LTC Carl D. Whitman Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel Carl D. Whitman Jr. was born in Athens, Georgia in 1968. He graduated from Cape Coral High School in 1987 and Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1997. He was commissioned as an Armor officer through the Army’s Officer Candidate School (OCS) in 1999. In 2009 Lieutenant Colonel Whitman branch transferred to the Adjutant General Corps.
LTC Whitman has held a wide variety of duty positions throughout his career. His assignments have included Tank Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor, Camp Casey, Korea; Scout Platoon Leader, E Troop, 9th Cavalry (BRT) 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Assistant Brigade Adjutant and Brigade Adjutant (S1), 2nd Brigade, 1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood, Texas, while serving as the 2nd Brigade Adjutant LTC Whitman deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I & II; Commanding Officer, Bravo Troop, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment; Squadron rear detachment Commanding Officer, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment; Commanding Officer Marion Ohio Recruiting Company, Cleveland Ohio Recruiting Battalion; Corps G1 Chief of Plans and Operations, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Combined Arms Center (CAC), Deputy G1, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and Joint Personnel Planning Officer, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC), Joint Planning Support Element (JPSE), Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia.
His military education includes the Officer Candidate School (OCS), the Armor Officers Basic Course, the Scout Platoon Leaders Course, Airborne School, the Armor Captains Career Course, Command and Staff Service School (CAS3), the Recruiters Company Commanders Course, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) at the Joint Forces Staff College, and the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC).
LTC Whitman’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/3 Oak Leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (w/2 Oak Leaf clusters), National Defense Service Medal (w/ 1 Bronze Star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (w/1 Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Naval Unit Commendation, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Action Badge, U.S. Army Recruiters Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Thomas Putnam
Command Sergeant Major Thomas Putnam enlisted into the U.S. Army in June of 2000 and attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) as an 11B (Infantryman) at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Command Sergeant Major Putnam’s assignments include the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia where he served as a Rifleman, 240 AG, Team Leader and Training NCO; He was later detailed for Army Recruiting and assigned to the New Orleans Recruiting Battalion, Baton Rouge Company & New Orleans Company where he served as a Recruiter and Station Commander. Command Sergeant Major Putnam reclassified to the MOS 79R in 2006 and was later reassigned to the Headquarters of 6th Recruiting Brigade, Las Vegas, NV as a Brigade Master Trainer; the Las Vegas Company, Salt Lake City Battalion as the First Sergeant; and 2nd Recruiting Brigade Headquarters Redstone Arsenal as the Brigade Senior Master Trainer; Instructor at USASMA Sergeants Major Course, Distance Education.
Command Sergeant Major Putnam’s military education includes the Basic Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Army Recruiter Course, Station Commander Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course and the Recruiting Company Leadership Course. Command Sergeant Major Putnam is graduate of the United States Sergeants Major Academy, Sergeants Major Course, Class 67.
Command Sergeant Major Putnam’s civilian education includes a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management/Marketing from Park University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Command Sergeant Major Putnam’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), Army Commendation Medal (6th award), Army Achievement Medal (4th award), Good Conduct Medal (5th award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Kosovo Campaign Service Medal (Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd award), Army Service Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NATO Medal, Army Recruiter Badge (Gold), Drivers Badge (wheel), Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
Command Sergeant Major Putnam is a member of the distinguished Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.