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     The Hard Charger Battalion executes Initial Military Training and Professional Military Education to develop physically fit, competent, resilient, confident and adaptable Field Artillery Leaders to the operating force; individually capable of immediately contributing to their unit of assignment by integrating and executing lethal and non-lethal fires.


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Commander

Lt. Col. Robert A. Krieg

Rob “Blitz” Krieg is a native of Gainesville, Mo. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and received his commission in the field artillery as a second lieutenant in December 1994.

After completing the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Krieg was assigned to the 3rd Battalion 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas where he served as a battery fire direction officer, infantry company fire support officer, Paladin platoon leader, battery executive officer, and battalion maintenance officer. After completion of the Field Artillery Captains Career Course and Command and Staff Service School, he was assigned to 6-32nd FA (MLRS), 212th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, Okla. While assigned to the Proud American battalion, Krieg served as the battalion intelligence officer and commanded C Battery.

He served as the Senior MLRS battery trainer and infantry task force fire support observer controller at the Combat Maneuver Training Center in Hohenfels, Germany 2002-2004. He was then assigned as a small group leader for the Field Artillery Captains Career Course at Fort Sill. He next commanded F Battery, 1-30th FA where he was responsible for training and educating students assigned to FACCC, WOBC, and WOAC.

Following command, he was assigned to III Corps in 2006 where he served as the joint fires liaison to Headquarters, Multi-National Force-Iraq and the U.S. Mission in Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He redeployed in 2008 and was assigned as the battalion S3 and battalion executive officer for 2-5th FA Regiment at Fort Sill. Krieg completed Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. in 2010 and was then assigned to the 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., where he deployed as the liaison officer to Headquarters, International Joint Command (NATO) in Kabul, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

He holds a bachelor of science in environmental engineering from the United States Military Academy and a master of science in adult education from Kansas State University.

Krieg’s awards and medals include two Bronze Star Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with three OLC, the Army Achievement Medal with two OLC, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and NATO (ISAF) Medal.

Command Sergeant Major

CSM Joseph M. James Jr.

CSM Joseph M. James Jr. Enlisted in the United States Army September of 1988 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Ok. and was awarded the MOS 13B.

CSM James’ assignments include overseas tours in Germany and South Korea. His stateside assignments include Fort Sill, Ok; Fort Carson, CO; Fort Lewis, WA; Univ. of Santa Clara Ca. and Fort Bragg, NC. He has served five combat tours of duty: Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm with the 1st Armored Division from January 1990 to May 1990; Operation Iraqi Freedom I, III, and V, all with the 3rd Infantry Division 1st Brigade, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery. While assigned to 1st ABCT, 4ID, he deployed to Operation Spartan Shield. He has served in every duty position for a Field Artilleryman to include: Battalion Master Gunner; Battalion and Brigade Operations SGM.

CSM James’ military education includes all levels commensurate with his grade to include attendance at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 60, Drill Sergeant School and the Master Fitness Trainer Course.

CSM James’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with “V” device and two oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with three OLC), Army Commendation Medal (with seven OLC), Army Achievement Medal (with six OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (with two silver loops), National Defense Service Medal (with bronze service star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (with three bronze service stars), Presidential Unit Citation, Superior Unit Award(with one OLC) Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4), Overseas Ribbon (with numeral 4), Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Driver’s Badge ( track), and Meritorious Unit Commendation (with one oak leaf cluster) and the Combat Action Badge. CSM James is also a recipient of The Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

Battery Command Teams
Alpha Battery
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    Charlie Battery
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Distinctive Unit Insignia
Unit Insignia

Description:
     A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, two barrulets wavy between a mullet and a lindwurm passant Or. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "STRIVING TO THE HIGHEST" in Red letters.

Symbolism:
     The field is red for the Field Artillery. The barrulets wavy symbolize the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean areas of service, with the North Star indicating Aleutian honors and the lindwurm (a German dragon) representing service in that theater.

Background:
     The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 30th Field Artillery Battalion on 24 August 1951. It was redesignated for the 30th Artillery Regiment on 12 November 1958. The insignia was redesignated for the 30th Field Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971.




Coat of Arms Insignia

Unit Coat of Arms

Shield:
     The field is red for the Field Artillery. The barrulets wavy symbolize the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean areas of service, with the North Star indicating Aleutian honors and the lindwurm (a German dragon) representing service in that theater.

Crest:
     The design of the crest refers to the unit's service in Germany during the critical years between 1951 and 1957. The tower stands for strength and vigilance. In addition, the tower with three windows is the symbol of St. Barbara, patroness of Artillerymen. The cross is taken from the arms of the city of Bonn, Capital of the Federal Republic of Germany which the organization stood ready to defend. The black clouds refer to the threat of war which hung over Europe during the above years when the organization was one of the units manning our first line of defense in Western Europe.

Background:
     The coat of arms was originally approved for the 30th Field Artillery Battalion on 24 August 1951. It was redesignated for the 30th Artillery Regiment on 12 November 1958. It was amended to add a crest on 4 November 1964. The insignia was redesignated for the 30th Field Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971.

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