Lieutenant Colonel Cleveland F. Henry, Jr.
Recruiting & Retention Commander
Lieutenant Colonel Cleveland Henry began his military career on 28 December 1984, as an enlisted Airman in the United States Air Force (USAF). In 1991, LTC Henry enlisted into the Massachusetts Army National Guard, attended the state Officer Candidate School (OCS) and commissioned as an Ordnance officer on 23 August 1993.
Upon graduating from OCS, LTC Henry was assigned as a Platoon Leader for Company E, 114th Main Support Battalion. After attending the Ordnance Maintenance Management Officer Basic Course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, he transferred to the Maryland Army National Guard and began a new civilian career in the affordable housing and property management field. His assignments as a traditional Maryland Guardsman include Platoon Leader and Executive Officer for Company A, 129th Signal Battalion, and the Battalion Signal Officer and S-1 for the 2-110th Field Artillery (FA) Battalion. Additionally, LTC Henry had two consecutive command tours with the FA battalion. In 2002, he commanded the Headquarters and Headquarters Service Company during its deployment in support of Operation Noble Eagle. Three years later, he was selected as the firing battery commander for Battery B.
LTC Henry entered the Active Guard Reserve (AGR) program upon his selection as the S-1 for the 729th Brigade Support Battalion on 8 August 2006. On 22 February 2007, he was assigned to the Recruiting and Retention Battalion where he first served as the Battalion Executive Officer and then the Assistant Professor of Military Science at Morgan State University. In 2010, he deployed with the 29th Infantry Division Security Partnering Team (SYP) and worked as an embedded advisor and mentor to Afghan G-1 officers at the Afghan Army National Military Command Center (NMCC), Kabul Afghanistan. Upon his redeployment, LTC Henry was detailed for three years as the Deputy Inspector General before completing his most recent assignment as the Officer Personnel Branch Chief, G1.
LTC Henry’s education includes the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Human Resource Management, Support Operations, Field Artillery Officer Advanced, and Signal Officer Advanced Courses. LTC Henry graduated from Morgan State University with a Bachelors of Art in Sociology and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University.
LTC Henry resides in Columbia, Maryland with his wife, Lieutenant Colonel Kristine Henry, and has two children: Alexander, 2, and Xavier, 9.
Command Sergeant Major Kenneth T. Klein
Recruiting & Retention CSM
CSM Klein enlisted into the active Army in 1989. He attended basic training at Fort Knox, KY, and AIT at Fort Lee, VA. Upon completion of AIT, CSM Klein was stationed at Fort Bragg NC with Company A, 1-159th AVN Regt, as a Supply Specialist. CSM Klein served at Fort Bragg from 1990-1992, and had one deployment for Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm. CSM Klein left the active Army, and joined the Maryland Army National Guard where he was assigned to A Company 1-115th Infantry where he held the following positions: Rifleman, Grenadier, M249 Gunner, M60 Gunner, Team Leader, Squad Leader, and Platoon Sergeant.
CSM Klein served with A Company from 1992-2004, and had one deployment for Operation Noble Eagle. CSM Klein began his AGR tour in 2004 with the Recruiting and Retention Battalion as a production recruiter, working out of the Frederick Armory on team West. During his time with the Recruiting and Retention Battalion, CSM Klein has held the following positions: Production Recruiter 2004-2007, NCOIC 2008-2011, Company 1SG 2011-2013, Operations SGM 2013- 2017. CSM Klein also deployed with A Company 1-175th Infantry for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007-2008 during his time with the Recruiting and Retention Battalion.
CSM Klein has attended all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers Education System, including the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, graduating in September 2016. He has also completed the following, the First Sergeants Course, RSP Cadre Course, 79T NCOIC Course, MEPS Guidance Counselor Course, 79T ANCOC, 11B BNCOC, PLDC.
CSM Klein’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (6OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (4th award), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (4OLC), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Silver Hourglass, M-Device), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award), Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Maryland State Active Duty Medal, Maryland Outstanding Unit Ribbon, Maryland National Guard Adjutant General’s Distinguished Unit Ribbon, Maryland National Guard State Service Medal (One Silver Bottony), Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Master Recruiter Badge, Driver-Mechanic Badge with Driver-W Clasp, Order of Saint Maurice – Centurion Medal.
CSM Klein is married to Margaret Klein. They have one child, Courtney who is 12, and live in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. CSM Klein also has two other children Jessica 21, and Hunter 18, both currently attending college.