MG Brian Alvin is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Northern Illinois University, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Chemical Corps, in May 1984. BG Alvin began his military career in June 1984 at Fort McClellan, Alabama in the Chemical Corps Officer Basic Course.
MG Alvin’s command and leadership assignments include Platoon Leader, Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor, Fort Hood, Texas; Platoon Leader, (Smoke Generator) 44th Chemical Company, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 807th Medical Brigade, Seagoville, Texas; Team Chief, Public Communications Team, 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, Abilene, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Commander, 413th Civil Affairs Battalion, Lubbock, Texas. MG Alvin assumed command of the 645th Regional Support Group, Southfield, Michigan on 1 July 2008 and deployed the Group Headquarters to Kandahar, Afghanistan in May 2011. Upon selection to General Officer, MG Alvin was assigned to the United States Forces Korea as the Director of J4 (Wartime), Individual Mobilization Augmentee. On September 25 2016 MG Alvin assumed command of the 63rd Regional Support Command in Mountain View, California, where he currently serves.
MG Alvin’s key staff assignments include Group Chemical Officer, 341st Medical Group, Seagoville, Texas and Operation Desert Shield/Storm; Assistant Operations Officer, 4th Brigade (CSS), 95th Division (IT), Dallas, Texas; Operations Officer, V Corps G5 Civil Affairs, Operation Iraqi Freedom; Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, C9 Civil Affairs, Multi National Corps-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operations Officer, 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas; and Assistant Chief of Staff, J4 (Logistics) United States Forces Korea (IMA).
MG Alvin received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering Technology in May 1984 from Northern Illinois University. MG Alvin also holds a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University, Central Texas; a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Management and Technology, Arlington, Virginia; and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA. MG Alvin’s military schools include the Chemical Officer Basic Course; Chemical Officer Advanced Course; Civil Affairs Officer Advanced Course; Combined Arms and Services Staff School; Command and General Staff College; United States Army War College; and the Advanced Joint Professional Military Education Course. MG Alvin holds the additional skill identifier 3L, Joint Qualified Officer. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Serve Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Badge.
MG Alvin is married to Bobbette and they have a son.
Deputy Commanding General
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Command Chief Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Belynda A. Lindsey was selected as the Command Chief Warrant Officer for the 63rd Regional Support Command on 03 February 2015.
After enlisting into the United States Army Reserve in 1982, Chief Lindsey completed her Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Immediately thereafter, she was trained as an Electronics in Communications Specialist (31V) during her Advanced Individual Training (AIT) held at the Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Signal Corps. After her initial induction into the military, Chief Lindsey was assigned to the 64th Maintenance Company in Los Alamitos, California. In 1983, Chief Lindsey began her JAG Corps career when she reclassified as a Legal Specialist (71D) and transferred into the 78th Military Law Center (MLC), also located in Los Alamitos, which was under the 63rd US Army Reserve Command (ARCOM), which then became the 63d Regional Support Command (RSC), which became the 63rd Regional Readiness Command (RRC). During Chief Lindsey’s tenure with the 78th MLC, she became a Court Reporter and ultimately achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class before becoming a Warrant Officer in 1994.
In 2006, Chief Lindsey was deployed to Iraq as a Single Augmentee Legal Administrator and assigned to the 13th COSCOM, later renamed the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). During her tour in Iraq, Chief Lindsey voluntarily performed the duties of a Therapist with the Combat Stress Unit. After her deployment, Chief Lindsey returned to the 78th Legal Operations Detachment to serve as the Legal Administrator in Los Alamitos, California.
Chief Lindsey has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with the number 3, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Overseas Reserve Training Ribbon, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” devise and Gold Hourglass. Chief Lindsey also wears the Army Superior Unit Award.
As a civilian, Chief Lindsey is a Senior Federal Investigator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Los Angeles District Office and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Chief Lindsey and her husband, Joe R. Holmes, have been married over 30 years. They have four children: Joqueeta (George) Williams, Hunter (Amanda) Holmes, Lindsey (Aaron) Jackson, and Sundae Holmes; and four grandchildren: Haley Williams, Jasey Holmes, Noah Holmes, and Ashton Newman.
Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Kelly M. Largent started his military career with the Texas Army National Guard on May 9, 1987 and has held every leadership role in his 29-year career with the Regular Army, Army Reserve and the National Guard. He has worked for the Department of the Army as a civilian for the last 23 years. CSM Largent was selected for appointment as the Command Sergeant Major of the 63rd Regional Support Command on December 17, 2016.
CSM Largent’s first assignment was with the Texas Army National Guard in Nacogdoches, TX. His subsequent assignments include serving overseas during Operation Desert Shield / Storm (ODS) with the 3rd Armored Division in Saudi Arabia and Iraq as a Forward Observer. He also deployed as an individual augmentee (IA) and Reserve Component Advisor with Army Central Command (ARCENT) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Again in 2006, he was mobilized as the Power Projection Platform Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) for the Chief of the Army Reserve in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) / OEF. After Master Sergeant (MSG) Largent’s 2008 promotion to Sergeant Major (SGM) with the 12th Battalion (BN) he was placed on active duty for two and a half years as the 12th BN SGM and was successively selected for appointment to Command Sergeant Major in November 2011. He then completed an assignment with 7th Battalion, 95th Regiment and was sub-sequentially selected as 3rd Ordnance Brigade (OD BDE) CSM.
CSM Largent has completed all levels of Non-Commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) courses to include the First Sergeants Course and Sergeants Major Academy and Self-Structured Development (SSD)V.
CSM Largent’s military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal W/3 Knots, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Star, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 4 affixed, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon with the numeral 2, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Bronze Hour Glass and “M” Device with Numeral 2 affixed, Kuwait Liberation Medal – Government of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Liberation Medal – Kuwait, Former Wartime Service (FWTS) Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Career Counselor Badge, Drivers Badge Wheel and Track, Air Assault Badge. Unit Awards, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation and Army Unit Superior Award. Foreign Award is the Gold German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge. In 1999, he was selected as the 95th Division Army NCO of the Year. He is a lifetime member of the prestigious SSG Audie Murphy Club.
CSM Largent is married to Kim Largent and together they have four children: two boys Jeremy and Kyle and two girls Brittany and Kelsey, ranging from 18 to 29 years of age. They also have two grandchildren, a 3 year old grandson, “Lane” and an 8 year old Granddaughter, “Alannah.”
Chief of Staff
Mr. Michael Stocks is currently the Chief of Staff for the 63rd Regional Support Command, Mountain View, California. Prior to this assignment he was the Command Executive Officer for the HQs, Military Intelligence Readiness Command at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Mr. Stocks is a native of Sacramento, Calif., Mr. Stocks received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Methodist College in 1989, his Masters of Arts in International Relations from Boston University in 1993 and Masters in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College in 2011. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps and is a Distinguished Military Graduate.
Mr. Stocks entered Government Civilian Service in September of 2007 as the Staff Operations and Training Specialist/Deputy G-7 of the 335th Signal Command (Theater) located in Atlanta, Georgia. He oversaw all individual and collective training requirements for the Command, authored the yearly Command Training Plan and assumed additional duties as the Command USR Officer and Mobilization Chief from September 2007 until May 2010.
In 2010, Mr. Stocks moved to El Paso Texas as a Strategic Planner on the 1st Armored Division Mission Support Element Staff. He oversaw five separate strategic projects from initial concept, planning, resourcing and execution. This position was cut short by an involuntary mobilization to Afghanistan as an Army Reservist.
Mr. Stocks accepted the position as Command Executive Officer for the USAR Legal Command in February of 2011 and assisted in orchestrating the accession of the Legal Command to direct reporting unit (DRU) to the US Army Reserve Command. Mr. Stocks was responsible for all civilian hiring, discipline, evaluations and awards for the Command. Mr. Stocks assumed the additional duty as the Command Security Manager.
June of 2012, Mr. Stocks accepted his present assignment as the Command Executive Officer of the Military Intelligence Readiness Command. In addition to his duties to oversee all civilian actions he has dual responsibilities overseeing the personnel, security, logistics and communications directorates of the Command.
Prior to entering Government Civilian Service, Mr. Stocks was the owner of Maxwell & Hitchcok LLC and Max Ties LLC in Atlanta Georgia from 1997 to 2007. Mr. Stocks’ civilian awards include the Superior Civilian Service Award and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service.
As a Miltech, Mr. Stocks is also the Commanding Officer of the 2300 Military Intelligence Group in Charlottesville, VA with detachments in three locations supporting the National Ground Intelligence Command located at Rivana Station Virginia.He is the proud father of three daughters and resides in Alexandria, Virginia.