LTC Stephen Thibodeau is a Field Artillery Officer and a 2000 graduate of The University of Rhode Island.   Following the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, LTC Thibodeau was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery (2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division) at Fort Hood, Texas as a Fire Direction Officer (FDO), Fire Support Officer (FSO), Paladin Platoon Leader, Battery Executive Officer, Battalion Maintenance Officer, Battalion FDO and Battalion Deputy S-3.  From January 2004 to February 2005, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Battalion FDO.
Following the Field Artillery Advanced Course, LTC Thibodeau was assigned to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany serving as the Regimental Deputy FSO and later deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in August 2007.
LTC Thibodeau took command of Bravo Battery, Fires Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment while the Battery was deployed to Diyala Province, Iraq, conducting combat operations as a motorized Infantry Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Upon redeployment in October 2008, the battery began transitioning to the newly fielded M777A2.
From March 2010 to May 2011, LTC Thibodeau was assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Center, Grafenwoehr, Germany as the Chief of Multinational Training Exercises.
Following the Command and General Staff College, LTC Thibodeau was assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson serving as the Brigade FSO.  From April 2013 to October 2014, LTC Thibodeau served as the S3 (Operations Officer) for the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery (2nd BCT/4ID) and later as Executive Officer (XO), including a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield from October 2013 to June 2014.  In October 2014, LTC Thibodeau was assigned as the S3 for the 4th Division Artillery until June of 2015.
Most recently, LTC Thibodeau was assigned to The National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California from July of 2015.  LTC Thibodeau has served as the Field Artillery Battalion S3 trainer as well as the Executive Officer trainer.  He also served as the Brigade Fire Support Officer trainer during his time at The National Training Center.
LTC Thibodeau is a native of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Rhode Island.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – LTC Stephen Thibodeau is a Field Artillery Officer and a 2000 graduate of The University of Rhode Island. Following the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, LTC Thibodeau was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery (2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division) at Fort Hood, Texas as a Fire Direction Officer (FDO), Fire Support Officer (FSO), Paladin Platoon Leader, Battery Executive Officer, Battalion Maintenance Officer, Battalion FDO and Battalion Deputy S-3. From January 2004 to February 2005, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Battalion FDO. Following the Field Artillery Advanced Course, LTC Thibodeau was assigned to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany serving as the Regimental Deputy FSO and later deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in August 2007. LTC Thibodeau took command of Bravo Battery, Fires Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment while the Battery was deployed to Diyala Province, Iraq, conducting combat operations as a motorized Infantry Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon redeployment in October 2008, the battery began transitioning to the newly fielded M777A2. From March 2010 to May 2011, LTC Thibodeau was assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Center, Grafenwoehr, Germany as the Chief of Multinational Training Exercises. Following the Command and General Staff College, LTC Thibodeau was assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson serving as the Brigade FSO. From April 2013 to October 2014, LTC Thibodeau served as the S3 (Operations Officer) for the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery (2nd BCT/4ID) and later as Executive Officer (XO), including a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield from October 2013 to June 2014. In October 2014, LTC Thibodeau was assigned as the S3 for the 4th Division Artillery until June of 2015. Most recently, LTC Thibodeau was assigned to The National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California from July of 2015. LTC Thibodeau has served as the Field Artillery Battalion S3 trainer as well as the Executive Officer trainer. He also served as the Brigade Fire Support Officer trainer during his time at The National Training Center. LTC Thibodeau is a native of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Rhode Island. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
CSM Barton is a native of Lebanon, Ohio.  He enlisted in the Army's Delayed Entry Program in February 1992 as a Fire Support Specialist.  He attended Basic Training and 13F Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in July 1992.
CSM Barton has served in every leadership position from Forward Observer to Battalion Command Sergeant Major.  His stateside assignments include Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Lewis, Washington; and Fort Bliss, Texas.  His overseas assignments include Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and Camp Casey, Korea.  CSM Barton deployed twice to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan.
His military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course (Commandant's List), Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course (Honor Graduate and Leadership Award), First Sergeant Course (Honor Graduate), United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 64 (Commandant's List), Ranger School, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Pathfinder Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Air Assault School, Rappel Master School, Fast Rope Master Course, Special Patrol Insertion Extraction System Master Course, Slingload Inspectors Course, Total Army Instructor Trainer Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, and Master Driver Course.  His civilian education includes an Associate Degree in General Studies from Central Texas College, Killeen, Texas, and a Bachelor's of Professional Studies in Business Management from Excelsior College, Albany, New York.
CSM Barton's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4th OLC), Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, Army Commendation Medal (4th OLC), Army Achievement Medal (7th OLC), Good Conduct Medal (8th award), National Defense Service Medal (w/Bronze Star), Korean Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (w/Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/numeral 5), Overseas Service Ribbon (w/numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation (3rd award), Army Superior Unit Award, Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab, Pathfinder Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.  He is a member of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CSM Barton is a native of Lebanon, Ohio. He enlisted in the Army's Delayed Entry Program in February 1992 as a Fire Support Specialist. He attended Basic Training and 13F Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in July 1992. CSM Barton has served in every leadership position from Forward Observer to Battalion Command Sergeant Major. His stateside assignments include Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Lewis, Washington; and Fort Bliss, Texas. His overseas assignments include Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and Camp Casey, Korea. CSM Barton deployed twice to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. His military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course (Commandant's List), Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course (Honor Graduate and Leadership Award), First Sergeant Course (Honor Graduate), United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 64 (Commandant's List), Ranger School, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Pathfinder Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Air Assault School, Rappel Master School, Fast Rope Master Course, Special Patrol Insertion Extraction System Master Course, Slingload Inspectors Course, Total Army Instructor Trainer Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, and Master Driver Course. His civilian education includes an Associate Degree in General Studies from Central Texas College, Killeen, Texas, and a Bachelor's of Professional Studies in Business Management from Excelsior College, Albany, New York. CSM Barton's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4th OLC), Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, Army Commendation Medal (4th OLC), Army Achievement Medal (7th OLC), Good Conduct Medal (8th award), National Defense Service Medal (w/Bronze Star), Korean Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (w/Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/numeral 5), Overseas Service Ribbon (w/numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation (3rd award), Army Superior Unit Award, Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab, Pathfinder Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. He is a member of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL