COL Patrick Hynes
Colonel Patrick J. Hynes is a native of New Providence, NJ. He graduated from West Point in 1991 and was commissioned as an Infantry second lieutenant.
Colonel Hynes’ first assignment was with the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Kobbe, Panama where he served as a rifle Platoon Leader, Rifle Company Executive Officer, and Headquarters & Headquarters Company Executive Officer. Colonel Hynes then served two tours in Korea, first as the Executive Officer for a Republic of Korea Army rifle company in the Joint Security Area, and later as the Assistant Operations Officer for the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment (Air Assault). Colonel Hynes was then assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division where he served as the Adjutant for 1st Brigade, and as a Rifle Company Commander in the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Following company command, he served as both a Rifle Platoon and Rifle Company Senior Observer-Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA.
Colonel Hynes next served in Iraq as the C/J3, Deputy Chief of Current Operations for CJTF-7. In 2004 Colonel Hynes returned to the 82nd Airborne Division where he served as the Division G3 Chief of Operations, battalion Operations Officer in 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Operations Officer, and later Executive Officer for the 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. In May 2008, Colonel Hynes assumed command of the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment. After command, COL Hynes served as the Deputy Executive Officer to COMISAF, and later as the Director of Operations, ISAF Joint Command.
Colonel Hynes’ combat deployments include two tours to Iraq, and two tours to Afghanistan.
Colonel Hynes holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Military Academy, and a M.S. in National Security and Resource Strategy from the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School. Colonel Hynes’ awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star (2OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award (2OLC), National Defense Service Medal (1OLC), Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign two stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon seventh award, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and Ranger Tab.
His is married to the former Eleni Boussounis of Kalamata, Greece and they have two children, Lea and Ryan.
Brigade Command Sgt. Major
CSM Jeffrey Nall
Command Sergeant Major Nall was born in Sanford, NC. He entered the Army on 6 September, 1989 in Raleigh, NC. He attended One Stop Unit Training at Fort Sill, OK, as a 13B Cannon Crewman. CSM Nall's deployments include tours with B Battery, 1st Battalion 41st Field Artillery, Fort Stewart, GA, to Desert Shield/Desert Storm in July, 1990; B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, to Afghanistan in December, 2002; Operation Iraqi Freedom 5 with C Battery, 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK; and to Operation Enduring Freedom 12-13 with 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery from Fort Riley, KS.
He has served in every leadership position starting with Section Chief, A Battery, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC; Drill Sergeant, D Battery, 1st Battalion, 19th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK; Gunnery Sergeant, B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC; Chief of Firing Battery, B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC; Battalion Master Gunner, Headquarters Support Battery, 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant, B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant C Battery, 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK; First Sergeant, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK; Field Artillery Master Gunner (FA Branch), Fort Sill, OK; G3,5,7 Operations Sergeant Major for U.S. Army Japan & I Corps (Forward), Camp Zama, Japan; Command Sergeant Major, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, and currently serves as the Command Sergeant Major, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC.
His military and civilian education include Warrior Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Drill Sergeant School, First Sergeant Course, Sergeants Major Academy (Non-Resident Course, Class 33), Small Group Instructor Training Course, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault, Drop Zone Safety Trainer, Drop Zone Safety Officer, and Load Master Course. He is currently working towards a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice from Phoenix University. CSM Nall’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal with (7 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Superior Unit Award, Order of Saint Barbara, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and Combat Action Badge. CSM Nall is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.