Command Sergeant Major Phil K. Barretto
Command Sergeant Major Barretto enlisted in the Army in October 1991. CSM Barretto attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia where he was trained as an Infantryman (11B). He is currently assigned as the 10th Mountain (LI) NCO Academy Commandant.
Command Sergeant Major Barretto's previous assignments include: B Company 1-22nd INF, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY. A Company 5-11th AIR Pathfinder INF, Fort Rucker AL. HHC BDE, 8th PERSCOM, Camp Coiner, Korea. A Company 1-14th INF, 25th (Light) Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI. 1st BN 327th Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, KY, 1st BN, 15th Infantry Regiment, Ft Benning, GA. He has completed three tours in Somalia in support of Operation Restore Hope from December 1992 to February 1994, one tour in Haiti in support of Operation Uphold Democracy from September 1994 to October 1994, one tour in Aghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom V from April 2004 to April 2005, two tours in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom V from August 2006 to October 2007 and Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-11 from October 2008 to September 2009.
Command Sergeant Major Barretto's military and civilian education includes: United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 61, First Sergeant Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Anti-Terrorism Advisory Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Pathfinder Course, Airborne Course, Rappel Masters Course, and the Air Assault Course. He holds an Associate's Degree in Supervisory Leadership from Hawaii Pacific University and a Bachelor's of Arts degree with Excelsior College. CSM Barretto also holds a Certification in Homeland Defense Security, he is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Leadership and Management with the University of Texas El Paso.
Command Sergeant Major Barretto's awards and decorations include: The Combat Infantryman's Badge (1 star), Expert Infantryman's Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Bronze Star (2 OLC), Meritorious Sevice Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous unit award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (1 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (7th AWD), National Defense Service Medal (1 BS), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (1 BS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Sevice Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Meda (Numeral 8), and the United Nations Somalia Medal.
Command Sergeant Major Barretto has held the positions of Infantry scout observer, rifleman, grenadier, squad automatic weapon gunner, machine gunner, team leader, squad leader, weapons squad leader, anti-tank platoon sergeant, infantry rifle platoon sergeant, operations NCOIC, first sergeant, operations sergeant major and Command Sergeant Major.
First Sergeant Brian M. Collins
1SG Brian M. Collins entered the United States Army on 22 May 1996 and attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he was trained as a Fire Support Specialist (13F).
1SG Collins has served in a variety of positions to include: Combat Observation Lasing Team (COLT) Observer, Platoon Forward Observer, Assistant Brigade Fire Support NCO, Field Recruiter, Squadron Fire Support NCO, Battalion Fire Support NCO, Brigade Fire Support NCO, Brigade FECC Operations NCO, First Sergeant for Bravo Battery, 4th BN, 1st FA, First Sergeant for Alpha Battery, 3rd BN, 6th FA, and First Sergeant for HHB, 10th Mountain DIVARTY.
1SG Collins’ previous assignments include: Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th BN, 27th FA, Baumholder, Germany; Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd BN, 29th FA, Fort Carson, CO; New England Recruiting BN; HHT, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, HI; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st BN, 21st IN, Schofield Barracks, HI; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd IBCT, 1st AD, Fort Bliss, TX; Bravo Battery, 4th BN, 1st FA, Fort Bliss, TX; Alpha Battery, 3rd BN, 6th FA, Fort Drum, NY; Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 10th Mountain Division Artillery (DIVARTY), Fort Drum, NY.
1SG Collins’ operational and combat deployments include: one tour in Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Guard/Joint Forge from February 1998 to September 1998; one tour in Kuwait in support of Intrinsic Action from August 1999 to December 1999; one tour in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09 from December 2007 to March 2009; two tours in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom V from April 2004 to April 2005 and Operation Enduring Freedom 11-12 from October 2011 to July 2012.
1SG Collins’ military and civilian education includes: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course, U.S. Army Recruiting School, Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System Course, Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officers Course, the Joint Fires Observers Course, Joint Collateral Damage Estimate Course and the Physical Readiness Training Leadership Course. His civilian education includes two years of college and he is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Disaster Management from Thomas Edison State University.
1SG Collins’ awards and decorations include: The Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Metal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Metal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 6), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1OLC), NATO Medal (1OLC), Armed Forces Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation (1OLC), Valorous Unit Award, and the Army Recruiting Badge (2 Gold Stars). 1SG Collins is also a member of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.