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418th Transportation Company
418th Transportation Company Command
Captain Mark W. Canary was born in Moore, Oklahoma on 09 November 1981. After graduating with honors from the University of Oklahoma in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology and Sociology, CPT Mark Canary enlisted in the Army on 21 July 2006. He completed Basic Combat Training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO and then attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA. After graduating OCS, he commissioned as a 2LT on 22 March 2007. Upon completing Basic Officer Leadership Course Two at FT Sill, OK and Ordnance Officer Basic School at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD, in 2007 he was assigned to Easy Forward Support Co 1/506th Infantry Regiment 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee” 101st Airborne Air Assault, Fort Campbell, KY. He served as a Distribution Platoon Leader deploying in 2008 to Operation Enduring Freedom IX-X. After redeploying in 2009, he then served as Maintenance Control Officer for 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 1/506th Infantry Regiment and attended Air Assault School, Support Operations Course Phase I and Support Operations Course Phase II. Shortly after his promotion to Captain in 2010 he was assigned as the Battalion Operations Officer for 801st Brigade Support Battalion. He again deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 to Operation Enduring Freedom X-XI. After returning from Afghanistan in 2011, CPT Canary attended Combined Logistics Captains Career Course at Fort Lee, VA. Once assigned to Fort Hood, CPT Canary served for a short time as the Support Operations Maintenance Officer for 4th Sustainment Brigade Provisional and is currently assigned to 180th Trans Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade. CPT Canary took command of the 418th Transportation Company on 3 February 2012.
Captain Canary’s military schooling includes: Officer Candidates School, Basic Officer Leadership Course II,
Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Combat Lifesavers Course, Standard Army Maintenance System Course, Support Operations Course
Phase I, Support Operations Course Phase II, the Air Assault Course, and Combined Logistics Captains Career Course.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon 2nd award. He is also authorized to wear the Combat Action Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
1SG Donald O. Crapper was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in North Beach, MD and Rocky Point, NC. He graduated from Pender High School, North Carolina in 1990. He enlisted in the Army in August 1990 and attended one station unit training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri as a Combat Engineer (12B). He reclassed in 1993 as a Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic (91B)
1SG Crapper’s assignments include: Bravo Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado; Alpha Company, 103rd Military Intelligent Battalion, Wurzburg, Germany; Delta Company, 91st Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; San Angelo Recruiting Station, Waco Recruiting Company, Dallas Recruiting Battalion, Irving, Texas; and Echo Company,2-4 Aviation Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. His deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07, Operation Iraqi Freedom 08-10, and Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11. He has held positions as an Wheel Section Team Chief, Wheeled Service Section Team Chief, Detail Recruiter, Technical Inspector, Shop Foreman, Battalion Motor Sergeant, and First Sergeant.
1SG Crapper has attended the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Vehicle Recovery Course, and Army Recruiter Course.
1SG Crapper’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation (1OLC), Iraqi Campaign Medal (4 CS), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th AWD), National Defense Service Medal (2 BS), Gold Recruiting Badge with three Sapphires, Gold Recruiting Ring, the Mechanic Badge and the Drivers Badge.
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LTC Stephen Riley
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