LTC William "Bill" C. Nagel
Lt. Col. “Bill” Nagel was born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1991 with a Regular Army commission as a 2nd Lt. of Air Defense Artillery. His assignments as a lieutenant include Platoon Leader and Assistant S-3 at Fort Lewis, Wash. from August 1992 to August 1994 and Battery XO in the 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea from November 1994 to November 1995. Following completion of the Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, LTC Nagel attended the Special Forces Detachment Officer Qualification Course, SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) Course and Thai language training. He then returned to Fort Lewis and served as a Detachment Commander in the 1st Special Forces Group from March 1998 to December 2000. From September 2002 until July 2004 he was assigned to USSOCOM’s Washington Office working as an Agency Support Operations Officer. During this time he deployed in support of Operation Northern Watch and Operation Iraqi Freedom. From July 2005-July 2007 LTC Nagel returned to the 1st Special Forces Group as a Company Commander and Battalion S-3. During this time he deployed twice in support of Operations Enduring Freedom-Philippines. From July 2007 to May 2012, LTC Nagel was assigned to Special Operations Command, Pacific (SOCPAC). While assigned to SOCPAC, he deployed to Thailand as a Liaison Officer to the US Embassy, Bangkok, and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan as a Liaison Officer with the Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan.
LTC Nagel has a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Colorado, a Master’s of Science in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College.
LTC Nagel’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Services Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Services Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Expert Infantrymen’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Military Tab, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, Thai Army Airborne Wings, and the US Army Recruiting Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Anthony T. Stoneburg
Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony T. Stoneburg is a native of Los Alamitos, Calif. He enlisted into the U.S. Army in March of 1990 and after completing Basic Training at Ft. Dix, N.J. His initial military occupational specialty was as a Counter Signal Intelligence Specialist. His early assignments include the U.S. Army Signal Operation Detachment, Ft. George G. Meade, Md., and Detachment NCOIC 214th Military Intelligence Company, Owing Mills, Md.
CSM Stoneburg entered the Recruiting Command in June 1994 as a Detailed Recruiter in the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion. He was later assigned as an On-Production Station Commander and Limited Production Station Commander in the Columbia and James River Recruiting Companies of Baltimore Recruiting Battalion. Upon selection to Master Sgt. in February 2003, he assumed responsibility as the 1st Sgt. of the Las Vegas Recruiting Company, Salt Lake City Recruiting Battalion.
His other assignments include 1st Sgt. of the Newark Recruiting Company, New York City Recruiting Battalion, Senior Master Trainer 1st Recruiting Brigade, Director of Recruiter Exercise Soldier Support Institute, Fort Jackson, S.C., and Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Afghanistan National Police Recruiter Assistance Team, NATO Training Mission – Camp Eggers, Afghanistan. His last assignment was as the Operations Sgt. Maj. for the Kansas City Recruiting Battalion.
CSM Stoneburg is a graduate of all Army Noncommissioned Officer Education System courses including a graduate of Class 56, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. His civilian education consists of a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College and a Master of Business Administration Degree in Human Resource Management from TUI University, Los Alamitos, Calif.
CSM Stoneburg was recognized as the United States Army Recruiting Command Station Commander of the Year for fiscal year 2001.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, 4th Oak Leaf Cluster; the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the Army Commendation Medal, 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster; the Army Achievement Medal, 4th Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Good Conduct Medal 6th award; National Defense Service Ribbons with Bronze Star; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numerical device 4; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Army Superior Unit Award 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster; the Combat Action Badge, Recruiting Ring and the Glen E. Morrell Award for Recruiting Excellence.