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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 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

MAJ Randy P. Lefebvre is a native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. In May of 2001, he received his commission from Auburn University of Montgomery Army ROTC program as a Second Lieutenant as an Adjutant General Corps Officer.

MAJ Lefebvre's previous assignments include Battalion S1, 330th Airborne Transportation Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Administrative Platoon Leader, Special Operations Command Central, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Corps Enlisted Strength Manager, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief, Division Readiness Officer, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Enlisted Strength Manager, United States Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Detachment Commander, 556th Personnel Service Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Brigade S1, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii; Field Grade Officer Manager, USARPAC, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Senior Instructor of the Adjutant General Captains Career Course, and Chief of the Basic Officer Training Division, Adjutant General School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. MAJ Lefebvre deployed for thirty-one months over the course of three deployments in support of OPERATION ENDURING & IRAQI FREEDOM.

MAJ Lefebvre's military education includes Jumpmaster School, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Adjutant General Officer Basic Course, Adjutant General Officer Advanced Course, Staff and Faculty Instruction Course, Middle Managers Course, Systems Approach to Training Course, and ILE Advanced Operations Course. MAJ Lefebvre holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Alabama State University and a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal (3 Campaign Stars), the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th Award), Joint Meritorious Unit Achievement, Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), Army Superior Unit Citation, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pakistan Parachute Wings, Uzbekistan Parachute Wings; recipient of the Adjutant Generals Corps Regimental Horatio Gates Bronze Medallion and the Aviation Order of Saint Michael Medallion.

MAJ Lefebvre is married and has a daughter and a son.

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  • Delta Company
  • Echo Company
  • Foxtrot Company
  • Combined Arms Department

ACO CobrasHeadquarters Company Hawks

Commander: CPT Christian J. Bonno

First Sergeant: 1SG Jeffrey J. Baker

Company Contact Number: 803-751-7290

ACO CobrasAlpha Company Assassins

Commander: CPT Tywan D. Purnell

First Sergeant: 1SG Fredrico L. Kirksey

Company Contact Number: 803-751-6616

BCO BulldogsBravo Company Bulldogs

Commander: CPT Ledesma Terry

First Sergeant: 1SG Richard Maine

Company Contact Number: 803-751-5383

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CCO CougarsCharlie Company Cougars

Commander: CPT Nathelyn S. Blake

First Sergeant: 1SG Rhonda Byrd

Company Contact Number: 803-751-7107

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DCO DragonsDelta Company Dragons

Commander: CPT Jamie D. Vestal

First Sergeant: 1SG William J. Werden

Company Contact Number: 803-751-7885

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ACO CobrasFoxtrot Company Phantoms

Commander: CPT Candace Garland

First Sergeant: 1SG Everett Johnson

Company Contact Number: 803-751-7290

ACO CobrasCombined Arms Department

Chief: MAJ John F. Magliocca

NCOIC: SFC Michael R. Fletcher

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.

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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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