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COL Samuel W. Curtis is a native of Dallas, Texas and was commissioned into the U.S. Army as an Armor Officer.
He served his initial tour of duty in 1st Armor Division in Baumholder, Germany with major deployments to both the Persian Gulf and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Afterwards, he completed the requisite training and was assigned to the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Okinawa, Japan, where he served in numerous leadership positions. During this tour, he deployed numerous times throughout Southeast Asia in support of the War on Terrorism as well as various Security and Humanitarian Assistance operations.
After leaving Japan, COL Curtis attended the Naval Postgraduate School, where for his thesis work and top academic ranking he received the Department of Defense Academic Achievement Award. After graduation, he returned to the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he served as the Group Operations Officer.
Upon completing his tour, COL Curtis was assigned as an Operations Officer in the Joint Staff, Deputy Directorate for Special Operations working counterterrorism policy issues and later as the Executive Assistant to the Vice Director for Operations. After the Joint Staff, he commanded a Central Selection List Stability Transition Team supporting the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division in northern Iraq. Following command, he served as the Deputy Commander at Special Operations Command, Africa. COL Curtis took command of the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Sill in July 2016.
COL Curtis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Additionally, he was a 2009-2010 Seminar XXI Fellow, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), and Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC). He is a recipient of the Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, and the Special Forces Tab.
In 1999, COL Curtis married the former Anne Pederson of Dallas, Texas. They have three sons, David, John, and Otto William.
Audy Snodgrass began his military career as an enlisted Soldier when he enlisted to be an Infantryman in 1973. He attended Basic and Advanced Infantry Training (AIT) in 1973 at Fort Polk, La. His first assignment was as an Infantry squad leader with the Third Infantry Division in Kitzingen, Germany. While there he was selected to attend the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School at Fort Monmouth, N.J. Upon graduation from USMAPS, Snodgrass received an Army nomination to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Upon his graduation from the Military Academy in 1980, Snodgrass received a commission in the Infantry. After a period of training at Fort Benning, Ga., he was assigned to 3d Battalion 11th Infantry (Mechanized), 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Polk. There he served as a weapons platoon leader, Infantry platoon leader, support platoon leader, company commander, and battalion S4. Snodgrass then served as an assistant professor of English at the Military Academy. Upon completion of that assignment, he served at the National Training Center, first as an observer-controller for the Green Team (Scorpions) and then later as the secretary of the general staff. After CGSC, Snodgrass served with the 1st Battalion 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division as an S3 operations officer. He then moved to serve as chief of operations for Readiness Group Fort Lewis, Wash. From Fort Lewis,. Snodgrass moved to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia where he served as G3 (Forward) for ARCENT-SA, where he coordinated the Patriot defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. From Saudi Arabia, Snodgrass was selected to be the G-3 for the 1st Armored Division in Bad Kreuznach, Germany.
There he led the effort to redeploy the division from Bosnia and return it to fighting proficiency. Afterwards, Snodgrass was selected to serve as the chief of plans for V Corps in Heidelberg, Germany. There he played a key role in the planning and execution of the ground preparations for the Kosovo Campaign. Selected for command, Snodgrass then moved to Fort Benning, Ga. where he assumed command of the 1-30th Infantry (Mechanized), 3d Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. His command tour was highlighted by his unit’s selection to assist the 10th Mountain Division during its rotation supporting the peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.
Returning from the Balkans, Snodgrass assumed the position of deputy commander, 11th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning. After attending the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, he was assigned as the deputy chief of staff, G-3, for U.S. Army Japan (USARJ) and then later as USARJ chief of staff at Camp Zama, Japan. He retired from Army on Sept. 1, 2006. He then assumed the position of director of plans, training, and mobilization (DPTMS) for Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He next assumed the position as director of DPTMS for Fort Hood, Texas in August 2007. From there, he went to the position of garrison manager, US Army Garrison Miami in March 2010. In January 2012, he assumed the position as garrison manager, Dugway Proving Ground. In March 2015, he was named the deputy garrison commander at Fort Sill, Okla.
His military training includes graduation from the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Ranger Course, Airborne Course, Combined Staff Officer Course, Command and General Staff Officer Course, and the Bradley Infantry Vehicle Commander’s Course. Snodgrass’s education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the Military Academy; a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Rochester, N.Y.; and a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Studies from the Air War College in Montgomery. Ala. Snodgrass has earned the Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and Expert Infantryman’s Badge. His awards include the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Superior Unit Medal (2 awards), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with numeral 2, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Superior Civilian Service Award, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, and NATO Medal.
Snodgrass is married to the former Hongvone Tran of Vientien, Laos. He has three children.
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.