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Command Group


Squadron Commander
LTC Larry V. Geddings

LTC Larry V. Geddings, Jr. began his military career by enlisting in the Delayed Entry Program with the 1192d Terminal Transportation Unit in 1992 stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1993, he then attended Initial Entry Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia in 1993.  After completing initial training he entered the Early Commissioning Program at Marion Military Institute in 1994.

Commissioned in 1995, his first assignment was to the 1st Battalion, 167th Infantry Regiment, Alabama National Guard, as a Mechanized Rifle Platoon Leader while he simultaneously completed his education at the University of Alabama. Upon completion of his studies in 1998, LTC Geddings’ was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division in Ft. Drum, New York.  There he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, and Adjutant in the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment. As a Support Platoon Leader, LTC Geddings deployed in support of OPERATION JOINT FORGE in Bosnia- Herzegovina as part of SFOR 6 in 1999.

 Following attendance in the Infantry Officers Advanced Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, he was assigned as the Assistant Operations Officer for 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas in 2002. In 2003, he commanded and deployed A Company in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM II to Baghdad, Iraq. During his tour in Iraq in 2004, he relinquished command of A Company and took command of the 3rd Brigade’s Reconnaissance Troop, F Troop, 9th Cavalry Regiment in Baghdad, Iraq.  Returning from Iraq in 2005, he relinquished command and departed Fort Hood, Texas for an assignment as an Observer Controller/Trainer at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

 In the summer of 2007, LTC Geddings attended Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth, Kansas.  Following graduation in 2008, he became the Battalion Operations Officer for 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment (GIMLETS), 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright, Alaska and immediately deployed to Diyala, Iraq. While in Iraq, LTC Geddings served as both the Battalion’s Operations Officer and Executive Officer. Following redeployment from Iraq in 2009 and Unit Reset Operations in 2010, LTC Geddings transitioned from the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment (GIMLETS) to become the 1-25th SBCT Operations Officer.  During his service as the Brigade Operations Officer, LTC Geddings prepared the Brigade for deployment and then deployed the brigade to Zabul and Kandahar, Afghanistan as part of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. At the completion of his deployment in Afghanistan in 2011, LTC Geddings was selected to serve in a Joint Assignment as a member of the Department of Joint Warfighting at the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. 

 LTC Geddings is a Ranger. His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 oak leaf cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters), the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Basic Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

 


Command Sergeant Major 
Michael A. Jusino
 

Sergeant Major Michael A. Jusino enlisted in the U.S. Army in May 1994.

He has served in various positions to include Bradley dismount and Bradley Gunner, NCO Academy Training NCO, Light Infantry Rifle Team Leader, Light Infantry Rifle Squad, Anti Tank section Leader, Reconnaissance Scout Squad Leader and Reconnaissance Scout Platoon Sergeant, S-3 Operations NCO, Stryker Platoon Sergeant, Light Infantry Rifle Platoon Sergeant, Light Infantry Rifle Company 1SG and ROTC Senior Military Instructor and Command Sergeant Major 

His duty assignments include Charlie Company 1st Battalion 9th CAV 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood Texas, Camp Jackson Korea, NCO Academy 8th Army, Alpha Company 1st Battalion 24th Infantry, HHC 1st Battalion 24th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, (SBCT) Fort Lewis Washington, Charlie Company 1st Battalion 503rd (Air Assault) Camp Casey, Korea, 2nd Infantry Division, Baker Company 1st Battalion 503rd (Air Assault) Fort Carson, Colorado, Dog Company 1st Battalion 9th Infantry (MANCHU) Fort Carson, Colorado, 2nd Infantry Division, 1st Battalion 12th Infantry, Fort Carson Colorado, 4th Infantry Division, 8th Brigade ROTC, University of California at Berkeley ROTC. CSM Jusino is currently serving in the 10th Mountain 2nd Brigade 1st Squadron 89th Cavalry. CSM Has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III, OIF IV, and Operation Enduring Freedom 13-14

His military education includes Professional Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, 1SG Course, Nuclear Biological Chemical School, Equal Opportunity Course, Prevention of Sexual Harassment Course, Stryker Vehicle Training School, and the Pre-Command Course, and the Sergeants Major Academy.

Sergeant Major Jusino’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (2 OLC) (1) V device, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (9 OLC) (2) V devices, Army Achievement Medal (9 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (5), Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Korea Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 CS), Iraqi Campaign Medal (3 CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (4), Navy Marine Corps Overseas Ribbon, Navy Marine Corps Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, NATO Ribbon, Navy Unit Citation Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon (2nd Award), Expert Infantry Badge, and the Combat Infantry Badge. CSM Jusino is a Major General Aubrie (Red) Newman Awardee, Order of Saint Martin and the Order of Saint Maurice.