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Colonel Seth Knazovich

Colonel Seth Knazovich commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer in 1995. He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from Webster University and completed an Army War College Fellowship with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

 

Assignments

He has served in a variety of command and staff positions to include: Company Fire Support Officer, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany; Battery and Battalion Fire Direction Officer, Platoon Leader, and Detachment Commander, 1st Battalion 6th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany; Battalion Fire Support Officer and Headquarters Service Battery Commander, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Rear Detachment Commander, 5th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX, Battalion and Group Fire Support Officer, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Staff Officer, United States Army Special Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Deputy Fire Support Coordinator and later Executive Officer to the Commanding General U.S. Army Africa/SETAF, Vicenza Italy; Battalion Commander, 2nd Battalion, 395th Field Artillery, Fort Hood, TX.

 

Operational Assignments

Over the course of his career, COL Knazovich has deployed to various locations including Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia, Ghana, Kosovo, Liberia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Senegal.

 

Military Schools Attended

COL Knazovich’s military education includes the United States Army Field Artillery Officer Basic and Captain Career Courses, Combined Arms Service and Staff School, and Command & General Staff College. He is a graduate of the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course, Army Operational Electronic Warfare Course, Joint Planners Course, Joint Firepower Control Course, Joint Operational Fires and Effects Course, Joint Air Operations Staff Course, Jumpmaster Course and Airborne School.

 

Decorations and Badges

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Afghan Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge and the Parachute Badge. He has also earned the Irish Parachutist Badge

 

Family

He is married and has two sons.

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CSM Zoker

CSM Zoker enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Field Artilleryman on 1 September 1998.  He completed Basic and Advance Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialist (MOS) of 13B.

 

Assignments

1998-2000: 3-18th FA, Fort Sill, OK: Cannoneer Crew Member

2000-2008: 2-319TH AFAR, 82D Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC: Gunner, Ammunition Team Chief, Howitzer Section Chief, Gunnery Sergeant and Chief of Firing Battery

2008-2011: Creighton University Army ROTC Omaha, NE: Military Science Instructor and Senior Military Science Instructor

2011-2013: 2-377TH PFAR, JBER, AK: Battery First Sergeant

2013-2015: 1BCT, 82D Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC: Fires Cell Operations Sergeant

2015- 2016: Fort Bliss, TX: Student at the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence (Class #66)

2016 - 2018: Battalion Command Sergeant Major for 2-18 FA BN, 75th FA BDE Ft. Sill, OK

2018 - Present: BDE CSM for the 41st Field Artillery Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany

 

Operational Assignments

2003-2004: OIF

2005-2005: OIF

2006-2008: OIF

2011-2012: OEF

2016-2017: Rotation to the Republic of Korea

 

Military Schools Attended

CSM DEV PGM (FO-BDE), BDE PRE CMD/CSM SGM, CSM DEV PGM (FO-BN), BN PRE-CMD/CMD SGM, The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence (USASMA Class #66), Master Resilience Training Course, Cold Weather Orientation Course (CWOC), EO Leader Course, Instructor Training Course, All levels of NCOPDS, Artillery School (Master Gunner), Air Assault, Hygiene/Sanitation, Airborne School, 82ND ABN DIV Advance ABN School (Jumpmaster) and Basic Training.

 

Decorations and Badges

Brown star medal (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Army Achievement Medal (9th award), Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Campaign Star), GWOT Expeditionary Ribbon, GWOT Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Service Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drivers Badge, German, Canadian and Egyptian Parachutist Badge, member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and member of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.

 

Education

Bachelor degree: Organizational Management from Ashford University 

Masters: Organizational Management (Leadership) Ashford University