COMMAND GROUP

LTC James R. Barrows

Commander

U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, Ga.

LTC Jim Barrows is a 1998 graduate of Texas A&M University where he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery. LTC Barrows attended the Field Artillery Officer Basic Couse and was subsequently assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery at Fort Lewis, WA. As a lieutenant he served in various company grade Field Artillery assignments including Fire Support Officer, Battery Fire Direction Officer, and Battery Executive Officer.

Following completion of the Captain’s Career Course he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery (MLRS), 214th Field Artillery Brigade at Fort Sill, OK where he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Upon the battalion’s return to Fort Sill, he took command of Headquarters and Headquarters Service Battery. Following battery command, LTC Barrows was assigned to the Army Marksmanship Unit as the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment Commander where he served until 2007.

After his assignment at the AMU, LTC Barrows deployed to OIF 08-09 as part of a Military Transition Team in Northern Iraq where he served as a Fires advisor and team Executive Officer. He completed Intermediate Level Education at Fort Leavenworth, KS and was then stationed at Fort Hood, TX where he was assigned to 41st Fires Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Here he served as the S3 and XO for 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery (MLRS) and later the Brigade S3. Remaining at Fort Hood, LTC Barrows was assigned to First Army, Division West and the 479th Field Artillery Brigade where he served as the Brigade S3, XO and the G3 Planner

His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Air Assault Badge.

CSM Jason E. Levy

Command Sergeant Major

U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, Ga.

Command Sergeant Major Jason Levy is a native of Cranford, New Jersey. He enlisted into the Army in January 1996. He completed Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia as an 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His later assignments include Vicenza, Italy, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Meade, Maryland, University of Vermont, and Fort Bliss, Texas.

Command Sergeant Major Levy has served in all leadership positions to include Mortar Squad Leader, Mortar Section Sergeant, Mortar Platoon Sergeant, Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) Operational Advisor, AWG Troop Sergeant Major, AWG First Sergeant, and ROTC Senior Military Instructor. He has deployed to Iraq in support of OIF/OND two times and to Afghanistan in support of OEF five times.

Command Sergeant Major Levy’s education includes all levels of NCOPDS and he is a graduate of USASMA Class 67. He is a graduate of the Basic Airborne Course, Air Assault School, Jumpmaster Course, Pathfinder Course, Infantry Mortar Leader Course, SERE-C (High Risk), Basic Military Mountaineer Course, Assault Climber Course, Rough Terrain Evacuation Course, Military Deception Planners Course, Asymmetric Warfare Group Operational Advisor Training Course, Senior ROTC Pre-Command Course, and the Master Resilience Trainer Course.

Command Sergeant Major Levy’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (10 OLC), the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge with combat star, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge and various other awards and ribbons for service and dedication to the Army. Command Sergeant Major Levy is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and the recipient of the Asymmetric Warfare Group’s Saint Hubertus Award.

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