COL Earl D. Caleb
Colonel Earl Caleb, born and reared in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is a licensed Certified Public Account (CPA) in Colorado and a registered Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) in Virginia. In 1992, he was commissioned via ROTC as Second Lieutenant into the U.S. Army Infantry and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Normal, Alabama. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. His military education includes Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College, and Army War College. Colonel Caleb has served in a variety of command and staff assignments in the operational army. His first assignment began in 1993 in the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York, where he served as a rifle platoon leader, mortar platoon leader, and company executive officer in the 1/10 Brigade Combat Team (BCT). While assigned to the 1/10 BCT, he deployed to Somalia in1993 supporting Operation Restore Hope and again deployed to Haiti in 1994 supporting Operation Restore Democracy. In 1996, Colonel Caleb served as a rifle platoon leader and regimental intelligence officer in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) at Fort Myer, Virginia. During this nominative assignment, he conducted high visibility ceremonies for U.S. and foreign dignitaries at the White House, Pentagon, and Arlington National Cemetery. In 1999, Colonel Caleb completed the intensely rigorous U.S. Army Special Forces Qualification Course and transferred from the Infantry to the Special Forces branch. As an Army Special Forces operator, Colonel Caleb served as a current operations officer, detachment commander, and special operations planner. During 2002, Colonel Caleb deployed to Afghanistan as a commander of an Army Special Forces Operation Detachment–Alpha (ODA), supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2005, he attended several financial management courses and was assigned to V Corps in Heidelberg, Germany, as a budget officer in the Corps G8 (Comptroller). While assigned to V Corps, Colonel Caleb deployed to Iraq in 2006 supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He subsequently deployed to Iraq two additional times, in 2007 and 2010. Colonel Caleb served as the 4th Infantry Division G8 comptroller. As the comptroller for a modular mechanized infantry division he was responsible for planning, programming, budgeting, executing, and reconciling a $1.3 billion annual budget. He advised the division commander on all funding matters during 2009–2012. From June 2014 to July 2015, prior to assuming brigade command, Colonel Caleb served as director of the Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Afghan National Army (ANA) Trust Fund, a directorate within the Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A). He led a multinational and joint service staff responsible for the oversight, management, and execution of the NATO ANA Trust Fund, a $1.5 billion fund with contributions from 29 donor nations.
Colonel Caleb’s awards include the Bronze Star (3 awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), Army Achievement Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge (2 awards), Expert Infantryman Badge, Recruiting Badge, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, and Parachutist Badge
Command Sergeant Major
CSM John D. Milsap
Command Sergeant Major Milsap is a native of Heidelberg, Mississippi. He graduated from Heidelberg High School Class of 1986 and attended both Jackson State University and University of Southern Mississippi. He enlisted in the United States Army May 1989 and completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training as a Fire Support Specialist at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
His early assignments include the 2/1 Field Artillery, Nurnberg, Germany while assigned he deployed to Desert Storm/Desert Shield; USMCA, Furth, Germany; 5th Infantry Division (DIVARTY), Fort Polk, Louisiana and HHB (DIVARTY), 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Command Sergeant Major Milsap was later assigned to United States Army Recruiting Command as a detailed Recruiter in the Atlanta Recruiting Battalion. He served as a Station Commander in Sandy Springs and Atlanta West Recruiting Stations, Atlanta Recruiting Company; Guidance Counselor for the Atlanta Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) and a First Sergeant for Marietta Recruiting Company. Upon selection to Master Sergeant in 2003, Command Sergeant Major Milsap served as the Senior Operations NCO of the Oklahoma Recruiting Battalion. In July 2005 he was assigned to the Dallas Recruiting Battalion where he served as the First Sergeant for the Lewisville Recruiting Company and Master Trainer for the Dallas Recruiting Battalion. In 2009 he was selected to attend the United States Sergeant Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas and after completion assigned to the Miami Recruiting Battalion, Miami, Florida as one of the first Battalion Operation’s Sergeant’s Major in USAREC. 2011 he was Command select to become the Command Sergeant Major of the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, Phoenix, Arizona and followed by Command Select for the Atlanta Recruiting Battalion, Atlanta, GA. In 2016 CSM Milsap served as the Operation SGM for the Baton Rouge Recruiting Battalion .
Command Sergeant Major Milsap military education includes all levels of the Army’s Noncommissioned Officer Education System culminating as a graduate of the Sergeant Major Academy, Class 60. He is a graduate of the Army’s Basic Recruiter Course, Station Commander’s Course, Guidance Counselor Operations Course, DA and USAREC First Sergeant Course, Brigade and Battalion Pre-Command Course/ Command Sergeant Major Development Course and Battle Staff Course.
Command Sergeant Major Milsap holds a Masters of Leadership and Management from The University of Texas El Paso and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia.
Command Sergeant Major Milsap awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, 3rd award; the Army Commendation Medal, 6th award; the Army Achievement Medal, 5th award; Gold Recruiter Ring and the coveted Glen E. Morrell Ring and Medallion. He is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.