LTC Norman S. Lawrence
Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence was raised in Carlsbad, California, where he enlisted in November of 1986, and served as a Communications Specialist and a Medic until 1993. He was commissioned a lieutenant of Field Artillery and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology upon his graduation from San Diego State University in 1995. He holds a Masters in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Masters of National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. His military education includes the Army Field Artillery officer basic course, the Military Intelligence officer advanced course, and the United States Navy Command and General Staff College.
LTC Lawrence has served in a variety of command and staff assignments at the tactical, operational and strategic level. His first assignment was to 1-41 Field Artillery, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart Georgia, where he served as a Fire Support Officer, a Fire Direction Officer, and held three different Platoon Leader positions, the Brigade Colt Platoon Leader, Firing Battery Platoon Leader, and as the Battalion Ammunition Platoon Leader. While serving in the 3d ID, he deployed to Kuwait as part of OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER, and served as liaison officer to the British Household Cavalry Regiment while deployed to Egypt.
In 2000, LTC Lawrence transitioned from Field Artillery to Military Intelligence. His first assignment as an Intelligence Officer was to the 2d BN, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, where he served as BN S-2 until 2002. He then deployed back to back in support of TF-Panther, 505th PIR, and TF-Devil, 504th PIR, in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM II and III. While serving with TF-Devil, he was selected to Command HHC, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. After redeployment back to Fort Bragg, LTC Lawrence and TF-Devil were deployed four months later to Baghdad as part of the surge in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. LTC Lawrence was then assigned to the Joint Analysis Center, Molesworth, England, where he served as a Sub-Saharan African Analyst from 2005 – 2007. In 2007, he was assigned to the U.S. Embassy, Ankara Turkey, where he served as the liaison officer to the Turkish Ground Forces G-3.
In 2008, following completion of his studies at the Naval War College, Newport R.I., LTC Lawrence was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Serving as Deputy G-2, he deployed with TF-Lightning’s Division Tactical Operations Center in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. While deployed, he was subsequently assigned as the Brigade S-2 for TF-Bronco, 3-25th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. While assigned to TF-Bronco, LTC Lawrence joined his oldest son, an Infantryman, who was already assigned to 3-25 IBCT. Upon re-deployment back to Hawaii, LTC Lawrence transitioned from the 25th ID to serve as the BN S-3 for the 205th MI BN, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, from 2010 to 2011. Subsequently, he served as the 500th MI BDE S-3 from 2011 to 2012, with five battalions geographically dispersed from Texas, Arizona, Hawaii and Japan, and reporting offices throughout the Pacific Theater in Okinawa, Guam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Kwajalein Atoll, and Alaska. His most recent assignment has been on the Department of the Army Staff in the Pentagon, where he served as an Operations Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff – Intelligence. While assigned to the Pentagon, LTC Lawrence deployed to OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM as part of the Insider Threat Defeat Task Force.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters and several other service medals, ribbons and unit awards. He has earned the Combat Action Badge, Jumpmaster Parachutist Badge, Romanian Parachutist Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Feliece Y. Murrell
Command Sergeant Major Murrell began her Army career October 1989. She attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina graduating as an Administrative Specialist. Her assignments as an Administrative Specialist include: Fort Riley, Kansas; Camp Casey, Korea; Fort Carson, Colorado; and a deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After CSM Murrell was DA selected as a Recruiting NCO in 1998, she was assigned to Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion. CSM Murrell continued her Army career in the 79R Career Management Field and was assigned to Headquarters, US Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky as a Training Management NCO. She was later assigned to Baltimore Recruiting Battalion as a Station Commander and the Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Station Army Senior Guidance Counselor. Later, CSM Murrell was assigned to the San Antonio Recruiting Battalion to serve as the San Antonio West Company First Sergeant and Salt Lake City Recruiting Battalion as the Operations Sergeant Major.
Command Sergeant Major Murrell’s military education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System, including the US Army Sergeants Major Academy. She is also a graduate of the Command Sergeant Major Recruiting Course, Basic Instructor Training Course; Guidance Counselor Course; Recruiter Trainer NCO Course; Station Commander Course; Army Recruiter Course; Contracting Officer Representative Course and other professional development courses. CSM Murrell earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Oakland City University, a Master of Arts Degree from Webster University and currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree from Jones International University.
Command Sergeant Major Murrell’s awards include: the Meritorious Service Medal, 4th Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal, 9th Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Achievement Medal, 7th Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Superior Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal, 7th Award; National Defense Service Medal; Kuwait Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Numeral 4; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Ribbon; Glen E. Morrell Award; Recruiter Ring; and the Gold Recruiter Badge.