Captain Larimen T. Wallace II exemplary served over 18 years of service from 02 February 1999 to 30 June 2017, culminating as the Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (Airborne) [USASOAC (Abn)]. Captain Wallace exhibited outstanding leadership, professionalism, initiative, dedication, and sincere concern for the welfare of Soldiers, Civilians, and their Families; consummately performed all assignments; and distinctly made significant contributions to the development, training, and operations of each unit assigned. Previous positions of senior leadership include Deputy Chief of Staff (Military), Chief Administrative Officer, Command Secretary of the General Staff & Executive Officer (CMD SGS/XO), and Human Resources Plans & Operations (HR P/O) Division Chief (USASOAC [Abn]); National Support Element Commander (NATO); Deputy of Intelligence/Operations (USA North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO]); Administrative Logistical Operations Center (ALOC) Commander (Infantry); Platoon Leader (Service Support), Battery Commander (Field Artillery), Drill Sergeant (Field Artillery), Department of the Army Promotion Boards Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) (U.S. Army Hawaii [USARHAW]), Customer Services NCOIC (USARHAW), and Detachment Motor pool NCOIC (556th Personnel Services Battalion).
Dates Served: 2013-2017
Unit Activated on March 25, 2011
As the first CMD SGS/XO (nominative), USASOAC (Abn), Captain Wallace brought the Command to unprecedented levels of readiness and increased its strategic planning success by 20%. As the Command’s Chief Administrative Officer, he comprehensively streamlined all staff processes across 4 units and 17 directorates enhancing strategic messaging; revised the Command’s roles & responsibilities publication as the Chief of Protocol and Chief of Strategic Communications; and concurrently served as the Commanding General’s Aide de Camp and Executive Assistant, as required. Captain Wallace solidified the need for this newly established position as its first incumbent.
As the HR P/O Division Chief, USASOAC (Abn), Captain Wallace assisted in the human capital management of all Army special operations aviators (K4) by revising policies and procedures to sustain the force and lead the DoD mandated integration of females into special operations forces; served as the Strength Management Division Chief, Deputy of Personnel Management (G-1), and Assistant Chief of Staff G-1 in their absence without decline in productivity; created a single locale information center; and as the G-1’s subject matter expert, led a change of command ceremony, oversaw annual DA recruiting mission submissions, and enhanced HR products and processes both at the component and Command level by 30%.
Dates Served: 2010-2013
Unit Assigned: US Army NATO
As the Company Commander (nominative), Bravo Company, Allied Forces North Battalion (USA NATO), Captain Wallace provided administrative and Title 10 support to Soldiers spanning six locations across four countries; and concurrently served as the USA National Support Element Commander, Allied Forces- Heidelberg (NATO), for Navy, Air Force, and Marine Service Members. Within seven months, CPT Wallace rebranded his Company transforming it from the worst to among the best within the brigade through the systematic implementation of practices and policies which improved training, communication, and collaboration by 20%. Orchestrating with Sister Service to obtain administrative control over Navy, Air Force, and Marine members within his area, CPT Wallace set the standard for dispersed companies through 95% readiness support ratings. Given his distinguishable relationship with senior national representatives (SNRs), CPT Wallace led the team directly supporting the general officers, ambassadors, senior executive service members, and commanders attending the Senior Army Leaders Meeting; orchestrated with Europe Command (EUCOM) and U.S. Army Europe (USAEUR), the Joint NATO CBRN Center of Excellence (COE), and U.S. Embassy at Prague to establish the first US Soldier in the Czech Republic; and performed the pre-coordination efforts to assign the first Soldiers to the Joint NATO IED COE in Slovakia and United Nation’s EUROCORPS in France. Junior to his peers by five years in rank, CPT Wallace directly supported a Lieutenant General, 6 Army Colonels, and 6 SNRs at a removed location for 33-months impeccably as his transparency and strive for unified actions enhanced partner nation relations by 50%. When tasked to deactivate his Company, support the concurrent deactivation of Allied Forces-Heidelberg, and vacate prior to the Heidelberg Garrison closing, CPT Wallace collectedly transferred authority of outstations, turned in organizational equipment and facilities, and directly worked with EUCOM and USAEUR on personnel moves.
As the first military Deputy of Intelligence/Operations (nominative), USA NATO, Captain Wallace coordinated anti-terrorism and force protection support for over 3,000 Soldiers and Civilians at 34 locations across 12 countries. CPT Wallace enhance theater support operations and deployment support teams 10% by revising, coordinating, and synchronizing directorate actions and establishing the first Strategic Planning Off-Site Meeting to ensure strategic guidance’s, quality of life, and operational challenges were properly addressed by command teams.
Dates Served: 2007-2009
Unit Assigned: 172nd Infantry Brigade
• 10th Mountain Division (closed June 12, 2013)
• 34th Infantry Division (first U.S. division deployed in WWII)
As the Battalion Personnel Administrator (deployed), Task Force 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, Captain Wallace restructured the utilization of trackers and processes to sustain a 98% deployable ready status - 50% above the brigade. Serving concurrently as the ALOC Commander, Battle Captain, Field Ordering Officer, Primary Financial Liability Investigation Property Loss Officer, a Central Texas College and University of Maryland University College Adjunct Teacher, and proctor for three additional universities, CPT Wallace ensured first class administrative, logistical, postal, and educational services were readily available to 1,240 Soldiers and contractors comprising 26 units across 15 geographically locations and 6 battle spaces. When the Battalion was tasked to assume the brigade’s AoR, he additionally assumed liaison roles on the brigade’s economics team and provincial support team. CPT Wallace exemplified the Army’s personnel service delivery redesign effort by transforming the Battalion’s worse staff section into it best.
Dates Served: 2007-2008
Unit Assigned: 38th Personnel Services Battalion (closed June 11, 2008)
• 38th Human Resources Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command
• 834th Postal Company, 81st Infantry Division (first U.S. Army division authorize a soldier sleeve insignia)
• 15th Personnel Services Battalion, 1st Calvary Division (most decorated military division)
• 350th Human Resources Company, 7th Sustainment Brigade
As the Tier 1A Platoon Leader (deployed), 5th Platoon, 111th Company, First Lieutenant Wallace provided postal operations and networking services to over 16,000 customers at 4 geographically separated locations throughout Southern Iraq. During his tenure, CPT Wallace enhanced Service Member morale 50% by single-handedly generating statements of work and coordinating authority approvals and contract construction to establish a post office at Basrah Air Station (the largest detainee transport center) and a $400K 5-phased expansion for Camp Bucca (the largest detainee prison). First Lieutenant Wallace distinguishably interacted daily with senior grade officers, coalition forces, contractors, and Civilians; therefore, when tasked to expand his AoR to support Marine’s in Al Assad, Soldiers at FOB Kalsu, and establish a satellite post office for Civilians at Iskandariyah; he coordinated directly will KBR Inc. for full command and authority over eight contractors and solicited assistance from resident commands at each location to fill holiday support gaps.
Dates Served: 2006-2007
Unit Assigned Maverick Battalion (R.O.T.C. Staff) - UT at Arlington
Second Lieutenant Wallace enhanced the University of Texas at Arlington’s ROTC program 30% by revising Army Reserve and National Guard ROTC policies and the implementation of a health and welfare program as a Gold Bar Recruiter.
Dates Served: 2003-2006
Unit Assigned: 2-354th Field Artillery Regiment
As the Battery Commander (nominative), Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 354th Field Artillery Regiment, Second Lieutenant Wallace led the drill sergeant candidate battery for one station unit training (OSUT), where his shared leadership style and interactive approach ensured a 100% graduation rate. During his tenure, CPT Wallace increased recruitment and recruiter satisfaction 20% by restructuring the 95th Division’s recruitment strategy policy, implementing geographical boundaries for battalions, and establishing a rewards program based on referrals. Second Lieutenant Wallace also updated the Battalion’s combatives familiarization indoctrination program; and restructured his Company and Battalion’s training schedules and policies to increase Brigade requirement congruence by 30%.
Prior to commissioning as an officer, Staff Sergeant Wallace served as a drill sergeant for a Field Artillery One Stop Unit Training (OSUT) facility at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Responsibilities as a drill sergeant include the physical and mental training to equip civilians to serve as conditioned and ready soldiers for peace and wartime expectations.
Dates Served: 1999-2003
Unit Assigned: 556th Personnel Services Battalion
As the non-commissioned officer in charge for Customer Service and Department of the Army Promotions Board, Specialist Wallace was responsible for the support to roughly 4,000 soldiers. The customer service department provided various records updates and submitted life insurance policies. The promotions department coordinated the review and submission of centralized Army-level profile assessments for Staff Sergeants, Master Sergeants, and Sergeant Majors to the next level of rank. As a Private First Class, Wallace oversaw the Detachment's Motorpool and served as an evaluations clerk for enlisted soldiers. As a Private Second Class, Wallace served as a records clerk.
Personnel Services Specialist (AIT)
Air Assault School
Defense Hazmat Handling
Protecting Secret and Confidential Documents Supervisor Development
Unit Supply Specialist
Defense Preservation & Packing Marketing Systems
Action Officer Development
Primary Leadership Development Course
Drill Sergeant School
Combative Level 1
Combative Level 2
Company Trainer’s Course
Basic Officer Leader Course
Adjutant General Basic Course
Contracting Officer Representative
Adjutant General Captain Career Course
Company Commander Course
Brigade S1 Operations Course
03 February 1999
Private Second Class (USA)
03 August 1999
Private First Class (USA)
03 February 2000
03 April 2001
01 April 2002
Staff Sergeant (USAR)
14 May 2004
Second Lieutenant (USAR)
19 August 2005
First Lieutenant (USA)
19 August 2007
01 March 2009
Active Army - 4 Years
February 3, 1999 to February 2, 2003
Army Reserve - 4 Years
February 3, 2003 to February 5, 2007
Active Army - 10.5 Years
February 6, 2007 to June 30, 2017
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