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Leadership

 
Henry H. Lind NCO Academy Seal

Commandant

 

CSM Adam B. Schuessler

CSM Adam B. Schuessler
Commandant

 

Command Sergeant Major Adam B. Schuessler is a native of Wellston, Michigan. He enlisted in the Army in October, 2002 as a 31 S, Satellite Communications Operator/Maintainer.

CSM Schuessler's previous positions and duty assignments include TACSAT RTO and Division Staff RTO in the Assault Command Post, 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airbome Division, Ft. Bragg, NC; Network Operations NCOIC, JNN Platoon Sergeant, and Executive Officer in Charlie Co, 3rd BSTB, 3rd BCT, 82nd ABN DIV; Battalion S6 NCOIC in 3rd BSTB, 3rd BCT, 82nd ABN DIV; XVIII ABN CORPS CG IMO, Will ABN CORPS HQs, Ft. Bragg, NC; Military Science Instructor at Michigan State University, Lansing, MI; Earth Terminal Complex NCOIC in 56th Signal Company, 160th Signal BDE, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, First Sergeant of USASA-K DSCS, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 160th Signal Brigade, and S3 Operations Sergeant Major, 160th Signal Brigade, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

CSM Schuessler's military education includes the Warrior Leader's Course, Advanced Leader's Course, Senior Leader's Course, Basic Airbome Course, Jumpmaster Course, and the Army Instructor Course.

His civilian education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology Security from Western Governors University and a Master's Degree in Cybersecurity from Western Governors University.

CSM Schuessler holds Certifications as a Cisco Certified Networking Professional, Cisco Certified Networking Associate — Security, COMPTIA Advanced Security Practitioner, Security+, Network+, A+, Linux+, Project+, Linux Professional Institute System Administrator, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator.

CSM Schuessler's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Anny Achievement Medal (4th award) and Humanitarian Service Medal. He has been awarded the Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge and various foreign Parachutist Badges.

CSM Schuessler is married to Julianne Steurer and has a nineteen-year-old son, Camden, who lives in Michigan.

Deputy Commandant

 

MSG Daniel Hansen

MSG Daniel Hansen
Deputy Commandant

 

MSG Daniel Hansen is from Auburn, Washington and graduated Auburn Riverside High School in 2005. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 2006 as a 31B Military Policeman and completed one station unit training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. MSG Hansen is a proud graduate of all professional military education up to the Master Leader’s Course. Some of MSG Hansen’s other military education include Air Assault School, Antiterrorism Officer Basic and Advance Course, Conventional Physical Security Course, Special Reaction Team Course phase I and II, Interservice Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor Course, Battle Staff, Equal Opportunity Leader Course, Commandants Pre-Command Course.

MSG Hansen has served in every key leadership position within the Military Police Corps from Team Leader to First Sergeant. His assignments include driver/gunner for the 2-1 Special Troops Battalion (Fort Riley, KS 2007-2010); Team Leader 571st Military Police Company (Fort Lewis, WA 2010-2012); Team Leader 2-11 Field Artillery Regiment (Schofield Barracks, HI 2012-2013); Squad Leader 57th Military Police Company (Schofield Barracks, HI 2013-2015); Squad Leader and Special Reactions Team NCOIC 142nd Military Police Company (Yongsan, Korea 2015-2016); Senior Drill Sergeant Alpha Company, 795th Military Police Battalion (Fort Leonard Wood, MO 2017-2019); Platoon Sergeant 410th Military Police Company (Fort Hood, TX 2019-2021); Military Police Operation NCO G-34, I Corps (JBLM, WA 2021-2022); 1SG 571st Military Police Company (JBLM, WA 2022-2024).

His awards and decorations include the Army Expert Soldier Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Air Assault Badge, Norwegian Foot March Badge, Driver’s Badge, Order of the Marechaussee recipient, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (6), Army Achievement Medal (9), Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the National Defense Service Medal.

MSG Hansen is married to his wife Tiffany Hansen, and they currently reside in Yelm, WA with their three kids Taylor, Porter, and Walker.

First Sergeant

 

1SG Miguel Franchini

1SG Miguel Franchini
First Sergeant

 

1SG Franchini, Miguel A. was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. He enlisted in the United States Army on 14 September 2004. He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, SC. He earned the Military Occupational Specialty 91B Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic/Stryker System Maintainer.

1SG Franchini assignments include 4th BDE 25th Infantry Division (Airborne) in Fort Richardson AK, 4th BDE 2nd Infantry Division in JBLM WA, 3rd Cavalry Regiment in Fort Hood TX, 2nd BDE 2nd Infantry Division in JBLM WA, 59th Ordnance BDE 832nd Ordnance Battalion in Fort Lee VA, the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy at Fort Jackson SC, and currently at the Henry H. Lind NCO Academy. 1SG Franchini positions include Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic, Recovery Vehicle Operator, Stryker System Maintainer, Team Leader, Recovery Vehicle Supervisor (Section Sergeant), Brigade Service NCOIC, Platoon Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Drill Sergeant Leader, Deputy Senior Drill Sergeant Leader, S3 Operations NCOIC, Chief Instructor, and First Sergeant. He has served with and supported two Infantry Brigade Combat Teams during two combat tours. He served and supported the 4th BDE 25th Infantry Division (Airborne) in Iraq 2006-2007, and the 4th BDE 2nd Infantry Division (directly supported 4-9 Infantry) in Iraq 2009-2010.

1SG Franchini military education consists of, Recovery School (H8), Airborne School, Basic Leader Course (Commandants List), Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course (Commandants List), Army Retention Course, AIT Platoon Sergeant Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, SHARP Foundation Course, Drill Sergeant School, Master Fitness Trainer and Foundation Instructor Facilitators Course, Drill Sergeant Leader Certification, Combatives Level 1 & 2, Master Resilience Trainer Facilitator Course, Equal Opportunity Course, Unit Safety Officer Course, Battle Staff, Master Driver Trainer Course, Air Assault School, Master Leader Course (Commandants List / Honor Graduate), and the GCSS-Army Material Manager.

1SG Franchini awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 Bronze OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Army Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (5 Good Conduct Knots), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Bronze Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4 Numerals), Army Service Ribbon, and Army Overseas Ribbon (3 Numerals).

1SG Franchini awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 Bronze OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Army Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (5 Good Conduct Knots), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Bronze Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4 Numerals), Army Service Ribbon, and Army Overseas Ribbon (3 Numerals).

Chief of Training

 

Mr. Douglas Adams

Mr. Douglas Adams
Chief of Training

 

Mr. Douglas Adams hails from West Brookfield, Massachusetts, where he was born and raised.  Upon completion of high school he joined the Army on 19 July 1984.  He completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, GA.

Mr. Adams has served in numerous leadership positions to include: Communications Chief, Radio Teletype Team Chief, U.S. Army Field Recruiter, Small Extension Node Section Sergeant, Switch Systems Chief, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Communications Electronics Chief and First Sergeant where he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2 with 138 Soldiers.

Mr. Adams retired from the Army in August 2005 and began his Department of the Army Civilian Service career.  He has served in several positions to include:  Operations Assistant, Training Instructor and Chief of Training at the Henry H. Lind NCO Academy. 

Mr. Adams is a graduate of the U.S. Army First Sergeants Course, the Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course, the Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, the Primary Leadership Development Course, the US Army Drill Sergeant School, the US Army Recruiter Course, Common Faculty Development Instructor Course.

His awards include: the Army Service Ribbon; the National Defense Service Medal; the Overseas Service Ribbon, 3 device; the Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, 3 device; the Good Conduct Medal, 6th Award; the Army Achievement Medal, 9th Oak Leaf Cluster; the Army Commendation Medal, 7th Oak Leaf Cluster; the Meritorious Service Medal and the Bronze Star.

BLC Branch Chief

 

MSG Stephen Card

MSG Stephen Card
BLC Branch Chief

 

MSG Card is a native of Bremerton, Washington. He entered the Army on 04 February 2004. He completed Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, where he was awarded the MOS 88M, Motor Transport Operator.

MSG Card was previously assigned to; 302nd Forward Support Company, in Korea, 210th BSB, Fort Drum, NY, Camp Vilseck, GE, 210th BSB, Fort Drum, NY, 529th Regimental Support Company (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, VA, 6th Battalion, 1st Brigade (Security Force Assistance Brigade), Fort Moore, GA, and 21st Inland Cargo Transfer Company, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. He has served as a Team Leader, Squad Leader, Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Truckmaster, Team Sergeant, Operations Sergeant, and First Sergeant throughout his career. He was trained and utilized his Additional Skill Identifiers such as; Master Resilience Trainer (8R) and Master Driver Trainer (M9).

In 2006, he deployed to Camp Victory, Iraq, in support of National Resolution and Iraqi Surge where he conducted several duties and responsibilities such as; Inner Perimeter Patrol, Tower Guard, and Gate Guard during his 15-month deployment. In 2009, he deployed again in support of Operation Iraqi Sovereignty and Operation New Dawn. He was part of the initial setup in Sadr City for the elections and assisted in closing down multiple Forward Operating Bases throughout the Area of Operation. In 2013, he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of Operation Transition I, where he served as Alpha Troop Operations Sergeant (Battle NCO). In 2020, he employed to Tunisia while serving in the Security Force Assistance Brigade where he trained, advised, and assisted several units within the Tunisian Forces.

His military education includes Basic Leadership Course, Advanced Leadership Course, Senior Leadership Course, Master leadership Course, Combat Lifesavers Course, Military Advisor Training Academy, Advanced Situational Awareness Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Master Driver Trainer Course, HAZMAT Driver Course, Commander/1SG Course, Common Faculty Development Instructor Course, Demonstrated Senior and Master Logistician Program. He finished his Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice in May 2020 and completed his Bachelors' Degree in Transportation Logistics Management in August 2021. Currently, MSG Card is enrolled in the Masters' Degree Program in Transportation Logistics Management with 30 semester hours earned.

MSG Card's awards and decorations include: Combat Action Badge, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (7), Army Achievement Medal (6), Army Good Conduct Medal (6), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Profession Development Ribbon (4), NATO Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Certificates of Achievement (5), Drivers Badge with Wheeled Vehicle Device and the Military Qualification Badge Sharpshooter with M-4 Carbine.

MSG Card is married to Mrs. Amanda Card, together they have four children, and they are Kendal (14), Emerie (8), Maysen (5), and Hudson (3).

MLC Branch Chief

 

MSG James A. Rodger

MSG James A. Rodger
MLC Branch Chief

 

Master Sergeant (MSG) James A. Rodger is originally from Hagerstown, MD and moved to Wake-Forest, NC when he was 11. He enlisted in the United States Army on 15 June 2000 when he completed One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and earned the MOS of 12C Bridge Crewmember.

MSG Rodger’s duty positions include the 502nd Assault Float Bridge, in Hanau, Germany, where he served as a Boat Operator from November 2000 to November 2002. In December 2002 he was assigned to the 74th Multi-Role Bridge Company (MRBC), in Fort Hood, Texas and served as a Boat Operator and Crew Chief. In September 2007 he was assigned to the 35th Engineer Battalion, in Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, as a Drill Sergeant. In October 2009 MSG Rodger was assigned to the 502nd MRBC in Fort Knox, Kentucky and served as a Senior Boat Operator and a Section Leader. In December 2012 he was assigned to the 814th MRBC in Fort Polk, Louisiana, where he served as an Operations Sergeant and a Platoon Sergeant. In July 2016 he was assigned to the 35th Engineer Battalion, in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, as an Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Instructor and Senior Training Management NCO. In June 2018 he was assigned to the Capability Development Integration Directorate of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellent in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, where he served as the Senior Engineer Combat Development NCO. In 2019 he was assigned to the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion where he served as the Battalion Operations Sergeant and First Sergeant. In March of 2022 he was assigned to the Henry H. Lind Noncommissioned Officer Academy, JBLM Washington, where he currently serves as a Master Leader Course Branch Chief.

MSG Rodger’s deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) I April 2003 - April 2004, OIF III August 2005 - August 2006, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) December 2009 - August 2012, and OEF April 2014 - October 2014.

MSG Rodger has completed Basic Leader Course (BLC), Advance Leader Course (ALC), Senior Leader Course (SLC), and Master Leader Course (MLC). Other military education include Common Faculty Development Instructor Course (CFD-IC), Capabilities Development Course, Drill Sergeant School, Master Resilience Training (MRT) course, SHARP course, Battle Staff, Army Retention Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Combatives Level 1, Transportation of Hazardous Materials course, and Combat Life Savers course. His civilian education includes an Associate’s Degree in General Studies and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Liberty University.

MSG Rodger’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (8th Award), Navy Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (6rd Award), Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 Campaign Stars, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 2 Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Armed Forces Service Medal (2nd Award), the Overseas Service Ribbon (4th Award), NATO Medal, the Valorous Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Commendation (2nd Award), the Drivers Badge, the Drill Sergeant Badge, and the Basic Instructor Badge. MSG Rodger is also the recipient of the German Badge of Service Proficiency in Bronze and the Army Engineer Association Bronze De-Fleury Medal.

MSG Rodger is married to his beautiful wife Jessica and they have 10 children Ava Ruth (8 Months), Vivian (2), Margaret (5), Charlotte (7), Lydia (9), Naomi (11), Elise (14), Dylan (15), Grace (17), and Brian (22).