43rd AG Reception Battalion - Command

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43rd Eagle The mission of the 43d Adjutant General Battalion is to conduct mixed gender reception, processing, discharge and rehabilitation operations for Initial Entry Training (IET), One Station Unit Training (OSUT) and Prior Service Soldiers.

LTC Alfred C. Boone

Battalion Commander

BN Commander Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Boone enlisted in the Army in 1988 and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School (OCS) in 2000. LTC Boone has held numerous leadership positions including: Platoon Leader, Company Commander (twice), Executive Officer for the Chief Legislative Liaison, Brigade Human Resources Officer, Brigade Executive Officer, and Professor of Military Science, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

LTC Boone served in the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, HI, Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA, and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK; 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, NY; Fort Polk (JRTC), LA; Fort Campbell, KY (101st Air Assault Division); 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany; Congressional Fellow for Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Capitol Hill and Executive Officer for the Chief of Congressional Legislative Liaison in the Pentagon. He is a graduate of Ranger Course, Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, Pathfinder Course, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officers Captain Career Course, Immediate Level Education Course, and University Senior Leaders Course. LTC Boone holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business from Austin Peay State University and Master’s degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University.

LTC Boone has participated in Operation Uphold Democracy with the 10th Mountain Division, Operation Iraqi Freedom-2 with 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division as a Staff Officer, and Operation Iraqi Freedom-4 with 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment as a Company Commander.

LTC Boone’s awards and decorations includes the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leave Cluster (OLC), Meritorious Service Medal with 3 OLC, Army Commendation Medal with one Silver OLC, Army Achievement Medal with one Silver OLC, Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd award), National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and NATO Medal. He has also earned the Combat Infantryman Badge, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Ranger Tab, German Armed Force Proficiency Badge (Gold), Army Staff Badge, and Thailand Jump Wings.

CSM Sadie Straughter

Battalion CSM

BN CSM CSM Sadie K. Straughter entered the Army in April 1992 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Jackson, SC. Her previous assignments include Adjutant General Sergeant Major and G-1 Sergeant Major, United States Army Forces Command, Ft. Bragg, NC; Senior Human Resources Sergeant, 3rd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ft. Stewart, GA; Brigade Senior Human Resources Sergeant, Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE), MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL; Recruiter, Columbia Company, Columbia, SC; Senior Personnel Service sergeant, Headquarters 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, Ft. Jackson, SC; Administrative NCO, Joint Task Force Accounting Command, Bangkok, Thailand; Drill Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment and Fitness Training Unit, 120th Adjutant General Battalion, Ft. Jackson, SC; Processing Specialist, Tampa, FL; NCO Postal Operations Supervisor, 551st Signal Battalion, Ft. Gordon, GA; and Administrative Specialist, HHC, 3rd COSCOM, Wiesbaden, Germany.

CSM Straughter’s military education includes the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy, as well as all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System, Master Resilience Training Course, Airborne Basic Course, First Sergeant Course, Army Recruiter Course, Human Resources Management Course, Drill Sergeant School and Master Fitness Trainer Course. Her civilian education includes a Master of Science in Management from Excelsior College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland University College and an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Georgia Military College.

CSM Straughter’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, the Recruiter’s Badge, the Driver’s Badge, and the Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge.

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