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Battalion Commander


 

 

Lieutenant Colonel Michael B. Lalor
 

In May 1995, LTC Michael B. Lalor was commissioned into the U.S. Army through the ROTC program at the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA. LTC Lalor has served throughout the United States Army in a variety of troop leadership and staff assignments.          

Key staff and command assignments include:  M1A1 Tank Platoon Leader, 4th Battalion, 67th Armor, 1st BCT, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany and Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Maintenance Officer and Supply Support Activity Platoon Leader, 501st Forward Support Battalion, 1st BCT, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; Company Commander and Battalion Operations Officer, 210th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd BCT, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, NY, and Task Force Phoenix, Operation Enduring Freedom;  Observer/Controller, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA; Division Logistics Planner, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Multi-National Division Center, Operation Iraqi Freedom; Support Operations Officer, 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Drum, NY; Executive Officer to the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.

LTC Lalor completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, in May 1995, as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, and was commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer, branch detailed Armor.  He is a graduate of the: Armor Officer Basic Course, Fort Knox, KY; Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Fort Lee, VA; School of Advanced Military Studies and Intermediate Level Education, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS.  He received a Masters of Liberal Arts degree from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, and a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences through the School of Advanced Military Studies, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

LTC Lalor’s awards and decorations include:  the Bronze Star Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC);  Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC); Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; NATO Medal; Parachutist Badge; Parachute Rigger Badge; Army Staff Identification Badge.

 

Command Sergeant Major Daniel Ocanas

 

 

CSM Daniel Ocanas enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in March 1984.  He completed basic training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, and transferred to active duty in March 1985 as a Food Service Specialist.  He served in a variety of leadership and staff positions in his career field. 

 CSM Ocanas served in the following assignments: 10th Transportation BN, Ft. Eustis, VA; 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (L), Schofield Barracks, HI; 266th Quartermaster BN, Ft. Lee, VA; 1st BN, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, GA; 1st BN, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, Ft. Richardson, AK; and 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC.  After graduating from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, he was selected as Command Sergeant Major for the following units: 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Yongsan, Korea; 25th Brigade Support Battalion, 1/25th SBCT, Ft. Wainwright, AK; 725th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th BCT (ABN), 25th ID, Ft. Richardson, AK; United States Army Garrison Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany; and the Franconia Military Community, Ansbach, Germany.  He is currently serving as BN CSM for 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd BCT, 10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum, NY.
 
CSM Ocanas has attended all levels of Noncommissioned Officer Education System; additional courses include the Food Service Management Course, Contracting Officers Representative Course, Instructor Training Course, Equal Opportunity Leader’s Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Air Assault Course, Airborne Course, Ranger Indoctrination Program, Drop Zone Support Team Leader Course, Jumpmaster Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Course (Class 53), Command Sergeants Major Course, and the Garrison Command Sergeants Major Course.  He has an Associate of Arts Degree from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource/Business Management from Park University.

CSM Ocanas' awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1st OLC), Army Achievement Medal (8OLC), Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Medal (Bronze star), Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, the German Parachutist Badge, the German Schuetzenschnur Badge and the Combat Action Badge.