Colonel Troy R Phillips, Commander, 404th Manuever Enhancement Brigade CSM Jerry Clements, 404th MEB Senior Enlisted Advisor

Colonel Troy R. Phillips

Colonel Troy R. Phillips assumed duties as the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Commander in September 2011. His previous assignment was as Team Chief for the 244th Army Liaison Team in Springfield, Illinois.

COL Phillips commissioned in 1986 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. COL Phillips served in several positions to include the 108th Sustainment Brigade deputy commander; chief, Detainee Operations and Police Transition Teams Coordinator, Multinational Division Central-South in Iraq; commander of the 1st Air Defense Battalion, 129th Regimental Training Institute at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois; and Battery F, 1-202nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion in Galva, Illinois.

COL Phillips mobilized to Afghanistan in December 2011 as the deputy brigade commander for the Bilateral Embedded Support Team A9, with the Polish 6th Airborne BDE in RC-E. COL Phillips’ professional education includes a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, Missouri, and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the United States Army War College.

COL Phillips' awards include a Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Meritorious Unit Award and Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO Award.

As a civilian, COL Phillips is the operations officer for Zone 5 with the Illinois State Police.

As of October 2013

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CSM Jerry Clements

Command Sergeant Major Jerry Clements assumed duties as the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Senior Enlisted Adviser in April 2012. His previous assignment was as the Senior Enlisted Adviser for the 33rd Military Police Battalion in Bloomington, Illinois.

CSM Clements enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard in April 1985 as a military police officer with the 233rd Military Police Company in Springfield, Illinois.

CSM Clements spent 16 years with 233rd Military Police Company as a 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 command sergeant major assignment was with the 108th Maintenance Battalion in North Riverside, followed by the 766th Engineer Battalion in Decatur, Illinois.

CSM Clements served overseas in Germany, Panama, Italy and Korea. He deployed twice in support of combat operations including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq for Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and to Diwaniyah, Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007.

CSM Clements' professional education includes a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. CSM Clements graduated from multiple military courses including the United States Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy; United States Army Sergeant Major Academy non-residence course; Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course; Special Reaction Team course; and Unit Anti-Terrorist Advisors Course.

CSM Clements' awards and decorations include the the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (2 Service Stars), Southwest Asia Service Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (Numeral 9), Kuwait Liberation Medal (from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (from Government of Kuwait), Meritorious Unit Citation, United States Army Excellence in Competition Badge (Bronze) and various awards and decorations from the Illinois Army National Guard.

As a civilian, CSM Clements is a superintendent at the Pittsfield Work Camp for the Illinois Department of Corrections.

As of October 2013

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