Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Fouche
LTC Robert B. Fouche enlisted in the Georgia Army National Guard as an Infantryman in 1989. He graduated in 1994 from North Georgia College and was commissioned as an Infantry officer. Following the Infantry Officer Basic Course he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment at Camp Greaves, Korea where he served as a platoon leader. He was subsequently assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment where he served as a Jump Clearing Team (JCT) Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Battalion Training Officer.
In 1999, LTC Fouche attended the Infantry Officer Advanced Course and then joined the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Armored Division in Baumholder, Germany. He commanded Bravo Company and Headquarters Company of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment. During his time in Europe, LTC Fouche deployed his companies twice, once to Kosovo and once to Iraq.
After company command, LTC Fouche was assigned to the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana. During his time at JRTC, he served as an observer-controller on the Mechanized Company Team, the Brigade Command and Control team and Live Fire Division.
In 2007, LTC Fouche completed the Command and General Staff Officer Course at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was then assigned to 4th Brigade, 101st AASLT DIV as the Chief of Operations until shortly after the unit deployed to Afghanistan. LTC Fouche then joined the “Red Currahees” of 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment as the Battalion Operations Officer. Upon re-deployment, he became the Executive Officer for the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment. In 2010, LTC Fouche deployed to Afghanistan as the Brigade Executive officer for the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st AASLT DIV.
In 2011, LTC Fouche moved to Fort Jackson South Carolina and assumed command of the 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment.
LTC Fouche’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science from North Georgia College and a Masters Degree in Management from Webster University. His military badges and awards include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, the German Parachutist Badge, the French National Defense Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters.
Command Sergeant Major James Wafe Jr.
Command Sergeant Major Wafe enlisted in the United States Army in May of 1988. His assignments include: 2nd BN, 16th Infantry; HHC 2 BDE 2ID; 1st BN, 18 IN; 2nd BN, 58th ITB; 2nd BN, 11th IN; OPS Group Fort Irwin; 2nd BN, 39th IN; TAFT TEAM 9 SA; HHBN, 25th Division; and 1st BN, 14IN.
Command Sergeant Major Wafe has served in positions ranging from Rifleman to Command Sergeant Major. Additionally he has served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for OPM-SANG, Saudi Arabia and the Rear Detachment NCOIC for the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks Hawaii. He also served as the Operations Sergeant Major for 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry "GOLDEN DRAGONS".
CSM Wafe's military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (Six Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (Four Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (Six Oak Leaf Clusters), Good Conduct Medal (Eighth Award), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, Korean Defense Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait), Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantry Badge (2nd Award), Parachutist Badge, and Drill Sergeant Badge. CSM Wafe has been inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club along with being the recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice and the Order of the Spur.
CSM Wafe's military and civilian educations include all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers education system, Basic Airborne School, Department of the Army Certified Equal Opportunity, Master Driver and Field Sanitation Course, Observer Controller Course, Drill Sergeant School, Battle Staff NCO Course, and Master Gunner Course (J3). CSM Wafe is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Non-resident Course (Class 34). He currently has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources and working towards a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Military Operations.