43d AG Reception Battalion - RHU

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Our Mission:

RHU Ravens Provide mission command for Initial Entry Training (IET) Soldiers, discharge Soldiers (DS), IET who enter the medical evaluation board (MEB) process, prior service Soldiers (PSS) and cadre. Reception and Holding Unit (RHU) provides support for IET Soldiers as they first arrive to our reception battalion, ensuring they are assigned to the proper processing company. RHU also prepares disqualified IET Soldiers and IET Soldiers who enter the MEB for separation from the Army, which facilitates forward training unit's ability to conduct their mission without disruption from those who do not meet Army standards. RHU conducts in-processing for the PSS, thus ensuring they are fully re-integrated into our Army systems and the Army way of life. In addition, RHU provides a positive command climate that supports the lives of its cadre and family members.

CPT David J. Markiewicz

Company Commander

RHU Commander

Captain David J. Markiewicz graduated and was commissioned from Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in 2011 with a Bachelor degree in Psychology.

CPT Markiewicz’s previous assignments include Tank Platoon Leader both Forward deployed and in garrison, the Battalion Planner, and the Battalion Adjutant. These assignments were completed at Fort Hood, Texas while serving in the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, and 1st Cavalry Division. CPT Markiewicz has been deployed in support of OPERATION NEW DAWN in Kuwait, and OPERATION COMBINED RESOLVE II in Germany.

CPT Markiewicz’s military education includes the Army Reconnaissance Course, Armor Basic Officer Leaders Course, Adjutant General Captain’s Career Course, and Unit Movement Officers Course. His military awards include the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.

1SG Ernest Ko

Company First Sergeant


First Sergeant Ernest Ko enlisted in the United States Army in July 2000 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, OK. 1SG Ko’s previous assignments/leadership positions include: Battalion Paralegal, 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, 75th Fires Brigade, Fort Sill, OK; Battalion Paralegal, attached to 1-10 CAV, 4th Infantry Division, Divarty; Trial Defense Services Regional NCOIC, Fort Jackson, SC; NCOIC, Military Justice, Fort Sill, OK; NCOIC and Platoon Sergeant, Military Justice, Fort Huachuca, AZ; Senior Paralegal NCO, Military Justice, 8th Army, Yongsan, South Korea; Senior Drill Sergeant, 1st Battalion, 19th Field Artillery, 434th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, OK; Chief Paralegal NCO, Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

1SG Ko's awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC); Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC); Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal (5 Clasps); National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Stars); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (2); Drill Sergeant Badge; Air Assault Badge; Drivers Badge; German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Bronze); Order of Saint Barbara.

1SG Ko's education includes: Combat Lifesavers Course; Primary Leadership Development Course; Field Hygiene/Sanitation Course; Advance Leadership Course; Air Assault Course; Senior Leadership Course; Basic Instructors Course; Combined Senior Paralegal NCO Course; Combatives Level 1; Drill Sergeant School; Master Fitness Trainer; Master Resilience Trainer. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

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