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Columbus Recruiting Battalion Commander

Lt. Col. Che T. Arosemena

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Lt. Col. Che T. Arosemena attended Pennsylvania State University and received his commission in May 1997.

His military training includes: Advanced Military Studies Program, German Command and General Staff College, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Level II Officer Course, Recruiting Company Commander and First Sergeant Course, Recruiting Pre-Command Course, Civil-Military Officer Course, Chemical Captains Career Course and the Combined Arms Services and Staff School, Unit Level Maintenance Officer Course, Radiation Safety Officer Course, CBRN Live Agent Training, Chemical Officer Basic Course, Ranger School and Airborne School.

Arosemena’s assignments include: Squadron Chemical Officer, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany from 1997-1999, Smoke Platoon Leader, 12th Chemical Company, Kitzingen, Germany from 1999-2000; Commander, HHC, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Baghdad, Iraq from 2003-2004; Commander, Bronx U.S. Army Recruiting Company from 2004-2007, Group Chemical Officer, 1st Special Forces Group from 2007-2009, Combined Joint Task Force-82 Deputy Force Protection Officer, Kandahar, Afghanistan from 2011-2012; and Division Chemical Officer, 82d Airborne Division from 2012-2013; Commander, 28th Combat Support Hospital (Rear) (Provisional) from May 2013 - May 2014, 44th Medical Brigade’s Interim Executive Officer and Chief of Transformation from May 2014 – Jan 2015; Chief, CBRN, 82d Airborne Division from Jan – Jun 2015; and Chief of Plans, Eighth Army, Republic of Korea from May 2016-Jun 2017.

Arosemena’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, U.S. Army Recruiter Badge, Parachutist Badge and Ranger Tab.