43d AG Reception Battalion- HHC Night Hawks

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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 Timothy C. Gutierrez

Company First Sergeant

HHC 1SG 1SG Timothy C. Gutierrez enlisted as a Personnel Information Systems Management Specialist (42A) and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, SC. Upon obtaining the rank of SSG (through a battlefield promotion), he was awarded the MOS of 42A.
1SG Gutierrez's assignments include Fort Riley, KS, Camp Coiner, Korea, Fort Gillem, GA, Fort Jackson, SC, Wiesbaden, Germany, and Fort Leonard Wood, MO. His positions include Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, BN S1 NCOIC, Drill Sergeant, Drill Sergeant Leader, and 1SG. 1SG Gutierrez's most recent duty assignment was as the HHBN S1 NCOIC for United States Army Europe.
1SG Gutierrez's military education includes Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course (DLA and CL), Basic Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Course, SHARP Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Master Resilience Training Course, Drill Sergeant School, Drill Sergeant Leader, Combatives Level 1, NBC Defense Course, Hazmat Safety Course, and Combat Lifesaver Course.
1SG Gutierrez's awards include Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (SOLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (4 knots), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Driver's Badge, and the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge.

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