Leaders

Leaders

 

General Paul E. Funk II

Gen. Paul E. Funk II assumed duties as the 17th Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, on June 21, 2019. As TRADOC commander, Funk is responsible for 32 Army schools organized under 10 Centers of Excellence that recruit, train and educate more than 750,000 Soldiers and service members annually.

Funk was born at Fort Hood and graduated from Fort Knox High School. He was commissioned an Armor Officer through ROTC upon graduation from Montana State University.

General Funk has commanded at every level, Company through Corps, including:

  • A Company, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Armored Division in Kirchgoens, Germany
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Armored Division in Kirchgoens, Germany
  • 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment (GARRYOWEN), 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas
  • 1st Brigade Combat Team (IRONHORSE), 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas
  • 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • III Armored Corps (AMERICA’S HAMMER!) at Fort Hood, Texas

Funk’s combat and operational experience includes six deployments in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.

Operational assignments include:

  • Observer Controller with the Live Fire Team (Dragons) at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California
  • Squadron Operations Officer of 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Regimental Operations Officer, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Division Operations Officer, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Chief of Staff, III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Deputy Commanding General at the Combined Arms Center for Training at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver), 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army in Washington, D.C.

Joint assignments include:

  • Chief, Joint Exercise Section J-37, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), U.S. Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
  • Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver), Combined Joint Task Force-1 in Afghanistan
  • Commander, Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Commander, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve in Baghdad, Iraq

Funk holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communications, from Montana State University, and a Master of Science degree in administration, from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the Armor Basic Officer Leaders and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College, and completed his Senior Service College as a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Technology, University of Texas at Austin.

General Funk is married to the former Elizabeth Yeosock and they have three children and two grandchildren.

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LTG Maria R. Gervais

Lieutenant General Maria R. Gervais assumed duties as Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Lieutenant General Maria R. Gervais assumed duties as the TRADOC Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff on May 28, 2021. Prior to her assignment, she served in Army Futures Command as the first Cross-Functional Team Director for the Synthetic Training Environment located in Orlando, Florida.

She received her regular Army commission in 1987 as a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Lander College Reserve Officer Training Corps program in Greenwood, South Carolina, and assigned to the Chemical Branch. Her professional military education includes Chemical Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; Command and General Staff College; and U.S. Army War College where she received a Master of Military Strategic Studies. She earned a Master of Arts in Human Resources from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Lander College.

She served in a variety of command and staff assignments at every level including: Brigade Chemical Officer and Headquarters Executive Officer, 17th Field Artillery Brigade; Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, 11th Chemical Company; Battalion Chemical Officer, 1st Battalion, 227 Aviation Regiment (ATTACK), 1st Cavalry Division; Division NBC Element Director, Division Headquarters and Headquarters’ Company Commander, and Brigade Chemical Officer, 101st Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Joint Chiefs of Staff J5 intern, Policy and Strategy Directorate, Weapons Technology Control Division and Systems Integrator for Smoke and Decon Systems, Headquarters Department of the Army in the Pentagon; G3, DAMO-FDB; Executive Officer to the III Corps G3 and Operations Officer, 2nd Chemical Battalion, 13th Corps Support Command at Fort Hood; Logistical Planner and Chief of Operations, 21st Theater Support Command (TSC); Battalion Commander, 82nd Chemical Battalion and Chief of Staff, United States Army Chemical School and Maneuver Support Center; Commander, United States Army Environmental Command; Chief of Staff, Iraq Train and Advise Mission (ITAM) Director, Baghdad, Iraq; Division Chief for Full Dimension Protection, HQDA G-8, Pentagon; Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox; the 28th Chief of Chemical and the Commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School; and as the Deputy Commanding General Combined Arms Center-Training.

Her awards and decorations include: Distinguished Service Medal; five Legions of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, seven Meritorious Service Medals, two Joint Service Commendation medals, six Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, Southwest Asia Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Joint Staff Identification Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.

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MG Daniel J. Christian

Maj. Gen. Daniel J. Christian assumed duties as Deputy Chief of Staff, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command on October 23, 2020.

As the TRADOC Deputy Chief of Staff, he is the advisor and principal assistant to the TRADOC Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff and serves as the senior coordinator of staff actions with the TRADOC Headquarters, subordinate centers, schools, and agencies. He ensures the strategic analysis and decision support for the TRADOC Commanding General and Deputy Commanding General.

MG Christian received his commission through Niagara University ROTC and entered service in the Engineer Corps in 1983.

Prior to his arrival at Fort Eustis, Major General Christian was assigned as the Deputy Commanding General for Sustainment of 8th Army, headquartered in Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea.

Major General Christian has served in a variety of assignments over his extensive career. His previous assignments include Commanding General and Deputy Commanding General of Operations, 412th Theater Engineer Command; Commanding General and Assistant Division Commander, 95th Training Division; Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff (G3), 108th Training Command; 4th Brigade Commander, 98th Training Division (IET Buffalo); Executive Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff, 98th Training Division (Rochester). MG Christian’s senior staff and command assignments include Battalion Executive Officer, Battalion Command, Brigade Commander, and Deputy Chief of Staff. While deployed in Iraq in 2005, Major General Christian served as the Senior Combat Advisor to the 3d Iraqi Infantry Brigade, 5th Infantry Division in An-Numaniyah as part of the initial ground war. Previous to his deployment, MG Christian served various staff duty positions as the Deputy Chief of Staff (G4) and key Battalion Staff Positions.

Major General Christian’s formal military training includes CAPSTONE, Joint Professional Military Education at the Joint Service School, the Army War College, Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms and Services Staff College, and the Engineer Officer Advanced and Basic Courses. Major General Christian was the Distinguished Military Graduate from Niagara University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Sciences. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Regis University, CO.

Major General Christian’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (3rd award), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (7th award), Army Commendation Medal with combat “V” device, Army Commendation Medal for service (2nd award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (9th award), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, 18th Airborne Corps. Combat Service Badge, the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency and various other awards received throughout his career.

Major General Christian’s civilian business experience spans a diverse portfolio of companies. He has served in Information Technology and Business Management leadership positions with significant international responsibility. Major General Christian currently serves as Vice President (Information Technology) for a private regional transportation carrier in the United States and international territories.

Major General Christian represents the first generation of his family to have served in the military. He and his wife Donna have two sons. The oldest is a Civil Affairs Team Chief and their youngest recently enlisted in the Army’s 18x program and is in Basic Training at Fort Benning, GA.

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CSM Daniel T. Hendrex

Command Sergeant Major Daniel T. Hendrex assumed the responsibilities as Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia, on Sept. 2, 2020.

Prior to his arrival to Fort Eustis, Virginia, as the Command Sergeant Major (CSM) of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, CSM Hendrex served as the CSM, U.S. Army CENTCOM CJTF OIR for Iraq. CSM Hendrex held such prestigious positions as the CSM, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas, and CSM, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia, and multiple positions of leadership at the command level throughout his career.

A native of Norman, Oklahoma, CSM Hendrex enlisted in the Army in 1990 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as an Armor Crewman at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In addition to his recent tour in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, he deployed to Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Noble Eagle, Intrinsic Action, Joint Forge, Joint Guardian, Restore Hope, Desert Storm and Desert Shield. CSM Hendrex was decorated with the Bronze Star with Valor for his leadership during operations in Al Anbar, Iraq in 2004.

He served in the 1st Armored, 3rd Infantry, 24th Infantry, and 10th Mountain Divisions; 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment; and the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) both stateside and/or overseas; and as Squadron CSM in the AWG; Brigade CSM in 2/1AD; Director, NCOA Mission Command; CSM for CSTC-A; and Division CSM for 3rd Infantry Division. He participated in numerous rotations at NTC, JRTC, and CMTC throughout his career.

CSM Hendrex’ military and civilian education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System and the Tank Master Gunner Course. He is a graduate of Class 57 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, and was selected as one of the first NCOs to serve in a fellowship on the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group.

CSM Hendrex’ awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (1 OLC), Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (6 OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal (10th award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 bronze service stars), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 bronze stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 bronze service stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5th award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (12th award), United Nations Medal, NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Combat Action Badge, The Order of Saint George, Order of Saint Maurice, Order of Saint Barbara, and the Aubrey Red Newman Leadership Award.
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