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369CrestWelcome to the 369th Adjutant General Battalion Website

The 369th AG Battalion, ,

is the United States Army center for transforming basic training soldiers into operational human resource specialists and finance technicians.

Mission: Provide our Army with physically fit, well disciplined, trained and ready 36B Financial Management Technicians, and 42A Human Resource Specialists who are able to contribute immediately in their first unit of assignment with the skills necessary to survive, fight and win in any operational environment while simultaneously developing and strengthening our Cadre Team of professionals.   Provide battalion level mission command, administrative, logistical and training support to the permanent party and student personnel assigned to the Soldier Support Institute or are attending schools that belong to the Soldier Support Institute.

Lieutenant Colonel Joel R. Holmstrom
369th Battalion Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Joel R. Holmstrom was born in Laurium, Michigan and is a product of an Army Family.  He graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and was commissioned into the Adjutant General’s Corps with a 4-year branch detail to Armor.  In 2002, he earned his Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from Webster University.
LTC Holmstrom’s previous assignments include: Deputy Chief, Officer Division / XO to the Director of Military Personnel Management / Officer Accessions Policy Integrator, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia; Battalion XO, Training Support Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Infantry Brigade Combat Team S-1, 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Afghanistan and Fort Hood, Texas; Secretary of the General Staff / Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General / Deputy G-1 / Chief, Enlisted Management Branch, US Army Recruiting Command and HHC Commander / Brigade S-1, Accessions Support Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Company XO, F Company, 2d Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Battalion S-1 / Tank Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, Kosovo and Schweinfurt, Germany.
LTC Holmstrom’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, and NATO Medal.  His professional military education includes Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Adjutant General Captains Career Course, and the Armor Officer Basic Course.
LTC Holmstrom is married to his high school sweet heart, and they have three great children.

Command Sergeant Major Bernadette C. Phillips
369th Battalion Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major Phillips is a native of Washington, District of Columbia. She enlisted in the United States Army September 1992 as a 75D (Personnel Records Specialist).  She completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. 

CSM Phillips has served in a variety of leadership and staff positions to include:  Personnel Clerk and Battalion S3 Clerk, 203d Personnel Service Battalion, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; NCOIC, ID Card  and NCOIC, Student Personnel, United States Army Garrison, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Assistant Personnel Sergeant and Senior Personnel Sergeant, HHC 317th Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Senior Operations Sergeant, Adjutant General School, 369th Adjutant General Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Senior Drill Sergeant, C Company, 2d Battalion, 28th Infantry Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Senior Drill Sergeant Leader, United States Army Drill Sergeant School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Senior Human Resources Sergeant, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Senior Human Resources Sergeant, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Georgia; First Sergeant, Alpha Company, 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception), Fort Benning, Georgia; Course Facilitator, Alpha Company, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; Brigade Sergeant Major, United States Army Material Support Command, Korea; United States Army Training Center G-1 Sergeant Major, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. 

CSM Phillips is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 62, First Sergeant Course (Commandant’s List), Senior Leader Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate and Leadership Award), Advance Leader Course (Commandant’s List), Basic Leader Course, Airborne School, and Drill Sergeant School. She holds an Associate’s degree from University of South Carolina, Bachelor’s degree from Excelsior College, and Master’s degree from University of Texas at El Paso.

CSM Phillips’ awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (7 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), Drill Sergeant Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. She was also selected as the 2002 Fort Jackson Noncommissioned Officer of the year and is a member of the elite Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

She has one son.


Major Swain
369th Battalion Executive Officer

Bio and Picture not available.

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  • HHC
  • Alpha Company
  • Bravo Company
  • Charlie Company
  • Delta Company
  • Combined Arms Department

ACO CobrasHeadquarters Company Hammers

Commander: CPT Jessica Bowers

Executive Officer: 2LT Sarah Wollett

First Sergeant: 1SG Tracy C. Wright


Company Contact Number: 803-751-7437

ACO CobrasAlpha Company

Commander: CPT Carol Elizabeth Doyle

First Sergeant: 1SG Jennifer L. Boynton

Compamy Contact Number: 803-751-8188

Welcome Letter (Alpha Company)

BCO BulldogsBravo Company Bulldogs

Commander: CPT Wedmaier Thenor (Bio)

Executive Officer: 2LT Mark Dorsey

First Sergeant: 1SG Carmela N. Brown-Nelson (Bio)

Company Contact Number: 803-751-5383

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CCO CougarsCharlie Company Cougars

Commander: CPT Amber Jackson

Executive Officer: 1LT Mark Loo

First Sergeant: 1SG Lafayette M. Williams

Company Contact Number: 803-751-7107

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DCO DragonsDelta Company Dragons

Commander: CPT Frank F. Joaquin

Executive Officer: 1LT Marquetta L. Scott

First Sergeant: In Bound

Company Contact Number: 803-751-7885

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ACO CobrasCombined Arms Department

Chief: CPT Joshua W. Linvill

NCOIC: SFC Mark Lowe

Phone: 803-751-8418

  • 369th BN History
  • Graduation Information
  • Learning Resource Center
  • SSI Library

The 369th Adjutant General Battalion traces its lineage back to the campaigns in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Activated in November 1943 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, as the 74th Replacement Battalion, the unit was comprised of headquarters and headquarters detachment and four replacement companies. The unit saw action in the Western Pacific while performing the mission of processing replacements and battle casualties for the combat divisions of the Tenth Army. In June 1947, the unit was re-designated as the 369th Replacement Battalion and allotted to the Organized Reserves.

It remained in this status until it was inactivated again on Aug. 1, 1950 at Fort Jackson. Almost 37 years later, the unit was returned to the Active Army force when it was reactivated as the 369th Adjutant General Battalion on May 30, 1987. The mission of the unit is to serve as the United States Army's trainer for the conduct of Advanced Individual Training for all personnel and administration, legal and finance soldiers.

All graduations will be held at the Fort Jackson Post Theater located on Jackson Blvd.

We hope that you enjoy the 369th Battalion graduation ceremonies and your visit to Fort Jackson.

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The SSI Learning Resource Center is designed to provide access to the latest Adjutant General, Financial Management, and Recruiting and Retention training material.  Resources are available for individual, collective, distributed learning to CAC (common access card) and AKO users.

Click here to explore the LRC.

New users: You must have a CAC Reader to login to the LRC. Next, Select AKO login from the dropdown menu and proceed to the LRC.

Instructions for Accessing Course Materials in SSI's SharePoint

SSI Library

Welcome to the Soldier Support Institute Library! Looking for a valuable resource during your attendance SSI? The Library has Battle Analysis material, Historical Field Manuals, and the Commander's professional reading list.

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