LTC Britton T Hopper
Lieutenant Colonel Hopper served in HHD, 193d MP Battalion and 220thMP Company, Colorado Army National Guard and reached the rank of Sergeant before receiving his commission from ROTC at Colorado State University.
LTC Hopper began his active military service as a Military Intelligence (MI) Officer assigned to the 66th MI Group, Augsburg, Germany. He served with the 527th MI Battalion as the Headquarters and Headquarters Service Company Executive Officer, the Bravo Company Deployable Intelligence Support Element Platoon Leader both in Germany and Bosnia (IFOR and SFOR1), and as the Battalion S-4. LTC Hopper’s subsequent assignments include: XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg where he served as the 1st Corps Support Command (Airborne) Deputy G2 and the 507th Corps Support Group (ABN) S2; 525th MI Brigade (ABN) where he served as the Brigade Operations Officer; 519th MI Battalion (Tactical Exploitation) (ABN) where he served as the Battalion S1/Adjutant and later as the Alpha Company Commander both in Afghanistan and Iraq; Battle Command Training Program (BCTP) at Fort Leavenworth, KS and served as the Chief of Exercise Control and Intelligence Observer/Trainer for Operations Group Bravo, BCTP; Heidelberg, Germany under the 302d MI Battalion, 205th MI Brigade where he served as the Analysis and Control Element, All-Source Intelligence Chief for V Corps; Wiesbaden, Germany serving as the 302d MI Battalion S-3 and later as the Executive Officer for the 24th MI Battalion, 66th MI Brigade and the 902d MI Group, Fort Meade, MD where he served as the Group S-3.
LTC Hopper’s military education includes the Command and General Staff College, Joint Planning Course, Jumpmaster, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Counterintelligence Officer Course, the Military Intelligence Advanced and Basic Officer Courses. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Masters of Science in Human Relations.
LTC Hopper’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster, Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, and Recruiter Badge. He had the honor to have served with the US National Intelligence Center in Bosnia-Hercegovina, which received the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Ronald Evans
Command Sergeant Major Ronald B. Evans was born in Landstuhl, Germany. He graduated from Eau Claire High School in Columbia, SC and entered the Army in December 1985. Command Sergeant Major Evans attended BCT at Fort Jackson, SC and received his Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, OK in MOS 31V.
Command Sergeant Major Evans’ assignments include: HHC 1/10 INF BN and HHC 1/12 INF BN Fort Carson, CO; Delta Company 360th Signal BN, Fort Gordon, GA; Charlie Company 304th Signal BN Camp Colbern, Korea; and the 58th Light Equipment Maintenance Company Fort Bragg, NC.
Command Sergeant Major Evans volunteered for recruiting duty in 1993. He was assigned to the 2nd Recruiting BDE, Jackson Recruiting BN, where he served as a Recruiter and On Production Station Commander. He was later assigned to the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Recruiting Company where he again served as a Station Commander.
In 2000 Command Sergeant Major Evans was selected to be an instructor at the Recruiting and Retention School, Fort Jackson, SC. While assigned to the RRS he instructed an array of courses which included the Army Recruiter Course, Station Commander Course, and the Company Commander Course.
In 2003 Command Sergeant Major Evans was assigned to the 5th Recruiting BDE, Kansas City Recruiting BN. He served as a Station Commander, First Sergeant of the Wichita Recruiting Company, and First Sergeant of the Liberty Recruiting Company. In 2008, Command Sergeant Major Evans was again assigned to the 2nd Recruiting BDE, Columbia Recruiting BN, where he served as First Sergeant of the Greenville Recruiting Company. In 2010, Command Sergeant Major Evans was assigned to the Tampa Recruiting BN, Tampa FL, where he served as the Battalion Operations Sergeant Major.
Command Sergeant Major Evans’ military education includes the United States Army Sergeants Major academy (Class 63), the DA 1SGs Course, the USAREC 1SGs Course, Senior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Warrior Leaders Course, USAREC Station Commander Course, and the Army Recruiter Course.
Command Sergeant Major Evans’ military awards and decorations includes the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2nd OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3rd OLC), Army Superior Unit Award (1st OLC), Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4), and the Overseas Service Ribbon.