LTC Neuenschwander was born in Bandera, Texas, and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He was commissioned in 2000 as an Armor Officer. His company grade assignments include Tank Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, and Tank Company Executive Officer, in 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, TX from 2000-2006, during which he deployed to OIF II. From 2006-2008 he served in Bravo Troop and HHT Commander billets in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
His previous field grade assignments include Observer Controller and Division Planner at the National Training Center from 2008-2011, Instructor for the Captains Career Course and Basic Officer Leadership Course from 2011-2013 at the Field Artillery School in Fort Sill, OK, and Squadron S3 and Brigade S3 in the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade from 2013-2014 at Fort Bragg, NC where he deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian. LTC Neuenschwander most recently served as a Maneuver and Fires Analyst for the Joint Lessons Learned Division, Joint Staff J7.
Lieutenant Colonel Neuenschwander has attended U.S. Army Ranger School, U.S. Army Parachute School, Scout Leaders Course, Infantry Mortar Leaders Course, Armor Officer Basic Course, Armor Captain Career Course, and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – LTC Neuenschwander was born in Bandera, Texas, and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He was commissioned in 2000 as an Armor Officer. His company grade assignments include Tank Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, and Tank Company Executive Officer, in 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, TX from 2000-2006, during which he deployed to OIF II. From 2006-2008 he served in Bravo Troop and HHT Commander billets in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His previous field grade assignments include Observer Controller and Division Planner at the National Training Center from 2008-2011, Instructor for the Captains Career Course and Basic Officer Leadership Course from 2011-2013 at the Field Artillery School in Fort Sill, OK, and Squadron S3 and Brigade S3 in the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade from 2013-2014 at Fort Bragg, NC where he deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian. LTC Neuenschwander most recently served as a Maneuver and Fires Analyst for the Joint Lessons Learned Division, Joint Staff J7. Lieutenant Colonel Neuenschwander has attended U.S. Army Ranger School, U.S. Army Parachute School, Scout Leaders Course, Infantry Mortar Leaders Course, Armor Officer Basic Course, Armor Captain Career Course, and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sergeant Major Mark A. Newlin enlisted in the Army on January 18th, 1995 as an Infantryman. He attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and upon completion was awarded the MOS 11B.
CSM Newlin has served as a Rifleman, M249 SAW Gunner, M60 Machine Gunner, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader, Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, BDE Plans NCOIC, First Sergeant, Security Forces Advisor Team NCOIC, and Operations Sergeant Major for 1-24 IN.
His stateside assignments include Fort Polk, Louisiana; Fort Drum, New York; Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He served overseas in Darmstadt, Mannheim and Friedberg Germany. He has deployed to Iraq in support of OIF I-II, and VI-VII; to Bosnia for Operation Joint Guard, to Kosovo in support of KFOR I; and to Afghanistan in support of OEF I and XI-XII.
CSM Newlin's military education includes Airborne School, Air Assault School, BLC, ALC, SLC, SMC (Class 66), and Unit Prevention Leader Course. His civilian education includes an Associate's Degree with Columbia Southern University.
His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal with V device,  Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Overseas Ribbon (w/ Bronze 6), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (w/Bronze 5), Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon (w/4star), Iraqi Campaign Ribbon (w/3star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon (w/Bronze 6), NATO Medal (w/3star), Presidential Unit  Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, and the Combat Infantry Badge.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sergeant Major Mark A. Newlin enlisted in the Army on January 18th, 1995 as an Infantryman. He attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and upon completion was awarded the MOS 11B. CSM Newlin has served as a Rifleman, M249 SAW Gunner, M60 Machine Gunner, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader, Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, BDE Plans NCOIC, First Sergeant, Security Forces Advisor Team NCOIC, and Operations Sergeant Major for 1-24 IN. His stateside assignments include Fort Polk, Louisiana; Fort Drum, New York; Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He served overseas in Darmstadt, Mannheim and Friedberg Germany. He has deployed to Iraq in support of OIF I-II, and VI-VII; to Bosnia for Operation Joint Guard, to Kosovo in support of KFOR I; and to Afghanistan in support of OEF I and XI-XII. CSM Newlin's military education includes Airborne School, Air Assault School, BLC, ALC, SLC, SMC (Class 66), and Unit Prevention Leader Course. His civilian education includes an Associate's Degree with Columbia Southern University. His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal with V device, Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Overseas Ribbon (w/ Bronze 6), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (w/Bronze 5), Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon (w/4star), Iraqi Campaign Ribbon (w/3star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon (w/Bronze 6), NATO Medal (w/3star), Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, and the Combat Infantry Badge. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL