1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team Command Team

By U.S. ArmyApril 28, 2016

Colonel Matthew W. Brown graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and was commissioned as an Infantry Second Lieutenant in 1997. His past assignments include Assistant S3, Bradley Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, and Battalion S4 in 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry at Camp Able Sentry, Macedonia and Schweinfurt, Germany. He then served as a Division G3 Operations Officer in the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and in Kuwait and Iraq. Subsequently assigned to 3d Brigade, he commanded C Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry during Operation Iraqi Freedom I and HHC, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry during Operation Iraqi Freedom IV. Following redeployment, he served as an Exercise Plans and Operations Officer in the Mission Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.COL Brown then served as the S3 and XO of 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany and in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Upon redeployment, he served as a Deputy Task Force Observer Coach Trainer and the Operations Group S3 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center and as the U.S. exchange officer to the Headquarters of the German Army. COL Brown then commanded the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry at Fort Bliss, Texas. Following battalion command, he attended the Joint Advanced Warfighting School and subsequently served as the Senior Advisor to the 205th Afghan National Army Corps in Kandahar, Afghanistan.COL Brown holds a MS in Engineering Management from Missouri Science and Tech and a MS in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy from the Joint Forces Staff College. His awards include four Bronze Star Medals, six Meritorious Service Medals, and two Army Commendation Medals. He also earned the Ranger Tab, the Airborne Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Expert Infantryman Badge.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Colonel Matthew W. Brown graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and was commissioned as an Infantry Second Lieutenant in 1997. His past assignments include Assistant S3, Bradley Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, and Battalion S4 in 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry at Camp Able Sentry, Macedonia and Schweinfurt, Germany. He then served as a Division G3 Operations Officer in the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and in Kuwait and Iraq. Subsequently assigned to 3d Brigade, he commanded C Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry during Operation Iraqi Freedom I and HHC, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry during Operation Iraqi Freedom IV. Following redeployment, he served as an Exercise Plans and Operations Officer in the Mission Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.COL Brown then served as the S3 and XO of 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany and in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Upon redeployment, he served as a Deputy Task Force Observer Coach Trainer and the Operations Group S3 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center and as the U.S. exchange officer to the Headquarters of the German Army. COL Brown then commanded the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry at Fort Bliss, Texas. Following battalion command, he attended the Joint Advanced Warfighting School and subsequently served as the Senior Advisor to the 205th Afghan National Army Corps in Kandahar, Afghanistan.COL Brown holds a MS in Engineering Management from Missouri Science and Tech and a MS in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy from the Joint Forces Staff College. His awards include four Bronze Star Medals, six Meritorious Service Medals, and two Army Commendation Medals. He also earned the Ranger Tab, the Airborne Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Expert Infantryman Badge. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Matthew E. Ladd enlisted in the Army on 23 July, 1996 completing One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty of 19K, Armor Crewman.CSM Ladd's assignments include Loader and Gunner, Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, Fort Stewart, GA; Gunner and Tank Commander, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 33rd Armor Regiment, Fort Lewis, WA; MGS Platoon Sergeant, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, WA; Military Science Instructor, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI; First Sergeant, Charlie Troop, 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, AK; First Sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, AK; Senior Military Science Instructor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; as a student at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, TX; Command Sergeant Major, 4th Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, TX.CSM Ladd has deployed to Iraq for combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 03-04, 08-09, Afghanistan for combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 11-12, and Afghanistan for combat operation is support of Operation Resolute Support 16-17.CSM Ladd's military education include the Warriors Leader's Course, the Advanced Leader's Course, (commandants list), Senior Leader's Course, (commandants list), and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, class #65.CSM Ladd's awards and decorations include the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Valorous Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Purple Heart Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with six oak leaf clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal, 7th award, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Numeral 5, Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon Numeral four. His badges include the Combat Action Badge and he is the recipient of the Order of Saint George Medal -- Bronze Award.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Matthew E. Ladd enlisted in the Army on 23 July, 1996 completing One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty of 19K, Armor Crewman.CSM Ladd's assignments include Loader and Gunner, Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, Fort Stewart, GA; Gunner and Tank Commander, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 33rd Armor Regiment, Fort Lewis, WA; MGS Platoon Sergeant, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, WA; Military Science Instructor, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI; First Sergeant, Charlie Troop, 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, AK; First Sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, AK; Senior Military Science Instructor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; as a student at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, TX; Command Sergeant Major, 4th Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, TX.CSM Ladd has deployed to Iraq for combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 03-04, 08-09, Afghanistan for combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 11-12, and Afghanistan for combat operation is support of Operation Resolute Support 16-17.CSM Ladd's military education include the Warriors Leader's Course, the Advanced Leader's Course, (commandants list), Senior Leader's Course, (commandants list), and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, class #65.CSM Ladd's awards and decorations include the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Valorous Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Purple Heart Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with six oak leaf clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal, 7th award, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Numeral 5, Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon Numeral four. His badges include the Combat Action Badge and he is the recipient of the Order of Saint George Medal -- Bronze Award. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL