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David Davenport
Senior SME
David Davenport
CSM (Ret.) David S. Davenport Sr. (M.A., business administration), is formerly the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Command Sergeant Major. Most notably known for his most recent effort in which led the efforts to re-write the professional development model and education system for the United States Army’s 391K non-commissioned officers that examined training, maximized capacity within the educational framework and identified opportunities for efficiencies pertaining both training and financial resources. He was awarded the Association of the United States Army 2006 Larry Strickland Educational Leadership Award for his commitment, both professionally and personally, to enhancing the professional developments of his Soldiers and noncommissioned officers of the United States Army.


Thomas Gills
SME
Thomas Gills
SGM (Ret.) Thomas Gills (M.A., public administration), after more than 30+ years’ experience as a human resource specialist and enlisted leader Tom's nominative assignments included Operations Sergeant Major of the Human Resources Command; Executive Officer to the Sergeant Major of the Army; the HRC Enlisted Promotions Branch Chief culminating as the Department of the Army G-1 Sergeant Major. He has many operational assignments, including as Senior Enlisted Leader of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. He is the author of the Enlisted Soldier’s Guide, 8th Ed., and was inducted in the Adjutant General’s Corps, Regimental Hall of Fame in 2016
Christopher Greca
Senior SME
Christopher Greca
CSM (Ret.) Christopher K. Greca retired from the United States Army in 2017 after a Distinguished 31-year military career. During his service, Chris worked at the most senior levels for both the Army and Department of Defense, including over 40 months in Afghanistan, Iraq, and across the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM). He served as the senior enlisted advisor to the US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and is a Distinguished Member of the 75th Ranger Regiment for his service in both 2nd and 1st Ranger Battalions. Chris has been very public about the effects of service and the emotional, physical, and mental scars of conflict. He was featured in a Public Service Announcement for the Department of Defense called the “Real Warrior Program and he routinely shares his personal story of “emotional numbness." In retirement founded 5th Principle LLC, a leadership consulting firm who specializes in character development and team building and has served as a speaker, consultant, and as a Senior Mentor for the Nominative Leader Course (NLC). He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University.
Frank Grippe
Senior SME
Frank Grippe
CSM (Ret.) Frank Grippe entered the Army in April 1981 and trained as a light infantryman and graduated from Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia. A wounded warrior with many operational assignments as a rifleman and enlisted leader in airborne and ranger units he also served as an ROTC Senior Military Instructor at San Diego State University. As a nominative command sergeant major Frank served as the senior enlisted advisor to the 101st Airborne Division and the Multi-National Division North and of the I Corps. His final assignment was as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for the United States Central Command coming from duties as the Multi-National Corps-Iraq command sergeant major.
Brian Lindsey
SME
Brian Lindsey
CSM (Ret.) Brian K. Lindsey (M.A., human relations), born into the Army at Fort Hood, Texas Brian served 30 plus years as a soldier and field artilleryman in many operational assignments. He had duties as a drill sergeant, an observer/controller at the Army's National Training Center and went on to serve as the senior enlisted advisor of the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence at Ft Sill. At the INCOP he helped shape NCO 2020 Strategy and in crafting NCO Leader Core Competencies. In post military career he has served as an adjunct instructor for Upper Iowa University and Central Texas College.

Anthony Stoneburg
SME
Anthony Stoneburg
CSM (Ret.) Anthony Stoneburg (M.A., human resources), after more than 30years of service to the Army Anthony has had extensive leadership, leadership training, and talent management experience. He spent 24 years assigned to U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) where he served at various levels to include the Command Sergeant Major (CSM) of the U.S. Army Recruiting & Retention College, and as the CSM of USAREC.
Melissa McFrazier
SME
Melissa McFrazier
CSM (Ret.) Melissa McFrazier retired from the active duty Army on 31 July 2018, after 30 years of distinguished military service. Born and raised in Taunton, Massachusetts, she joined the Army in May of 1988, after graduating from Taunton High School. After completion of Basic Combat Training, she was trained and certified as a Combat Medic. Melissa has held numerous key leadership positions throughout her military career, to include Drill Sergeant, First Sergeant (2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, GE), and Command Sergeant Major. She led her Soldiers through two successful, extended deployments to Iraq, and consistently placed great emphasis on sponsorship, mentorship, and Soldier/NCO development, with the goal of teaching, coaching and mentoring the leaders of tomorrow.

Melissa was inducted into the FORSCOM Sergeant Audie Murphy Association, as well as the Army Medical Department’s Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3). She continues to reinforce community relationships by serving as a teen mentor and guest speaker for the TX ChalleNGe Academy, out of Eagle Lake, TX; a live- in, quasi-military style program, which assists at risk teens in attaining their high school diplomas, or GEDs. Melissa was awarded a recording contract in 1991, (as an emcee), with a German record label, which released her European dance single titled, “Technomania Has Begun” feat. Missy T. She frequently capitalized on her poetic and spoken word talents to boost the morale of Soldiers and civilian contractors, during combat deployments, and to support diversity in the Army during monthly Equal Opportunity Program observances. She recently co-authored a leadership anthology, under the “Camouflaged Sisters” LLC, (written by senior, servicewomen) which has already reached New Release “Best Seller” status in 4 separate categories, on Amazon.com.