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 Gary R. Stiteler Jr.
Command Sergeant Major Stiteler is originally from New Jersey. He enlisted into the Army in October of 1991 and began his military career as a 13F (Fire Support Specialist). As a Fire Support Specialist, he served in various positions from Forward Observer to Platoon Sergeant, serving in the 6th Infantry Division (L), 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division and the 3rd Infantry Division. In 2000 he decided to change his career path and become a permanent member of the Recruiting Command since then he has held all essential positions from Recruiter through Battalion Command Sergeant Major. CSM Stiteler has had the distinct pleasure of serving in four of the six Recruiting Brigades in the Recruiting Command, and has served in the following Battalions: Tampa Recruiting Battalion, Portland Recruiting Battalion, Mid Atlantic Recruiting Battalion, Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, and the Jacksonville Recruiting Battalion.
CSM Stiteler has been recognized as honor graduate or commandant’s list awardee for all levels of NCOES and is a graduate of the US Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 58. He has been honored as the Soldier of the Year 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and Ft Bliss, TX, 1994, Divarty NCO of the Year 3rd DIVARTY 1995, Recruiter of the Year 2nd Recruiting BDE 1999, Station Commander of the Year 2nd Recruiting BDE 2001, First Sergeant of the Year Mid Atlantic Recruiting Battalion 2007 and various other awards.
CSM Stiteler’s civilian education includes a Master in Business Administration in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts, a Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management, and is currently pursuing a Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership.