LTC Kevin D. Bouren
Lt. Col. Kevin D. Bouren entered the United States Military Academy Preparatory School as a Private E-2. Upon graduation from USMAPS, he entered West Point and later was commissioned a 2nd Lt. of Field Artillery. After serving for 14 years in the Field Artillery, Lt. Col. Bouren transferred branches now serves in the Adjutant General’s Corps. He holds a B.S. Degree in Individual Psychology from West Point, an M.A. Degree in Management from Webster University, an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Military Operational Art and Science Degree from the Air Command and Staff College at the Air University, Alabama. He is also a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Captains Career Course, and the Combined Arms and Services Staff School.
Lt. Col. Bouren has served in a variety of diverse assignments, to include major peacekeeping and combat operations. Previous assignments include: 1st Battalion, 12th Field Artillery (MLRS) at Fort Sill Okla. His assignments there included MLRS Firing Platoon Leader, Battery Operations Officer, Battalion S-1/Adjutant, and Battalion S-2/Intelligence Officer. Lt. Col. Bouren then deployed in support of Operation Joint Guardian as the Aide-de-Camp to the Assistant Chief of Staff Operations in Pristina, Kosovo (KFOR5). Upon returning from Kosovo, he served as the Aide-de-Camp to the DCG of Fort Sill and the Assistant Commandant of the Field Artillery School. Lt. Col. Bouren was then assigned to Fort Riley, Kan., and the 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery (Paladin) where he served as the Assistant Brigade FSO for the 3d BCT, 1st AD. He later commanded HHB, 4-1 FA, and led them during a combat deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF1). While in Iraq, Lt. Col. Bouren also served as Mayor of the Al-Mansour neighborhood of Baghdad. Following command, Lt. Col. Bouren served for three years as the Executive Officer for the Directorate of Admissions at West Point. After earning a Master’s Degree at the U.S. Air Force’s Air University, Lt. Col. Bouren was assigned to Shaw AFB, S.C, there he served as the Operations Officer for the 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment and worked alongside the U.S. Air Force Central Command while deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in support of OIF, OEF, and OND. After his third deployment, Lt. Col. Bouren became an AG officer and was then assigned to the Third Army/U.S. Army Central Command Headquarters where he served as the Deputy Chief of G-1 Plans and Operations, both at Shaw AFB and in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. LTC Bouren later returned to the same brigade in which he began his career 14 years prior—the 17th Fires Brigade—which had moved to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Wash. This time, however, Lt. Col. Bouren would serve these Field Artillery Soldiers as the Brigade S-1. He later served as the Secretary of the General Staff (SGS) for 7th Infantry “Bayonet” Division at JBLM. Lt. Col. Bouren’s most recent assignment was the Deputy G-1 for I Corps at JBLM, where he served as a senior Human Resources advisor to the Commanding General of “America’s Corps.”
He has more than 20 awards and decorations, for achievement and service.
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.