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Company Commander

CPT Katherine Redding

CPT Wesley Watson

Captain Katherine M. Redding was commissioned in 2006 in the Chemical Corps after graduating from the Reserve Officer Training Corp Program at University of Oregon.

Upon completion of the Chemical Officer Basic Course, she was assigned as the XO to the A/CO 84th Chem BN, FT Leonard Wood Missouri. In Dec 2007 she transferred to FT Lewis, HHC 110th CM (TE) BN (Technical Escort) and became the XO while completing training requirements to join a Chemical Response Team (CRT). Upon meeting TE certification she took control of a CRT in B/CO 110 (TE) BN in 2008. In 2009 she was selected as the Rear Detachment Commander for A/CO 110 (TE) BN for their one year deployment to Iraq. Following her assignment with the 110th TE BN, CPT Redding went on to the Chemical Officer Advanced Course and stayed an additional 3 months to complete her Masters Degree in Environmental Management from Webster�s University. After completing her master�s degree CPT Redding arrived to FT Hood and joined the 504th BFSB as the BDE Chemical Officer. CPT Redding deployed to Afghanistan with 504th BFSB in 2011 as the BDE S7, Non-Lethal Targeting Officer, ONS OIC, USR OIC and the BDE Chemical Officer. She recently redeployed with the BDE in June 2012.

CPT Redding�s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Stars), and Overseas Service Ribbon, the Basic Parachutist Badge among other awards.

Company First Sergeant

1SG Philip Walls

1SG Philip Walls

1SG Walls joined the Army in 1993. He graduated basic training and Advanced Individual training at Ft. Jackson, SC where he was certified in the MOS of 63B Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic. His duty assignments include Korea, Ft. Hood, Germany, Ft. Bliss, Alaska, 3 Deployments to Iraq and 1 in Afghanistan.

He has held the Duty Titles of Mechanic, Shop Foreman, Motor Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Instructor, Senior Maintenance Supervisor and First Sergeant with HHC, Special Troops Battalion, 4BCT, 1CAV and currently HHC, 163 MI BN, 504th BfSB.

1SG Walls has been married for 16 years to SFC Penny Walls. They have two children, Madison who is 13 yrs. old and Philip who is 6 yrs. old. His awards include MSM-1, JSCMV-1, JSCM-1, ARCOM-7, AAM-6, JMUA-1, MUC-1, AGCM-5, NDSM-2, KDSM-1, ICM-1, GWTEM-1, GWTSM-1, NOPDR-3, ASR-1, AND OSR-4.


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