LTC Matthew J. Mapes
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew J. Mapes, a native of Illinois, graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1999 as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Mapes’ military assignments include, Medical Platoon Leader and HHC Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, AK; Executive Officer, Charlie Company, 172nd Support Battalion, Fort Wainwright, AK; Assistant S3, 172nd Support Battalion, Fort Wainwright, AK; Commander, Charlie Company, 710th Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Drum, NY and Afghanistan; Medical Plans and Operations Officer, 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Afghanistan and Fort Drum, NY; S3, 232nd Medical Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Executive Assistant to the MEDCOM/OTSG Chief of Staff, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Plans Officer, 1st Medical Brigade, Fort Hood, TX and Afghanistan; Executive Officer, 61st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, Fort Hood, TX; Plans Officer, Europe Regional Medical Command, Sembach, Germany; and S3, 30th Medical Brigade, Sembach, Germany.
Lieutenant Colonel Mapes’ military education includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course, Support Operations Course (Phase 1 and 2), Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, resident Army Command and General Staff Officers’ College, and the Army Force Management Course. He has earned a master’s degree in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education from Kansas State University.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 Awards), Meritorious Service Medal (5 Awards), Army Commendation Medal (3 Awards), Army Achievement Medal (3 Awards), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), and NATO Medal. His military badges include the Expert Field Medical Badge, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge and was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Rene Hutchins
CSM Hutchins enlisted in the Army in February 1995 as a 55B Ammunition and Explosives Technician. CSM Hutchins served in the United States Marine Corps from Nov 1987 to Jan 1995. He attended Basic Training at Parris Island, South Carolina. CSM Hutchins has served as an Ammunition Sergeant, Squad Leader, Section Sergeant, Recruiter, Station Commander, First Sergeant, Senior Guidance Counselor, Command Sergeant Major 1st MRB, and Operations Sergeant Major Sergeant. CSM Hutchins’s stateside assignments include Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Camp Pendleton, Calif., Keene, N.H., Waltham and Lowell Mass., Norfolk, Va., Ft. Drum and Buffalo, N.Y., and Tampa FL. CSM Hutchins has been assigned to the New England Recruiting Battalion, Baltimore Recruiting Battalion, Syracuse Recruiting Battalion, and Tampa Recruiting Battalion. He was the First Sergeant for Ft. Drum and Buffalo Recruiting Companies. CSM Hutchins’s overseas assignments include Japan, Korea, Germany and Southwest Asia where he deployed in support of Desert Storm and Desert Shield. CSM Hutchins completed all required military schooling including the, Primary Leader Development Course, Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Basic Recruiter Course, Station Commander Course, Department of the Army First Sergeant Course and USAREC First Sergeant Course, Operations and Guidance Counselor, Command and Staff College Battalion Pre-Command and Sergeant Major Course and the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy Class 63. He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from Trident University.
CSM Hutchins’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 silver oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters). Army Achievement Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters), Marine Corps Good Conduct Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award). National Defense Service Medal (with 2 bronze stars). Korean Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 2 bronze stars), Global War on Terrorism, Professional Development Ribbon (with Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2), Navel Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (with 1 bronze star), Kuwait Liberation Medal (with 1 bronze star), Army Gold Recruiting Badge with 3 sapphire stars, Army Recruiting Ring, and the Glen E. Morrell Award for Recruiting Excellence.