"There is no unit in the American Army which has served with greater distinction both in peace and in war, than the 31st Infantry… the Regiment has always performed its assigned mission with marked gallantry and commendable precision… its lines held firm time and time again against the assault of overwhelming superior forces. As it now faces a future of continued service in our country’s cause, it’s regimental colors fly under a halo of tradition, of honor, duty and sacrifice, which will be an inspiration for American Armies for all time to come.”
-General Douglas MacArthur
August 4th, 1946
4-31 IN Commander
LTC Roland H. Dicks
LTC Roland H. Dicks is a 1994 Distinguished Military Graduate from the Florida Southern College ROTC Program. He also earned a Masters Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University in 2007.
His first assignment was with the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Air Assault) at Camp Casey, Korea, where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader and Scout Platoon Leader. Upon completion of his tour, he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized) at Fort Benning, GA, where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Company Commander.
Following the Infantry Captains Career Course, he was assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps G3 Plans at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Subsequently, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division where he served as the Assistant Operations Officer for 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR). He then commanded B Company, 1st Battalion, 504th PIR. During his command, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
He was subsequently assigned to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, Virginia, where he commanded D Company and E Company. Following company command, he served as the Battalion Executive Officer of 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment. He then completed his second tour in the Republic of Korea as the Chief, Individual Training Branch, Eighth U.S. Army.
Following the Command and General Staff College, he served as the Battalion Executive Officer and Battalion Operations Officer for 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1/25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. During this time he deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
He then had two concurrent assignments in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). First as a plans officer to Headquarters, Allied Land Component Command - Madrid in Madrid, Spain and most recently as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Naples - NATO,
Commander U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and Commander U.S. Naval Forces Africa, in Naples, Italy. During this time the command executed U.S. led Operation ODYSSEY DAWN and NATO led Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR over Libya.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (w/1 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/3 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (w/3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (w/2 OLC), Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Canadian and French Parachutist Badges. He is also authorized to wear the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and Iraqi Campaign Medal.
4-31 IN Command Sergeant Major
CSM James A. Stallworth Jr.
Command Sergeant Major James A. Stallworth Jr. enlisted into the United States Army October 10, 1987.
CSM Stallworth’s first duty assignment was to A Co 503rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division (Korea) from 1987 – 1988. He served as a 60mm mortar crew member. Upon completion of Airborne School CSM Stallworth was assigned to 3rd BN 73rd Armor BN 82nd Airborne Division his duty consisted of Gunner, Squad Leader and Fire Direction Computer Operator. He was then assigned back to Korea to HQs 506 Infantry, where he served as Fire Direction Chief 1993 – 1994. He served again in the 2nd BN 505 PIR 82nd Airborne Division from 1994 – 1998 as Section Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant. After completing Drill Sergeant School he was assigned to 2nd BN 47th BCT Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. After his duty as Drill Sergeant he was assigned to Schweinfurt Germany 1st BN 18th Infantry 1st ID serving as Platoon Sergeant. He later was assigned to the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk where he served as Task Force senior, Company and Platoon senior Observer Controller. He served in HQs 4th BDE 10th Mountain Division as First Sergeant and HQs 1st BN 50th Infantry Fort Benning, GA. After completing the Unitied States Army Sergeant Major Academy he was then assigned to 3rd BN 15th Infantry Fort Stewart, Ga serving as Operations Sergeant Major. Prior to his assignment as 4-31 IN BN Command Sergeant Major, CSM Stallworth was Operations Sergeant Major for 1st BN 15th Infantry Fort Benning, Ga.
CSM Stallworth has deployed to Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm, Bosnia, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn.
He is a graduate of every level of the Non Commissioned Officer Education System and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. Additionally, he has completed the First Sergeants Course, Battle Staff Course, Drill Sergeant School, and Jumpmaster School.
CSM Stallworth awards include the Bronze Star Medal (w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Combat Infantrymen Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, and Master Parachutist Badge.