Lt. Col. Jeff McCartney
Lt. Col Jeff McCartney is a native of Uniontown, Pennsylvania where he enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 1991 as a Mortarman. He graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 1996 where he earned his commission through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps in the Adjutant General’s Corps. His professional military education includes the Army Intermediate Level Education Course, Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and the Adjutant General’s Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. He holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from Webster University.
Lt. Col. McCartney’s previous assignments include Executive Officer and Platoon Leader, 510th Personnel Services Battalion, Vicenza, Italy; Commander, HHC, Allied Forces North Battalion, Brunssum, Netherlands; Chief, Officer Management, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Battalion S1, Southern California and Los Angeles Recruiting Battalions, 6th Recruiting Brigade; Chief, Strength Reporting and Group S1, United States Army Central Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Chief, Quality Assurance and Technology and Human Resources Integration Officer, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky and later Operation Enduring Freedom, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan; and most recently as a Human Resources Planner, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, Norfolk, Virginia.
Lt. Col. McCartney’s military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards. He has also earned the Parachutist and Air Assault Badges.
Command Sergeant Major
Command Sgt. Maj. George B. Pickett
Command Sgt. Maj. George B. Pickett was born in Tuskegee, Ala. He graduated from Prattville High School in Prattville, Ala. Following high school, he joined the Army as a Construction Equipment Repairer (62B).
CSM Pickett’s was first assigned to the 2/159 AVN Regiment in Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. He deployed to Desert Shield and Desert Storm, redeploying in 1991. In 1995, CSM Pickett was assigned to United States Army Recruiting Command as a detailed recruiter at the Reading Recruiting Station Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion. In 1998, he was assigned to the Lebanon Recruiting Station as an On-Production Station Commander. In 2000, Pickett was reassigned to the Reading Recruiting Station as a Limited Production Station Commander. In 2002, he was subsequently assigned to the Atlanta Recruiting Battalion Athens Recruiting Station as a Limited Production Station Commander. Promoted to master sergeant in 2004, he took a position as the Jackson Recruiting Battalion Master Trainer. In 2005, Pickett assumed the duties as first sergeant of the Daytona Recruiting Company with Jacksonville Recruiting Battalion. In 2007, he became first sergeant of the Gainesville Recruiting Battalion. In 2010, CSM Pickett was assigned to 2nd Recruiting Brigade as the Brigade Senior Trainer. In 2011 he again assumed responsibility as first sergeant of the Montgomery Recruiting Company for Montgomery Recruiting Battalion. Upon selection to sergeant major, he was assigned to the Denver Army Recruiting Battalion as the Operations Sergeant Major.
CSM Pickett attended Primary Leadership Development Course at Fort Stewart Georgia, and Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Station Commander Course, Guidance Counselor Course, First Sergeant Course at Fort Jackson, and Phase I of the Sergeants Major Academy. CSM Pickett will earn a B.A. in Multi-Disciplinary Studies from Liberty University.
CSM Pickett awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Gold Recruiter Badge, Recruiter Ring, and the Glen E. Morrell Medallion.