LTC Chad G. Livingston
Lieutenant Colonel Chad G. Livingston graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 1993 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Armor Corps from the University of Texas at San Antonio ROTC program.
LTC Livingston’s first assignment was at Fort Polk Louisiana, from May 1994 to April 1997 where he held several positions including, Anti- Tank/Scout Platoon Leader, Troop A & B, 2ND Armored Calvary Regiment, Operations Officer and Officer Personnel Manager, Headquarters Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. In 1995, he deployed to Haiti and served as a scout Platoon leader under Operation Uphold Democracy. Shortly after he returned from deployment, LTC Livingston was hand selected to serve as the Warrior Brigade S1. Following the Adjutant General Officer Advanced Course, he was assigned to the Dallas Recruiting Battalion, in Irving, Texas, where he served as the Battalion S1 from September 1998 to June 2000. In July 2000, LTC Livingston was assigned to Joint Command South East at Izmir Turkey, where he served as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander. In November 2001, LTC Livingston was assigned as the Executive Officer, 95th Reception Battalion, Fort Sill Oklahoma, and in November 2003 was selected to serve as the Fort Sill Installation G1. From July 2004 to July 2006, LTC Livingston served as the Personnel Management Officer, 377TH Theater Sustainment Command, New Orleans, Louisiana. From August 2006 to June 2008, LTC Livingston served as the Operations Group Brigade S1, Joint Readiness Training Center, and Fort Polk, Louisiana. In November 2008, LTC Livingston deployed to Afghanistan as an Embedded Transition Team member. In this capacity, he served as the 203RD Corps G1 Mentor. Following this 12 month deployment, LTC Livingston was assigned to United States Army South, at Fort Sam Houston Texas, where he served as the G1 Plans, Programs, Policies, and Operations Division Chief. His last assignment before reporting to the Fresno Recruiting Battalion was at United States Central Command, MacDill Air force Base, Tampa Florida, where he served as the Special Actions Branch Chief, Personnel Division, J1 Directorate.
Lieutenant Colonel Livingston has a bachelor’s degree in English and two master’s degrees in Human relations and Conflict Resolution and Mediation. His unit awards include the Joint Meritorious Unit Award and the Army Superior Unit Award. His individual awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
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.