Master Sergeant Levon S. Sains
MSG Sains, LeVon was born in Paducah, Kentucky. He enlisted in the United States Army on November 11th 1999. He graduated Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO where he was awarded the primary MOS 12B Combat Engineer.
MSG Sains is Married to his wife of 21 Years Marquita Sains and has two daughters Jamise Sains (19) and Aniya Sains (13)
His Previous assignments are: First Sergeant, HHC 10th Brigade Engineer Battalion (BEB) Fort Stewart, GA; First Sergeant, Alpha Company 10th Brigade Engineer Battalion (BEB) Fort Stewart, GA; Battalion Operations Sergeant, 84th Engineer Battalion (EN BN), Schofield Barracks, HI; Platoon Sergeant, 95th Engineer Company, Schofield Barracks, HI; Construction Operations Sergeant, 130th Engineer Battalion, Schofield Barracks, HI; Platoon Sergeant, Alpha Company 3-1 STB, Fort Knox, Ky; Squad Leader Alpha Company 3-1 STB, Fort Knox, Ky; Instructor/Writer, HHD 35th Engineer Battalion (EN BN), Fort Leonard Wood, Mo; Squad Leader, Alpha Company 40th Engineer Battalion (EN BN) Baumholder, GE; Team Leader, Bravo Company 16th Engineer Battalion (EN BN) Geissen Germany; Dismount Combat Engineer, Bravo Company 1st Engineer Battalion, Fort Riley, Ks. His combat deployments include two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, two tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). MSG Sains has served multiple overseas tours in South Korea and Kuwait.
His military education includes Basic Leader course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Company Commander/ First Sergeant Pre Command Course Joint Engineer Operations Course, Asia Pacific Orientation course, Battle Staff, Route Reconnaissance/Clearance Operators Course, Sapper Leader Course, Mobile Retention Training Course, SHARP course, Combat Lifesavers Course, Basic Instructor Course, HAZMAT Certifier Course and Combatives Level One Course.
MSG Sains’ awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, ARCOM with Valor, ARCOM with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Navy Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (5th Award) National Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Korea Defense Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Development Ribbon with Numeral Three, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral two, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Sapper Leader Tab.
MSG Sains is the recipient of the Bronze Defluery Medal and Army Combat Engineer Squad Leader of the year (ACES) 2008 for the 40th Engineer Battalion.
Major Michael A. Cooper
MAJ Michael Cooper was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. He enlisted into the Georgia Army National Guard in September 2003 and attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, GA as an 11B, Infantryman. Afterwards, he was assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment in Gainesville, Georgia. In December 2006, MAJ Cooper commissioned with the Georgia Army National Guard in the United States Army Corps of Engineers through ROTC at North Georgia College and State University (NGCSU) in Dahlonega, Georgia.
His previous assignments include: Gold Bar Recruiter for NGCSU (Dahlonega, GA) 2007; Platoon Leader, 848th Engineer Company (Sapper) (Douglas, GA) 2008-2009; Company Executive Officer, C Co, 1st BN, Warrior Transition Brigade (Fort Hood, TX) 2009-2011; Project Engineer, United States Army Corps of Engineers (Fort Worth District) (Fort Hood, TX) 2011-2012; Battle Captain, 2nd BN, 381st Regiment (Fort Hood, TX) 2012-2014; Forward Operations Officer (S3), 120th Infantry BDE, Division West (Fort Hood, TX) 2014-2015; Brigade Current Operations Officer, 120th Infantry BDE, Division West (Fort Hood, TX) 2015-2017; Company Commander, B Co, Warrior Transition Unit (Fort Hood, TX) 2017-2019; Engineer Planner, Army Reserve Engagement Team, III Corps (Fort Hood, TX) 2019; Chief of Plans, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (Camp Arifjan, Kuwait) 2019-2020; Plans Officer, Engineer Cell, III Corps Headquarters (Fort Hood, TX) 2020
His deployments include tours to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008-2009 where he led over 200 route clearance missions. He later deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve from 2019-2020 as the Chief of Plans for the Combined Joint Task Force Engineer Cell.
MAJ Cooper’s military education includes Infantry One Station Unit Training, Engineer Basic Officer Leaders Course, Route Reconnaissance/Clearance Operators Course, Engineer Captains Career Course, Company Commander Pre Command Course, Command and General Staff Course. His civilian education includes Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences with a minor in Leadership (NGCSU, 2006) and Master’s Degree in Sports Administration (Liberty University, 2019).
MAJ Cooper’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 1 OLC, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 1 OLC, Army Achievement Medal with 2 OLCs, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 1 OLC, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2.
MAJ Cooper is supported by his loving wife Lindsey Cooper, two sons Maddox and Glavin, and daughter Avery. His family enjoys being together outside, fishing, hunting, and cheering on the Atlanta Braves.
Captain James R. Bain
Captain James R. Bain has served the nation as a leader both Enlisted and Commissioned. His enlistment began as an Artilleryman in 2007. After graduation of One Station Unit Training at Fort Sill, OK he was assigned as an AFATDS Specialist for Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery, Camp Hovey, Korea. He was then stationed at Fort Dix, NJ as an Administration Specialist for Fort Dix Garrison, where he also served on the Joint Service Honor Guard for the northeast region. In 2010 he received orders to the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery in Fort Knox, KY. There is served as a FDC Chief and deployed to in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 11-12. Upon return SGT Bain decided to choose a new path in his career and applied for Officer Candidacy School.
CPT Bain commissioned as a Military Police Officer in 2013 from OCS in Fort Benning, GA. Soon after he graduated Basic Officer Leaders Course from Fort Leonard Wood, MO. After graduation he PCS’d to Fort Hood, TX where he was assigned to the 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade. Before taking over his platoon he was selected to support 1st Brigade, 1st Calvary Division on their rotation to JMRC in Germany as a CRIMINT OIC. Upon his return he took command of 1st Platoon and successfully completed a CALFEX with 1st Brigade, 1st Calvary Division as well as a rotation at the National Training Center. His following assignment took him to the 1st Brigade, 1st Calvary Division where he served as the Brigade Provost Marshal. As the Brigade Provost Marshal he deployed with the Brigade to Camp Casey, Korea for nine months. Upon graduation from MPCCC he was selected to Command the 252/180 Military Police Detachment at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Currently he serves as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of South Florida and Saint Leo University.
CPT Bain is married to Heather Weaver. Former CPT Weaver was in Command of C Co. 787 MP BN and Command of the Combat Training Company, Fort Leonard Wood, MO before being assigned as the S3 for the Tampa MEPS. They have five children; Brooklynn age 14, Jordan age 13, Jaxson age 9, Olivia age 7, and Willow-Kai age 2.
His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal (with 2 campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeric 2), North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal.
Captain Douglas E. Davis Jr.
Captain Douglas E. Davis Jr was born in Portsmouth, VA. He enlisted in the Army in June 2004 as a Petroleum Supply Specialist. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Science from Texas A&M University- Central Texas. CPT Davis earned his Regular Army commission in the Transportation Corps in 2014.
CPT Davis’s previous assignments include; HHT, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) (Fort Carson, CO) 2004-2006; 108th Quartermaster Company, 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 49th Quartermaster Group (Fort Lee, VA) 2006-2009; HHC, Task Force Observe, Detect, Identify, Neutralize (ODIN) (Fort Hood, TX) 2009-2010; 108th Quartermaster Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade (Fort Hood, TX) 2010-2012; 259th Movement Control Team (2014-2015) and 297th Transportation Company (2015-2017), 49th Transportation Battalion, 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (Fort Hood, TX). He commanded the Mobile Army Recruiting Company (2018-2020).
His deployments include combat tours to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2006 where he supported the Battle of Tal Afar with ammunition and fuel resupply. He deployed again to Iraq while assigned to Task Force ODIN in 2010 where he provided fix-wing refuel operations. CPT Davis also served as the Task Force Truck battle captain in support of humanitarian relief efforts in Houston, TX in response to Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
CPT Davis military education includes: Transportation Basic Officer Leadership Course and Combined Logistics Captains Career Course. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business (Texas A&M University-Central Texas).
CPT Davis’s awards include the Army Commendation Medal with six oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf cluster, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two stars, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.
Master Sargeant (Ret) Jason Hall
Master Sergeant (Ret) Jason Hall entered the Army in September 1993 from Sarasota, FL. He completed basic training at Fort Knox, KY as a tank crewman.
MSG (Ret) Hall’s first assignment was to 1-64 Armor in Friedberg, Germany serving as an M1 Abrams tank crewman. He was then assigned to 1-12 CAV in Fort Hood Texas serving as a tank gunner and deploying to Bosnia. After a tour as an Army recruiter in Stillwater, OK he was assigned to 1-64 AR in Fort Stewart, GA. serving as a tank commander and Platoon Sergeant. MSG (Ret) Hall Deployed with the 3rd Infantry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom twice in 2002 and 2005. In April of 2002 MSG (Ret) Hall was a member of the first American forces to enter Baghdad seizing key terrain in what is now known as the “Thunder Run”.
MSG (Ret) Hall returned to Fort Knox in 2006 serving as an instructor training new tank crewman. In 2009 he returned to Iraq for a 3rd time, serving in transition team training Iraqi police forces in Mosul, Iraq. Upon redeployment from Iraq MSG (Ret) Hall was assigned as a First Sergeant in 1-30 Infantry with the 3rd Infantry Division. In 2011 he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom operating in northern Afghanistan’s Balkh province.
In 2014 MSG (Ret) Hall was assigned to the Cornell University ROTC program serving as the Senior Military Instructor. In 2016 he was assigned as an instructor at the University of South Florida ROTC program. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star medal with “V” device and the Purple Heart medal with oak leaf cluster. He is married to the former Dana Singer of Sarasota, FL. They have a 19 year old daughter Nicole and a 15 year old Son Andrew.
Mr. Jeff Livingston
MAJ (Ret) Jeffrey Livingston entered the Army on 17 October 1988 at Ft. Benning Georgia as an enlisted Infantryman. Upon completion of Basic and AIT he was assigned as a grenadier in the 1/508 Airborne in Ft. Kobbe Panama; “Operation Just Cause”. His next assignment was with the 2/504 Parachute Infantry Regiment in Ft. Bragg North Carolina where he served as a Squad Leader.
While assigned to the “White Devils” he deployed to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia for Operation ‘Desert Watch’. His next assignment was with 1/72 Armor Battalion in the Republic of South Korea where he served as a sniper team leader. He then PCS’d to Ft. Benning Georgia as an Instructor in the United States Army Airborne School. While stationed at Ft. Benning he attended Officer Candidate School earning his commission on 23 November 2000 as a Quartermaster 2LT.
MAJ (Ret) Livingston’s assignments were as the General Equipment Platoon Leader of the 565th Quartermaster Company, Company Commander and Battalion S4 in the 704th DSB 4th Infantry Division where he deployed in support of OIF I. He was the Brigade S4 for the Air Traffic Services Command (ATSCOM) in Ft Rucker AL, where he deployed in support of OIF 5. Upon redeployment he served as Echo Company Commander (Riggers) 1st 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Ft. Benning. While stationed at Ft. Stewart Georgia he served as the Brigade Support Operations (SPO) Transportation Officer for the 3rd Sustainment BDE, Special Troops Battalion S3 (OIF-10 and Operation New Dawn) and his culminating assignment as Special Troops Battalion Executive Officer.
MAJ (Ret) Livingston’s military education: Basic Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, Light Leaders Course, Jumpmaster Course, Air Movement Operation, Pathfinder Course, PLDC, BNCOC, Arial Delivery Material Officers Course (ADMOC), Officer, Candidate School, Quartermaster Officer, Basic Course and Officer Advanced Course. He is a graduate of Troy State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, MSM 3OLC, ARCOM 5OLC, AAM 9 OLC, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Rigger Badge.
Mr. John Baldetti
Mr. John Baldetti is a native of Dunedin, Florida where he graduated from Dunedin High School in 1986. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1988 as a Fuel and Electrical Systems Repairer. His first assignment was with 2nd MST, 2 ACR in Bamberg Germany, during which he deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield and Storm. In 1992, he was assigned to Fort Lewis Washington with 542nd Maintenance Company as a Senior Electrical Systems Supervisor. In 1997, Mr. Baldetti then transferred to 702nd MSB in Camp Casey Korea.
In 1998, he then relocated to Fort Campbell Kentucky as a Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, Technical Inspector, and Platoon Sergeant. He was next assigned to the Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland from 2000 through 2004 as a Small Group Leader/Instructor for the Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course. He then proceeded to Schofield Barracks Hawaii where was assigned to 536th Maintenance Company as a Maintenance Team Leader. He then transferred to HHC 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Schofield Barracks Hawaii as the Battalion Operations NCOIC where he deployed to Iraq in support of the global war on terrorism from 2004 to 2005. Upon redeployment, 17th CSSB was relocating to Fort Richardson Alaska in 2006 and Mr. Baldetti volunteered to be a member of the small cadre that executed the move. Upon arrival in Alaska, the 17th CSSB deployed for 15 months to Iraq and Mr. Baldetti supervised the Battalion Tactical Operations Center as the Battalion Operations Sergeant. He retired from the Army on 1 September 2009 after serving 21 years of continuous active duty.
Mr. Baldetti’s military schools include Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Air Assault Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Support Operations Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, and Systems Approach to Training Course.
Mr. Baldetti’s Awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Good Conduct Award (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/Bronze Service Star (3rd Award), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/Campaign Star, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award), Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Air Assault Badge, and Driver and Mechanic Badge (Mechanic).
Ms. Debbie Dilley
Ms. Debbie Dilley was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. She graduated High School. From May 1979 to May 1992 served in the US Army. In January 1994 to Present, started working for the government as a government federal employee.
She has one son and one grandson.
Mr. Albert (Casey) J. Guest
Mr. Casey Guest, retired from a 20 year career in the U.S. Army on 31 Oct 2008 as a Master Gunner. In February 2010 to present he has worked for Cadet Command in both 7th and 6th Brigade.