COL Karrie A. Fristoe
COL Karrie A. Fristoe received her commission in 1988 as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she majored in business administration. She is a graduate of the U.S. Army Baylor program where she earned a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration and holds a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA. COL Fristoe’s initial assignment was as the operations officer, 5th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Fort Bragg, N.C. Subsequently, she assumed duties as the airborne platoon leader, for the 36th Medical Company, where she deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following their return to Fort Bragg, she served as the S2/assistant S-3, 56th Medical Battalion. After Fort Bragg, COL Fristoe served as the plans officer for the Assistant Commander for Force Integration, Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; her next assignment was to activate the 61st Area Support Medical Battalion, Fort Hood. There she initially served as the S-3. She then assumed command of B Company, 61st ASMB; where she deployed in support of Operation Joint Haven in Suriname. COL Fristoe’s next assignment took her to Germany where she served as the administrator, Outlying Clinics and chief, Managed Care, Landstuhl, Germany. Following her return to the United States, she was assigned as the Senior Health Program Analyst, TRICARE Management Activity, Washington D.C. Subsequently she served as the executive officer, Health Policy and Services, Office of The Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA. She was selected to command the U.S. Army Health Clinic Hanau, Germany, and during this tour, was selected to command, the 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion, Fort Meade, MD. In her most current assignment, she served as the executive officer for the U.S. Army Dental Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. During this time, she was selected to command the Medical Recruiting Brigade, Fort Knox, KY. COL Fristoe’s military education includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advance Course; Patient Administration Course; Combined Arms Service Staff School; Joint Medical Planners Course; Command and General Staff College; and U.S. Army War College.
Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army and Overseas Service Ribbons, Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge, the Department of the Army Staff Badge, Recruiters Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Air Assault Badge, Airborne, Israeli and Australian Parachutist Badges. She is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit. COL Fristoe is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Vincent A. Lewis
CSM Vincent A. Lewis enlisted into the Army in May of 1986 from San Jose, California. He first served as an Air Defense Artillery Crewmember in the 3rd Armored Division 3/61 ADA Budingen, Germany; with subsequent assignments in the 10th Mountain Division 3/62 ADA Fort Drum, New York; 2nd Infantry Division 5/5 ADA Camp Hovey, Korea; and 4th Infantry Division 1/3 ADA Fort Carson, Colorado. He served in a variety of progressive positions in Air Defense Artillery, from Senior Gunner to Squad Leader and Bradley Commander.In 1996 CSM Lewis was selected for recruiting duty and assigned to the Dayton Recruiting Company where he eventually converted his Military Occupational Specialty to Career Recruiter. His additional assignments within Columbus Recruiting Battalion included Station Commander and BN Senior Trainer.In 2002, he was assigned as the 1SG of the Louisville Recruiting Company, Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion. In 2004, he was selected and served as a Field Inspector for the USAREC IG Team. He was then selected for and graduated from Class 56 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy in 2006 and hand-picked to serve as the CSM for the 3rd Medical Recruiting Battalion as a 1SG. In 2007, he was one of two recruiting Sr NCOs selected to serve outside of USAREC in a Leadership Exchange Program for TRADOC, with duty as a 1SG, and later CSM for 3-13 INF (Basic Combat Training). In 2008 he returned, and served as the CSM for Jacksonville Recruiting Battalion until May 2010; CSM for Baltimore Recruiting Battalion from June 2010 to June 2012. CSM Lewis assumed responsibility of the Mid Atlantic Recruiting Battalion in July 2012. CSM Lewis has assumed responsibility of the Medical Recruiting Brigade at Fort Knox, KY effective February 21, 2014. Some notable accomplishments include being named the Columbus Recruiting Battalion Soldier of the Year in 1997 and again in 1999, and the Ohio Senate’s United States Army Service Person of the Year for the State of Ohio. CSM Lewis is the recipient of USAREC's highest awards, the Recruiter Ring and Glen E. Morrell Award. He has graduated from all Army NCOES courses; Battle Staff Course, First Sergeants Course, Inspector General’s Course, Combat Life Savers Course, NBC Toxic Agent Course, Air Assault, Basic Recruiter Course, Station Commander Course, Master Trainer Course, Recruiting First Sergeants Course, and Command Sergeant Major Course.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal 10th Award, Good Conduct Medal 9th Award, National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.