Commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
Colonel Dennis Sullivan
Colonel Dennis Sullivan is originally from central Massachusetts. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1988 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry.
Colonel Sullivan served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Anti-Armor Platoon Leader, and Company Executive Officer in the 2d Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In 1991, he deployed with the battalion for Operations Desert Shield and Storm.
From 1993 to 1995, Colonel Sullivan served in the 3rd Brigade, 3d Infantry Division at Vilseck, Germany, holding positions as an Assistant Brigade S4, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment Commander and Bradley Company Commander in 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment. In 1995, he took command of E Company, 51st Infantry Regiment (LRS), 165th Military Intelligence Battalion in Darmstadt, Germany. Colonel Sullivan then served as an Observer Controller at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California from 1997 to 1999.
Colonel Sullivan joined the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) in 2001. He has served in positions as the Division G3, Chief of Plans in Kosovo in 2001-2002. He has served as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer in 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment. In 2003, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom serving as the 1-87 IN Battalion Executive Officer. After returning to Fort Drum, he served as the Division Secretary of the General Staff and then as the 2d Brigade Combat Team’s Executive Officer. From 20 September 2006 to 3 February 2009, he commanded 2d Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. He deployed with the battalion from September 2007 to October 2008 to Kirkuk, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. COL Sullivan served as the 10th Mountain Division’s Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 from May 2009 to December 2010, to include serving briefly as the CJ3 for Regional Command – South, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan from October to December 2010.
Colonel Sullivan’s military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advance Courses, the Combined Arms Staff School, the Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies.
Colonel Sullivan’s academic degrees include a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1988; Master of Arts in Computer Resources and Information Management, Webster University, 2000; and Master of Military Art and Science, School of Advanced Military Studies, 2001.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Combat Infantryman’s Badge (2d award), Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
Command Sergeant Major of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
Command Sergeant Major Benjamin Jones
Command Sergeant Major Jones enlisted in the United States Army in September 1987 and attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Benning, Georgia where he was training as an Infantryman. His assignments include: three assignments with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; 2-4 Infantry, Germany; Ranger Training Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia; USASMA, Fort Bliss, Texas; and two assignments with 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Fort Drum, New York.
Command Sergeant Major Jones has served from rifleman to Command Sergeant Major. Additionally, he has served as a Ranger Instructor at the United States Army Ranger School at Fort Benning. He also served as the Operations Sergeant Major for 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment and as a Task Force Command Sergeant Major for a newly formed provisional Task Force during Operation Iraqi Freedom 2006-08 while serving with 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). He has served as the Command Sergeant Major for 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion. He also served as the Command Sergeant Major for 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment. Command Sergeant Major Jones is currently serving as the CSM for 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry).
CSM Jones' military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (eight Oak Leaf Clusters), Good Conduct Medal (seventh award), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Armed Force Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with Arrow Head device with two Bronze Stars, Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with one Silver Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (fourth numeral), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (third award), NATO Medal with Bronze Star, Multinational Force and Observers Medal, Saudi Arabian Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait with device, Kuwaiti Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait, Army Valorous Unit Award (one Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge (second award), Basic, Senior and Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Instructor Badge, German Schutzenschnur Badge Bronze, German Leistungsabzeichen Badge Bronze, Honduran Parachute Badge, and Chilean Parachute Badge.
CSM Jones is a recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion) medal, Bronze de-Fleury Medal, Saint Barbara Medal and has been inducted as a Distinguished and Honorary member of the 502nd Infantry Regiment.
CSM Jones' military and civilian education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers Education System, culminating with the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 56). He is also a graduate of the First Sergeants Course, as well as Basic Airborne School, Air Assault School, Combat Lifesaver Course, Jungle Operation Training Center Course, Military Driving Course, NBC Defense Officer/NCO Operation Course, Pre-Ranger Course, U.S. Army Ranger School, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program Course, Rappel Master Course, Fast Rope Master Course, Instructor Training Course, Tactics Certification Course, Pathfinder Course, Jumpmaster Course.
CSM Jones has earned an Associate’s Degree with Honors from Excelsior College in Administration Management and is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science Degree in Liberal Studies.