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2-87 Command Group



Lieutenant Colonel Brian T. Beckno

 Lieutenant Colonel Brian T. Beckno graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and received his ROTC commissioning as an Infantry Second Lieutenant continuing a proud family legacy as a third generation US Army officer. His professional military education includes Infantry officer Basic Course, Maneuver Captains Career Course, and the US Army Command and General Staff College with a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences (MMAS).

LTC Beckno has served from platoon leader to battalion executive officer and aide-de-camp to senior maneuver trainer in various tactical and training units that include mechanized, light, air assault, and airborne infantry formations: 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry (Mechanized) and 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry (Mechanized), 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, NY; 4th Ranger Training Battalion and Ranger Training Brigade, Fort Benning, GA; 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY; 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Camp Frank D. Merrill, Dahlonega, GA; and most recently service in Task Force 2, Operations Group, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA.
LTC Beckno’s company commands and deployments include: HHC, 1-187th Infantry (Operation Enduring Freedom I); C Co, 1-187th Infantry (Operation Iraqi Freedom I); The Sabulaski Air Assault School (Operation Iraqi Freedom I); and as the TF ROCK executive officer of 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry during Operation Enduring Freedom VIII in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

His badges, decorations, and awards include: Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutists Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal.

 Command Sergeant Major Brian A. Hamm

CSM Hamm enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 19 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Benning, GA in November 1988. Upon completion of Basic and Individual Training he was assigned to 4th BN 17th Infantry (Light Fighters) Fort Ord, CA. He holds an Associate Degree in General Studies and currently working on his Bachelors of Science in Business from Northwestern State University.

CSM Hamm is a graduate of 11B Basic Infantry Course, 11C Advanced Individual Training, Jungle Warfare School, MANPADS Course, Infantry Mortar Leader Course, Peacekeeping Management Course, Pre-Ranger Course, JRTC Observer Controller Course, Senior Tactics Certification Course, Joint Firepower Course, Air Assault, Airborne, Pathfinder, Jumpmaster, WLC, BNCOC, ANCOC, 1SG Course and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. He has served in various leadership positions to include Mortar Gunner, Squad Leader, Section Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Task Force Maneuver Observer Controller, Rifle Company First Sergeant (SBCT), HHC Company First Sergeant (SBCT), HHT Company First Sergeant, Squadron Command Sergeant Major , Operations Sergeant Major and BN Command Sergeant Major.

CSM Hamm’s assignments include 4th BN 17th IN, Ft. Ord, CA, 2d BN 34th AR, Ft. Riley, KS, 2d BN 35th IN, Schofield Barracks, HI, Joint Readiness Training Center, Ft. Polk, LA, 1st BN 24th IN, Ft. Lewis, WA, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck and 2nd BN 23rd IN, Fort Lewis, WA and most recently 2nd BN 19th IN, Fort Benning, GA.

CSM Hamm’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (4), Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (6), Valorous Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal (7), National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, NCOES Ribbon (4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), Driver/Mechanic Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry Badge (2), Air Assault Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge and Schutzenschnur Badge.