505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
Colonel Curtis A. Buzzard was commissioned an infantry officer in 1992 from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, he received a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, and a Masters Degree in Military Science from the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
Colonel Buzzard served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, and Battalion S3 Air in the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He later served as the Brigade S3 Air. He was then assigned to the Opposing Forces at the National Training Center and served as the Battalion Assistant Operations Officer and Company Commander in 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Next, he was assigned to the 3rd US Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), where he again served as a Battalion Assistant Operations Officer and Company Commander.
After graduate school, Colonel Buzzard served as a strategist and policy analyst in the Army G3 Strategy, Plans and Policy Directorate in the Pentagon beginning in 2002 and later attended the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College. Subsequently, he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment as the Battalion Operations Officer and then Battalion Executive Officer, to include a combat deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was then selected to serve as the Army Military Aide to the President, serving for President Bush and President Obama. He returned to command 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in 2010, and while serving on the Global Response Force mission, the battalion was alerted and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan. Then, he was selected to serve as a US Army War College Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. In June 2013, he was reassigned to the 82nd Airborne Division and most recently served as the G3, Division Operations Officer.
Colonel Buzzard’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal (2 awards), Meritorious Service Medal (6 awards), Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), Master Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Air Assault Badge, Presidential Service Badge, and Army Staff Badge.
Command Sergeant Major Brian Severino enlisted in the United States Army in October of 1987. His previous assignments include 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC;Operations Sergeant Major, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant HHC, 82nd Airborne Division, HHC, 2-504 PIR and Bravo Company 3-504 PIR, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC; Platoon Sergeant, Alpha Company, 2-504 PIR, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC; Detachment Sergeant TANGO Security Force, 8th Army at Yongsan, Korea; Senior Ranger Instructor, 4th Ranger Training Battalion at Ft Benning, GA, and the 3rd Battalion, 11th IN Regt (OCS) Command Sergeant Major out of Fort Benning, GA. Command Sergeant Major Severino most recently served as the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 508th IN Regt, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft Bragg, North Carolina.
Command Sergeant Major Severino is a graduate of all NCOES courses from Primary Leadership Development Course to the United States Sergeants Major Academy. Command Sergeant Major Severino has also completed Airborne School, Jumpmaster Course, Air Assault Course, Ranger Course, Total Army Instructor Course and the First Sergeant's Course.
Command Sergeant Major Severino has a bachelor of Science from Troy University.
Command Sergeant Major Severino's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3rd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (5th Award), Army Good Conduct Award (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (BSS), Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2BSS), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2BSS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead device, Global War on Terror Service Medal, NATO Medal, Army Superior Unit Award. CSM Severino has also earned his Expert Infantryman's Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Master Parachutist Badge with bronze star, Air Assault Badge, and Ranger Tab. His foreign awards include German, Canadian Parachutist Badge, German Fitness Badge (Silver), German Army Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency (Silver).