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 Jeffrey R. Seidel
Command Sergeant Major Jeffrey R. Seidel was born in St Paul, Minnesota and raised in Watertown, Wisconsin where he enlisted in the Army Reserves July 1980 at age 17. After Basic Training at Fort Knox, KY and AIT at Ft Sill, OK he was awarded MOS 31V (Tactical Communications systems operator mechanic) and later served as a 19E (Tank Commander). CSM Seidel enlisted in the active Army on 1 April 1986 and was re-designated as a 31U and then a 25U. CSM Seidel was promoted to Sergeant Major on 1 Dec 2006 and appointed as a Command Sergeant Major, March 2011.
CSM Seidel has completed tours with HHC/227th Armored BN. Madison Wisconsin, HHC/3-327th Air Assault Infantry 101st ABN. DIV., FT Campbell, KY, 558th Military Police Co. Kriegsfeld Germany, HHC and D/ 1-18th Infantry 24 INF DIV. Ft Benning, GA, HHC/ 1-503rd Air Assault Infantry 2nd INF DIV Camp Casey Korea, HHC Engineer BDE 1st Armored DIV. Giessen, Germany, HHC/ 501st Ordinance Co Saudi Arabia/ Iraq, Burton Recruiting Station Flint MI, TRADOC Ft Monroe VA, with Duty in Sacramento CA, Command Sergeant Major and Operations SGM for HHC 2nd Special Troops Bn. 2nd Brigade Combat Team 1st Cavalry Div. Ft Hood, TX, Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army (OAA) Pentagon and most recently as the Command Sergeant Major for the 57th Expeditionary Signal BN III CORPS FT Hood.
CSM Seidel deployed in support of Multi National Force and Observers Sinai, Egypt, Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Southwest Asia Cease- Fire and Operation Iraqi Freedom April 2003-Aug 2004 and Oct 2006-Jan 2008 respectively.
CSM Seidel is a graduate of PLDC, Air Assault Course, Airborne Course, BNCOC, Instructor Training Course, Recruiter Course, Drill Sergeants Course, ANCOC, Physical Security Site Course, First Sergeant Course, and Sergeants Major Academy. SGM Seidel holds a BS degree from Thomas Edison State College and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Trident University.
CSM Seidel’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (2), Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4), Army Achievement Medal (5), Good Conduct Medal (8), National Defense Service Medal (1 BSS), Iraqi Campaign Medal (5 BSS), GWOTEM, GWOTSM, Southwest Asia Service Medal (5 BSS), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5), Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Army Reserve Accommodation Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (2), Multi National Forces and Observers Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Gold Recruiter Badge, Drives Badge, Bronze Order of Mercury Medal and the German Schutzenschnur Qualification Badge (Gold) and the Army Staff Badge.