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Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Michael C. Athanasakis

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Michael C. Athanasakis is a Distinguished Military Graduate (DMG) from Jacksonville State University and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in Aviation on 15 Dec 2000.  LTC Athanasakis is a prior service United States Marine, serving 3 years in the USMCR.

During his career, LTC Athanasakis has held numerous leadership and staff positions including Attack Platoon Leader, C Company, 1-501st Aviation Regiment, and Support Platoon Leader, HHC, 1-501st Aviation Regiment, Hanau, Germany, and Iraq; Battalion S4 (Logistics) and Attack Helicopter Company Commander, 1-2 Aviation Regiment at Camp Eagle, South Korea; Platoon Leader and Heavy Assault Helicopter Company Commander, B Company, Maintenance Company Commander, D Company, and Battalion Executive Officer, 2/160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne); Deputy Regiment S3 (Operations) and Regiment S3, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne).  LTC Athanasakis served as the Professor of Military Science, Clarkson University - Potsdam, New York.  Returning to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, LTC Athanasakis served as the 2/160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Battalion Commander. Additionally, he has served multiple operational and combat tours deployed in support of Operations VICTORY STRIKE III, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, and INHERENT RESOLVE.  Retiring from the US Army in 2020, LTC Athanasakis joined the Gettysburg Area High School as the Senior Army Instructor for the JROTC program. 

LTC Athanasakis’ education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, and a Master’s of Organizational Communication from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.

LTC Athansakis’ permanent awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Air Medal with V Device (Numeral 3), Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 CS), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 CS), Operation Inherent Resolve Medal (1 CS) Global War on Terror Service Medal, NATO Medal (Numeral 2), Korean Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), Presidential Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Combat Action Badge, Master Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.    

LTC Athanasakis and his wife Teanna, from Quimby, Iowa, have one daughter, Andi, age 12, and three sons, Mikey, age 10, Max age 8, and Ricky age 6.




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Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Ken Klein

CSM Klein (R) enlisted into the active Army in 1989.  He attended basic combat training (BCT) at Fort Knox, KY, and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Lee, VA.  Upon completion of AIT, CSM Klein was stationed at Fort Bragg NC with Company A, 1-159th AVN Regt, as a Supply Specialist.  CSM Klein served at Fort Bragg from 1990-1992, and had one deployment for Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm.

CSM Klein left the active Army, and joined the Maryland Army National Guard where he was assigned to A Company 1-115th Infantry where he held the following positions: Rifleman, Grenadier, M249 Gunner, M60 Gunner, Team Leader, Squad Leader, and Platoon Sergeant.  CSM Klein served with A Company from 1992-2004, and had one deployment for Operation Noble Eagle.

CSM Klein began his Active Guard Reserve (AGR) tour in 2004 with the Recruiting and Retention Battalion as a production recruiter.  During his time with the Recruiting and Retention Battalion, CSM Klein has held the following positions: Production Recruiter 2004-2007, Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) 2008-2011, Company 1SG 2011-2013, Operations SGM 2013-2017, Recruiting and Retention CSM 2017-2019.  CSM Klein also deployed with A Company 1-175th Infantry for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007-2008 during his time with the Recruiting and Retention Battalion.  CSM Klein’s final assignment was as the Brigade Operations SGM with 58th Troop Command.

CSM Klein has attended all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers Education System, including the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, graduating in September 2016.  He has also completed the following, the First Sergeants Course, Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) Cadre Course, 79T NCOIC Course, Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) Guidance Counselor Course, 79T Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (ANCOC), 11B Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (BNCOC), Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC).

CSM Klein’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (6OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (5th award), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (4OLC), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Silver Hourglass, M-Device), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award), Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Master Recruiter Badge, Order of Saint Maurice – Centurion Medal.