COL Joe L. Hart earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing from South Carolina State University in 1988, where he also received his commission and branch designation of Ordnance Corps.
His first assignment was as Platoon Leader, 608th Ordnance Company, 36th Engineer Group, Fort Benning, GA., where he deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield/Storm/Calm. Upon redeployment he completed assignments as the Executive Officer for HHC 36th Engineer Group and as Maintenance Officer for the 43rd Engineer BN.
In 1993, he served as Platoon Leader in the 520th Maintenance Company, Camp Humphreys, Korea and the 194th Maintenance BN as the Maintenance Officer. He commanded Company D, 187th Ordnance BN, Fort Jackson, SC from 1994-1996. In 1996, he assumed command of the Springfield Illinois Recruiting Company, St. Louis BN. In 1999, he was reassigned to 4th Training BDE, Fort Jackson, SC as the BDE S2/3.
In 2001, he served as the Executive Officer of the 187th Ordnance BN. In 2002, he was assigned to ARCENT-Saudi Arabia where he served as Deputy G-4 and G-4. In 2003, he was assigned to OPM-SANG, Saudi Arabia, as a Senior Logistics Advisor to the Saudi Arabian National Guard.
In 2004, he was assigned as Plans Officer for Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment for HQDA-G4. In 2006, he was assigned to III Corps HQs, Fort Hood, Texas, as the Chief of Materiel Readiness Division, where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08, under Multinational Corps-Iraq.
In 2008 he returned to Iraq as the Battalion Commander of 2nd BN, 402nd Army Field Support BDE. In 2009 he was assigned as a Special Assistant to the Director of the Army Staff. In 2011, COL Hart was assigned to the Department of Defense Inspector General, serving as the Director of Administration and Logistics. In 2012, COL Hart was assigned duties as the Army National Account Manager (NAM), Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA.
In 2014 COL Hart served as DLA’s Sustainment Team Afghanistan Commander, upon his return he was reassigned to his current position as Division Chief of the Military Service Support Division. His military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.
COL Hart’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal (3OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1OCL), Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1BZ Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (3BZ Stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 BZ Star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (3BZ Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Non Article 5 NATO Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), Kuwait Liberation Medals (Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation. He wears the Parachutist Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge and the Recruiting Commander’s Certification Badge.
Colonel Antonio “Tony” Brown is a proud native of Swansea, SC. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from South Carolina State University in 1988, where he also received his commission and branch distinction of Field Artillery.
With more than 27 years of active service, Colonel Brown spent the majority of his career in a variety of acquisition assignments. He currently serves as Professor of Contract Management (Executive Programs) at the Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, VA. Prior to joining DAU, Colonel Brown was the Commander and Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting, 419th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC. In this capacity he provided contracting leadership and oversight in support of eight Army Garrisons as well as Operational Contract Support to the XVIII Airborne Corps and the Corps’ four warfighting divisions.
Colonel Brown’s other acquisition assignments include his initial assignment as Contingency Contracting Officer in the Office of the Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting, Third US Army. During this assignment he supported CENTCOM operations in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Egypt, Oman, and Qatar. Additionally, Colonel Brown has multiple tours in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom serving as Chief of Contracting in Kabul, Afghanistan (2002); Chief of Contracting in Balad, Iraq (2003); and Deputy Director of Contracting for Afghanistan (2005). Other acquisition assignments include Combat Developer for Petroleum and Water Systems at the Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, VA; Course Director and Associate Professor of Contracting at the Army Logistics University – Huntsville Campus, Huntsville, AL; Commander, US Army Contracting Command – Qatar, Doha, Qatar; and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations – G3, US Army Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, VA. He also served in the Pentagon as Liaison to the Joint Staff for the Defense Contract Management Agency.
Colonel Brown is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic & Advanced Courses. In addition to his degree from SC State University he received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. Colonel Brown is a Certified Acquisition Professional in Contracting (Level III) and Program Management (Level II). He is recognized by Georgia Tech as a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) and is also a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University Executive Program Manager’s Course.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award and the Parachutist Badge.
Lieutenant Colonel Eartha Govan is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina. She enlisted in the Army in 1989. She graduated from South Carolina State University (SCSU) Army ROTC as a Distinguished Military Graduate (DMG). Lieutenant Colonel Govan received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Govan received a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University. Her military schools include Quartermaster Officer Basic Course and Advanced Course; Combined Arms and Services Staff College; Petroleum Officer’s Course, Command and General Staff College; Army Officer’s Logistics Course, and a graduate of the Advanced Logistics and Technology Course (LOGTECH). Lieutenant Colonel Govan has served in a myriad of staff and leadership positions throughout her career to include: Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, Kilo Company, 159th Aviation Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Supply Platoon Leader, Battalion S1/Adjutant, 227th Maintenance Battalion, Yongsan Korea; Materiel Control Officer, 2nd Support Center, 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, Headquarters Company, 10th Area Support Group (ASG), S2/3 Training Officer, Okinawa Japan; Training With Industry (TWI) Philadelphia, PA; Group S1/Adjutant, 24th Corps Support Group; S2/3 Training Officer, Executive Officer, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division; Support Operations Officer, 2nd Infantry Division; Assistant Professor of Military Science (APMS) College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA; G5 Plans Officer, 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Camp Arifjan , Kuwait; Logistics Integrator Clothing and Individual Equipment Division, G-4 Army Staff, Washington, D.C.; and Professor of Military Science (PMS) Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland. Currently, LTC Govan serves as the Military Deputy National Account Manager, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Her awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC); Army Achievement Medal (4OLC); Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Army Staff Badge.
Major Maurice Green is an accomplished military police officer with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with humanitarian assistance experience in Haiti. During his career, he gained practical experience in combat operations, law enforcement, police development, rule of law and governance. His experiences are shaped by service in company, battalion, division, corps and joint/combined level staff positions. He is a proven peacetime and wartime problem solver; with a record for producing excellence.
He entered active duty after September 11, while our nation was preparing for war in Iraq. He immediately deployed to Iraq with 101st Airborne Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as a platoon leader. His platoon contributed to the division’s success in liberating three key cities and the establishment of a free Iraq. Upon his redeployment from Iraq he served as the battalion training officer for the 728th Military Police Battalion in Korea, where he planned and executed training for one of the first units to deploy from Korea in support of OIF.
Upon completion of his Korea tour, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division where he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) VII. While deployed to Afghanistan, he served as a member of Combined Joint Task Force 82. In Afghanistan, he assisted in the planning and execution of Focused District Development, a new strategic initiative designed to build Afghan governance and development. He also developed concepts to increase the overall capacity of the Afghanistan National Police.
After redeployment from OEF VII, he assumed command of the 65th Military Police Company (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC. While in command, he successfully deployed and redeployed the company on a no-notice deployment to Haiti for Operation Unified Response as part of the Global Response Force (GRF). In Haiti, his company partnered with the Haitian National Police and conducted hundreds of humanitarian operations distributing food, shelter and hygiene items to thousands of displaced Haitians. After company command he was selected to serve as aide de camp for the Deputy Commanding General XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg.
In his most recent assignment he served as the Battalion Operations officer for the 91st Military Police Battalion and the Director of Emergency Services for Fort Drum New York.
In 2015 Major Green was selected as the U.S. Army Fellow to the IACP and assumed duties in the Center for Police Leadership and Training as a National Instructor of the Leadership in Police Organizations program and will assist with the International Police Education Training Program (IPET).
Major Green has a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Kansas, Masters of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University, Masters of Management in Human Resource Management from University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from South Carolina State University.
Major Green’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, and Army Superior Unit Award.
He is married to the former Candace McCoy of Augusta, Georgia and has two children: Caleb and Cameron.