HHB Gladiators

     HHB, 428th FA Brigade provides battery level administrative, logistical, maintenance, Soldier and Family Readiness, and property accountability support to the all Soldiers and Civilians in the Brigade Headquarters and Brigade staff sections.

Capt. Adam Williams

Capt. Adam K. Williams

     Adam K. Williams was born in Indianapolis, Ind. in 1986. He was commissioned in 2009 from the U.S. Military Academy with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.

     Following the completion of the Field Artillery (FA) Officer Basic Course, Williams moved to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii where he was assigned to C Company,1st Battalion 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. In July 2010 Williams deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn where he operated in Kirkuk Province as a company fire support officer for a period of 12 months.

     Upon redeployment in 2011 he was re-assigned to C Battery, 2-11th FA where he served as a platoon fire direction officer, platoon leader and executive officer. In 2013, he was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2-11th FA and served as the battalion fire direction officer. After nine months in that position, Williams moved to Fort Sill, Okla. to attend the Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course. He was next assigned to A Battery, 1-30th FA, 428th FA Brigade where he became a Basic Officer Leader Course gunnery instructor.

     In May 2015, Williams took command of A Battery 2-2nd FA where he commanded for 12 months.

     His awards and badges include: the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist Badge.

     Williams is married to former Melissa Gomez of Palm Coast, Fla.

First Sgt.  Justin Stewart

First Sgt. Justin Stewart

Justin Stewart graduated from high school in May 1999. He entered active duty in September 1999. He headed to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. where he attended basic combat training. He then went to Fort Sill, Okla. where he attended advanced individual training as a fire support specialist.

Stewart’s past duty positions have included driver, radio/telephone operator, forward observer, fire support NCO, effects NCO, targeting NCO, information operations NCO, instructor for Advanced and Senior Leaders courses, and as first sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, B Battery 3-7th Field Artillery, HHB 3-7th FA, and B Battery 1-78th FA. He currently serves as the HHB 428th Field Artillery Brigade first sergeant.

Stewart’s military education includes Instructor Trainer Course, Joint Fire Observer Course, Fire Support Coordination Course, Asymmetric Warfare Adaptive Leader Program, Basic Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, and Senior Leaders Course where he was the Distinguished Honor Graduate, First Sergeants Course, and Battle Staff NCO Course.

Stewart’s awards Include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with one oak leaf cluster (OLC)), Army Commendation Medal with valorous device, Army Commendation Medal (with eight OLC, Army Achievement Medal with four OLC, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Valorous Unit Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal with 4 knots, the Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with 3 stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medal, the NATO defense Service Medal, Air Assault Badge and the Combat Action Badge. Stewart’s career highlights include his induction into the prestigious Sergeant Audi Murphy Club, the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara, winning the Instructor of the Quarter 2nd Quarter 2007 at Fort Sill, winning eight consecutive competitions and was named TRADOC and FT Sill NCO of the Year for 2008.

Stewart is married to Christina Stewart and currently resides in Lawton, Okla.

428 Field Artillery Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

     On a scarlet quatrefoil 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter, a yellow wheel surmounted by a yellow cross potent with a curved fin-like segment issuing from each end, all with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border.

     Scarlet and yellow are used for Artillery. The wheel and cross potent (simulating the muzzles of guns in action) symbolize the basic mission of the organization. In addition, the numerical designation of the unit is indicated by the quatrefoil, two colors, and the eight segments between the spokes of the wheel and cross.

     The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 23 October 1979.

428 Field Artillery Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

     A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a triple-arched scarlet scroll bearing in gold letters the three words “SUPPORT” “REINFORCE” and “DEFEND” on the left, right and bottom arches respectively, and the arches separated by three gold flames issuing from a gold bomb centered on a field of gold concentric rays, the flame tips turned to the left.

     Scarlet and yellow (gold) are the colors used for Field Artillery. The three bomb bursts symbolize the unit’s three Italian campaigns: Rome-Arno, North Apennines and Po Valley during World War II.

     The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 428th Artillery Group on 17 December 1968. It was redesignated for the 428th Field Artillery Group on 7 April 1972. The insignia was redesignated for the 428th Field Artillery Brigade and amended to revise the description on 9 November 1978.