LTC Kenneth C. Lutz
LTC Kenneth C. Lutz, a native of Illinois, enlisted in the United States Army Reserve in 1994 as a combat medic. His active duty service began when he graduated from Western Illinois University in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement & Justice Administration and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps.
LTC Lutz’s military assignments include, Medical Platoon Leader, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Camp Casey, Republic of Korea; Executive Officer, Charlie Company, 407th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC; Aide-de-Camp, 44th Medical Command, Fort Bragg, NC and later CJTF-180, Bagram, Afghanistan; Commander, Charlie Company, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, KY; Chief of Medical Operations, 101st Airborne Division, Tikrit, Iraq; Brigade Medical Operations Officer, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Bayji, Iraq; Commander, Charlie Company, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC and Baghdad, Iraq; S-3 and later Executive Officer, 28th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Bragg, NC; Plans Officer, Headquarters International Security Assistance Force, Kabul , Afghanistan; and Plans Officer, Headquarters Department of the Army Office of the Surgeon General, Washington D.C.
His military education includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, resident Army Command and General Staff Officers’ College, and the Advanced Military Studies Program. He has earned master’s degrees in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education from Kansas State University and in Military Art and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies.
LTC Lutz’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with four Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with a Bronze Numeral 5, and the NATO Medal. His military badges include the Expert Field Medical Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and Army Staff Identification Badge. He has been inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM James E. Stevens
CSM Stevens enlisted in the Army in September 1991 as a 39D Decentralized Automated Service Support Systems Repairer. He attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. CSM Stevens has served as a Decentralized Automated Service Support Systems Repairer, Wire Systems Specialist, Squad Leader, Recruiter, Station Commander, Operations NCO, First Sergeant, Senior Master Trainer, and Operations Sergeant Major. CSM Stevens’ assignments include Fort Jackson SC, Fort Gordon GA, Hanau Germany, Fort Stewart GA, Fort Bliss TX and Fort Knox KY. CSM Stevens has been assigned to the Portland Recruiting Battalion, Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion, Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion, Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion, Atlanta Recruiting Battalion and 3rd Recruiting Brigade. He was the First Sergeant for the San Fernando, State College and Philadelphia Recruiting Companies.
CSM Stevens completed all required military schooling including the Primary Leader Development Course, Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Basic Recruiter Course, Station Commander Course, Recruiter Trainer Course, Department of the Army First Sergeant Course and USAREC First Sergeant Course, Operations and Guidance Counselor Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 67. He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management from Columbia Southern University.
CSM Stevens’ awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with five oak leaf clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (eighth Award). National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism, Professional Development Ribbon (with Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Gold Recruiting Badge with three sapphire stars, Army Recruiting Ring, and the Glen E. Morrell Award for Recruiting Excellence.