1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment Command Team

By U.S. ArmyApril 25, 2016

LTC R. Blake Lackey was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 1997 following graduation from the Virginia Military Institute.  His first assignment was with the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina form 1998 to 2000.  There he served as a Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and Battalion Adjutant.  He was then selected to serve as the Company Executive Officer of F Company, 51st IN (LRS-C), 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 2000 to 2001.
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Following graduation from the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, LTC Lackey served as the S3 Air for 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment (AASLT), 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea from 2001 to 2002.  Upon completion of his tour in Korea, LTC Lackey was assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington where he served as the Battalion Logistics Officer, and A Company Commander of 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment (Stryker), 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division from 2002 to 2005.
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Upon completion of company command, LTC Lackey was assigned to the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Benning, Georgia from 2005 to 2008 where he served as the Battalion Training Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and the HHC Commander.
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After completing the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, LTC Lackey served in the 25th Infantry Division from 2009 to 2012 as the Brigade Planner for 2nd Brigade (Stryker), 25th Infantry Division, Battalion Operations Officer of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, and then returned to 2nd Brigade (Stryker), 25th Infantry Division as the Brigade Operations Officer.
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LTC Lackey returned to the 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Benning, Georgia and served as the Regimental Executive Officer from 2012 to 2015.  Prior to arrival at Fort Wainwright, he served as the Deputy G3 for I Corps at JBLM, Washington from 2015 to 2016.
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LTC Lackey's military training and education includes the Basic Airborne Course, Ranger School, the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Jumpmaster Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Marine Amphibious Warfare School, the Mechanized Leaders Course, and the Command and General Staff College.
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His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.
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LTC R. Blake Lackey is married to the former Whitney Williams of Anacortes, Washington.  They have one son -- Logan (2).
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – LTC R. Blake Lackey was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 1997 following graduation from the Virginia Military Institute. His first assignment was with the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina form 1998 to 2000. There he served as a Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and Battalion Adjutant. He was then selected to serve as the Company Executive Officer of F Company, 51st IN (LRS-C), 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 2000 to 2001. � Following graduation from the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, LTC Lackey served as the S3 Air for 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment (AASLT), 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea from 2001 to 2002. Upon completion of his tour in Korea, LTC Lackey was assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington where he served as the Battalion Logistics Officer, and A Company Commander of 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment (Stryker), 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division from 2002 to 2005. � Upon completion of company command, LTC Lackey was assigned to the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Benning, Georgia from 2005 to 2008 where he served as the Battalion Training Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and the HHC Commander. � After completing the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, LTC Lackey served in the 25th Infantry Division from 2009 to 2012 as the Brigade Planner for 2nd Brigade (Stryker), 25th Infantry Division, Battalion Operations Officer of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, and then returned to 2nd Brigade (Stryker), 25th Infantry Division as the Brigade Operations Officer. � LTC Lackey returned to the 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Benning, Georgia and served as the Regimental Executive Officer from 2012 to 2015. Prior to arrival at Fort Wainwright, he served as the Deputy G3 for I Corps at JBLM, Washington from 2015 to 2016. � LTC Lackey's military training and education includes the Basic Airborne Course, Ranger School, the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Jumpmaster Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Marine Amphibious Warfare School, the Mechanized Leaders Course, and the Command and General Staff College. � His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. � LTC R. Blake Lackey is married to the former Whitney Williams of Anacortes, Washington. They have one son -- Logan (2). (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
CSM Ronald Corella entered the Army on 21 May 1993 from Atlanta Georgia and conducted One Stop Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Benning, GA where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty 11C, Indirect Fire Infantryman.
CSM Corella's assignments include gunner on 120mm mortar, 2nd Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Fort Bliss, TX; Squad Leader, 2nd Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado; Fire Direction Chief, 1st Squadron 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California; Section Sergeant, 1st Battalion 17th Infantry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Section Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant, 3rd Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado; Platoon Sergeant, 3rd Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; BOLC II First Sergeant, 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Rifle Company First Sergeant, 2nd Squadron 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; Senior Military Science Instructor, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, Operations Sergeant Major, 3rd Battalion 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st SBCT Fort Wainwright AK.
CSM Corella has deployed to Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom, and to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
CSM Corella's military education includes Warrior Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Equal Opportunity Representative Course, Basic Mountaineering Course, Master Resilience Training level 1, and is graduate of USASMA class 65.  He has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Excelsior College.  He is also the recipient of the Military Order of Saint Maurice and Noble Patron of Armor.
CSM Corella's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with Valor device, Bronze Star with 2 oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with Valor device with oak leak cluster, Army Commendation Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 6 oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal, 7th Award, National Defense Service Ribbon with Bronze Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Star,  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon with numeral 5,  NATO Medal International Security Assistance Force, Valorous Unit Award with 2 oak leafs, and Meritorious Unit Award. His military badges include the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
CSM Corella currently resides in Fort Wainwright and is married to the former Lourdes Rivera and they have two daughters, Stephanie (26) and Jessica (24) living in Texas.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CSM Ronald Corella entered the Army on 21 May 1993 from Atlanta Georgia and conducted One Stop Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Benning, GA where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty 11C, Indirect Fire Infantryman. CSM Corella's assignments include gunner on 120mm mortar, 2nd Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Fort Bliss, TX; Squad Leader, 2nd Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado; Fire Direction Chief, 1st Squadron 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California; Section Sergeant, 1st Battalion 17th Infantry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Section Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant, 3rd Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado; Platoon Sergeant, 3rd Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; BOLC II First Sergeant, 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Rifle Company First Sergeant, 2nd Squadron 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; Senior Military Science Instructor, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, Operations Sergeant Major, 3rd Battalion 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st SBCT Fort Wainwright AK. CSM Corella has deployed to Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom, and to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. CSM Corella's military education includes Warrior Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Equal Opportunity Representative Course, Basic Mountaineering Course, Master Resilience Training level 1, and is graduate of USASMA class 65. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Excelsior College. He is also the recipient of the Military Order of Saint Maurice and Noble Patron of Armor. CSM Corella's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with Valor device, Bronze Star with 2 oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with Valor device with oak leak cluster, Army Commendation Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 6 oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal, 7th Award, National Defense Service Ribbon with Bronze Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon with numeral 5, NATO Medal International Security Assistance Force, Valorous Unit Award with 2 oak leafs, and Meritorious Unit Award. His military badges include the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Combat Infantryman Badge. CSM Corella currently resides in Fort Wainwright and is married to the former Lourdes Rivera and they have two daughters, Stephanie (26) and Jessica (24) living in Texas. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL