Command Sergeant Major Randy T. Brown was born in Paterson, New Jersey. He entered the United States Marine Corps in February of 1994. After four years and eight month break in service he entered the United States Army in May of 1998.
CW5 John J. McCartin is a native of Northwood, New Hampshire. He entered the Army’s Delayed Entry Program in December of 1990. He entered the Active Army in July of 1991 and attended basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, followed by Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia, where he was trained as an 88L, watercraft engineer.