LTC David S. Clukey
Lieutenant Colonel David S. Clukey was commissioned Armor upon graduation from Georgia Southern University in 1998. Lieutenant Colonel Clukey’s initial assignment was to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR), Fort Carson, Colorado where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Executive Officer (XO). While assigned to the 3rd ACR, Lieutenant Colonel Clukey deployed to Operation JOINT FORGE, Bosnia and Operation BRIGHT STAR, Egypt.
Upon promotion to Captain in 2001, he attended the Special Forces Qualification Course from 2002-2003 and was then assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Bragg, North Carolina. From 2004-2008, he served as Detachment Commander, Company Executive Officer, and Assistant S3. During this time, Lieutenant Colonel Clukey conducted three combat tours to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, and led a three man advisory team to support the first autonomous Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC), Joint Combined Exercise for Training in Kenya.
Upon promotion to Major, Lieutenant Colonel Clukey attended Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, and Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Intermediate Level Edcuation (ILE) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia from 2008-2010.
Following completion of ILE, Lieutenant Colonel Clukey served as the United States Army Special Forces Command (Airborne), Assistant G3, Chief of Training and Chief Exercise Branch from 2010 - 2011. Lieutenant Colonel Clukey returned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) from 2011 – 2014, where he served as Group Plans Officer, Company Commander, and Battalion S3. During this time, he conducted three combat tours to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
Lieutenant Colonel Clukey was most recently assigned to Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Fort Bragg, North Carolina. From 2014-2016, he served in the JSOC J3 as a Deputy Chief of Current Operations. During this time, he represented the Commanding General as the JSOC Liaison Officer to United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) in Tampa, Florida.
LTC Clukey's awards and decorations include: the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Special Forces Combat Diver Badge, and the Recruiter Badge. He has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters) as well as other various U.S. and foreign decorations and badges.
Lieutenant Colonel Clukey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Science in Defense Analysis specializing in Irregular Warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Jose L. Gomez
CSM Gomez was born in Mexico, but was raised in Houston, Texas. He entered the Army in January 1990 out of Houston, Texas. He 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. Upon completion of Jump School at Fort Benning, Georgia, he was assigned ti the 82nd Airborne Division with the 82nd Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. CSM Gomez participated in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm with the 82nd Airborne Division. He completed an overseas tour in Korea with the 5/17 Air Calvary at Camp Stanton, Korea. CSM Gomez completed the Basic Recruiting Course in 1999 and has since served as a Recruiter, Center Leader, Brigade Master Trainer, USAREC Liaison, and Company First Sergeant throughout USAREC. His last assignment he served as the Command Sergeant Major for the Houston Recruiting Battalion.
CSM Gomez military 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, Center Commander Course, and has completed all NCOES schools to include the Sergeants Major Academy Class 66.
CSM Gomez has completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies from Grantham University. His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (4th OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6th OLC), Army Achievement Medal (7th OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th 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 4), 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. He is also a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
CSM Gomez is married to the former Patricia Valles. They combine have four children Anthony, Andrew, Victoria, and Brandon.