Colonel Michael J. Glisson, 65th TCB Commander CSM John C. Cycotte, 65th TCB Senior Enlisted Adviser

Colonel Michael J Glisson

Colonel Michael J. Glisson assumed duties as the 65th Troop Command Brigade Commander in June 2013 His previous assignment was as and plans branch chief, G3, Illinois Army National Guard in Springfield, Illinois.

COL Glisson earned his commission in May 1988 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He joined the Illinois Army National Guard in February 1990 as a fire support team chief assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery Regiment and attached to the 3rd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment in East St. Louis, Illinois.

COL Glisson's previous assignments include fire support officer with the 3rd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment in Marion, Illinois; service battery commander in Marion, Illinois, bravo battery commander in West Frankfort, Illinois and battalion operation and executive officer for 3rd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery in Marion, Illinois; fire support coordinator, brigade operations officer for the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Urbana, Illinois; and battalion commander for the 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery Regiment in Chicago.

COL Glisson deployed in support of Operation Noble Eagle as the chief, Army Liaison Section, United States Air Force - Air Mobility Command Security Forces and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the CJ7, director of Afghan National Security Forces Development, Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix VIII. He has also supported multiple state active duty and overseas training missions as well as supported the 2012 NATO Summit.

COL Glisson's professional education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and a master�s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. He graduated from multiple military courses including the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Staff Services School, Infantry Captains Career Course, Joint Firepower Course, Joint Operation Fires and Effects Course, Air Mobility Operations Course, Command and General Staff Officer Course and the Reserve Component National Security Course.

COL Glisson's awards include a Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Afghan Campaign Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Illinois Medal of Merit, Illinois State Active Duty Ribbon and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.

As a civilian, COL Glisson is a self-employed artist blacksmith.

As of October 2013

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CSM John C. Cycotte

Command Sergeant Major John C. Cycotte assumed duties as the 65th Troop Command Brigade Senior Enlisted Adviser June 1, 2012. His previous assignment was as the 766th Engineer Battalion Senior Enlisted Adviser.

CSM Cycotte enlisted in the Active Army January 7, 1982 as a carpentry and masonry specialist and completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He joined the Illinois Army National Guard February 28, 1987 as an aircraft engine repairer with Company D, 44th Aviation Battalion in Peoria, Illinois.

CSM Cycotte has held every leadership position from squad leader to command sergeant major. His previous assignments include Company C, 46th Engineer Battalion, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Company D, 293rd Engineer Battalion, Baumholder, Germany; Company D, 44th Aviation Battalion which transformed to Company D, 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment in Decatur, Illinois; and Company F, 106th Aviation Regiment in Peoria, Illinois. CSM Cycotte made his way through the ranks of the 106th Aviation Battalion and ultimately served as the battalion senior enlisted adviser.

CSM Cycotte completed six overseas assignments including Honduras, August 1983 to January 1984; Germany, March 1984 to February 1987; Honduras, February 1996 to March 1996; Iceland in support of Northern Viking, June 2001 to July 2001; Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, February 2003 to July 2004; and Kosovo in support of NATO peacekeeping mission, March 2008 to March 2009.

CSM Cycotte's awards and decorations include the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Hour Glass Device and M device), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (Numeral 2), NATO Medal, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Medal of Freedom (Numeral 2), Illinois Long and Honorable Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon (Numeral 10), Illinois State Active Duty Ribbon, Combat Action Badge Ribbon, Master Aircraft Crewmember Badge, Driver Badge, German Armed Forces Marksmanship Badge-Gold.

CSM Cycotte's civic affiliations include St. Anthony Catholic Church, American Legion Post 979 and the National Guard Association of Illinois.

As of October 2013

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