LTC John L. Ament
Lieutenant Colonel John L. Ament is a native of Michigan. He attended Grand Canyon University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, was a Distinguished Military Graduate, and commissioned a Second Lieutenant through the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps as a Nurse Corps Officer in 1998. LTC Ament earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University. He is certified as an Operating Room Nurse and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.
LTC Ament’sprevious commissioned assignments include Staff Nurse, Telemetry, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu HI; Staff Nurse, Operating Room, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu HI; Officer in Charge Operating Room, 772 Forward Surgical Team, Fort Campbell KY with deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Nurse Methods Analyst, Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning GA; Chief, Perioperative Nursing Services, Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Fort Sill OK with deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. He was the Nurse Fellow, Training With Industry, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland CA; and Director, Surgical Services Service Line, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu HI.
LTC Ament is a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic Course, the Combat Casualty Care Course, the AMEDD Officer Advance Course, and resident Army Command and General Staff College.
LTC Ament’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 OLC, Army Commendation Medal with 3 OLC, and Army Achievement Medal with 2 OLC. He has also earned the Combat Action Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Ryan K. Barr
Command Sergeant Major Ryan Barr is a native of Alamosa, CO. He entered the Army in June, 1992 and attended the Aviation Operations Specialist Course at Fort Rucker, AL. CSM Barr’s previous assignments include Sergeant Major, 13th Battalion, ARCD, Sergeant Major, 4th Battalion, ARCD; Enlisted Accessions NCOIC, Army Reserve Careers Division (ARCD), Morrow, GA; Accessions Regional Manager, Special Missions NCOIC, Area Leader, and Operations NCO, 7th BN ARCD, Seattle, WA; Special Missions NCO and Army Reserve Career Counselor, 63rd RRC, Mesa, AZ; Army Reserve Recruiter, Phoenix Recruiting BN, Phoenix, AZ; Aviation Operations Sergeant, 2/159th AVN Group, Ft. Bragg, NC; Aviation Operations Sergeant, C Co, 2nd AMC, Camp Stanley, South Korea; and Aviation Operations Specialist, 1/229th AVN Regiment, Ft. Bragg, NC.
CSM Barr is a graduate of the Aviation Operations Specialist Course, Airborne Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Army Recruiter Course,Total Army Instructor Training Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Retention & Transition NCO Course, Security Manager’s Course, Senior Accessions Career Counselor Course, and the Sergeants Major Course. CSM Barr completed his Bachelor of Science Degree with Excelsior College in 2004, and his Master of Education Degree with a concentration in Organizational Leadership through Northcentral University in December, 2010.
CSM Barr’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3 Bronze OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 Silver OLC, 4 Bronze OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 Bronze OLC), Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Bronze Hourglass, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (#4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Airborne Badge, Air Crew Member Badge, Recruiter Badge w/3 Sapphire Stars, Recruiter Ring, Glen E Morrell Award, and the Career Counselor Badge.