Colonel William Hartman
Colonel William J. Hartman is a native of Mobile, Alabama. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of South Alabama in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and was commissioned a 2LT of Infantry through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. His first assignment was as an Infantry platoon leader in the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, during Operation Desert Storm. He additionally served as an executive officer, and brigade S3 Air while assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division.
Colonel Hartman was assigned to the Southern European Task Force (SETAF) from 1995-1998, where he served as a battalion S2, brigade S2, and company commander. During his time in SETAF, he provided intelligence support to Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations in Liberia, Albania, and Zaire, and contingency operations planning in the Balkans.
Colonel Hartman deployed to Turkey as the Army Forces G2 in support of initial combat actions during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Colonel Hartman also deployed to OIF as the S3 of the 165th MI Battalion which conducted theater wide HUMINT, Counterintelligence, and Long Range Surveillance operations.
Colonel Hartman served as the S2 for 1st Ranger Battalion from 1998-2001. He also served as the Ranger Regimental S2 from 2004-2007 and deployed multiple times as the J2 of a Joint Special Operations Task Force supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Colonel Hartman was granted and assigned the distinction of Distinguished Member of the 75th Ranger Regiment in 2007.
Colonel Hartman commanded the 524th Military Intelligence Battalion (HUMINT/CI) from 2008-2010. The 524th MI BN is forward stationed in the Republic of Korea where it provides theater wide HUMINT and CI support to Combined Forces Korea, and the Eighth United States Army.
Colonel Hartman's most recent assignment was as the commander of SOCOMs Joint Communications Integration Element (JCIE) from 2010-2013. JCIE is a joint unit that provides unique intelligence and communications support to SOCOM units from its headquarters in the National Capitol Region. Colonel Hartman also deployed to Afghanistan as the J2 of a Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2012.
Colonel Hartmanís awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Joint Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Ranger Tab, Master Parachutists Badge, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.
Colonel Hartman has a Masters degree from the Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base and the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Command Sergeant Major Sheldon Chandler Jr.
Command Sergeant Major Sheldon W. Chandler Jr. is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and enlisted in the Army in February 1992, as a heavy weapons armor infantryman, MOS 11H.
Command Sergeant Major Chandlerís assignments include heavy weapons infantryman and section leader, 1st Battalion 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division; team leader, 101st Airborne Division Honor Guard; intelligence sergeant, G2 Assault Command Post and G2 Operations, 101st Airborne Division; requirements management NCOIC, Joint Interagency Task Force-South (Republic of Panama); collection management NCOIC, Joint Interagency Task Force-East; battalion intelligence sergeant, 1st Battalion (ATK), 82nd AVN Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division; intelligence production section NCOIC, 313th MI Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division; analysis and control element NCOIC, 313th MI Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division; deployable intelligence support element NCOIC, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (TF Panther), 82nd Airborne Division; course manager and senior instructor, Intelligence Analysis Course, Joint Military Intelligence Training Center, Defense Intelligence Agency; first sergeant, U.S. Army Element, Defense Intelligence Agency; first sergeant, Company A, 205th MI Battalion, 500th MI Brigade, battalion operations sergeant, 205th MI Battalion; G2 sergeant major, U.S. Division-North (Iraq) and 3rd Infantry Division; and G2 sergeant major, 5th Theater Signal Command, Germany. His most recent assignment was as the battalion command sergeant major for the 502d Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st BfSB.
Command Sergeant Major Chandler has deployed in support of operations in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as many countries in support of counter-drug operations.
Command Sergeant Major Chandlerís military education includes One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, Intelligence Analyst Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, First Sergeants Course, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 60), Airborne Course, Jumpmaster Course, Air Assault Course, Instructor Training Course, Force Management Course for Sergeants Major, and the Command Sergeant Major Legal Course. Command Sergeant Major Chandler possesses an Associates of Arts Degree in Intelligence Operations and a Bachelorís of Science Degree in Business Administration.
Command Sergeant Major Chandlerís awards and decorations are the Bronze Star Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with five oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (seventh award), Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral four, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal (third award), NATO Defense Medal, Joint Military Unit Award (second award), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award (second award), Expert Infantrymanís Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and German Parachutist Badge.
Command Sergeant Major Chandler was also the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 101st Airborne Division, as well as a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.