Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri | 43rd AG Reception Battalion | Alpha Company

43d AG Reception Battalion- Alpha Company Gators

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Our Mission:

Alpha Gators The mission of Alpha Company is to receive and in-process Initial Entry Soldiers, ensuring all Soldiers are fully processed administratively and medically for Basic Combat Training (BCT), One Station Unit Training (OSUT) and Advanced Individual Training (AIT).




CPT Carla L. Bender

Company Commander

Alpha Company Commander

CPT Carla Bender earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. She was the recipient of a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship and received her commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army in 2009. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2015.

CPT Bender’s previous assignments on active duty include Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT)-Fort Knox, KY (Rappel Instructor-Cadre); 83rd Ordnance Battalion-Kure, Japan (Battalion S1); 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division-Fort Campbell, KY (Battalion S1); HQ, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division-Fort Campbell, KY (Brigade Strength Manager); 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command-Baumholder, GM (Battalion S1). She is a graduate of the Adjutant General Basic Officers Leadership Course- Fort Jackson, SC; Adjutant General Captains Career Course-Fort Jackson, SC; Airborne School-Fort Benning, GA; and Lean Six Sigma (GB)- Kaiserslautern, GM.

CPT Bender had the distinct honor of participating in Operation Enduring Freedom XIII where she deployed to Afghanistan as the Brigade Strength Manager for the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Currahee), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in 2013.

CPT Bender’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NATO Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (2), German Armed Force Proficiency Badge-Silver and Airborne Parachutist Badge.

1SG Kirby S. Ingles

Company First Sergeant

Alpha Company 1SG

1SG Kirby S. Ingles began his active duty career with tours in Ft. Riley, KS, Egypt, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Indianapolis, IN, Fort Drum, NY, Baghdad, Iraq, Fort Leavenworth, KS, and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, VA. He received an Associates Degree in General Studies from Barton County Community College, a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Columbia College and a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Liberty University.

1SG Ingles has served in various positions which include Administrative Specialist, Postal Floor Supervisor, Administrative Sergeant, Processing and Transportation Non-Commissioned Officer, Human Resources Sergeant, Senior Human Resources Sergeant, Assistant Inspector General, Personnel Administration Division (G1) NCOIC, Company First Sergeant, and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. In October 2016, he was transferred to Fort Leonard Wood, MO where he served as a Senior Human Resources Sergeant for the 3d Chemical Brigade until he assumed duties as the Alpha Company, 43rd AG BN First Sergeant on May 3, 2018.

1SG Ingles ‘awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award with 1 oak leaf cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal silver clasp with 1 loop, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Service Medal with 2 campaign stars, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), Multinational Force and Observers Medal, Drivers Badge for Wheeled Vehicles. He is a graduate of SHARP Baseline Certification Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Senior Leaders Course, the Army Inspector General's Course, Basic Airborne Course, Advanced Leaders Course, and Basic Leaders Course.

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