Battle-Smith, Boone Gilbreath, and James Schager, 2008 Arkansas Tech
graduates and commissionees of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
program, were recently promoted to the rank of captain of the United
Captain Chase Battle-Smith was promoted captain on Thursday, July 26. Capt. Battle-Smith, based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is
a field artillery officer with the 3rd Brigade Combat team of the 101st
Airborne Division (Air Assault). He was deployed in Operation Enduring
Captain Boone Gilbreath and Captain James Schafer were promoted to the rank of Captain on Wednesday, August 1st.
Capt. Gilbreath, based out of Fort Carson, Colorado, is an ordinance
officer. He currently serves with the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the
4th Infantry Division (Mechanized). He also deployed in Operation
Capt. Schafer, also an ordinance officer, is based out of Fort
Stewart, Georgia. He serves with the 3rd Sustainment Brigade. He was
deployed to serve twice, once in Operation Iraqi Freedom and once in
Operation New Dawn.
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