Army Events


Lt. Col. Jim Barrows is a 1998 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the field artillery. Lt. Col. Barrows attended the Field Artillery Officer Basic Couse and was subsequently assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery at Fort Lewis, Washington. As a lieutenant, he served in various company-grade field artillery assignments, including fire support officer, battery fire direction officer and battery executive officer.

Following completion of the Captain’s Career Course, he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery (MLRS), 214th Field Artillery Brigade at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

Upon the battalion’s return to Fort Sill, he took command of the headquarters and headquarters service battery.

Following battery command, Lt. Col. Barrows was assigned to the Army Marksmanship Unit as the headquarters and headquarters detachment commander. He has served in those roles since 2007.

After his assignment with the Army Marksmanship Unit, Lt. Col. Barrows deployed to Northern Iraq as part of a military transition team. There, he served as a fires advisor and executive officer.

His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Air Assault Badge.

Command Sergeant Major Levy


Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Levy is a native of Cranford, New Jersey. He completed Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia as an 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His later assignments include Vicenza, Italy, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Meade, Maryland, the University of Vermont, and Fort Bliss, Texas.

Command Sgt. Maj. Levy has served as a mortar squad leader, mortar section sergeant, mortar platoon sergeant, asymmetric warfare group operational advisor, troop sergeant major, among many others. He has deployed to Iraq twice and to Afghanistan five times.

Command Sgt. Maj. Levy is a graduate of the U.S. Sergeants Major Academy, the Basic Airborne Course, Air Assault School, Jumpmaster Course, Pathfinder Course, Infantry Mortar Leader Course, and many others.

Command Sgt. Maj. Levy’s awards include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge with a combat star, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge and various other awards and ribbons for service and dedication to the Army.

Command Sgt. Maj. Levy is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and the recipient of the Asymmetric Warfare Group’s Saint Hubertus Award.