LTC Johnny W. Sokolosky
Lieutenant Colonel Wade Sokolosky, a native of Beaufort, North Carolina entered the Ordnance Corps upon graduating from East Carolina University in 1986. His military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms Service and Staff School, the Support Operations Course and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Lieutenant Colonel Sokolosky’s past assignments cover a variety leadership and staff positions. Platoon Leader, Shop Officer, Tech Supply Officer and Asst. S-3 while assigned with the 801st Maintenance Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Battalion S-1, 7th Maintenance Battalion, 45th Corps
Support Group (Fwd) and Commander, Charlie Company, 325th Forward Support Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Assistant Professor of Military Science, Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, Georgia; Support Operations Officer, 23rd Area Support Group, Republic of Korea; G-4, XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery and Support Operations Officer, 7th Transportation Battalion, 507th Corps Support Group (Rear), Fort Bragg, NC; Logistics Instructor, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Deputy Commander, 501st Corps Support Group (Fwd), Republic of Korea.
Lieutenant Colonel Sokolosky holds a Masters Degree in Logistics Management from Georgia College, Milledgeville, Georgia, and a Masters Degree in Military History from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Among Lieutenant Colonel Sokolosky’s awards and decorations are the Army Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (6 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon. He is Ranger, Airborne and Air Assault qualified.
Lieutenant Colonel Sokolosky is married to the former Traci Lyn Thompson of Morehead City, North Carolina. They have two children: Wade, Jr. who is an Army ROTC cadet at East Carolina University and Karmen, a senior at East Carteret High School in Beaufort, North Carolina.
CSM Cynthia Hughes
SM Cynthia A. Hughes entered the Army on 13 February 1985 and completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and Advanced Individual Training at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama where she was awarded the MOS 27E Tow/Dragon Repairer.
CSM Hughes is a graduate of the Command Sergeants Major Course, the Sergeants Major Academy Class 53, the First Sergeant Course, the Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, the Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, the Primary Leadership Development Course and Drill Sergeant School. She has an Associate Degree in General Studies from Central Texas College and is currently pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.
CSM Hughes has held the following positions: G4 Operations Sergeant Major, First Sergeant, Maintenance Control Sergeant, NCOIC Missile Maintenance and Supply Branch, Senior Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Squad Leader, and Section Sergeant. She is currently assigned as the Command Sergeant Major of the 73D Ordnance Battalion.
Her assignments include: E Co 27th MSB, 1st Cavalry Division Fort Hood, TX, ;563rd Ord Co. Pirmaesens Germany; 20th MMC Fort Lewis, WA; C & D Co. 832nd Ord BN Redstone Arsenal, AL; D Co 27th MSB 1st Cavalry Division Fort Hood, TX; and Headquarters V Corps Heidelberg Germany.
CSM Hughes’ Awards and Decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, South West Asian Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 2), Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge. CSM Hughes is also a recipient of the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharp. CSM Hughes is married to SFC (Retired) Marvin L. Hughes and they have 1 son Marcus.