Mission Statement
As directed, Team 30X conducts Joint and Combined AMD training at the FCoE and designated locations in support of operational forces.

Welcome to Fort Sill, Oklahoma the home of the 30th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and the U. S. Army Air Defense Artillery School.

The U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School (USAADASCH) is conducted at Fort Sill, Oklahoma the Fires Center of Excellence (FCoE). The school is organized as the 30th ADA Brigade currently commanded by CSM Randy B. Gray and COL Maurice O. Barnett under Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). The unit began training soldiers in January 2010. The 30th ADA Brigade is currently comprised of two battalions: 2-6th and 3-6th Battalions.

Before 1989, 1-56th (Deactivated May, 2014) had three Basic Combat Training (BCT) companies and two Advanced Individual Training (AIT) batteries. After 1990, 1-56th dropped basic training and that mission was assumed by the FCoE. The unit had four batteries for enlisted AIT, one battery for the Officer's Basic Course and Captain's Career Course (added in 2004). In 1997, one company was added that trained Army truck drivers (MOS 88M). It started with ARNG and Army Reserve Soldiers, then the unit expanded to train active duty Soldiers as well.

After 2005, 1-56th ADA was broken up, the soldiers were assigned to different battalions based on their Military Occupational Specialty and systems they train on: 2-6 ADA has C-RAM, Sentinel and Stinger/Avenger, 3-6th ADA has Patriot. Officer training is the only function of 1-56th ADA today. 6th Brigade was moved from Fort Bliss to the FCoE as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure moves.

As the school moved to Fort Sill, the 88M course has moved to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. There was a new Army policy inacted putting AIT Soldiers back in the hands of front line Noncommissioned Officers (NCO's) and freeing up Drill Sergeants for BCT recruits.

Fort Sill Army post is located just to the north and adjacent to Lawton, and is part of the Lawton community. The City of Lawton is located in Southwest Oklahoma, in Comanche County, 90 miles southwest of Oklahoma City on Interstate 44. The Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge is located to the north and west of Lawton, and is a popular area attraction.

Lawton is the third largest city in Oklahoma, and is on Forbes' List of the Best Small Places for Business and Careers.

Colonel Maurice O. Barnett

Colonel Maurice O. Barnett, a native of Gary, Ind., received his commission into the Air Defense Artillery (ADA) corps upon graduation from Indiana University in December 1994. He recently graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps War College, graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, as well as the Air Defense Officer Basic and Advanced courses. He holds a Master of strategic studies degree from the U.S.M.C. War College and a Master of science degree in kinesiology from Indiana University.

Barnett has held a variety of leadership and staff positions throughout his career. His initial assignment was with the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas where he served as a Stinger platoon leader, battery executive officer, and battalion logistics officer in the 1st Battalion, 44th ADA. From 1999-2001, while at Fort Drum, N.Y., Barnett served as assistant operations officer and C Battery commander, 3-62nd ADA. Following battery command, Barnett participated in the Army’s Advanced Civil Schooling Program and attended Indiana University. Upon completion of his studies at Indiana, he assumed duty as an instructor in the Department of Physical Education at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Barnett then moved to Heidelberg, Germany and subsequently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he served as the training officer for the counter-improvised explosive device task force, Joint Task Force Paladin. Barnett completed two key and developmental assignments while stationed in Germany; He served as the operations and executive officer for the 5-7th ADA, Kaiserslautern, Germany. He next served as the senior air and missile defense analyst and branch chief for the Middle East and North Africa Office, Defense Intelligence Agency. He last commanded at Fort Hood, Texas as the commander of the 1- 44th ADA Regiment. His most recent assignment was with the Officer Personnel Management Directorate as the ADA branch chief, Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky.

Barnett’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NATO Medal, the Parachutist Badge and the Air Assault Badge.

Barnett is married to the former Terra S. Miller and they have three children: Whitney, Joshua, and Jadyn.

CSM Randy Gray

Command Sgt. Maj. Randy B. Gray was born in Newberry, S.C. and graduated from Newberry High School in 1991. He joined the active duty enlisted ranks of the U.S. Army on Jan 5, 1994, as a 14S Stinger MANPADS crew member and has since completed the following assignments: 5th Battalion 5th Air Defense Artillery (ADA), Camp Stanton, Korea; 5-2nd ADA Bamberg, Germany; 172nd Infantry Brigade (Separate) Fort Wainwright, Alaska; 3-62nd ADA Fort Drum, N.Y.; NCO Academy Fort Bliss, Texas; 3-4th ADA Regiment Fort Bragg, N.C.; 108th ADA Brigade Fort Bragg, N.C.; Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky.; 2-44th ADA Regiment Fort Campbell, Ky.; and 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade.

Gray served as the ADA Enlisted Branch assignment sergeant major, an instructor for the NCO Academy, Brigade EMMO and in a variety of NCO leadership positions including: team leader, squad leader, section leader, platoon sergeant, first sergeant and command sergeant major. His most recent assignment was as the operations sergeant major, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade.

His operational and overseas assignments include Turkey, Operation Joint Endeavor (Hungary), Operation Joint Guard (Croatia), Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq), and Operation Inherent Resolve (Iraq).

He graduated from numerous NCO professional development courses, to include the Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 63 at Fort Bliss, Texas. He graduated from University of Maryland (University College) with a BS in information systems management.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, six Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, and several service awards.

Christopher L. Haag

Christopher L. Haag was selected as the deputy to the brigade commander, 30th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade in Feb 2018. In his current position, he is responsible to the brigade commander for all matters concerning leader development and professional development and training of all 30th ADA Brigade assigned personnel as well as actions to improve the acquisition of incoming military and civilian personnel.

He sustains and executes the brigade civilian leader development program. He serves as the brigade's subject matter expert and a voting member for various installation-level boards and meetings as required by the brigade commander. He plans and adjusts priorities to ensure outside requirements do not adversely affect scheduled ADA courses of instruction or training. He develops and assigns 30th ADA Brigade special projects to accomplish new or revised objectives, and directs corresponding adjustments in workload, resources and schedules.

He serves as brigade's primary contact for long-term projects including military construction and other projects as directed by the brigade commander. He serves as the lead that analyzes, forecasts, and executes all brigade budgetary guidance and ensures the proper synchronization coincides with authorized manpower allocations. Haag previously served as the deputy director of office, chief of the Air Defense Artillery, Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, Okla.

2-6th ADA
3-6th ADA
HQ/A 2-6
A-3 Aberdeen Proving Grounds
HQ/A 3-6th