Lieutenant Colonel Todd Thornburg
LTC Todd Thornburg was commissioned from the United States Military Academy as a Second Lieutenant Aviation Officer. He attended Aviation Officers Basic Course, Basic Rotary Wing Training and the AH-64A advance aircraft transition at Fort Rucker, Alabama. In 1999, LTC Thornburg was assigned to 2-6 Cavalry in Illesheim, Germany and deployed to Albania in support of Task Force Hawk. While in Germany, he served as an aviation liaison officer, flight platoon leader, support platoon leader, and assistant S3.
He then attended the Aviation Officers Advance Course and the AH-64D Longbow transition followed by reassignment to Fort Bragg, North Carolina with the 1-229 Attack Battalion (Corps) (Tigersharks). He served as the Battalion S2 followed by A Company Commander and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005.
Following his tour in Iraq and Fort Bragg in 2006, LTC Thornburg was reassigned to Human Resources Command in Alexandria, VA where is served as the Army Status Readiness Update for officer personnel and as an account manager for XVIII Airborne Corps brigades. He then assumed the post company command course Captains’ assignment officer position. He attended the Marine Corps Command and Staff College at Quantico Marine Corps Base, VA from 2008 to 2009.
He was assigned as the Battalion S3 in 1-1 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion for 1st ID CAB and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom and then reassigned as the Brigade S3 for 1st ID CAB prior to the theater transitioning to Operation New Dawn.
LTC Thornburg was reassigned to Washington, DC following redeployment from Iraq and served four months in the Office of Congressional Legislative Liaison followed by 30 months in the White House Military Office as the Evacuation Program Manager and Deputy Director for Contingency Operations and Plans.
His awards include the Bronze Star medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), two Air Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, the Combat Action Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and Senior Aviator Badge.
Sergeant Major Frederick D. Jordan
Frederick D. Jordan enlisted in the United States Army on December 1, 1993. He attended basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia. He is a graduate of the Warrior leaders Course, Basic Non Commissioned Officers Course, Advance Non Commissioned Officers Course, The United States Army Drill Sergeant School, First Sergeants Course and United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.
During his 20 year career Command Sergeant Major Jordan has served in a variety of leadership positions, including Squad Leader, Section Sergeant, Maintenance Supervisor, Technical inspector, Maintenance Test Pilot Instructor, Platoon Sergeant, Drill Sergeant and First Sergeant, Support Operations SGM.
CSM Jordan has had the following demanding and challenging assignments: Armament/Electrical System repairer 2-6 CAV Illeshiem Germany, Squadleader 1st battalion 3rd infantry Division HAAF Ga., Technical Inspector G Co 52nd Avn Regt. Camp Eagle, Korea Maintenance Test Pilot instructor A Co 1st Battalion 223rd Avn Regt. Ft. Rucker Al., Platoon Sergeant A Co. 603rd Aviation Support Battalion Camp Page, Korea, Drill Sergeant B Co 1st Battalion 222nd Avn Regt.Ft Eustis Va., 1SG C Co 1st Battalion 222nd Avn Regt. Ft. Eustis, Va., 1SG Headquarters and Headqurtars Compny (HHC) 2nd Battalion 10th Combat Avn BDE., A Co. 2nd Battalion 10th Combat Avn BDE., D Co. 2nd Battalion 10th Combat Avn BDE., Support Operations SGM for 603rd Avn Support Battalion 3rd Combat Avn Brigade, HAAF.
His military education includes Command Sergeants Major Course, First Sergeants Course, Senior leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Individual Training (AIT), and Basic Training. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Maryland.
CSM Jordan has served one tour in Iraq, two tours in Afghanistan, one tour in Kuwait, two tours in Korea and one tour in Germany. His CONUS assignments include Hunter Army Airfield, GA., Ft. Rucker, Al., Ft Eustis, VA., Ft. Drum, NY.
CSM Jordan’s awards and decorations include The Bronze Star medal 3rd award, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), The Army Commendation Medal (7OLC), The Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Ribbon (with bronze star), The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, The Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 4), Army Service ribbon, Overseas Ribbon( numeral 3),NATO Medal, Drill Sergeant Badge and Master Aviation Crewmember Badge.