LTC Christopher G. Lindner
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher G. Lindner was born in San Diego, CA on June 11, 1971, and grew up in Covina, CA. He began his career in the United States Army Reserves in 1991 as a 91B Medical Specialist serving in the 391st Combat Engineer Battalion, Greenville, SC, while attending college at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. In 1993, he decided to become a nurse and signed a contract with the Reserve Officer Training Corps through Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 1996. He earned a Master of Health Care Administration degree from Baylor University in 2005. He is a board certified Nurse Executive and is a member in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
LTC Lindner began his commissioned service at Fort Gordon, GA, where he served as a Staff Nurse on the Cardiac Care and Cardiothoracic Care Unit. Additionally, he worked on the Surgical, Medical, and Pediatric Units. He then served as a Staff Nurse on the Multi-Care Unit at the 121st General Hospital at Yongsan, Korea. Upon completion of his one-year unaccompanied tour, he was assigned to the 28th Combat Support Hospital at Fort Bragg, NC. While at Fort Bragg, he served as the Nurse Officer-in-Charge of the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit and Pre-Operative Unit. He deployed with the 261st Area Support Medical Battalion to Tuzla, Bosnia in September, 2001 where he was the Task Force Information Management Officer and Nurse Officer-in-Charge of the Intermediate Care Ward. Upon his return to Fort Bragg, he was selected to be the Charlie Company Commander at Womack Army Medical Center. In 2003, he attended the Army-Baylor Healthcare Administration Program at Fort Sam Houston, TX and completed a one-year residency at Fort Carson, CO. He then served as the Chief of the Medical Management Department at Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, CO. In February 2007, he deployed with the 31st Combat Support Hospital to Camp Cropper, Iraq as the Officer-in-Charge of Detainee Healthcare Operations at the Theater Internment Facility for 15-months. Upon his return from deployment in the summer of 2008, he was assigned as the Deputy Commander for Allied Services at Dunham Army Health Clinic, Carlisle Barracks, PA. In July, 2010, he was selected to serve at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command as the Army Nurse Corps Branch Strength Manager, Education Officer, and Assignment Officer at Fort Knox, KY.
His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Expert Field Medical Badge, and is inducted to the Official Order of Military Medical Merit. He is a graduate of Basic Training, the Medical Specialist Course, the AMEDD Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Officer Advance Course, Command and General Staff College and the Executive Skills Course.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM William H Pope
Command Sergeant Major (SGM) Pope began his military career on October 3, 1985 when he enlisted into the United States Army. CSM Pope has held both operational and leadership positions within the United States Army with his most recent assignment and deployment to Afghanistan as the U. S. Army Material Command, Theater Logistics Sergeant Major, where he served as the senior enlisted advisor to the Deputy Program Director executing plans and strategy for a complex multi-billion dollar acquisition and contracting programs supporting both coalition and NATO forces.
Previous assignments include: 184th Ordnance Co. (Germany), 144th Ordnance Co. (Southwest Asia), 15th Ordnance Bn., 310th Theater Army Area Command, 7th ARCOM HQ, 21st Theater Army Area Command (Europe), USAREUR MOB Center (Bosnia), 1st Bn, 415th Inf Regt 104th Div., 718th Combat Engineers, 81st Regional Readiness Command, 84th USARRTC, Office of the Chief Army Reserve, Retention and Transition Division. He has also served as the Command Retention Sergeant Major for 99th Regional Readiness Command, and as the Battalion Sergeant Major for 2nd, 3rd, and 12th Battalion’s, ARCD.
CSM Pope’s schools and training include; the Army Pre-Commission Course, Small Arms Maintenance Course, Nuclear, Biological & Chemical School, Primary Leadership Development Course, Unit Supply Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer School, Combat Life Saver Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer School, Retention NCO Course, Facility Manager Course, DARN Facilitator Course, 79V Conversion Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Retention Managers Course, Educational Measurements (Test Writing and Development), Systems Approach to Training, Structured Self Development Level IV, Recruiting Battle Staff Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 55), Contracting Officer Representative Course, Acquisition Management, Army Pre-Command Course and USAREC Pre-Command Course. CSM Pope has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.
CSM Pope’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal w/3 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/7 oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal w/3 oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal 5th Award, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/star device, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/3 Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ M Device, Leadership Development Ribbon w/ #4, Armed Services Ribbon, Overseas Training Ribbon w/ #2, Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon w/ #2, Kuwait Liberation Medal & Kuwait Liberation Medal-Kuwait, NATO Medal w/ISAF Bar Article 5, Meritorious Unit Commendation Award, and Army Superior Unit Award. His badges include Drivers Badge, German Marksmanship Medal (Gold-Schutzensnur), Expert Weapons Qualification Badge, Physical Fitness Badge, Army Reserve Career Counselor Badge and Basic Recruiter Badge.
CSM Pope is married to the former Maria Y. Gonzalez, and they have four children: Cynthia, April, William and Jonathan, and four grandchildren.