A native of West Amwell Township, New Jersey, COL Carozza graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1994 with a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Biological Sciences, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps through their Reserve Officer Training Corps program. COL Carozza also earned a Master of Education degree in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma in 2002. His military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Jumpmaster School, Combined Logistics Officerâ€™s Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College. He also participated in the Training with Industry program with General Dynamics, Ordnance and Tactical Systems.
COL Carozza began his service with the 82nd Airborne Division serving as a platoon leader and shop officer with Foxtrot Company, 782nd Main Support Battalion followed by an assignment as the Division Readiness Officer in the Division Materiel Management Center. After completing the Combined Logistics Officerâ€™s Advanced Course he was assigned to the 21st Theater Army Area Command where he served as the Operations Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics before assuming command of the 23rd Ordnance Company in Miesau, Germany. Following command, COL Carozza served briefly as the Assistant Secretary of the General Staff for the 21st Theater Support Command (Provisional) before returning to serve as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Montana. After completing the Training with Industry program with General Dynamics-Ordnance and Tactical Systems, he deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait where he served as the Support Operations Officer and then Director of Logistics for Area Support Group â€“ Kuwait. Following attendance at the Command and General Staff College he was assigned to the 43rd Sustainment Brigade where he served as a Battalion Executive Officer, Brigade Plans Officer and deployed with the Brigade to Kandahar, Afghanistan in Support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM as the Brigade Support Operations Officer. After redeploying, he was assigned to Fort Lee, Virginia to serve as the Chief of the Command Planning Group in the Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters prior to assuming command of the 16th Ordnance Battalion. COL Carozza's assignment prior to attendance at the US Army War College was as the Mission Assurance Branch Chief in The Joint Staff, J33, Deputy Directorate of Nuclear, Homeland Defense, and Current Operations.
Colonel Steven Carozza is married and has three children.
Colonel Carozzaâ€™s awards include, the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Joint Staff Identification Badge, and the Senior Parachutist Badge
Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Janet F. Thomas is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana. She attended Basic Training at Ft. Dix, NJ and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Sam Houston, TX where she became a 91B Combat Medic. She reclassified from 91C, Licensed Practical Nurse to 44C Accounting Specialist which is now 36B Financial Management Technician.
Command Sergeant Major Thomasâ€™ assignments include: 3rd Forward Support BN, Schweinfurt, Germany (Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm); 62nd MED BN, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA; 18th MASH, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA; Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA; 208th Finance BN, Mannheim, Germany; NCO Academy, Fort Jackson, SC; 369th AG BN, Fort Jackson, SC; 593rd Force Sustainment BDE, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA; 13th Financial Management Support Center (FMSC), Ft. Hood, TX (Operation Enduring Freedom) ,175th Financial Management Support Center (FMSC), and 8th STB, 8thTSC Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Fort Shafter, HI. She has held every leadership position from Squad Leader to Battalion CSM.
Command Sergeant Major Thomasâ€™ military and civilian education include, Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class # 62 and Drill Sergeant School. Her civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masterâ€™s Degree in Business Administration.
Command Sergeant Major Thomasâ€™ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (2), the Expert Field Medical Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Theodore Roosevelt Medal, Bronze Horatio Gates Medal, Nathan Towson Medallion, and she is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.