43d AG Reception Battalion- HHC Hellcats

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Our Mission:

HHC Nighthawk Provide mission command, support, training, logistical and administrative management to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 43d AG Battalion Soldiers and Civilians. Develop permanent party Soldiers into physically fit and mentally resilient leaders that positively impact the overall operations of the battalion.




CPT Carla L. Bender

Company Commander

HHC 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 John E. Marshall

Company First Sergeant

HHC 1SG 1SG John E. Marshall enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in February 1992 and attended Basic Training at Fort Knox, KY and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN and entered Active Duty Service in February 1993.
1SG Marshall’s previous assignments include; SIDPERS Clerk, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK, Personnel Administration Specialist, 751st .Military Intelligence Battalion, Camp Humphreys Korea, Personnel Service Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry, Fort Campbell, KY, Assistant Personnel Sergeant, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, LA, Personnel Sergeant, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Fort Polk, LA, Human Resource Sergeant 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, LA, Human Resource Sergeant 3rd Squadron, 389th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light) Fort Polk, LA, Human Resource Sergeant 2nd Battalion, 230th Infantry Battalion, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light) Fort Polk, LA, 447th Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA, D CO, 101st Infantry Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS, G-1 NCOIC, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Fort Polk, LA, Senior Human Resource Sergeant, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Polk, LA, Assistant Inspector General, United States Forces Korea and Eighth Army, Yongsan, Korea, and Assistant Inspector General, Office of The Inspector General, Washington, DC. His military education includes the Adjutant General School, Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leader’s Course, Battle Staff, Manpower and Force Management Course, and The Inspector General Course.His civilian education includes Associates in Applied Science Degree in Wild Life Management from Harcourt and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Upper Iowa University. His civilian education includes Associates in Applied Science Degree in Wild Life Management from Harcourt and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Upper Iowa University.
1SG Marshall’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Presidential Unit Citation Award (2 Oak Leaf Clusters) Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2 Service Stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Service Star) Iraq Campaign Service Medal (4 Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, (Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), NATO Medal, Army Staff Badge, Combat Action Badge, and Driver’s/Mechanic Badge.
His civilian education includes Associates in Applied Science Degree in Wild Life Management from Harcourt and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Upper Iowa University.

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