1st Battalion, 44th Air & Missile Defense Command
LTC Yund, William M.
William Michael Yund is a 1998 graduate of the University of Montana, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. As a Distinguished Military Graduate of the U of M Army ROTC program, he was commissioned into the Air Defense Artillery and assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas. There, LTC Yund served as a Fire Control Platoon Leader and battery Executive Officer. During his assignment to 2-1 ADA, LTC Yund also served as the Reduced Readiness Battery OIC at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia.
Next, LTC Yund was assigned to the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment in Ansbach, Germany, serving as an Assistant Operations Officer before taking command of Echo Battery, 6-52 ADA in February, 2003. Just after taking command, LTC Yund deployed with his unit for the invasion of Iraq. After command, LTC Yund served as a Ground Liaison Officer for the 52nd Fighter Wing in Spangdahlem, Germany and Afghanistan before being selected to serve as an Assistant Professor of History at the United States Military Academy.
Subsequently, LTC Yund deployed to Iraq to serve as a Stability Transition Team Advisor to the 6th Iraqi Army Division in Baghdad during Operation New Dawn, 2010-2011. Upon graduating from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in December, 2012 LTC Yund was assigned as the Battalion Operations Officer for 2-1 ADA, stationed at CP Carroll, Republic of Korea. Following that assignment, LTC Yund served on the United States Forces Korea staff in Yongsan as the Deputy J38, Ballistic Missile Defense Division.
LTC Yund’s military education includes the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Joint Firepower Controller’s Course, the Combined Arms Staff Service School, and Intermediate Level Education at the Command and General Staff College, where he earned a 6Z skill identifier as a Strategic Studies Graduate. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in History from Stanford University.
LTC Yund’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), and the Army Achievement Medal.
CSM Ty Cox
Command Sergeant Major Cox is a native of Yelm, Washington where he enlisted in the Army on 10 October 1995 as a 14T Patriot Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer.
He attended basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and advanced individual training at Fort Bliss, Texas.
During his 21 years of service, CSM Cox has served in numerous Soldier and leadership positions to include squad leader, instructor/writer, platoon sergeant, master evaluator, operations sergeant and First Sergeant.
His assignments include 1SG HHB 11th ADA BDE Fort Bliss Texas, 1SG HHB 5-52 ADA Fort Bliss Texas, 1SG Alpha 2-1 ADA Kunsan Air Base Korea, 1SG HHB 1-43 ADA Fort Bliss TX, 1SG Charlie Battery 1-43ADA Fort Bliss TX, Air Defense Master Evaluator 11th ADA BDE Fort Bliss TX, Air Defense Master Evaluator 3-43 ADA Fort Bliss TX, Operation Sergeant Major 3-43 ADA Fort Bliss TX, 1SG Delta Battery 3-43 Fort Bliss TX, Senior Training NCO 3-6 ADA Fort Bliss TX, AIT Platoon Sergeant Alpha Battery 3-6 ADA Fort Bliss TX, Platoon Sergeant Delta Battery 6-52 ADA Ansbach Germany, Squad Leader Delta 5-52 ADA Fort Bliss TX.
Command Sergeant Major Cox’s military education includes the Patriot Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer Course, Air Assault School, Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Seniors Leaders Course, Army Basic Instructors Course, First Sergeants Course, and the Master Resiliency Trainer Course. He is a graduate of class 66 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. His civilian education includes working towards his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.
Command Sergeant Major Cox’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (2nd Oak leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon #4; Overseas Ribbon (3rd Award) and the Air Assault Badge.