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504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade
504th BfSB Commander
COL Hensley, Chuck
Colonel Charles T. Hensley was commissioned in 1988 as an Infantry Officer after graduating from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a major in Philosophy. His initial assignment was with the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He served as a rifle platoon leader, support platoon leader, Aide-de-Camp, and assistant operations officer. After attending the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Colonel Hensley was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas and served as an assistant operations officer on the 1st BCT staff and commanded Delta Company, 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry. Upon completion of command, he served at the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, California, where he served with the Tarantula Team for two years followed by a two year assignment at Fort Knox as a Small Group Instructor. After Command and General Staff College, Colonel Hensley was assigned to 1st Armored Division in Germany and served as the Battalion S-3 in 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry, the 2nd BDE S-3, and the Deputy G3. After returning to Germany from Iraq, Colonel Hensley was assigned to the United States European Command (USAREUR) in Stuttgart, Germany where he served as an Operations Officer in the Current Actions Branch of the J3 Directorate. From USAREUR, Colonel Hensley went to Fort Irwin and served as the Commander, for 2/11 Cavalry Regiment, followed by an assignment to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) as a Senior Observation Controller. After JMRC, Colonel Hensley served two years as the G3 for 1st ID at Fort Riley and most recently graduated from the Army War College. Awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two awards of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge with Combat Jump Star, and the Air Assault Badge.
504th BfSB Command Sergeant Major
CSM Whitney, Anthony
Command Sergeant Major Whitney is a native of Wells, Minnesota. He enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1983 and came on active duty in 1990. He received Basic Training at Ft Benning, GA and Advance Individual Training at Goodfellow Air Force Base, TX. Upon graduation, he was awarded the primary Military Occupational Specialty of 98C Signal Intelligence Analyst. Command Sergeant Major Whitney’s assignments include 742nd MI Battalion Ft Meade, Maryland; MI Battalion (Low Intensity) SOTO Cano Honduras; HQ Company, 10th Mountain Division (LI) Ft Drum, NY66th MI Company, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment Ft Bliss, TX and Ft Carson, CO; Instructor Alpha Company and Drill Sergeant Bravo Company, 305th MI Battalion Ft Huachuca, AZ; 1SG HHC and D Company, 125th MI Battalion Schofield Barracks, HI; Detachment Sergeant, 10th Special Forces Battalion Ft Carson, CO; G2 SGM, 32nd AAMDC Ft Bliss, TX; Command Sergeant Major, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Ft Stewart, GA. Command Sergeant Major Whitney deployed to Haiti, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. Command Sergeant Major Whitney’s military education includes the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class #59), Battle Staff Course, Drill Sergeants School, and Airborne School. Command Sergeant Major Whitney’s civilian education includes an Associates of Computer Sciences and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. Command Sergeant Major Whitney’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal (Seventh Award), the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Armed Force Expeditionary Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (w/numeral 4), the Army Service Ribbon, the Oversees Service Ribbon (w/numeral 4), Command Sergeant Major Whitney also holds the Combat Action Badge, Flight Crew Member Badge, Airborne Badge, and Drill Sergeant Badge. Command Sergeant Major Whitney is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.