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                Lieutenant Colonel Richard Monteiro retired from the U.S. Army Reserves on August 20th, 2021 after 34 years of military service. In February 2022, Rich was hired as the new Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Command (JRTC)/National Defense Cadet Corps Senior Instructor serving the Albemarle County public high schools. He currently resides in Waynesboro, Virginia with his wife Loretta and son.

                LTC Monteiro enlisted in the Army in May of 1987 and was assigned the Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) of Hospital Food Service Dietician. He later commissioned as an Army Second Lieutenant in 1993 through ROTC and was branched Field Artillery. Upon completion of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, he served as a Fire Direction Officer and Platoon Leader for B Battery, 3rd of the 42nd Field Artillery formally located in Stockertown, Pennsylvania. During the Department of Defense reduction in force in 1995, the unit retired their colors and he transferred into the Individual Ready Reserve. 2LT Monteiro returned to active Reserve status in 2003, when he joined the 1302nd Port Security Company formally located in Orangeburg, NY. He mobilized in support of Operation Noble Eagle serving as a Platoon Leader in 2003-2004. Upon completion of his mobilization he was promoted to First Lieutenant and then took command of the unit. He served as the unit Commander until the colors were retired in 2005. He then transferred to the 1st of the 309th Training Support Battalion at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst where he was promoted to Captain and served as an Observer Controller Trainer on Active Duty from 2007-2010. He then transferred to the 233rd Quartermaster Company where he assumed command of the unit. Upon completion of command he transferred to the 157th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion where he served as the Battalion S3 during their tour to Bagram, Afghanistan from 2012-2013. Upon completion of his tour he was promoted to Major and served as both the Support Operations Officer and Battalion Executive Officer for the unit. He then transferred to 1st Brigade, Atlantic Training Division, under the 84th Training Command to assume the role as Chief Observer, Coach, Trainer. His final Active Duty assignment occurred from April 2019-June 2020 while assigned to the 77th Sustainment Brigade to serve as their Rear Detachment S3. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel during the tour and upon completion of duty he was assigned to the 78th Training Division where he served until his retirement.

                LTC Monteiro was also employed by the Army Reserves as a Military Technician from November 2010-November 2021. He served as an Operations and Training Specialist and Staff Supervisory Administrator for both the 157th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and 338th Medical Brigade located in Horsham, Pennsylvania.



Retired First Sergeant David M. Wilcox

First Sergeant Wilcox served in the Army from June 1999 until January 2020. He enlisted in the Army as a 12V Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator and served in numerous leadership roles as Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, U.S. Army Recruiter, Advanced Individual Training Instructor, and Operations Sergeant. First Sergeant Wilcox also served as a First Sergeant for both the 557 Engineer Construction Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) of the 555 Engineer Brigade. First Sergeant Wilcox deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (January 2003 – January 2004) and Operation Iraqi Freedom III (January 2005 – January 2006). He also deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan (July 2013 - March 2014) as an Engineer Advisor where he worked alongside the Afghan National Army by guiding, mentoring and teaching them construction management and counter IED operations. First Sergeant Wilcox’s duty stations include Fort Carson Colorado; Vilseck, Germany; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Crystal Lake, Illinois; Joint Base Lewis McCord, Washington and Fort Shafter, Hawaii.