A Southern Illinois native, LTC Kelly D. Montgomery was commissioned in 2001 as a Military Intelligence Officer through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, where he was a Distinguished Military Graduate and recipient of the GEN George C. Marshal leadership award. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University and is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College with a Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Prior to commissioning, LTC Montgomery enlisted in the US Army in 1994 as an Infantryman, serving in the 3rd US Infantry (The Old Guard) until 1998. Upon leaving active duty he transferred to the Illinois National Guard, serving with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Division. Assignments as an Officer include various intelligence and leadership positions with the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC; 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division; 1st and 3rd Brigades, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Joint Special Operations Command Intelligence Brigade, FT Bragg, NC; National Ground Intelligence Center, Charlottesville, VA; and Special Operations Command Central, Tampa, FL. He has multiple combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Inherent Resolve.
LTC Montgomery’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC) and various other decorations. His awards include the Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Bronze German Parachutist Badge.
MAJ Winkelmann is from Huntsville, Texas and commissioned as an Engineer Officer from Texas A&M University in 2002. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate and recipient of the GEN George C. Marshall award. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M, an MS in Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and an MS in Construction Engineering and Project Management from the University of Texas. He holds a Professional Engineer license in Missouri and a Project Management Professional certificate.
He has served as a Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Company Commander, Battalion staff officer, Assistant Brigade Engineer, Battalion Executive Officer, and within the US Army Corps of Engineers. His duty assignment locations include Fort Polk, LA; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Fort Hood, TX; Carlisle, PA; Austin, TX; Savannah, GA; and Fort Stewart, GA. Army units he’s served with include the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, 36th Engineer Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, and the Corps of Engineers Savannah District.
MAJ Winkelmann has 5 combat deployments between Iraq and Afghanistan and 1 operational deployment to Germany. He has numerous military awards and completed Ranger, Sapper, and Airborne schools. He competed in the Army’s Best Sapper competition in 2007 and 2008.
CPT Thompson commissioned from the United States Military Academy at West Point as a Transportation Officer, completed the Transportation BOLC course at Fort Lee, Virginia and was stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia in the Spartan Brigade.
While at Fort Stewart, CPT Thompson served as the Transportation Platoon Leader, Distribution Company Executive Officer, Assistant S3, the Battalion S4, and the Support Operations Officer’s Service and Support OIC.
Following his time with the 3rd Infantry Division, CPT Thompson completed the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course at Fort Lee, Virginia and came to Fort Bliss Texas where he has served as the Stryker Brigade’s S4 Logistics Planner and as the Hotel Forward Support Company Commander for 26 months.
MSG Anthony Fusco was raised in Avon, New York and enlisted in the Army in July of 2000 as a Combat Engineer. He attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri. He has held a wide variety of leadership positions in the Army from Team Leader, Squad Leader, Sapper Platoon Sergeant, Brigade Engineer and the First Sergeant of a Sapper Company.
Before becoming a Military Science Instructor, MSG Fusco has served in Mechanized and Light Infantry units. His assignments include 3rd Infantry Division Mechanized, 1st Engineer Brigade, 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry
MSG Fusco’s military and civilian training include Counter Explosive Hazard Planner, Drill Sergeant School, Urban Mobility Breach Course, Sapper Leader Course, Unit Search Advisor, Combatives Level 1 & 2, SHARP Course, Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, and the Senior Leader Course.
MSG Carrillo is from Riverside, California and enlisted as a 13B Cannon Crewmember in 2002. He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and has held a variety of Leadership positions in the Army from Ammunition Team Chief, Gunner, Howitzer Section Chief, Gunnery Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, and DIVARTY Master Gunner.
MSG Carrillo has served in the 18th Field Artillery Brigade and 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 434 Field Artillery Brigade at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 25 Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and the 4th Infantry Division DIVARTY at Fort Carson, Colorado.
MSG Carrillo’s military and civilian education highlights include the Field Artillery Master Gunner’s Course, Master Leader’s Course, Senior Leader’s Course, Advanced Leader’s Course, Warrior Leader’s Course, Drill Sergeant School, Combative Level I and II, Army Basic Instructor’s Course and is pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science.
SFC Matthew J. Hutzenbiler is a native of Belfield, N.D. He enlisted in the North Dakota National Guard in 1998 as a 12B Combat Engineer and entered active duty in 2001. He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonardwood, Mo. and has held a wide variety of leadership position in the Army from Team Leader, Squad Leader Company Operations Sergeant, Sapper Platoon Sergeant and Light Equipment Platoon Sergeant.
Prior to becoming a Military Science Instructor, SFC Hutzenbiler has served in Mechanized, Stryker and Air Assault units. Assignments include C-Company, 1st Engineer Battalion and Commanding Generals Mounted Color Guard at Fort Riley, Kansas, the Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion, 66th Engineer Company, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 3rd Special Troops Battalion and 21st Engineer Battalion of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (RAKKASAN), 101st Air Borne Division (Air Assault). Operational Assignments include deployment to Camp Taji, Taji Iraq, FOB Warhorse, Baquba Iraq, FOB Salerno, Khost, Afghanistan, and FOB Fenty, Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
SFC Hutzenbiler’s military education highlights include the Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Air Assault School, Army Recruiter School, Urban Mobility Breachers Course, and the Master Driver Course.
Daniel Moore is originally from South Carolina where he graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in PreMed/Psychology. While at Clemson he worked part-time as a surgical technician which led him to apply for the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) through AROTC. After being put on the IPAP alternate list, he commissioned as a United States Army Intelligence Officer in the SCARNG.
Mr. Moore served as an Intelligence Officer with the SCARNG, and mobilized in support of the Southwest Border of TX. He is a graduate of the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Leadership Course, Airborne School, and a variety of other Army schools.
Mr. Moore transferred to the USAR serving as a Psychological Operations Officer at Fort Story, VA.
A Pennsylvania native, Mr. Turner commissioned as a Transportation Officer through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at Slippery Rock University and entered active duty in 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship from Grove City College and a Master of Arts Degree in Emergency and Disaster Relief Management from American Public University. During his ten years of active duty service, Mr. Turner held a variety of leadership positions in the Army including Mobility Officer, Platoon Leader, Battalion Logistics Officer, Commander, Company Executive Officer, Battle Captain, and Fires Cell Director.
Mr. Turner initially served in the 39th Transportation Battalion, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Operational Assignments include numerous combat deployments to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.
Mr. Turner’s military schools include the Transportation Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, Army Ranger School, Combatives Levels I and II, and the Maneuver Captains’ Career Course. Mr. Turner’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Joint Service Achievement Medal, among others. He has been awarded the Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, and Canadian Parachutist Badge.
Rickey Alexander serves at Liberty University as a contractor, instructing ROTC cadets. Prior to this, he served as an enlisted soldier and noncommissioned officer for 19 years in the U. S. Army. He has served in a number of Field Artillery related jobs throughout his career.
He has served as a Battery Fire Direction NCO, a Battalion Fire Control NCO, an Operations Sergeant, an Operational Test NCOIC, and as a Combined Effects Synchronization Planning NCOIC. Rickey has served in locations throughout the United States, Germany, and the Republic of Korea.
He is a graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course, the Basic and Advanced NCO courses, the Battle Staff School and a variety of other army schools.
Captain Maegan Bell received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies in 2005 and her Masters of Arts in Public Communications in 2007 from Fordham University. She enlisted in the Army in 2010 and received her Commission as an Ordnance Officer in 2011 from Officer Candidate School.
Upon commissioning, Captain Bell took an assignment to 3rd Infantry Division where she served as a Platoon Leader and Maintenance Control Officer for Bravo Company, 3rd Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. During her tenure, Captain Bell deployed to Afghanistan serving as the Female Engagement Team OIC in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Captain Bell rejoined 3rd BSB where she served as Bravo Company’s Executive Officer and later as the Support Operations Maintenance Officer.
Following Logistics Captains Career Course, Captain Bell joined 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division as the Deputy S4 and later deployed to Afghanistan assuming dual roles as the Brigade S4 and SPO in support of Operation Resolute Support and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Coming off of deployment, Captain Bell served as a Forward Support Company Commander for Echo Company, 1-1 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion where she directed all ground logistical operations that supported the unit’s 24 AH-64 Apache helicopters.
Captain Bell’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and NATO Non-Article 5 Medal with two campaign stars.
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CPT Maegan Bell
Army ROTC Recruiting Operations Manager
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