October 12, 2013


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Major General Michael Carey


Major General Michael Carey / Commander, 20th Air Force, he was in charge of 9,600 people and 450 ICBMs at three operational wings and served in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. It lists 13 major awards he has received.



Lt General David HuntoonLieutenant General David Holmes Huntoon, Jr. / American military officer who served as the 58th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Huntoon graduated from the academy in 1973, and has served in senior planning and military education commands throughout his lengthy career.



Major General Charles Gurganus


Major General C.M.M. Gurganus / Commanded Regional Command Southwest and I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) in Afghanistan.  Awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit W/ Valor (2), Meritorious Service Medal (3), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon.



Major General Gregg SturdevantMajor General Gregg A. Sturdevant / Director of strategic planning and policy for U.S. Pacific Command and commander of the Aviation Wing At Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal (2), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal with gold star, “V”, and Strike/Flight numeral 2, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal.




Brigadier General Bryan RobertsBrigadier General Bryan Roberts / Roberts took command at Ft. Jackson in 2011 and was on the fast track towards his second star. He has served in Iraq as commanding officer of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and was deputy commanding general of the U.S.Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky.





Ralph BakerMajor General Ralph Baker / Commander of Joint Task Force – Horn at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa.


Rear Admiral Charles GaouetteRear Admiral Charles Gaouette / Commander of Carrier Strike Group Three, April 5, 2012. He most recently served as Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command.   In 2003, he was awarded the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for inspirational leadership in recognition of the hard work by the crew of Oldendorf. He is the recipient of various personal decorations and unit awards. (Involved in Banghazi on September 11, 2012)





General Carter F. HamCarter F. Ham / United States Army general, who served as the second Commander, U.S. Africa Command. In that position, he was in command of the initial 2011 military intervention in Libya (and Benghazi on September 11, 2012).

Ham previously served as Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army from August 28, 2008 to March 8, 2011. Prior to that, he served as Director for Operations (J-3) at the Joint Staff from August 2007 to August 2008 and the Commanding General, U.S. 1st Infantry Division from August 2006 to August 2007. He commanded Africa Command from March 8, 2011 – April 5, 2013.