CPT Richard A. Dunham is a native of Edmond, Oklahoma. He enlisted in the Army in July 2005 as an Intelligence Analyst. He earned his commission as an Armor Officer through Oklahoma State ROTC in May 2008. Upon commissioning, he attended the Armor Basic Officer Leader Course at Ft. Knox, KY. He was then assigned to 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division as the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop Executive Officer. He served as a Platoon Leader with Alpha Troop, 1-32 CAV during the units’ deployment to Kunar Province, Afghanistan. He was later assigned to HHT, 1-32 CAV as the Plans Officer and Assistant S-3.
CPT Dunham is a graduate of Armor Basic Officer Leader Course, the Army Reconnaissance Course, and US Army Airborne School.
His civilian education consists of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from Oklahoma State University.
CPT Dunham’s decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO ISAF Medal, and the Airborne Badge.
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First Sergeant Bennie B. Anderson is a native of Roseboro, North Carolina. He graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, New York and entered the United States Army in September 1987 at Fort Knox, Kentucky where he completed One Station Unit Training (OSUT) graduating as an Armor Crewman in January 1988.
First Sergeant Anderson has served in a variety of duty positions including Unit Armorer, Tank Gunner, Assistant Section Sergeant, Battalion Ammunition Sergeant, Recruiter, On Production Station Commander, Special Forces Recruiter, Station Commander, Special Operations Recruiting Company First Sergeant, and is currently serving as a Basic Combat Training Company First Sergeant.
His assignments include C Co 1/72nd Armor Camp Casey Korea, B Co 2/35TH Armor Fort Carson, Colorado, HHC 2/70th Armor Erlangen, Germany, D Co 3/69th Armor Fort Stewart, Georgia, HHC 3/69th Armor Fort Stewart, Georgia, Albany Recruiting Battalion Albany, New York with duty in Springfield, Massachusetts, Springfield Company and Enfield, Connecticut, Hartford Company, Recruiting Support Brigade Fort Knox, Kentucky with duty at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Special Operations Recruiting Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, B Co Special Operations Recruiting Company, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and now currently at C Co 1/61Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
First Sergeant Anderson is a graduate of various Military Courses to include: Warrior Leader Course, Advance Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, First Sergeant Course, Station Commander Course, Army Recruiter Course, Armorer Course, Supply Officers Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Ammunition Handlers Course, Hazmat Course, EO Leaders Course, Unit Victim Advocate Course, and Facilitator Course. First Sergeant Anderson has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Columbia College.
His awards and decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (6OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), the Good Conduct Medal (7th), the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, South West Asia Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Gold Recruiter Badge with 3 Sapphire Stars, Drivers Badge, the US Army Recruiter Ring and is a recipient of The Glen E. Morrel Medallion.