COL Terance L. Huston
COL Huston received his commission as a Military Intelligence Officer from Howard University in 1993. He is a graduate of the Military Intelligence Officer’s Basic Course, the Infantry Officer’s Captain’s Career Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. His military schools include Airborne, Ranger, Air Assault, and the Signals Intelligence Course.
He became the Commander, U.S. Army 5th Recruiting Brigade at Fort Sam Houston, Texas on July 22, 2016.
Prior to his assignment to USAREC he was assigned to the Headquarters Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff G-2 as the SIGINT/Cyber Team lead. Previous non-command assignments include service as a Military Intelligence platoon leader, Charlie Company, 102nd MI Battalion at Camp Essayons, Korea; Battalion S2, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas and at the 5th Battalion, 25th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; assistant G2 Operations Officer I Corps Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Chief, Expeditionary Operations, Army Cryptologic Operations Office, Headquarters Intelligence and Security Command(INSCOM); Battalion S3, 741st Military Intelligence Battalion, 704th Military Intelligence Brigade Fort Meade, Maryland; Operations Officer for the Intelligence transition team, Multi-national Security and Transition Command-Iraq followed by service as Aide-de-Camp to CG-Multi-National Security and Transition Command-Iraq; Brigade S3, 470th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Executive Officer, for the CG, INSCOM, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. His command assignments include: Commander, Alpha Company, 125th MI Battalion, 25th Infantry Division Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Commander, 741st MI Bn, Fort Meade, Maryland.
COL Huston holds a Masters of Arts and Science in Education from Kansas State University and in Strategic Studies from Army War College. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 OLC, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the OEF Campaign Medal, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Medal-Iraq, the National Defense Service Medal, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Knowlton award.
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 Leonard Wood, Missouri.
CSM Russell has served as a Squad Leader, Center Leader, Assistant Inspector General, First Sergeant, and Battalion Command Sergeant Major. His previous assignments include 3/325 and 4/325th Airborne Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg, North Carolina and 43rd Area Support Group Fort Carson, Colorado. Since entering into recruiting in 2001, his assignments include the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion 3rd Brigade, USAREC Headquarters Fort Knox Kentucky, Tampa Recruiting Battalion 2nd Brigade, and Phoenix Recruiting Battalion 5th Brigade. 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. He is currently assigned as the 5th Recruiting Brigade Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Russell’s military education includes Airborne School, Air Assault School, Basic 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), Master Leader Course (commandant’s list), Inspector General Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, and United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.
CSM Russell’s civilian education includes an Associate of General Studies from Pikes Peak Community College, Bachelor of Science, 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 four oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal 6th award, Army Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army Superior Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal 7th award, National Defense Service Medal 2nd 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.