LTC Everardo Alanis
Lieutenant Colonel Everardo “Ever” Alanis was born in Mexico and grew up in Brownsville, Texas. In May 1991, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, and he served as a Rifleman in Charlie Company, 1/23rd Marines (Reserve) from 1991-1995. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History degree from the University of Texas in Brownsville. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in May 1997. He graduated from the Ordnance Officer Basic Course at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD in September 1997.
LTC Alanis’ first assignment from October 1997 to June 1999 was as Assistant S-3 in the 409th Base Support Battalion (BSB) in Vilseck, Germany. From July 1999 to September 2000, he served as Platoon Leader and Executive Officer for the HHC, 100th Area Support Group (ASG) in Grafenwoehr, Germany. He graduated from the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course (CLC3) at Fort Lee, VA in February 2001 and the Combined Arms Staff Service School (CAS3) at Fort Leavenworth, KS in May 2001. From May 2001 to November 2002 he served as the Ammunitions Operations Officer in the Corps Ammunition Management Office (CAMO) at Fort Hood, TX. From December 2002 to May 2003, he served as the Company Commander for Alpha Company (Provisional), 4th Corps Materiel Management Center (CMMC) at Fort Hood, TX. Then, from June 2003 to November 2003, he served as the Munitions Materiel Management Officer and the 13th COSCOM Ammunition Officer at Fort Hood, TX. From December 2003 to June 2005, he served as Company Commander for 664th Ordnance Company at Fort hood, TX. His next assignment from July 2005 to February 2007 was as the Maintenance Management Officer for the 64th Corps Support Group at Fort Hood, TX. From March 2007 to February 2009, he served as the Munitions Management Officer for the 1st Sustainment Brigade at Fort Riley, KS. From April 2009 to August 2010, he served as the Support Operations Officer and from September 2010 to June 201 he served as the Executive Officer for the 601st Aviation Support Battalion, Fort Riley, KS. He graduated from the Command General Staff College on May 2012. His last assignments from July 2012 to May 2015 were as the Logistics Plans Officer and the G4 for the Contingency Command Post, Task Force 51, United States Army North at Fort Sam Houston, TX.
LTC Alanis has a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University.
LTC Alanis’ awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal (2), Meritorious Service Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Iraqi Campaign Medal (3), GWOTEM, GWOTSM
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Ernesto L. Santiago
Command Sergeant Major Ernesto L. Santiago enlisted in the Army Reserves in Nov 1995 at the age of 17 as an (11H) Anti -Armor Infantryman with D co 100th BN 442nd Infantry Regiment” Go for Broke” Fort Shafter Hawaii. Upon completion of high school, CSM Santiago enlisted in the active Army on 28 August 1996 and Reclassified to a (97B) Counterintelligence Special Agent in 1999. CSM Santiago was promoted to Sergeant Major in June 2013 and appointed as a Command Sergeant Major in Nov 2013.
CSM Santiago has completed tours with 4th INF DIV. Fort Hood TX. 2nd INF DIV Fort Lewis, WA and the Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD), Fort Eustis, VA.
CSM Santiago also served in the United States Army Special Operations Command primary with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Benning, GA.
CSM Santiago has deployed multiple times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn from 2002-2012.
CSM Santiago is a graduate of PLDC, Basic Airborne Course, BNCOC, multiple SERE courses, ANCOC, Jumpmaster Course, Ranger School, Pathfinder Course, First Sergeant Course, and Sergeants Major Academy. CSM Santiago holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Excelsior College and a Masters degree in Leadership Studies from The University of Texas at El Paso.
CSM Santiago’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (3), Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2), Joint Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (5), Good Conduct Medal (5), National Defense Service Medal (1 BSS), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (4 BSS) Iraqi Campaign Medal (3 BSS), GWOTEM, GWOTSM, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, Combat Action Badge, Basic Aviation Crew Member Wings, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Wings, Pathfinder badge, Drivers Badge, the German Schutzenschnur Qualification Badge (Gold) and German Jump Wings.