Maj. Gen. Bryan Owens
U.S. Army Alaska Commanding General
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Command Sergeant Major Michael A. Ferrusi is a native of Niagara Falls; New York. He entered the Military into the Infantry in February of 1987 at Ft Benning, Georgia.After attending Basic Training, Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi's first operational assignment was in 1987 to the 1-509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Joint Readiness Training Center, Ft Chaffee Arkansas. During this assignment, he served as Rifleman, Saw Gunner, Machine Gunner, RTO, Rifle Team and Squad Leader, and Recon Squad Leader.In 1996, Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi was assigned to Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning GA, where he served as a RSOV Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant. In 2001, Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi moved to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment where he served as the Assistant Operations Sergeant and Liaison Operations NCO. During this assignment, he participated in combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.In April 2002, Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi was re-assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Savannah Georgia, where he served as the Intelligence Operations Sergeant and then First Sergeant for Charlie Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company. During these assignments, he participated in combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.In July of 2005, Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi attended and graduated from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. Following his assignment to the Academy, in 2006 Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi was assigned to the Asymmetric Warfare Group at Ft Meade, Maryland. During his assignment with the AWG, he was the first Group Operations Sergeant Major and the First Command Sergeant Major of Accessions and Selection.
In August of 2007, Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi was assigned to 1-11th IN, 199th IN BDE, FT Benning Georgia, In November of 2009 Command Sergeant Major was assigned to 2-503rd, ABN IN, "The Rock", 173rd BCT (ABN). During this assignment, he deployed twice for combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom. In May 2013, CSM Ferrusi was selected as the interim 173rd BCT (ABN) BDE CSM until April 2014.In April of 2014, CSM Ferrusi was assigned as the 3RD BDE, 10TH Mountain Division Command Sergeant Major. He deployed the Brigade to Afghanistan in July15 as the TAAC-E CSM, Train, Advise, Assist East (Formerly RC East). In April of 2016 CSM Ferrusi became the United States Army Alaska, (USARAK) Command Sergeant Major.Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi is a graduate of the Individual Infantry Basic Training Course, Basic Airborne School, Ranger School, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School, Long Range Reconnaissance Course, Jumpmaster, SERE, numerous Marine and Naval Warfare Operations Schools, and has attended and completed all levels of NCOES. CSM Ferrusi has earned the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Expert Infantryman's Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, and was awarded the Order of St. Maurice; Centurion and the Honorable Order of St Barbara's medallion. He is currently enrolled in Trident University in his final class for earning his Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sergeant Major Michael A. Ferrusi is a native of Niagara Falls; New York. He entered the Military into the Infantry in February of 1987 at Ft Benning, Georgia.After attending Basic Training, Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi's first operational assignment was in 1987 to the 1-509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Joint Readiness Training Center, Ft Chaffee Arkansas. During this assignment, he served as Rifleman, Saw Gunner, Machine Gunner, RTO, Rifle Team and Squad Leader, and Recon Squad Leader.In 1996, Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi was assigned to Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning GA, where he served as a RSOV Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant. In 2001, Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi moved to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment where he served as the Assistant Operations Sergeant and Liaison Operations NCO. During this assignment, he participated in combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.In April 2002, Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi was re-assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Savannah Georgia, where he served as the Intelligence Operations Sergeant and then First Sergeant for Charlie Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company. During these assignments, he participated in combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.In July of 2005, Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi attended and graduated from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. Following his assignment to the Academy, in 2006 Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi was assigned to the Asymmetric Warfare Group at Ft Meade, Maryland. During his assignment with the AWG, he was the first Group Operations Sergeant Major and the First Command Sergeant Major of Accessions and Selection. In August of 2007, Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi was assigned to 1-11th IN, 199th IN BDE, FT Benning Georgia, In November of 2009 Command Sergeant Major was assigned to 2-503rd, ABN IN, "The Rock", 173rd BCT (ABN). During this assignment, he deployed twice for combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom. In May 2013, CSM Ferrusi was selected as the interim 173rd BCT (ABN) BDE CSM until April 2014.In April of 2014, CSM Ferrusi was assigned as the 3RD BDE, 10TH Mountain Division Command Sergeant Major. He deployed the Brigade to Afghanistan in July15 as the TAAC-E CSM, Train, Advise, Assist East (Formerly RC East). In April of 2016 CSM Ferrusi became the United States Army Alaska, (USARAK) Command Sergeant Major.Command Sergeant Major Ferrusi is a graduate of the Individual Infantry Basic Training Course, Basic Airborne School, Ranger School, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School, Long Range Reconnaissance Course, Jumpmaster, SERE, numerous Marine and Naval Warfare Operations Schools, and has attended and completed all levels of NCOES. CSM Ferrusi has earned the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Expert Infantryman's Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, and was awarded the Order of St. Maurice; Centurion and the Honorable Order of St Barbara's medallion. He is currently enrolled in Trident University in his final class for earning his Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Canadian Col. Roch Pelletier is the Deputy Commander-Operations for United States Army Alaska. He assumed his duties in August of 2016. (U.S. Army official photo)
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COL Shawn E Reed hails from Bass Harbor, Maine. He received his commission in 1989 from the University of Southern Maine ROTC program. He is married to Dr. Mary Lim Reed, LTC, USA, of NYC, NY. After commissioning, COL Reed was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry, 2ID, Korea where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader and HHC Executive Officer. Subsequently, he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell Kentucky, where he served as a Delta Company Platoon Leader, Rifle Company Executive Officer, Battalion S3 Air, and Battalion S4. Following graduation from the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, COL Reed was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry, 6th ID (Separate), Fort Wainwright, Alaska, where he served as the BN assistant S3 and commanded a Rifle Company. After company command COL Reed served at Fort Bragg, NC with the 18th Airborne Corps as a Team Chief, Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise division of G3, and as the 18th Airborne Corps Deputy G3. Following completion of the Command and General Staff College, COL Reed was assigned to 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker) at Fort Lewis, Washington, where he served as the BN S3 for 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry and the BDE S3 for the Lancer Stryker Brigade. In 2004 COL Reed was reassigned to US Army Alaska where he served as the Deputy G7 and the Deputy G3 Forward, Fort Wainwright, Alaska for 12 months prior to becoming the 172d Stryker Brigade Combat Team Executive Officer. During his 30 months as 172d SBCT XO he deployed to Mosul and Baghdad, Iraq for their 16 month extended tour. COL Reed took command of the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1/25th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska in December of 2006. He commanded this battalion through deployments to Australia as part of Operation Talisman Sabre and to the Philippines as part of Operation Balikatan. From September 2008 to September 2009 COL Reed commanded the Battalion through a combat deployment to Baqubah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following Battalion Command Col Reed attended the United States Army War College in Carlisle, PA., and subsequently commanded the 191st Infantry Brigade (TS) at Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA. Col Reed deployed with elements 191st IN BDE as part of the International Security Assistance Force -- Afghanistan from September 2012 through May 2013. From June of 2013 to June of 2014 COL Reed was assigned as the Operations Officer (G3) for First U.S. Corps ( I Corps), Joint Base Lewis McCord. COL Reed holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Southern Maine and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced courses, the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College. COL Reed's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with 1 OLC, the Bronze Star Medal with 2 OLC, the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 OLC's, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 OLC's and the Army Achievement Medal with 1 OLC. He has also earned the Expert Infantryman's Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COL Shawn E Reed hails from Bass Harbor, Maine. He received his commission in 1989 from the University of Southern Maine ROTC program. He is married to Dr. Mary Lim Reed, LTC, USA, of NYC, NY. After commissioning, COL Reed was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry, 2ID, Korea where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader and HHC Executive Officer. Subsequently, he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell Kentucky, where he served as a Delta Company Platoon Leader, Rifle Company Executive Officer, Battalion S3 Air, and Battalion S4. Following graduation from the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, COL Reed was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry, 6th ID (Separate), Fort Wainwright, Alaska, where he served as the BN assistant S3 and commanded a Rifle Company. After company command COL Reed served at Fort Bragg, NC with the 18th Airborne Corps as a Team Chief, Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise division of G3, and as the 18th Airborne Corps Deputy G3. Following completion of the Command and General Staff College, COL Reed was assigned to 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker) at Fort Lewis, Washington, where he served as the BN S3 for 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry and the BDE S3 for the Lancer Stryker Brigade. In 2004 COL Reed was reassigned to US Army Alaska where he served as the Deputy G7 and the Deputy G3 Forward, Fort Wainwright, Alaska for 12 months prior to becoming the 172d Stryker Brigade Combat Team Executive Officer. During his 30 months as 172d SBCT XO he deployed to Mosul and Baghdad, Iraq for their 16 month extended tour. COL Reed took command of the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1/25th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska in December of 2006. He commanded this battalion through deployments to Australia as part of Operation Talisman Sabre and to the Philippines as part of Operation Balikatan. From September 2008 to September 2009 COL Reed commanded the Battalion through a combat deployment to Baqubah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following Battalion Command Col Reed attended the United States Army War College in Carlisle, PA., and subsequently commanded the 191st Infantry Brigade (TS) at Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA. Col Reed deployed with elements 191st IN BDE as part of the International Security Assistance Force -- Afghanistan from September 2012 through May 2013. From June of 2013 to June of 2014 COL Reed was assigned as the Operations Officer (G3) for First U.S. Corps ( I Corps), Joint Base Lewis McCord. COL Reed holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Southern Maine and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced courses, the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College. COL Reed's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with 1 OLC, the Bronze Star Medal with 2 OLC, the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 OLC's, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 OLC's and the Army Achievement Medal with 1 OLC. He has also earned the Expert Infantryman's Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL