LTC Randy G. Alfredo
Lieutenant Colonel Randy G. Alfredo enlisted into the Army in 1988 from Phoenix Arizona. He served four years on active duty at Fort Bliss, Texas. Then Sergeant Alfredo served two years in the Army Reserve. LTC Alfredo graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1996 and was commissioned into the Regular Army as an Infantry officer. After graduating from the Infantry Basic Officer’s Course at Fort Benning, Georgia he was assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington and to 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. While there, he served as the Battalion Assistant S3, Rifle Platoon Leader, HHC Executive Officer and Battalion Adjutant. After attending the Infantry Captain’s Career Course at Fort Benning, Georgia he was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. There, he served as the Assistant to the Deputy G3 for Training in the 4th Infantry Division, Battalion S4 for 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment and Company Commander for Alpha Company, 2-8 Infantry Battalion.
LTC Alfredo was then selected to command in the U.S. Army Recruiting Command as the Tempe Recruiting Company Commander for the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, Arizona. He and his family was then assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas where he served as an Exercise Team Chief for the Future Force Integration Directorate, Brigade S3 for the newly activated 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division as well as Battalion S3 and Executive Officer for 1st Combined Arms Battalion. Still at Fort Bliss, LTC Alfredo was reassigned to newly activated 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division where he served as the Battalion Executive Officer for 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment and for a short time Brigade Executive Officer for the Rear-Detachment. LTC Alfredo’s most recent assignment was as an instructor/writer for the Army Joint Support Team-Nellis Air Force Base.
LTC Alfredo is a graduate of CAS3, ILE, Mechanized Leaders Course, Northern Warfare Course, Airborne School, Jungle Warfare Course and Ranger school. He has multiple deployments to include Desert Shield/Desert Storm, OIF and OEF where he served in both staff and command positions.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Craig L. Russell
CSM Russell is a native of North Providence, Rhode Island and enlisted in the Army in July 1994.
He attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri.
CSM Russell has served as a Squad Leader, Center Leader, Assistant Inspector General, First Sergeant, and is currently assigned as a Command Sergeant Major. His previous assignments include 3/325 and 4/325 Airborne Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg North Carolina and 43rd Area Support Group Fort Carson Colorado. Since entering into recruiting in 2001, he has been assigned to Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion, USAREC Headquarters Fort Knox Kentucky, Tampa Recruiting Battalion, and is currently serving at Phoenix Recruiting Battalion. While assigned to 3rd Recruiting Brigade, he was recognized as the 3rd Recruiting Brigade New Recruiter of the Year, NCO of the Year, Center Leader of the Year and First Sergeant of the Year.
CSM Russell’s military education includes airborne school, air assault school, Warrior Leader course, Advance Leader course (distinguished honor graduate and distinguished leadership award), Army Equal Opportunity Leader course, Army Recruiter course, Center Leader course, Senior Leader course (distinguished honor graduate and distinguished leadership award), First Sergeant course (commandant’s list), Inspector General course, Master Resilience Trainer course and United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (commandant’s list).
CSM Russell’s civilian education includes an Associate of General Studies from Pikes Peak Community College, Bachelor of Science from Trident University, a Graduate Certificate in Quality Management and Six Sigma Black Belt and a Masters of Business Administration from Trident University.
CSM Russell’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with six oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army Superior Unit Award, Global War on Terrorism, Humanitarian Service Medal, the gold recruiter badge with three sapphires, the recruiter ring, the Glen E. Morrell Award, parachutist badge, air assault badge, British Army parachutist badge, German Armed Forced Efficiency badge (Silver). He is also a Sergeant Audie Murphy inductee.