LTC Michael T. Peacock
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Michael T. Peacock was born at the Camp Zama Army Hospital in Japan. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, receiving a commission in 1995.
During his 26-year military career, he has served in a variety of Command and Staff positions, beginning as an 11B Infantryman in the 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment. His previous assignments as a Medical Service Corps Officer include Platoon Leader, 1-63 Armor Battalion, Vilseck, Germany; Executive Officer, 557th Ground Ambulance Company, Wiesbaden, Germany; S-4, 52nd Evacuation Battalion, Seoul, Korea; Chief of Material, Ft. Jackson, SC; Commander, 591st Medical Logistics Company, Ft. Sam Houston, TX; Chief of Logistics, Ft. Polk, LA; S-4, 28th Combat Support Hospital, Ft. Bragg, NC; Executive Officer, 44th Medical Brigade (R), Ft. Bragg, NC; Joint Medical Logistics Officer, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, HI; Chief of Support Operations, U.S. Army Pacific, Ft. Shafter, HI; Secretary of the General Staff & Chief of Medical Logistics, U.S. Army North & Fifth Army, JBSA-Ft. Sam Houston, TX.
LTC Peacock has deployed in support of Operation Able Sentry in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
His military education includes the Medical Logistics Course, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, and was a Distinguished Master Logistician at the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College. He holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University. LTC Peacock is a Certified Materials and Resource Professional (CMRP) and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
LTC Peacock’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (6th Award), Joint Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal (2nd Award), the Parachutist Badge, the Expert Field Medical Badge, and 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.