"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 Isaac J. Rademacher
LTC Rademacher was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 2000 following graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officers Basic and Advanced Courses and the Naval War College where he earned his Masters degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
LTC Rademacher’s assignments include Airborne Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Director of Civil Military Operations with 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Company Operations Officer and Company Commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps Long Range Surveillance Company, F/51st IN (LRS)(ABN), Fort Bragg, NC; Joint Readiness Training Center Observer/Controller and Battalion Executive Officer for 1-509th Infantry (ABN), Fort Polk, LA; Brigade Operations Officer for the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and Aide-de-Camp for the XVIII Airborne Corps Commander, Fort Bragg, NC.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award (2 OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, Ranger Tab, Combat and Expert Infantryman Badges, Master Parachutist Badge, and Military Free Fall Jumpmaster Parachutist Badge
4-31 IN Command Sergeant Major
CSM Steven Anderson
Command Sergeant Major Steven Anderson entered the Army on the 7th of February 1995 where he attended and completed One Station Unit Training (OSUT) for the MOS 11B at Fort Benning, GA. He has served with a variety of units which include: the Long Range Surveillance Detachment (LRSD) E CO 110th MI BN, Fort Drum, NY; A CO 2-5 Infantry BN, Schofield Barracks HI; HHC 10th MTN DIV (LI) Light Fighters School, Fort Drum, NY; B CO 2-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), Fort Bragg, NC; A CO 1-314th IN AC/RC, Fort Drum, NY; and B CO 1-87 IN, Fort Drum, NY; Noncommissioned Officers Academy (NCOA) at Fort Drum, NY; 3-509th ABN Fort Richardson AK.
He is a graduate of Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Pathfinder School, Air Assault School, Rappel Master Course, Equal Opportunity Course (EO), Instructor/Trainer Course Train the Trainer (TAITC), all levels of NCOES, the First Sergeant Course and Sergeants Major Course (USASMA) class 65.
Command Sergeant Major Anderson has served in various positions as an Infantryman. He has served as a Junior/Senior Radio Telephone Operator (RTO), Junior/Senior Scout with the Long Range Surveillance Detachment (LRSD) 10th MTN DIV (LI); a Rifleman, Grenadier, M249 Gunner and a Rifle Team Leader in 2-5 IN, HI; an Air Assault Instructor, Rappel Master Instructor, MLARM Instructor, and TAITC Instructor with the Light Fighters School 10th MTN DIV (LI); a Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant with B CO 2-504 PIR, Fort Bragg, NC; a Senior Observer Controller/Trainer (OC/T) with 1-314 IN AC/RC, Fort Drum, NY; Rifle Company First Sergeant with B CO 1-87 IN, Fort Drum, NY; Deputy Commandant NCOA Fort Drum NY; and Operations Sergeants Major 3-509th ABN Fort Richardson AK.
His awards and decorations include: Senior Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Romanian Parachutist Badge, Japanese Parachutist Badge, Bronze Star Medal (w/1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (w/1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (w/ 5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (w/ 3 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4); Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2). CSM Anderson is also a recipient of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Award.
CSM Anderson is married to his wife Jennifer, and has three children, Dave, Kayla, and Richard.