Major General John G. Rossi
Major General Rossi grew up on Long Island, New York, the son of a New York City police officer. He graduated from West Point in 1983 and was commissioned in the Army as an Air Defense Artillery Officer. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Arts from Webster University and a Master of Arts from the U.S. Naval War College. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. Major General Rossi has served in the United States, Korea, Germany, Southwest Asia, and Iraq.
He has led at every level from platoon to his current assignment as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill at Fort Sill, OK. His prior assignment was as the Director of the Army Quadrennial Defense Review Office in the Pentagon.
MG Rossi’s command assignments include Commanding General, 32d AAMDC, Fort Bliss, Texas; Commander, 35th ADA Brigade in the Republic of Korea; Commander, Task Force Lion, Southwest Asia; Commander 2-1 ADA, Fort Bliss, Texas; Commander, C 1-6 ADA Fort Bliss, Texas; Commander, A 3-1 ADA, Fort Hood, Texas; and platoon leader 1/B 3-60 ADA, Regensburg Germany. Major General Rossi’s principal staff assignments include J33 U.S. Forces Iraq, Baghdad Iraq; DCG (Fires), III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas; DCG and Chief of Staff, Fort Bliss, Texas; G3, 32d AAMDC, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief, U.S. Central Command Air and Missile Defense Division, Tampa, Florida; Operations Officer, 1-7 ADA and 94th ADA Brigade in Germany; and Deputy Operations Officer, 3- 43 ADA, Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), the Legion of Merit (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), and the Bronze Star (Oak Leaf Cluster).
MG Rossi’s wife Liz is from El Paso, Texas. They have three children and one grandchild. Their son and son-in-law are both serving in the United States Army.
Command Sergeant Major Brian K. Lindsey
CSM Brian K. Lindsey attended Lawton Senior High School in Lawton, Oklahoma, where he earned his high school diploma in May 1985. In 1988, CSM Lindsey enlisted in the U.S. Army as a field artilleryman at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. CSM Lindsey holds an associate’s degree in Business Management from Barstow Community College in Barstow California, a bachelor of science degree in liberal arts (administrative/management) from Excelsior College in Albany, New York, and a masters degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma in Norman Oklahoma.
CSM Lindsey has held various positions as a cannoneer, to include: howitzer crewman, gunner, section chief, gunnery sergeant, platoon sergeant, drill sergeant, observer controller, first sergeant, battalion command sergeant major for the 1-79th FA, 1-15 FA and the 2-2 FA and brigade command sergeant major for the 434 Field Artillery Brigade. His former assignment was as the Department of the Army G-35 Strategic Plans and Policy sergeant major.
CSM Lindsey graduated from the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, First Sergeants Course, Observer Controller Academy, Drill Sergeant School, Basic Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault School, Equal Opportunity Representative Course, Force Management Course, Command Sergeant Major Senior Leader Legal Orientation Course and the United States Army Sergeant’s Major Academy, Class 56.
CSM Lindsey's awards and decorations include: The Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th award), Overseas Ribbon, Korea Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (with number 4), Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal (two bronze stars), South West Asia Service Medal, Saudi Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Master Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Action Badge, Drivers Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
CSM Lindsey’s memberships include the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and he received the Honorable and Ancient Order of Saint Barbara. CSM Lindsey is married to the former Dr. Vickie R. Hendricks and they have four children Marvin III, Krystal, Zacary, and Brian Jr.
Mr. Joe E. Gallagher
Mr. Joe E. Gallagher was selected for the Senior Executive Service in November 2009. Mr. Joe Gallagher was appointed as the Deputy to the Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, effective 16 January 2013. In this capacity, Mr. Gallagher works in collaboration with and under the general direction of the Commanding General in the development and execution of organizational goals, objectives, and policies to ensure the Warfighting commanders receive world class Field Artillery and Air Defense Artillery Soldiers, equipment and organizations. Mr. Gallagher has full responsibility to direct the action of the Center's 3300 military and civilian personnel, technical and managerial efforts and the 130 million dollar annual operating budget. He provides direct supervision to the Center's 700 military and civilian workforce engaged in Force Management and the development of capabilities, concepts, doctrine, organizations, materiel, leader education, personnel, and facilities. Additionally, he serves as the Commander's principal advisor and the Center's senior expert in force management, joint capabilities integration and development system, requirements determination, and material acquisition.
Brigadier General Keith A. Klemmer
Brig. Gen. Keith A. Klemmer assumed duties as Deputy Commanding General (ARNG) for Field Artillery in May 2015. Klemmer served as an enlisted Soldier in the s Army Reserve prior to entering the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark. where he received his commission in 1985. His military experience includes more than 23 years of service in field artillery and infantry units to include deployments during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-2005. His key assignments include Recruiting and Retention Manager, State Area Command, Arkansas National Guard; Deputy United States Property and Fiscal Officer for Arkansas; Commander, 1st Battalion 206th Field Artillery Regiment, 39th Infantry Brigade; Commander, 142nd Fires Brigade; and Chief of Staff, Arkansas Army National Guard.
Klemmer's most recent assignment was Assistant Adjutant General (Army), Arkansas Joint Force Headquarters, Army National Guard.
Brigadier General Timothy J. Sheriff
Brigadier General William A. Turner
William A. Turner is a graduate of the United States Military Academy in 1986 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant of field artillery. He holds a masters degree in national security and strategic studies from the National War College. His military education includes the Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the National War College.
Brig. Gen. Turner has commanded artillery units at the battery, battalion and brigade levels. His service as a staff officer includes tours as an executive officer at the battalion and operations officer at the Division Artillery level, Personnel Command as an assignment officer, USARPAC plans officer, deputy director executive communications and control, special assistant to the chief of staff of the Army, deputy director/director Joint Interagency Task Force for Multi-National Force- Iraq, director Army Campaign Plan, executive officer to the Headquarters, Department of the Army G-3/5/7, and executive officer to the vice chief of staff of the Army (VCSA) and, most recently, chief VCSA Initiatives Group.
Brig. Gen.Turner has been afforded many unique professional experiences and opportunities to include tours in the Federal Republic of Germany, the 1st Infantry Division, the 25th Infantry Division, 18th Fires Brigade, 1st Army and the Pentagon. Currently, he serves as the 51st commandant of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School and chief of the field artillery. Brig. Gen. Turner’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (with one oak leaf cluster), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with four OLC), Army Commendation Medal (with three OLC), and the Army Achievement Medal (with three OLC).
He is authorized the Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge. He is married to Lt. Col. (retired) Alissa Deuel Turner and they have four children: Eric, Sarah, Rita, and Morgan.
Command Sergeant Major Robert G. Lehtonen
Robert G. Lehtonen enlisted in the U.S. Army Sept. 20, 1985 as a 13B field artillery cannon crewman.
His duty positions included all the cannoneer duty positions for light and mechanized artillery. He also served as an NCOES instructor, drill sergeant, gunnery sergeant, platoon sergeant, chief of the firing battery, first sergeant, brigade S-2 NCOIC, and as a battalion and brigade operations sergeant major.
His battalion command sergeant major positions included the 4th Battalion, 25TH Field Artillery Regiment, 10TH Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. from 2007-2010 and the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Brussels, Belgium, from 2010-2012. His brigade command sergeant major positions included the 2ND Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4TH Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. from 2012-2014 and USAG Redstone Arsena, Huntsville, Ala. from 2014-2015. Command Sgt. Maj. Lehtonen was selected to serve as the 11th command sergeant major of the Field Artillery. He has served in the Field Artillery Training Center, the 75TH and 214TH Fires Brigades, the 1ST Armored Division, the 2ND, 4TH, 8TH, and 10TH Infantry Divisions, and Installation Management Command. His overseas assignments include: Germany; Korea; and Belgium. He has participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Spartan Shield. He is a graduate of all NCOES courses to include Class #56 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. He has earned an Associate’s Degree from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelors of Science in Management and Administration Degree from Excelsior College.
His awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit Medal, the Bronze Star Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal; the Army Commendation Medal; the Army Achievement Medal; the Good Conduct Medal; the National Defense Service Medal; the Korean Defense Service Medal; the Southwest Asia Service Medal; the Afghanistan Campaign Medal; the Global War on Terrorism and Expeditionary Medals; the Saudi Arabia and Kuwait Liberation Medals; the NATO Medal; the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge; the Air Assault Badge; the Track Vehicle Drivers Badge; and the Combat Action Badge. He is also an 8TH Infantry Division/1ST Armored Division Distinguished Leader, a member of the SGT Morales and Audie Murphy Clubs, and is a recipient of the Saint Barbara Medallion.
He has been married to the former Elizbeth A. Spaller for 30 years, and they have two children Robert III, and Amanda.
Brigadier General Christopher L. Spillman
Brigadier General Christopher L. Spillman is currently serving as the 40th Commandant of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School and as the Chief of Air Defense Artillery. He is a 1985 ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate from California State University, San Bernardino and has served in various Air Defense Artillery assignments to include service as a Stinger and Vulcan platoon leader in Germany, Vulcan Battery Commander and later Battalion Executive Officer while assigned to 1stInfantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas and Kitzingen, Germany. Brigadier General Spillman also commanded 5-5 ADA while assigned to 2d Infantry Division in South Korea and the 108th ADA Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Brigadier General Spillman is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the United States Air Force Air War College. His operational deployments include Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Joint Guardian in Macedonia, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The former Assistant Commandant of the Air Defense Artillery School, Brigadier General Spillman recently completed assignment as the Director of the Fires Division, Army G8 Force Development.
Brigadier General Spillman’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, NATO Medal, Kosovo Medal, Korean Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and he has earned the US Army Parachutist Badge, and the airborne badges of Germany and Canada.
Brigadier General Spillman and his wife Joanne have four children: Emily (31), Elizabeth (28), Meredith (25) and Christopher Jr. (24), and they are blessed with six grandchildren.
Command Sergeant Major Harold L. Lincoln
Command Sergeant Major Harold L. Lincoln was born in Wando, South Carolina. He graduated from Cainhoy High School, Huger, South Carolina. In September 1987, he enlisted in the United States Army as a 14S, Air and Missile Defense Crewmember. CSM Lincoln has served in various leadership positions culminating as the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Sergeant Major.
His previous assignments include: Stinger Gunner, Stinger Team Chief, Avenger Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Observer/Controller Trainer, Operations Sergeant and Battalion Command Sergeant Major. CSM Lincoln has filled many demanding and challenging assignments: 2nd Battalion, 61st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Camp Stanton, Korea; 3rd Battalion 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 5th Battalion 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Camp Hovey, Korea; 1st Battalion 189th Infantry Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; U.S. Army Personnel Command, Alexandria, Virginia; 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment (Manchu) and 1st Battalion 506th Infantry Regiment (Currahee) within the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Iraq; and U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command, Arlington, Virginia; Command Sergeant Major, 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Command Sergeant Major, 108th Air Defense Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Command Sergeant Major, 10th Army and Air Missile Defense Command , Kaiserslautern, Germany.
CSM Lincoln’s military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course (WLC), Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course (Honor Graduate), Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course (Commandant’s List), First Sergeants Course, Battle Staff Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 57), Basic Airborne School, and United States Army Jumpmaster School. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Liberty University.
His awards and decoration include Legion of Merit (1 OLC), Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th award), United States Navy Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award (2nd award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Southwest Asia Service Medal (2nd award), Kosovo Campaign Medal (w/BSS), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th award), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Combat Action Badge, Master Parachute Combat Badge (w/BSS), Senior Parachute Combat Badge (w/BSS), Parachute Combat Badge (w/BSS), Master Parachutist Badge, Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge. He is also a recipient of the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara. Command Sergeant Major Lincoln is married and has four children.
Colonel Paul S. Hossenlopp
Following graduation from the Artillery Officer Basic Course, Colonel Hossenlopp’s initial assignment was as a Battery Fire Direction Officer with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery at Fort Sill, OK, where he later served as the Battery Executive Officer, Assistant S3, and Battalion S1 during deployment to Southwest Asia as part of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Upon graduation from the Artillery Officer Advanced Course, Colonel Hossenlopp was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, 6th Infantry Division at Fort Richardson, AK, where he commanded Charlie Battery. Following this assignment, COL Hossenlopp was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division where he commanded Alpha Battery, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, and served as aide-de-camp to the Division Commander.
Following service as aide-de-camp, COL Hossenlopp served in the World Class Opposing Forces with the Battle Command Training Program (BCTP) at Fort Leavenworth, KS, before attending the US Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC).
Upon graduation from CGSC, COL Hossenlopp was assigned as an Assistant Fire Support Coordinator for the DIVARTY, 1st Cavalry Division, and later as the Battalion S3 for the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, and the Executive Officer for the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery at Fort Hood, TX. Following his service with the DIVARTY, 1ST Cavalry Division, Colonel Hossenlopp served as the assignments officer for Majors and Colonels at Human Resources Command, Washington D.C.
On 30 June 2005, Colonel Hossenlopp was assigned to Fort Hood where he assumed command of the 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment. Following battalion command, in June 2007, he served as the Deputy Commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in the Al Rasheed District of Southwest Baghdad. In the summer of 2009, he attended the U. S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA. From June 2010 to May 2011, Colonel Hossenlopp commanded the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade. From June 2011 to July 2013, he commanded the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Sill, OK. From August 2013 – February 2015, Colonel Hossenlopp served as the Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) G3, NRDC-T in Istanbul, Turkey and Executive Officer to Commander, Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey. He currently serves as ACOS Joint Fires Influence and Targeting, Multinational Corps Northeast in Szczecin, Poland.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2), Meritorious Service Medal (5), Army Commendation Medal (6), Army Achievement Medal (7), National Defense Service Medal (2), Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Defense of Saudi Arabia Medal, and Parachutist’s Badge. Colonel Hossenlopp has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health from Xavier University in Cincinnati, a Master of Science Degree (Administration) from Central Michigan University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. COL Hossenlopp and his wife, Shelley, have been married for 25 years and have two children: Cassady and Nick.
Colonel Glenn A. Waters
Colonel Glenn A. Waters is a native of Bethpage, New York. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery from West Point in 1989.
His first assignment was with the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Calvary Regiment (ACR), in Fulda Germany, along the East -West Border. While there, he served in a Tank Company as the Company Fire Support Officer (FSO) and in Howitzer (HOW) Battery, a nuclear-capable Self-Propelled (155mm) Battery, where he served as a Battery Fire Direction Officer, Platoon Leader, and HOW Battery Executive Officer. He deployed to Iraq in support of the 1st Gulf War serving as a Battery FDO and Platoon Leader. Subsequently, he served with the 25th Infantry Division Artillery (Light) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii from 1994-1997.
While at Schofield Barracks, he served in 3-7 FA as the Brigade Targeting Officer, BN FSO, and as Alpha Battery Commander. While serving as the BN FSO, he deployed to Haiti. From 1997-2001, he was assigned to the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) as an Observer Controller (O/C) serving on both the Live Fire Team and Fire Support Team. He was an O/C for Fire Support Live Fire, a Firing Battery, a BN FSO, and the FA BN TOC A/S-3. In 2002, he was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division (Light) at Fort Drum, NY where he served in 1st Brigade as the Brigade FSO, Battalion S3 for 3-6 FA and the 1st BCT Executive Officer. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF IV as the S3 for 3-6 FA. As the Executive Officer, he assisted in simultaneously transforming the Brigade and preparing for deployment to Iraq.
He has served at West Point as a Military Science Instructor and the Field Artillery Branch Representative from 2005-2007. His battalion command was back at the 25th ID in command of 3-7 FA from January 2008- January 2010. His unit deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, from October 2008 – October 2009. After command, he returned to West Point where he served as the Deputy and later the Director of The William E. Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic.
He is a graduate of the following schools: Field Artillery Basic Course, Field Artillery and Infantry Advanced Courses, CAS3, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), and the U.S. Army War College (USAWC). His military schools include; Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, and Jump Master. He earned a Masters Degree from Central Michigan University in Human Resource Management and a Masters Degree from USAWC in Strategic Studies.
COL Waters’ awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Serves Medal, Armed Forces Expedition Medal, South West Asian Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, Airborne Badge, and Ranger Tab.
COL Waters has two daughters and a son.
Command Sergeant Major Walter Puckett
CSM Walter Puckett enlisted in the United States Army in March 1989. He received his first Basic and Advanced Individual Training as a Heavy Equipment Operator at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After his first enlistment, he reclassified as an Infantryman and attended Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at 2nd Battalion 58th Infantry Ft. Benning, Georgia.
During his 25 years of service, CSM Puckett has held numerous leadership positions to include: Team Leader, Squad Leader, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Scout Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Committee Chief, Operations Sergeant Major, and Battalion Command Sergeant Major. His previous assignments include: 2nd Battalion 19th Infantry Regiment Ft Benning, GA. 1st Battalion 187th Infantry (RAKKASANS) Ft Campbell, KY, 4th Battalion 10th Infantry, Ft Jackson, S.C. 1st Battalion 14th Infantry Regiment Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 1st Battalion 27th Infantry Regiment Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 2nd Battalion 58th Infantry Fort Benning, GA, 3rd Battalion 327th Infantry Regiment Ft. Campbell, KY, 1st Battalion 506th Infantry Regiment Camp Greaves, Korea, 2nd Battalion 7th Calvary Ft Hood, TX, and 46th EN BN, Ft Rucker, AL.
CSM Puckett has participated in Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm, supporting the 24th Infantry Division. OIF II with the 1st Battalion 27th Infantry Regiment (Wolfhounds), 25th Infantry Division (Light) as a Platoon Sergeant. OIF 07-09 with the 1st Battalion14th Infantry Regiment (Golden Dragons), 25th Infantry Division as a First Sergeant. OEF 12-13 with the 1st Battalion 187th Infantry (RAKKASAN) as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major His military education includes; Rappel Master, Master Fitness Trainer, Sling load Master, Small Group Instructor Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Modern Army Combatives, all levels NCOES to include the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class #61.
His awards and decorations include: the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Bronze Star (2nd Oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal(5th Oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (4th Oak leaf clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th award), National Defense Service medal (with star), Korean Defense Service, South West Asia Service Medal (with 2 stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal(with 2 stars), Global War on Terrorism Service, NCO Professional Development Medal (number 4), Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Overseas Ribbon (number 4), Kuwait Liberation Medal, and Saudi Arabia Liberation of Kuwait Medal. CSM Puckett is a recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice.
CSM Puckett is from Hendersonville, North Carolina and has been married to his wife Khristin for 25 years, they have four children, and two Grandkids.