COL Curtis Douglass
Colonel (COL) Curtis W. Douglass was born and raised in Dunwoody, Georgia. He was commissioned through the US Army ROTC after receiving a Bachelor's of Science degree in Political Science from North Georgia College in 1993.
COL Douglass has served in a variety of command and staff positions throughout his 22-year military career. His previous assignments include Chief of Operations and Deputy Surgeon, US Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC; Medical Organizational Integrator, US Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, GA; Senior Medical Operations Advisor, Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabia National Guard, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Deputy Surgeon, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA; G-2, 3rd Medical Command, Fort Gilliam, GA; Battalion S-3, 115th Field Hospital, Fort Polk, LA; Commander, 565th Ground Ambulance Company; Headquarters Commandant, 6th Recruiting Brigade, Fort Baker, CA; Ambulance Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Battalion S-4, and Battalion Maintenance Officer, 203rd Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, GA.
COL Douglass deployed in support of Operation Vigilant Warrior (Saudi Arabia/Kuwait) in 1994, Operation Desert Maverick (Jordan) in 1996, and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2006. He also has multiple operational deployments to Afghanistan, Qatar, and Egypt.
COL Douglass' military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, and the US Army Command & General Staff College. He also holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management from Webster University.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), the Army Commendation Medal (2nd award), the Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Parachutist Badge, the Expert Field Medical Badge, and the Basic Recruiter Badge.
COL Douglass is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Jesse Castellano
Command Sergeant Major Jesse Castellano Jr. is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He took responsibility as the Command Sergeant Major of the 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion on January 12, 2016.
He entered active duty on October 2, 1991, and received basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. followed by initial military occupation training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas as a combat medic 91B. After a few years, he reclassified and received training as a License Practical Nurse 91C.
His assignments as a combat medic and license practical nurse include HHB 2nd Battalion 17th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla., HHT 5th Squadron 17th Cavalry, Camp Pelham, Korea, Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Wash, and Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley, Kan.
Following his selection and assignment to recruiting duty in 1991, Command Sergeant Major Castellano had held a number of positions within the U.S. Army Recruiting Command to include field recruiter, small Station Commander, and large Station Commander, all within the Conroe Recruiting Company, Houston Recruiting Battalion, 5th Recruiting Brigade.
He led the Corpus Christi and Austin Recruiting Companies as First Sergeant within the San Antonio Recruiting Battalion, 5th Recruiting Brigade.
He served as the Command Sergeant Major for the Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion and the S3 Operations Sergeant Major for the Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion. His latest assignment was the Command Sergeant Major for the Seattle Recruiting Battalion, 6th Recruiting Brigade.
His military education includes the United States Army Sergeant’s Major Academy (Class 62); Department of the Army and U.S. Army Recruiting Command First Sergeant Courses, Advanced Non-commissioned Officer Course, Basic Non-commissioned Officer Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Army Recruiter Course, Station Commander Course, Recruiter Trainer Course and the Guidance Counselor and Operations Course.
His civilian education includes a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Park University, and an Associate of Arts in General Studies from Barton County Community College.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 14 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Expert Field Medical Badge, Gold Recruiting Badge with three sapphires, coveted recruiter ring and the prestigious Glen E. Morrell Medallion.