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David Davenport
Senior SME
David Davenport

 
Bio under review
Thomas Gills
SME
Thomas Gills
Tom provides the team 30+ year’s military and academic experience. His final 10 years in the Army include assignments as Human Resources Command, Operations Sergeant Major; Executive Officer to the Sergeant Major of the Army; Senior Enlisted Leader of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan; Enlisted Promotions Branch Chief, Human Resources Command, and capped off his career as the Army G-1 (HR) Sergeant Major. He taught English as an adjunct faculty for seven of those years. Since retirement, he has served as Northeast Regional Director, JTilley, Inc., headed by SMA (R) Jack Tilley. Tom holds a Master’s of Public Administration from Troy University (Summa Cum Laude) and a Bachelor's of Science from Excelsior College (Magna Cum Laude). 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
Christopher K. Greca retired from the United States Army in 2017 after a Distinguished 31-year military career. After retirement, Chris founded 5th Principle LLC, a leadership consulting firm who specializes in character development and team building, both of which come directly from his training, education, and 30+ years of experience as a United States Army Ranger. During his service, Chris worked at the most senior levels for both the Army and Department of Defense.

He served over 40 months in Afghanistan, Iraq, and across the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility as part of a Joint Special Operational Task Force, Conventional Army Forces, and as the most Senior Enlisted Leader assigned to USCENTCOM. Chris culminated his career as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader working directly for Generals Llyod Austin and Joe Votel. This United States Geographic Combatant Command has or had responsibility for 20 Countries in the Middle East, 75,000 Uniformed Service Members, and 52 Partnered Nations. Chris’ official military biography can be found at: http://www.defense.gov/About/Biographies/Bography-View/Article/602706/

A few notable additions include being awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal (DSM; Highest Peacetime Army Award), Defense Superior Service Medal, and being inducted as a Distinguished Member of the 75th Ranger Regiment (DMoR), for his service in both 2nd and 1st Ranger Battalions. Chris has been very public about the effects of service; the emotional, physical, and mental scars of conflict. He was recently featured in a Public Service Announcement for the Department of Defense called the “Real Warrior Program,” which was shown on Armed Forces Network (AFN). He routinely shares his personal story of “emotional numbness,” and the effects it has had on his family.

Additionally, he was asked and worked as a Senior Mentor for the Nominative Leader Course (NLC), which is part of the Army’s Leader Development Program located at the Army War College. Chris was also featured on the Army Leader Exchange (ALx) at Fort Leavenworth Kansas discussing Communication in a Multigenerational Environment, and he was the first retired Noncommissioned Officer to ever participate in the Leadership Forum. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with honors (4.0 GPA) from Park University and is currently working on his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University. Chris has been married to his wife Darena for over 30 years, and they have three boys. He currently resides outside Columbus, Georgia.
Frank Grippe
Senior SME
Frank Grippe

 
Bio under review
Brian Lindsey
SME
Brian Lindsey
Brian is a retired Command Sergeant Major (CSM) with 30 plus years of Honorable service in the United States Army. His final assignment was as the Institute for Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Sergeant Major. He is a proven leader and an avid supporter of Soldiers and events throughout the community. Brian holds an Associate degree in Business Management from Barstow Community College in Barstow California, a Bachelor of Science degree in liberal arts (administrative/management) from Excelsior College in Albany, New York, and a Master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma in Norman Oklahoma. Brian is currently the Director of Business Development for Tec-Masters Inc. an adjunct for Central Texas College, serves on the Board of Trustee’s for Bethlehem Baptist Church and on the Board of Directors for the Senior Center for Creative Living, in Lawton Oklahoma.

Anthony Stoneburg
SME
Anthony Stoneburg
Anthony Stoneburg served 30 years in the Army and has 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. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College (Magna Cum Laude) and an MBA in Human Resources (Summa Cum Laude) from Trident University.