2-14 IN Commander
LTC Jeremy T. Gwinn
His first assignment was as a Platoon Leader in Delta Company (re-flagged Bravo), 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment (Mechanized) at Fort Lewis, WA, where he also served as Rifle Company Executive Officer and later HHC XO. Following graduation from the Infantry Captains’ Career Course, LTC Gwinn was assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light) at Fort Drum, NY. In February 2004, he took command of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), later commanding the same company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in 2005 to 2006.
Following company command, LTC Gwinn attended graduate school then served as an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, NY. In 2010, LTC Gwinn was assigned to Fort Campbell, KY where he immediately deployed in support of OEF with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), serving initially as a combat advisor to an Afghan Army brigade and later as Battalion Operations Officer in 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment. He deployed again in support of OEF with the 4th BCT in 2013, this time as Brigade Operations Officer. From 2014 to 2016, he served on the Army Staff as a strategic planner in the Office of the Under Secretary of the Army.
LTC Gwinn’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 campaign stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation (3 OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
LTC Gwinn graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. In 2008, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master of Business Administration degree.
2-14 IN Command Sergeant Major
CSM Juan Peña
Command Sergeant Major Peña enlisted in the United States Army on 28 September 1990. Upon completion of Basic Training and Advance Individual Training at Fort Benning, GA, CSM Peña was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry, Ft Drum, NY where he served as in Infantry Soldier and Infantry Team Leader.
In 1994, CSM Peña was assigned to Alpha Company 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft Bragg, NC where he served as an Airborne Infantry Team and Squad Leader.
Following his assignment at Ft Bragg, in 1999 CSM Peña was assigned to the 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Ranger Training Brigade, Ft Benning, GA where he served as a Ranger Instructor.
In 2002, CSM Peña was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy, where he served as an Airborne Rifle and Reconnaissance Platoon Sergeant. During his tenure with the 173rd ABN BDE, deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
In 2010, CSM Peña was assigned to 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Ft Drum, NY where he served as the Bravo Company First Sergeant. In 2011, CSM Peña was reassigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team and served as the brigade Operations Sergeant Major. In 2013, CSM Peña deployed with the brigade in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
In 2014, CSM Peña graduated from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Ft Bliss, TX and was assigned to the 11th Armor Cavalry Regiment, National Training Center, Ft Irwin, CA. During CSM Peña’s tenure with the 11th ACR, he served as the Observer Controller/ Trainer NCOIC for the Opposing Forces and as the 11th ACR Regimental Operations Sergeant Major.
In August 2016, CSM Peña is again assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Commandos”, 10th Mountain Division where he will serve as the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry “Golden Dragons” Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Peña’s military training includes: Basic Airborne Course; Northern Warfare Training Course; Air Assault Course; Warrior Leaders Course; Jungle Warfare School; Advance Leaders Course; Ranger Course; Total Army Instructor Training Course; Tactics Certification Course; Advance Airborne Course; Pathfinder Course; Sniper Course; Senior Leaders Course; USASMA First Sergeants Course; United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 64.
CSM Peña’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC); Army Commendation Medal w/ Valor; Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC); Army Achievement Medal (7 OLC), Army Superior Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award); National Defense Medal (1 Bronze Star); Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (#4); Army Service Medal; Overseas Service Medal (3rd Award); NATO Medal; Multinational Forces and Observers Medal; Ranger Tab; Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Pathfinder Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Senior Parachutist Badge; Basic Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge.
Command Sergeant Major Peña is married to the former Analisa Larkin of Rosendale, NY. The Pena’s have five children.