- Command Sergeant Major
- Executive Officer
Welcome to the 369th Adjutant General Battalion Website
The 369th AG Battalion, located on 4330 Magruder Avenue, Fort Jackson, SC,
is the United States Army center for transforming basic training soldiers into operational human resource specialists and finance technicians.
Battalion Headquarters Contact Number: (803)751-5439
Lieutenant Colonel Dave Jones
369th Battalion Commander
Lieutenant Colonel Dave Jones is a native of Morganton, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and was commissioned through ROTC as a Second Lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps in May 1993. His military education includes the AG Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3), and the Command and General Staff College.
LTC Jones’ previous assignments include: Chief, Strength Management, 32nd Army Air Defense Command, Darmstadt, Germany; Chief, Officer Management Branch, 1st Armored Division, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; Chief, Officer Management Branch, later Chief, Personnel Operations and Actions Branch, Task Force Eagle, OJE, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Chief, G-1 Personnel Readiness Division, 1st Armored Division, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; Commander, C Company, 369th Adjutant General Battalion, Ft Jackson, SC; Small Group Instructor, Adjutant General Captain’s Career Course, Soldier Support Institute, Ft Jackson, SC; Chief, Army Strength Management Branch, later Executive Officer to the J-1, US European Command, Stuttgart – Vaihingen, Germany; Brigade S-1, 1st BCT, 3rd ID, Ft Stewart, GA and later Brigade S-1,1st BCT, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd), OIF, Ramadi, Iraq; Deputy G-1, 3rd ID, Ft Stewart, GA, later Deputy G-1, US Division – North, OIF, Tikrit, Iraq; Chief, Plans and Readiness Branch, US European Command, Stuttgart – Vaihingen, Germany.
LTC Jones’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (6), NATO Medal and the Army Parachutists Badge.
Command Sergeant Major Rod D. Celestaine
369th Battalion Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major Rod D. Celestaine enlisted in the United States Army in March 1990. A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, he received his Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.
During his service, Command Sergeant Major Celestaine has held various assignments and leadership positions which include: Squadron Legal Specialist, 4/2D Armored Cavalry Regiment (Fuecht, FRG); Regimental Senior Legal NCO, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment (Nuernberg, FRG); NCOIC, Criminal Law (Nuernberg Law Center); NCOIC, Trial Defense Service; Squad Leader; Brigade Senior Legal NCO, Ranger Training Brigade (Fort Benning, GA); Regimental Senior Legal NCO, 75th Ranger Regiment (Fort Benning, GA); Platoon Sergeant; Observer/Controller, Joint Readiness Training Center (Fort Polk, Louisiana); Medical Claims Investigator (Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii); Command Paralegal NCO, 82d Airborne Division (Fort Bragg, North Carolina); First Sergeant/Deputy Commandant, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, The United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (Charlottesville, Virginia); Senior Enlisted Leader, Liberian Security Sector Reform Mission (Liberia, West Africa); Army Service Element Senior Enlisted Leader, United States Africa Command; and as the Legal Engagements Division Sergeant Major (Stuttgart, Germany). He assumed responsibility as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major, 369th Adjutant General Battalion on 13 July 2012.
Throughout his career, Command Sergeant Major Celestaine has continued to further his military education and training. He has completed the United States Army Ranger School (Class 12-95); Basic Airborne School; the French Airborne School (Pau, France); Primary Leadership Development Course; both Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Courses; The United States Air Force Law Office Manager’s Course; Chief Paralegal Noncommissioned Officer Course; Command Paralegal Sergeants Major Course, the Operational Law of War Course, Air Assault Course; The United States Army Advanced Airborne Jumpmaster Course; The United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 57); the Pre-Command Course; and the Command Sergeants Major Course. Command Sergeant Major Celestaine is also a graduate of the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies with the University of Maryland and has completed 99 semester hours toward graduation.
Command Sergeant Major Celestaine’s awards and decorations include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (4); Army Commendation Medal (7); Joint Service Achievement Medal (2) ; Army Achievement Medal (2); Good Conduct Medal (7); National Defense Service Medal (2); NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4); Army Service Ribbon; Southwest Asia Service Medal (4); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Kuwait Liberation Medal (SA); Kuwait Liberation Medal (KU); Oversea Service Ribbon (3); Humanitarian Service Medal; Master Parachutist Badge; Basic Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; French Parachutist Badge; Australian Parachutist Badge; Irish Parachutist Badge; German Marksmanship Badge (Silver); Joint Meritorious Unit Award (3); Valorous Unit Award; Army Superior Unit Award; and the Ranger Tab.
Major Randy P. Lefebvre
369th Battalion Executive Officer
- Alpha Company
- Bravo Company
- Charlie Company
- Delta Company
Alpha Company Cobras
Commander: CPT Elizabeth Cantrell
First Sergeant: 1SG Charles Landrum
Company Contact Number: 803-751-4872
Bravo Company Bulldogs
Commander: CPT James Holman
First Sergeant: 1SG Richard Maine
Company Contact Number: 803-751-5383
Charlie Company Cougars
Commander: CPT Nathelyn S. Blake
First Sergeant: 1SG Rhonda Byrd
Company Contact Number: 803-751-7107
- 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.
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.
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.