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Major Daniel J. Pecha (PMS)

Major Daniel J. Pecha grew up in Omaha, Nebraska where he graduated from Millard South High School in 1993.  He graduated from Bellevue University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  He was commissioned into the United States Army as an Infantry Officer in February 2003 through Officer Candidate School (OCS).  After completing the Infantry Officer Basic Course and Ranger school, the Army assigned him to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York.  Throughout his time in the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Battalion Assistant Operations Officer and Company Executive Officer. While serving with 1-87 IN, he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) IV and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) IV.  Following promotion to Captain, he was assigned to the 1st Armored Training Brigade at Fort Knox, Kentucky where he served as a Basic Combat Training Company Commander and attended the Maneuver Captainís Career Course.  Upon completion of Maneuver Captainís Career Course, he was assigned the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas and subsequently Fort Knox, Kentucky.  While assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division he served as a Battalion Operations Officer, Cavalry Troop Commander, Rifle Company Commander and Battalion Rear Detachment Commander.  During this time he deployed in support of OEF VIII/IX.  

Prior to promotion to Major, he attended Creighton University and completed his Masterís degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution through the Werner Institute.  Upon completion of his Masterís degree and promotion to Major, he was selected for resident Intermediate Level Education (ILE) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  Once complete with ILE the Army assigned Major Pecha to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas where he completed his Key Developmental time as an Infantry Battalion Executive Officer and Brigade Operations Officer.  Next, MAJ Pecha completed broadening assignments as the Lead Deliberate Planner (J5 shop) for the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa where he deployed to Djibouti, Africa.  Upon return to Fort Riley, MAJ Pecha served as the Deputy Division Operations Officer.  Most recently, Major Pecha served as the Aide to the Commanding General of United States Army Cyber Command at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  Dan is married to the former Janelle Miller and they have two children:  Caden (8) and Brynn (5).  Danís awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Airborne, Bronze Star Medal w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Army Achievement Medal w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Master Sergeant Jose Zavala

Sargeant InsigniaMaster Sergeant Jose Zavala is a native of Gurabo, PR and enlisted as an Infantryman in the United States Army in January 2005. He conducted One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He is currently the Senior Military Science Instructor at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. His previous duty assignments include: First Sergeant for HHC 1-41 Infantry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado, First Sergeant for A CO 1-41 Infantry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado, Scout Platoon Sergeant for HHC 2-12 Infantry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado, Platoon Sergeant, B CO 2-12 Infantry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado, Ranger Instructor at 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia, Scout Platoon Sergeant, HHC 1-502nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Reconnaissance Squad Leader, HHC 1-502nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Assistant Squad Leader, HHC 1-502nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

MSG Zavalaís stateside tours have included Fort Carson, Colorado, Fort Benning, Georgia and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 05-07, OIF 07-09, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 10-11 and Operation Freedomís Sentinel in Afghanistan, in 2016 and 2018. He is a graduate of the Senior Leaderís Course, Advanced Leaderís Course and the Basic Leaderís Course. He is also a graduate of Bradley Master Gunner, Ranger, Battle Staff, Pathfinder, Airborne, Air Assault, Rappel Master, Master Driver and Master Resiliency Trainer. He is currently working towards an Associate Degree in Business Management.MSG Zavalaís awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (2 oak leaf cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (2 silver oak leaf clusters), the Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 bronze service star), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 bronze service stars), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd award), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award), the NATO Medal, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, El Salvador Jump Wings. MSG Zavala is married to the former Annjelica Halena of Milolii, Hawaii. They have one son, Ezra, age 1.

MAJ Andrew Jones

MAJ Andrew Jones.

MAJ Andrew Jones enlisted into military service in 1985 as an U. S Air Force Medic serving for 10 years and two campaigns, Operations ďJust CauseĒ and ďDesert StormĒ. In July 1995 he separated from the U.S Air Force to pursue his education. MAJ Jones has conferred his Bachelorís and Masterís Degreeís since separating from active military service in 1995. In January 2007 he entered back into military service attending Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning Georgia, commissioning May 2007 Adjutant General Corps. He was assigned to the 407th Civil Affairs Battalion Arden Hills, Minnesota as a Reserve Officer serving as Battalion S1, Civil Affairs Team Leader, Company Commander and one deployment to Iraq during his five years assigned. MAJ Jones in 2012 was selected for Detailed Inspector General position with the 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Des Moines, Iowa. In July 2015, he was assigned to the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas as the S3. August 2018, MAJ Jones was assigned to Creighton University to serve as an Assistant Professor of Military Science and the Executive Officer.

Awards and Decorations include Bronze Star (1), Meritorious Service Medal (1), Army Commendation Medal (1), and the Iraq Campaign Medal. His Military education includes Basic Officer Course, Captain Career Course, Civil Affairs Qualification Course, and Inspector Generalís Course. He is married to his wife Tanya for 17 years and has three Children, Noah, Reece and Turner.

CPT Jacob Giardini

Captain's BarsCPT Jacob Giardini is originally from Reno, Nevada and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelorís of Science in Mechanical Engineering in May 2011, in which he received his commission from ROTC as a Field Artillery Officer. After completing Field Artillery Basic Course, the Army assigned him to 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Riley, Kansas. While at Fort Riley he served as a Platoon Leader with 2-32 Field Artillery, and Fire Support Officer and Battalion Targeting Officer with 1-28 Infantry Battalion. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) from 2012-2013.Following promotion to Captain, he was assigned to attend Field Artillery Captainís Career Course (FACCC). Upon completion of FACCC, he was assigned to 75th Field Artillery Brigade at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. While assigned to the 75th Field Artillery Brigade he served as a Brigade Operations Officer before being assigned to 2-18th Field Artillery to serve as a Battalion S4 and firing Battery Commander. During this time he executed a rotational deployment to Camp Casey, Korea.

CPT Giardini has been happily married for over 8 years to his high school sweat-heart, Desarae. They have two daughters, Lilli (5), and Juliet (3). CPT Giardini is a graduate of the Basic Officers Leaders Course, Paladin Commanders Course, Captains Career Course, and is both Air Assault and Airborne Qualified. His other Army education includes Precision Fires Collateral Damage, Precision Fires Weapons Certification, Company Intelligence Support Team, and NBC Officer Course. CPT Giardiniís awards are the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and Korean Defense Service Medal.

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