruiting Company; Houston Recruiting Battalion. He was then was assigned to the 6th Recruiting Brigade as Brigade Master Trainer in Las Vegas, NV. 1SG Gomez served as the USAREC CSM Liaison at Fort Knox, KY. Served as the Company First Sergeant for the West Recruiting Company and is currently serving as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major for the Houston recruiting Battalion.
1SG Gomez military and civilian education includes the Aircraft Armament Missile Systems Repairer Course, Airborne Course, NBC Leader Course, Master Fitness Course, Air Assault Course, Jump Master Course, Air Movement Operations Course, Instructors Course, EO Course, Army Recruiting Course, Station Commander Course, Warrior Leader Course, Advance Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, 1SG Course DA and USAREC. He has an Associate Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies and four classes from completing his Bachelor’s Degree.
1SG Gomez awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6th OLC), Army Achievement Medal (6th OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2 Bronze Stars), KDSM, Southwest Asia Service Medal (2 Bronze Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Army Superior Unit Award, Recruiter Badge (3 Gold Sapphires), Senior Air Crewmember Badge, Master Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge. Is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.