SGM Brian E. Stover

United States Army Alaska Command Sergeant Major

SGM Brian Stover is a native of Livonia, Michigan, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in May of 1993 and attended Infantry One Station Unit Training at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

SGM Stover has served in a variety of Infantry assignments to include 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington as a Rifleman through First Sergeant. During his assignment at the Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment (RRD), 75th Ranger Regiment, Ft. Benning GA, he held the positions of Recon Specialist, Senior Recon Specialist, Recon Team Sergeant, and Recon Operations Sergeant. While assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, he deployed once in support of Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo, five times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and six times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

SGM Stover additionally held broadening assignments with the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) at Fort Meade, MD, as a Project Leader and Solution Developer, and with the Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF-NCR) with special duty to the National Command Region in Washington, DC, serving as the J3 Operations Sergeant Major. While assigned to these units, he deployed three times to Afghanistan serving in key Senior Enlisted Advisor (SEA) positions. His last assignment was the CSM of the JRTC OPFOR Paratroopers in the 1/509th (ABN) Infantry at Ft Polk, La. SGM Stover is currently the U.S. Army Alaska G-3/5/7 Operations SGM.

SGM Stover's military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Battle Staff, the First Sergeants Course and United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class #38.

Other schools and courses include Airborne School, Ranger Indoctrination Program, Army Trauma Training Course, Pre-Ranger Course, Ranger Course, Static Line Jumpmaster Course, Pathfinder School, SERE Level C, Combat Divers Qualification Course, Combat Diver Supervisor Course, Military Freefall Qualification Course, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Course, Combat Developers Course, Special Operations Training Course, and AWG's Combat Skills Training Course (CSTC) and Asymmetric Warfare Adaptability Leadership Program (AWALP).

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Purple Heart; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (Silver Oak Leaf Cluster); Joint Service Achievement Award; Army Achievement Medal (5 Oak Leaf Clusters); National Defense Service Medal (w/ bronze service star); Good Conduct Medal (7th Award); Kosovo Campaign Medal (w/ bronze service star); Afghan Campaign Medal (w/ 4 bronze service stars); Iraqi Campaign Medal (w/ silver service star); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense

Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3); Kosovo NATO Medal; ISAF NATO Medal; Combat Infantryman's Badge; Expert Infantryman's Badge; Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge; Special Operations Diving Supervisor Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; the Pathfinder Badge and Ranger Tab, and several sets of foreign Parachutist Badges during his military career.

SGM Stover received his Masters of Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University in 2015, and currently holds a Bachelor's degree in History from Thomas Edison State University along with an Associate's degree in Communications from Pierce College.