LTC Troy Alexander
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander received his commission through the Army ROTC early commissioning program at New Mexico Military Institute in 1995, where he graduated as a distinguished military student. He then attended California State University-San Bernardino, Calif., and upon graduation in May 1998, he entered active duty as an Adjutant General Officer with branch detail in the Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander’s first duty assignment was to Fort Benning, Ga., where he served with the 11th Infantry Regiment as a company executive officer. He was next assigned to Fort Riley, Kan., where he served with 1st BN, 16th Infantry Regiment, as assistant operations officer, and later with the 1st Personnel Services BN, as operations officer. His next assignment was to The Sinai, Egypt, where he first served with 1st Support BN, Task Force Sinai, as personnel and postal officer, and later with 1st Support BN, Multinational Force and Observers, Task Force Sinai, as headquarters company commander. He returned to the United States and was assigned as the operations officer of the Southern California Recruiting BN in Mission Viejo, Calif. He was next assigned as the Redlands Recruiting Company commander in Redlands, Calif.
He deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, where he served as chief, Executive Service Division, Multi-National Force – Iraq. He was next assigned to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where he served at the U.S. Embassy as chief of foreign military sales, U.S. Liaison Office. Subsequently, LTC Alexander served as an interagency fellow in the Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan working on the Pakistan Policy Desk (Political – Military Team), U.S. Department of State.
Following this, he served as the commander of the Military Processing Station – New Orleans, LA. LTC Alexander was nominated and selected to serve as the Headquarters Commandant for the U.S. Africa Command located in Stuttgart, Germany, where he served prior to his assignment as commander of the Southern California Recruiting BN.
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander’s professional military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Bradley Leader’s Course, Airborne School, Adjutant General Captain’s Career Course, Recruiting Operations Officer Course, Recruiting Company Commanders Course, Recruiting Battalion Commanders Course, Adjutant General G1 and Pre-Command Course, the U.S. Army Battalion Pre-Command Course, the Security Cooperation Management Overseas Course, Intermediate Level Education and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and a post-graduate certificate in international relations from California State University, San Bernardino and a Master of Arts degree in human resource management from Webster University in St. Louis.
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander's military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various unit and service medals and ribbons. Also, he has earned the Expert Infantryman’s Badge and the Parachutist Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM George Pickett
Command Sgt. Maj. George B. Pickett was born in Tuskegee, Ala. He graduated from Prattville High School in Prattville, Ala. Following high school, he joined the Army as a Construction Equipment Repairer (62B).
CSM Pickett’s was first assigned to the 2/159 AVN Regiment in Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. He deployed to Desert Shield and Desert Storm, redeploying in 1991. In 1995, CSM Pickett was assigned to United States Army Recruiting Command as a detailed recruiter at the Reading Recruiting Station Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion. In 1998, he was assigned to the Lebanon Recruiting Station as an On-Production Station Commander. In 2000, Pickett was reassigned to the Reading Recruiting Station as a Limited Production Station Commander. In 2002, he was subsequently assigned to the Atlanta Recruiting Battalion Athens Recruiting Station as a Limited Production Station Commander. Promoted to master sergeant in 2004, he took a position as the Jackson Recruiting Battalion Master Trainer. In 2005, Pickett assumed the duties as first sergeant of the Daytona Recruiting Company with Jacksonville Recruiting Battalion. In 2007, he became first sergeant of the Gainesville Recruiting Battalion. In 2010, CSM Pickett was assigned to 2nd Recruiting Brigade as the Brigade Senior Trainer. In 2011 he again assumed responsibility as first sergeant of the Montgomery Recruiting Company for Montgomery Recruiting Battalion. Upon selection to sergeant major, he was assigned to the Denver Army Recruiting Battalion as the Operations Sergeant Major.
CSM Pickett attended Primary Leadership Development Course at Fort Stewart Georgia, and Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Station Commander Course, Guidance Counselor Course, First Sergeant Course at Fort Jackson, and Phase I of the Sergeants Major Academy. CSM Pickett will earn a B.A. in Multi-Disciplinary Studies from Liberty University.
CSM Pickett awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Gold Recruiter Badge, Recruiter Ring, and the Glen E. Morrell Medallion.