Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri | 43rd AG Reception Battalion | HHC

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 Donovan Herron

Company Commander

RHU Commander

CPT Donovan Herron earned his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. He was the recipient of a 2-year Army ROTC Green to Gold scholarship and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army in 2010. He earned his Master's of Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2018.

CPT Herron's previous assignments include Fort Hood, TX (Bradley Fighting Systems Mechanic); Kaiserslautern, Germany (Military Police Officer); Fort Bliss, TX (Warrior Leaders Course - Small Group Leader); Fort Sill, OK (Chemical Officer, Battalion S1); Fort Bliss, TX (Battalion S1) and Graduate Student at Webster University in Saint Louis, MO. He is a graduate of the Chemical Basic Officers Leadership Course- Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Adjutant General Captains Career Course-Fort Jackson, SC and Air Assault School-Fort Bliss, TX.

CPT Herron had the distinct honor of participating in numerous operations including deployments to Afghanistan, Turkey, Bahrain, The United Arab Emirates and Zambia on the continent of Africa.

CPT Herron's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (Bronze, 4 knots) National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2) NATO Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (3), German Armed Force Proficiency Badge-Bronze and the Air Assault Badge.

1SG Tanya Bowman

Company First Sergeant


First Sergeant Tanya A. Bowman enlisted in the United States Army in March 2000 and attended Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. She attended Advance Individual training at Gulfport, Mississippi and was awarded the MOS of (12W) Construction and Masonry Specialist.

1SG Bowman’s assignments include Schofield Barracks, HI, Fort Stewart, GA, Fort Polk, Louisiana, and Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Her positions include Carpentry Masonry Sergeant, Team Leader, Construction Section leader, Supply Sergeant, Human Resource Sergeant, Senior Human Resource Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant, Construction Operations Sergeant, and Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant. 1SG Bowman’s most recent duty assignment was as the S3 NCOIC.

1SG Bowman’s Awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Army Conduct Medal (5 knots), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1CS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, a NATO service medal, and two Overseas ribbons.

1SG Bowman’s military education includes; Primary Leadership Development Course, Unit Prevention Leader, Master Driver course, Property Book Unit Supply Enhancement course, Advanced Leaders Course, Combatives Level 1 and 2, Combat Life-Savers Course, Technical Transportation of Hazardous Materials course, Basic Instructor Training course, Drill Sergeant School, Senior Leaders Course, Operational Contractors Course, Command Post of the Future Course, Battle Staff, SHARP Course, Advance Individual Training Course, and Master Resilience Training Course. Her civilian education includes an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Central Texas College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia College and a Dual Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership & Human Resource Management from Webster’s University.

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