LTC Richard D. Frank
Lieutenant Colonel Richard (Rick) D. Frank serves as a U.S. Army active duty Adjutant General Corps officer. He enlisted into the US Army in 1996, attended Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and received an Army ROTC Scholarship to Florida Southern College. He graduated from Florida Southern College in 2001. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and detailed to the Field Artillery Branch, and later to the Adjutant General Corps.
Most recently, he served as the Executive Officer to the U.S. European Command Chief of Staff. LTC Frank served as a Gold Bar Recruiter at Florida Southern College upon his commissioning. Afterwards, he attended and graduated from the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course. Upon graduation, he served as a Fire Support Officer for B Company, 1-8th Infantry at Fort Carson, Colorado. From Colorado, he deployed to Iraq, while in Iraq served as a Reconnaissance Platoon Leader in B Troop, 9th Cavalry Regiment. After redeploying, he served as the Assistant Brigade S1 for 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. After departing Fort Carson, Colorado, he served at the Dallas Recruiting Battalion as the Battalion S-1, Commander of the Lewisville Recruiting Company, and later as the Assistant S-3. He attended the Adjutant General Advanced Course at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and upon completion was sent to Camp Humphreys, South Korea. While in South Korea, he served as the Battalion S-1 in the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, then as the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade S-1. From there, he moved to Yongsan (Seoul), South Korea to serve as Deputy Director of Manpower for Eighth Army Headquarters. LTC Frank received orders to Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina to serve as the Chief of Readiness in the Army Central Command G-1. Shortly thereafter, deployed to Kuwait to stand up the Combined Joint Task for Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) as the Chief of Manpower. LTC Frank was assigned to Stuttgart, Germany, where he served as a Strategic Planner in the US European Command (EUCOM) J1 and as Executive Officer to the EUCOM Chief of Staff.
LTC Frank’s military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Adjutant General Captains Career Course, the Recruiting Company Commander’s Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Army Combatives, and the US Army Strategic Broadening Seminar at the University of Louisville. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Florida Southern College, and a Master’s of Science in Management from Liberty University.
LTC Frank ’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star; the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; the Joint Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal; the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal; the Joint Meritorious Unit Award; the National Defense Service Medals; the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Korea Defense Service Medal; the Combat Action Badge and Basic Recruiter Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Aaron D. Acla
Command Sergeant Major Aaron D. Acla is a native of Ithaca, NY. He enlisted into the U.S. Army on 10 April 1990, and completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Sill, OK, as an Artilleryman.
His early assignments included 3/11 FA Fort Lewis, WA; 1/15 FA Camp Casey Korea; 1/17 FA Fort Sill, OK; 5/41 FA Schweinfurt Germany; and 3/6 FA Fort Drum, NY.
Command Sergeant Major Acla entered Recruiting Command in July 2003 as a Detailed Recruiter in the Syracuse Recruiting Battalion. He was later assigned as an On-Production Station Commander and Limited
Production Station Commander in the Syracuse Recruiting Company. Upon Selection to Master Sergeant, he assumed responsibility as the First Sergeant of Lehigh Valley Recruiting Company in Harrisburg Battalion. His other assignments include First Sergeant of Riverside Recruiting Company, Southern California Battalion, and USAREC G-1 Senior Professional Development NCO.
His military education includes Department of the Army and U.S. Army Recruiting Command First Sergeant Courses, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Primary Leadership Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, Non-Lethal Weapons Instructors Course.
Command Sergeant Major Acla is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 67 and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration-Marketing from Post University.
His awards and decorations include the Air Assault Badge; Meritorious Service Medal (5) Army Commendation Medal (3); Army Achievement Medal (7); Army Good Conduct Medal (9); National Defense Medal one star; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal one star; Southwest Asia Service Medal 3 stars; Kosovo Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal one star; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with 5 Device; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (2); NATO Medal (2); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia); Kuwait Liberation Medal and U.S. Army Superior Unit Award with oak leaf cluster. Command Sergeant Major Acla is also a recipient of the Gold Recruiter Badge with three Sapphire Stars, Gold Recruiter Ring, Glen E. Morrell Order of Recruiting Excellence Medallion.