Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Kevin Wolf has served in numerous Army command and Staff positions in the United States Army and overseas over the past 18 years as a Field Artillery officer. His overseas assignments include three deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi freedom and a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operations Spartan Shield. During his deployments he led small and medium sized units and served in staff positions.
LTC Wolf previously served as a fire support officer at the company, battalion, and brigade echelon; commanded a paladin artillery battery; instructor and department lead in the basic officer leader’s course at the Field Artillery schoolhouse; operations officer in a Field Artillery Battalion and Brigade (DIVARTY). In his last assignment he served as an operations officer in the Contingency Command Post for Army North at Ft Sam Houston, TX conducting multiple operations integrating active duty and reserve Soldiers supporting lead federal agencies and direct support to states for disaster response operations. He supported multiple hurricanes, established vaccination sites, and integrating medical personnel into over 30 hospitals during COVID response operations.
LTC Wolf’s military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course; Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course, and the Command and General Staff College.
LTC Wolf’s military award and decorations include four awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, three awards of the Bronze Star Medal, three awards of the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.
LTC Wolf and his wife Leah have three children Jacob (7), Evelyn (6), and Caleb (4).
1SG Marshall J. Schmidt is a native of Pensacola, Florida. He joined the Marine Corps in March of 2005 and upon completion of service, enlisted into the Army in October of 2009 and attended Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. He is married to Jessica Schmidt and has one son, Brody. His previous assignments include Cannon Crew Member, Gunner, Section Chief, Gunnery Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant with 5-25 Field Artillery Regiment out of Fort Polk, LA, and Recruiter with the Charleston, SC Recruiting Company. He has also served as a Platoon Sergeant, Battalion Master Gunner/Operations NCO, Bravo Battery 1SG, Charlie Battery 1SG with the 1-320th Field Artillery Regiment and SIS Company 1SG for the past 15 months out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. 1SG Schmidt’s military education includes BLC, ALC, SLC, MLC, Field Artillery Master Gunner course, Air Assault School, Recruiter School, Mountain Survival School, SHARP, Equal Opportunity School and Combat Life Saver. 1SG Schmidt’s Awards and Decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), Meritorious Unit Commendation (1OLC), Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal (2nd Award), Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (4th Award), Army Service ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal (2nd Award), Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Recruiter Badge. 1SG Schmidt Operational History Includes two deployments to Iraq, two deployments to Afghanistan and one to Poland.
CPT Womack graduated from Bob Jones High School in Madison, Alabama, in May of 2000. He enlisted into the United States Army in August of 2000 as a Fire Direction Specialist (13P). CPT Womack would serve from August 11, 2000, to January 07, 2009. He would transition into the National Guard from February 07, 2009, to December 13, 2012. After attending Cameron University, he was commissioned into the U.S. Army Reserve, serving from December 14, 2012, to August 14, 2017. CPT Womack would attend the Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, with a completion date of June 15, 2013. CPT Womack would attend the Finance Management Captain Career Course at Fort Jackson, South Carolina on August 01, 2016 and accepted the Call to Active Duty (CAD) on August 15, 2017.
CPT Womack’s first assignment was Company Executive Officer (XO) of Charlie Company, 3rd B.N. 378th Regiment in Stillwater, Oklahoma. After completion of the XO assignment, CPT Womack was selected to serve with the 3rd Medical Command as a Yellow Ribbon OIC. He then served as Deputy Disbursing Officer with the 101st FMSU CO under the Sustainment Brigade. The assignment includes a selection for a WIAS tasking as a Budget OIC with the 18th Airborne CORP in Kuwait. Upon returning from the deployment, CPT Womack would fill a Rear Detachment Executive Officer position on April 01, 2018. In his last assignment he served as the BDE S8 for the 42D MP BDE in Joint Base Lewis-McCord (JBLM). CPT Womack is currently serving as the Budget Officer OIC in the exercise cell at I CORPs G8 on JBLM.
CPT Womack has completed the Financial Management Basic and Advanced Courses, the Financial Management Captain Career Courses, and U.S. Army Air Assault School. His awards consist of Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (1 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign - w Bronze Star, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (1 C.S.), Korean Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
CPT Womack lives with his wife Ashley Womack and their children Cody and Alora at JBLM, WA.
Major Christopher Guthrie was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, but completed his secondary education in Oklahoma. In February 2002, he enlisted in the United States Army.
In May 2012, Major Guthrie was commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer. He holds a Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma (2019) and a Bachelor of Science from Cameron University (2012).
Major Guthrie is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Captains Career Course, Joint Fires Observer Course, Joint Firepower Course, Air Assault, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, Modern Army Combative Level I, Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Jungle Operations Training Course, and the Common Faculty Development Instructor Course.
Major Guthrie’s first duty assignment as an officer was with 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii where he served as Company Fire Support Officer. Afterwards, he served as an Executive Officer for Bravo Battery, Charlie Battery, and Headquarters Battery of 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery. After completing the Field Artillery Captains Career Course, he was assigned to the 428th Brigade at Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he served as a Field Artillery Basic Officer Leaders Course Fire Support instructor, the Fire Support Department Branch Chief, and the Commander of Bravo Battery and Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 30th Field Artillery.
Currently Major Guthrie serves as an Assistant Professor of Military Science and Professor of Military History and Heritage at the University of Oklahoma.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award) the Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), Meritorious Unit Citation (2nd Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War of Terrorism Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Air Assault Badge. Major Guthrie is also a recipient of the Order of Saint Barbara.
Major Guthrie is married to his wife, Jennifer, and they have two children, Joshua and Callee.
SFC Martinez is a native of Miami, Florida. In 2007 he enlisted in the United States Army and completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri as a Combat Engineer (12B). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from American Military University (2020).
SFC Martinez’ assignments include: 540th Sapper Company of the 14th Engineer Battalion, 555 Brigade at Fort Lewis Washington; Charlie Company 40th Engineer Battalion, 170th IN at Baumholder, Germany; Bravo Company, 10th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade at Fort Stewart, Georgia; 1-409th, 4th Cavalry Regiment, First Army East at Fort Knox, Kentucky, 42nd Engineer Clearance Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade at Fort Knox, Kentucky; served as an Observer Controller at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, 7th Army Training Command at Hohenfels, Germany; University of Oklahoma Army ROTC, Norman Oklahoma.
SFC Martinez has 1 deployment to Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and 2 deployments to Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel). His schools include Master Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Basic Leaders Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Battle Staff, Master Resiliency Course, Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course, Route Recon Clearance Course, Combative and Unit Prevention leader’s Course.
His Awards include the Bronze Star (1), Meritorious Service Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal with R device (1), Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (7), Meritorious Unit Citation (2), Army Good Conduct Medal (6), National Defense Service Medal (1), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 Campaign Stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Medal (1), Humanitarian Aid Service Medal (1), Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon (4), Army Service Ribbon (1), Overseas Service Ribbon (4), NATO Medal (2), and a Combat Action Badge.
SFC Martinez is married to his wife, Lindsey, and they have two children, Charlotte and Naomi.
Mr. Hershel Turner is a native of Lawton, Oklahoma. He entered the United States Army on July 18, 1979. He completed Basic Training and Advance Initial Training at Ft. Sill Oklahoma. Mr. Turner has served in numerous leadership positions from Howitzer Section chief to Command Sergeant Major.
His assignments include Gunner and Howitzer Section Chief, B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery, Howitzer Section Chief, A Battery 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, Drill Sergeant, 1st Battalion, 19th Field Artillery, Gunnery Sergeant, B Battery 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery and Chief of Firing Battery, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, First Sergeant, 4th Battalion 82nd Field Artillery, First Sergeant, B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery, First Sergeant, Headquarters and Service Battery 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery, Senior Enlisted Instructor, ROTC, Kent State University, Command Sergeant Major, 3rd Battalion, 30th Field Artillery, and Command Sergeant Major, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery, CSM for the Division Artillery Schofield Barracks Hawaii, Post CSM for White Sands Missile Range and CSM United States Army Cadet Command. Mr. Turner has been the Recruiting Operations Officer at Seattle University, University of South Alabama and now holds the Recruiting Operations Officer job at University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Turner’s military and civilian education includes Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, Primary Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Advance Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Drill Sergeant School, Air Assault School, Master Fitness School, First Sergeant Course, EO School, Mediation Course, Garrison Installation Course and the Sergeant Majors Academy. He earned his Associates Degree from Pikes Peak Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Leadership Management from Trident University.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (4 Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (11th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge.
Shayne was born in Chico California. He has a long list of family members who have served in the US Army, including his dad, Ben Emerson, who is retired Army. He spent his childhood as a typical military kid, moving every 3 years or so to his dad’s new duty station. He has been all over the United States, his favorite place he lived was Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, as a kid he made so many amazing memories there!
He graduated from Lawton High School and joined the US Army, serving as a Fuel Tank Truck Driver from 1987 to 1990.
1990-2001: Worked for Schneider National Trucking Company, in addition to driving O.T.R. and being able to see 49 states (all except Alaska) he drove dedicated runs, Yard Hostler, was in house management, and the maintenance service coordinator.
2001-2018: Started and operated his own business, Amazing Reglazing in Richmond, KY where he repaired and refinished bathtubs, tile, sinks, countertops, and cabinets.
2018-2021: Truck Driver for the Veterans Administration in Lexington, KY.
January 2022: Started as the new Supply and Logistics Technician for the OU Army ROTC. Coming full circle, Shayne is honored and excited to serve the ROTC family while being closer to his own! He now lives only 1 hour from his daughter, Megan, and his 3 grandchildren, Chase, Kaylea, and Gunner.