Dr. Everett Dague
Dr. Everett Dague was born in 1964 and grew up in South Carolina. He served in the US Army as a 19D from 1982 to 1987. He took his Bachelor’s and Master’s under Prof. Owen Connelly at the University of South Carolina. He received the 1994-95 Napoleonic Fellowship from the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution at Florida State University and Prof. Donald D. Horward. He completed the first West Point Summer Seminar in Military History in 1999 and received his Ph.D. in 2000, and became Professor of Military and Modern History at Benedictine College in Kansas the same year. He has also taught at Southern New Hampshire’s College of Continuing Education. His book Napoleon and the First Empire’s Ministries of War and Military Administration: The Construction of a Military Bureaucracy was published by Mellon Press in 2006. In 2017, he accepted the position of Command Historian at USASMA at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Sgt. Maj. Haywood Vines
Sgt. Maj. Haywood L. Vines is a native to Tarboro, North Carolina and entered the United States Army on 16 November 1994 as a Field Artillery Meteorological Crewman. He attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
SGM Vines has served in the following leadership position from team chief to Operation Sergeant as a Field Artillerymen. SGM Vines was in the following duty positions and organizations: Meteorological (Metro) Field Artillery Specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB) Division Artillery (DivArty), Fort Campbell, KY; Metro Section Chief, HHB DivArty, Baumholder, GE; Metro Station Leader, DivArty Baumholder, TRADOC assignment: Senior Writer/Instructor Meteorological Equipment Maintenance Instructor; Platoon Sergeant/Station Leader 1st Battalion, 9th Regiment Field Artillery, Fort Stewart, GA; Battery First Sergeant, 1st Battalion, 41st Regiment Field Artillery, fort Stewart, GA; Advance Individual Training First Sergeant, Alpha Battery 1st Battalion, 78th Regiment Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK; Brigade Operation Sergeant Major 428 Brigade Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK; Operation Fires NCO, Digital Liaison Detachment, Youngson, Korea; ICOM USAG Fort Sill Oklahoma First Sergeant, Fort Sill, OK and currently as the Senior NCO Researcher of the NCO Corps, NCOL CoE, Fort Bliss; Texas.
SGM Vines is a graduate of all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System (NCOPDS). SGM Vines is also a graduated of the First Sergeant Course, Equal Opportunity Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) Course, Supervisor Development Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, and Battle Staff. SGM Vines civilian education includes a Bachelor’s Business Management Degree from Excelsior College.
SGM Vines awards and decorations include: The Bronze Star (1 OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC); Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC); Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC); Army Good Conduct Medal (7th award); National Defense Service Medal (w/Bronze Star); Kosovo Campaign Medal (w/bronze star); Iraq Campaign Medal (silver star); Global War Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 5); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (w/ numeral 5); Meritorious Unit Citation; Combat Action Badge; Air Assault Badge.
SGM Vines is also a member of the Order of Saint Barbara.