Colonel Scott C. Woodward
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Colonel Scott C. Woodward was born and raised in Batavia, New York. He graduated from the State University of New York College at Brockport with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. His military education includes: the Armor Officer Basic Course and Scout Leaders Course, Fort Knox, Kentucky; the Aviation Officer Advanced Course, Fort Rucker, Alabama; the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
His military assignments include: 1st Battalion, 37th Armor, 1st Infantry Division (Later redesignated 2d Battalion, 70th Armor, 1st Armored Division), Fort Riley Kansas, as a Tank Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer; 1st Battalion, 64th Armor, Fort Stewart, Georgia as Battalion Adjutant, Battalion Assistant S3 with deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Tank Company Commander. He commanded E Troop, 9th Cavalry (Brigade Recon Troop), 2d Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division during Operation Desert Spring and the invasion of Iraq 2003; Plans Officer and Observer Trainer, Battle Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Brigade Plans Officer, 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Battalion Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 63d Armor, with deployment to Mahmudiyah, Iraq; Brigade Executive Officer, 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division; Armor Colonels Assignment Officer, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army, Washington, DC. He commanded 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. G3 (Fwd) 1st Infantry Division (Task Force Lotus Forge), Vicenza, Italy and then deployed as the 1st Infantry Division J3, Operation Inherent Resolve in Erbil, Iraq then returned to Ft Riley as the Chief of Staff (Rear), 1st Infantry Division. Upon graduation from the War College, he was assigned to HQDA G-3/5/7, Pentagon, Washington D.C. His current assignment is as the Director, Commander’s Initiatives Group, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve in Baghdad, Iraq.
COL Woodward’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device; the Bronze Star Medal (2d award); the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal (6th award); the Joint Service Commendation medal; the Army Commendation Medal (4th award); the Army Achievement Medal (2d award); the Combat Action Badge; the Parachutist Badge; and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
He is married to the former Judith Story of Nome, Alaska and they have two daughters, Savannah who is currently a Senior at the University of Kansas and Sydney, a High School Senior. He enjoys being outdoors with his family and can usually be found hiking, mountain biking, hunting or fishing.
CSM MICHAEL J. STUNKARD
Command Sergeant Major
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
CSM Stunkard joined the Army from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in November 1989 and attended One Station Unit Training at Ft Benning, GA as an Infantryman.
CSM Stunkard’s assignments include 3rd BN 325th Airborne Battalion Combat Team , Southern European Task Force Vicenza Italy, 2nd BN 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne Division Ft Bragg NC, 1st BN 503rd Infantry (AASLT) 2nd Infantry Division Camp Hovey Republic of Korea, 2nd BN 22th Infantry Regiment 1st Brigade Combat Team 10th Mountain Division Ft Drum, NY, 1st BN 50th Infantry of the Infantry Training Brigade Ft Benning GA, 3rd BN 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment 2nd Brigade Combat Team 82nd Airborne Division Ft Bragg NC, Task Force 1 Joint Readiness Training Center Operations Group, 2nd BN 30th Infantry , 3rd Squadron 89th Calvary Regiment (RSTA) 4th Brigade Combat Team 10th Mountain Division at Ft Polk LA, 2nd BN 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment 3rd Brigade Combat Team 82nd Airborne Division Ft Bragg NC, Brigade Mission Command and Operations Group of the Joint Readiness Training Center at Ft Polk LA. His combat deployments include Operation Provide Comfort Northern Iraq; Operation Iraqi Freedom I and VII; Operation Enduring Freedom VII, XI, and XII.
CSM Stunkard has held every NCO Leadership position as an Infantryman; from Rifle Team Leader to Command Sergeants Major. He most recently served as the Operations Group CSM at the Joint Readiness Training Center.
CSM Stunkard’s military education includes all levels of NCOES including USASMA Class 59, and completed Ranger, Airborne, Jump Master, Air Assault, Drill Sergeant, Master Fitness, Belgium Commando, Alpine Mountaineering, NATO FIBUA courses and SERE C . He currently holds an Associates of Science in General Education from JCC and is working on his Bachelor’s Degree in History.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal ; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal ; Army Achievement Medal ; Army Good Conduct Medal ; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal ; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon ; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon ; Nato Medal; Ranger Tab; Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Drill Sergeant’s Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge. He has also been awarded the Belgium, Honduran, Ecuadorian and French Parachutist Badge.
SMA(R) JACK TILLEY
SMA(R) Tilley enlisted under the “Buddy Program” with his pal Barney Boykin. They both attended basic combat training at Fort Lewis, WA, advanced training at Fort Knox KY, and basic airborne training at Ft Benning, GA
SMA(R) Tilley’s assignments include Troop A, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam, Company A, 10th Battalion, 2nd Basic Combat Training Brigade, Ft. Benning, Georgia; Company C, 5th Battalion, 1st Basic Combat Training Brigade, Ft. Polk, Louisiana; Company B, 4th Battalion, 64th Armor, Aschafenberg; Company A, 3rd Battalion, 32nd Armor, 3d Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; 1st Training Brigade, U.S. Army Armor School, Ft. Knox, Kentucky; Companies A, B, and C, 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, Ft. Knox, Kentucky; Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Ft. Knox, Kentucky; Company C, 1st Battalion, 72d Armor, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry, 194th Separate Armored Brigade, Ft. Knox, Kentucky; 1st Armored Division, Bad Kreuznach, Germany and Tuzla, Bosnia; Space and Missile Defense Command, Arlington, Virginia; U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Tampa, Florida; and Sergeant Major of the Army
SMA(R) Tilley held every key leadership position including tank commander, section leader, drill sergeant, platoon sergeant, senior instructor, operations sergeant and first sergeant. His military education includes the First Sergeants Course and the Sergeants Major Academy. He is a graduate of the basic airborne course, drill sergeant school and the master gunner’s course.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ Device and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge and Drill Sergeant Badge
Significant Accomplishments as SMA
SMA(R) Tilley set out to focus on the top issues of concern to the enlisted force at the time – pay, retirement benefits, quality of life and health care. He expanded on the MACOM CSM Conference and established the first ever Sergeant Major of the Army’s Nominative Command Sergeant Major Conference at Ft. Bliss, Texas in January 2001. Enroute to a Conference when terrorists crashed a plane in to the Pentagon, Tilley turned the driver around and returned to D.C. where he provided first aid and comfort. He redirected his energy to supporting an Army engaged in a Global War on Terrorism during the invasion first of Afghanistan and eventually of Iraq.