Colonel Troy R. Phillips is the Commander, 404th
Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. He assumed this position in September
2011. His past assignment was Team Chief, 244th Army Liaison Team.
Colonel Phillips mobilized in December 2011 as Deputy Brigade Commander
of Bilateral Embedded Support Team A9.
Phillips was commissioned in 1986 through the Reserve Officer Training
Corps program at Truman State University. Colonel Phillips previously
served as the 108th Sustainment Brigade Deputy Commander. He served
overseas as Chief, Detainee Operations and Police Transition Teams
Coordinator, MND CS, Iraq. He has commanded 1st Air Defense Battalion,
129th Regimental Training Institute and Fox Battery, 1-202nd Air Defense
Colonel Phillips' education includes Bachelor of Science, Criminal
Justice, Northeast Missouri State University and Master of Science,
Strategic Studies, United States Army War College. A few of Colonel
Phillips's awards include Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal
(with a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with a Bronze
Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and Humanitarian
Colonel Phillips is currently the Director, Vermilion
County Metropolitan Enforcement Group, Illinois State police.
Command Sergeant Major Jerry Clements became the Brigade Senior Enlisted Adviser for the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in April 2012. Prior to his current assignment he served with the 33rd Military Police Battalion as the Senior Enlisted Adviser for nearly four years.
CSM Clements enlisted to the Illinois Army National Guard in April 1985 as a military police officer with the 233rd Military Police Company in Springfield, Illinois.
He spent 16 of his 27 years with 233rd Military Police Company as a Military Police driver, gunner, team leader, squad leader and platoon sergeant. He transferred to the 65th Troop Command Brigade in 2001 and served four years as the brigade operations sergeant and later first sergeant. His first CSM assignment was with the 108th Maintenance Battalion, followed by 766th Engineer Battalion. He returned to the Military Police Corps when he became the CSM of the 33rd Military Police Battalion in 2008.
With nearly 28 years of service, CSM Clements has served and trained overseas numerous times going to Germany, Panama, Italy and Korea. He has deployed twice in support of overseas combat operations, once to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007.
CSM Clements is a graduate of the United States Air Force Senior NCO Academy, the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy non-residence course, and his military education includes the Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Special Reaction Team course and Unit Anti-Terrorist Advisors Course.
CSM Clements is a graduate of Mt. Pulaski High School and Eastern Illinois University and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He is superintendent of Pittsfield Work Camp, Illinois Department of Corrections.
CSM Clements awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Metal, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with two service stars, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two campaign stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2), the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 4, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 2, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon with Numeral 9, the Kuwait Liberation Medal (from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (from Government of Kuwait), the Meritorious Unit Citation, the United States Army Excellence in Competition Badge (Bronze), and various awards and decorations from the Illinois Army National Guard.