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 one grandchild.

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LTG Theodore D. Martin

Lieutenant General Theodore D. Martin assumed duties as Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, March 5, 2018.

The Martin family’s military heritage harkens back more than ten generations to 1776 when Private Daniel Martin enlisted in the 1st New Jersey Infantry Regiment and fought the British during the American Revolution, including service at Valley Forge. Lieutenant General Martin graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1983 and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Armor. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course (Cavalry Track), the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the Naval College of Command and Staff, and the Army War College. He holds a Master’s Degree in National Security & Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, and a Master’s Degree in Business from Webster University.

His command experience includes Commander, C Company, 2d Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, Federal Republic of Germany; Commander, 1st Squadron, 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Buffalo Soldiers), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Commander, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Commander, Operations Group (COG), National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California; Commandant & 45th Chief of Armor, U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Benning, Georgia; the 73rd Commandant of Cadets at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; the Commanding General National Training Center & Fort Irwin, California; and the Commanding General 2d Infantry Division (Combined), Republic of Korea.

Beyond command, Lieutenant General Martin has served in a wide variety of staff and leadership assignments including duty in the 1st Armor Training Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky; the Combined Arms Command-Training, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Advisor to the Imam Mohammed bin Saud Brigade and later the Prince Sa’ad bin Abdul Rahman Brigade, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Deputy Chief of Staff, G3, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Joint Improvised Explosive Device-Defeat Task Force as the Iraq Field Team Leader, Baghdad, Iraq; and Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Virginia, as Armor Branch Chief and Chief of Combat Arms Division.

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MG Daniel J. Christian

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