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Command Group


Lieutenant Colonel Angel C. Mesa  

LTC Angel C. Mesa graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.
He enlisted in the Army in January 1993, attended the Officer's Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA and was commissioned in May 1994. LTC Mesa's first assignment was in 3-187 Infantry at Fort Campbell, KY, where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and Battalion Assistant Operations Officer.

LTC Mesa next served in the Southern European Task Force (SETAF), Vicenza, Italy as an Assistant Operations Officer for both SETAF HQs and Brigade HQs, Battalion Training Chief, and 1-508 ABCT Rifle Company Commander.  After company command he served as Team Chief and advisor to1-124 IN Florida National Guard and earned his Master's in Business Administration from the
University of Miami.  LTC Mesa attended the Command General Staff College, and then served in 1st BCT, 10th Mountain as the Training Officer and subsequently served as the Executive Officer for 2-22 Infantry "Triple Deuce" during Operation Iraqi Freedom VII. Subsequent assignments include Training Chief for US Army
Africa in Vicenza, Italy and Commander, Fort Belvoir Warrior Transition Battalion. 

 LTC Mesa's deployments include Sinai, Egypt, Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq. LTC Mesa's award and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal-ISAF, Multinational Forces and Observers Medal, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

Command Sergeant Major Derrick Wilson

Command Sergeant Major Derrick Donnell Wilson began his career when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in February 1989.  He graduated from basic training at the United States Marine Recruit Depot Paris Island, SC followed by advanced Individual training as an Infantryman. He then served honorably and faithfully with the 3rd Battalion 6th Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune, NC. After four years of service with the United States Marine Corps his life would take another turn in a different direction. In February 1993 he enlisted in the United States Army as an Infantryman at Ft. Campbell, KY never looking back. He has served in a variety of NCO leadership positions and assignments, all with distinction among his many assignments included service with the 1st Infantry Division in Sweinfurt , Germany, 191st Regional Training Brigade at Ft. Lewis, WA, 1st Battalion 50th Infantry Regiment at Ft. Benning, GA, 1st Battalion 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry division Camp Greaves Korea, 3rd Battalion 21st Infantry Regiment, Ft. Lewis, WA, 1st Battalion 38th Infantry Regiment Ft. Lewis, WA , 4th Stryker Brigade 2nd Infantry Division, The United States Sergeant Major Academy Ft. Bliss, TX, and is currently serving in 3rd Squadron 71st Cavalry Regiment.

CSM Wilson is a graduate of numerous educational courses including the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy, Senior leaders Course (ANCOC), advanced Leaders Course (BNCOC), Warrior Leaders Course, Drill Sergeant School, Master Fitness Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, and Pathfinder School. He has an Associates Degree and is currently working on his Bachelor’s Degree.

His awards and decorations include the Bonze Star Medal with V device, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal with V device, Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC),    Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1 star), Iraq Campaign Medal (4 stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expedition Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal,  Korean Defense Service medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4 device); Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5 device), Marine Corps Overseas Ribbon (1star) NATO Medal. His foreign awards include the Schützenschnur (Silver); and the German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge. He has also been awarded the coveted Expert and Combat Infantryman’s Badges, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, and the Order of Saint Maurice.