LTC Jim W. Hill
LTC Jim W. Hill initially enlisted in the Alabama Army National Guard in November 1986 and later received his commission through the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of North Alabama, Florence, AL. He was commissioned as an Armor Second Lieutenant.
LTC Jim W. Hill began his career assigned to the 877th Engineer Battalion, 226th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB), 62nd Troop Command as a tactical communications specialist from 1986-1999. After commissioning, he attended the Armor Officer’s Basic Course at Ft Knox, KY. His first assignment was to Alpha Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, HI in 2000 where he served as a Scout Platoon Leader and Headquarters Platoon Leader.
LTC Hill was then assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 25th Aviation Brigade, Wheeler Army Airfield, HI in 2001 where he served as the Company Executive Officer. Following the Armor branch detail assignments in 2002, LTC Hill attended the Military Intelligence Officer Transition Course, Captains Career Course, and Electronic Warfare/Signals Intelligence Course at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. LTC Hill was then assigned to the Warrior Brigade, Ft. Polk, LA in 2003 where he served as the Brigade S2 and HHC Company Commander. He then served as the Division Targeting Officer and Deputy Analysis and Control Element (ACE) Chief while assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum, NY in 2006.
During this assignment, LTC Hill deployed to Bagram, AFG in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) where he served as the CJTF-76 Chief of Targets. LTC Hill was then assigned to the 1st Infantry Division, Ft Riley, KS in 2009 where he served as the Deputy Red Team Leader and Division ACE Chief. During this assignment, he deployed to Basra, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn. LTC Hill was then assigned to Ft. Leavenworth, KS where he attended the Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education Course from 2011-2012. LTC Hill was then assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) (3rd SFG (A)), Ft. Bragg, NC in 2012 where he served as the Group S2. While assigned to 3rd SFG (A), he deployed to Bagram, AFG where he served as the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A) J2 Director in support of OEF. LTC Hill’s last assignment was to the Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), Joint Forces Headquarters-Cyber (JFHQ-C), Ft. Gordon, GA where he served as the J2 Joint Intelligence Support Element (JISE) Director from August 2014 to May 2016.
LTC Hill’s awards include the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (w/ Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/ 2 Campaign Stars), the Iraq Campaign Medal (w/2 Campaign Stars), the Humanitarian Service Medal (w/1 Star Device), and the NATO Medal. He has earned the Parachutist Badge and Basic Recruiter Badge.
LTC Hill’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in General Studies and a Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Alabama
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Calvin C. Hamby
CSM Calvin C. Hamby entered the Army on 28 Aug 1990. He completed Basic Training and advanced training at Ft Sill, OK., where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty of 13B, Cannon Crewmember and Maintainer. Completing Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and Airborne School he was assigned to 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI. Upon completing his first term he reclassified to (13M) Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) where he served at Ft Bragg, NC before volunteering for recruiting duty.
CSM Hamby’s assignments include: Team Leader and Squad Leader, Charlie Battery, 1st of the 8th Field Artillery (Schofield Barracks, HI); Ammo Section Chief and SPLL Chief (Ft. Bragg, NC) Recruiter, Saint Louis Recruiting Battalion; Operations Sergeant, Saint Louis Recruiting Battalion; Station Commander, Saint Louis Recruiting Battalion; Loves Park First Sergeant, Chicago Recruiting Battalion; Fairview Heights Company First Sergeant, Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion; Operations Sergeant Major, Jacksonville Recruiting Battalion.
CSM Hamby is a graduate of all Army NCOES courses through Command Sergeants Major Course. He also graduated the Basic Recruiter Course, Army Recruiting Station Commander Course, Guidance Counselor and Operations Course, Airborne and Air Assault Course, Army Recruiting First Sergeant Course and the Army Recruiting CSM Course. CSM Hamby also earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University in Columbia, MO.
CSM Hamby’s awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (with 3rd oak leaf clusters); Army Commendation Medal (with 8th oak leaf clusters); Army Achievement Medal (with 10th oak leaf clusters); Meritorious Unit Citation; Army Superior Unit Award (with 2 oak leaf clusters); Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award); National Defense Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4); Army Service Ribbon; Army Recruiter Gold Badge thru Glen E. Murrell Ring; Parachute Badge; Drivers’ Badge; Air Assault Badge. CSM Hamby is also a member of the distinguished Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.