Mr. William Nelson
Recruiting Operations Officer
Mr. Nelson assumed the duties of the Recruiting Operations Officer as a contractor in October 2009. Prior to this position he operated, full-time, a small retail business which he still owns. From 2003-2007 he was mobilized at Fort McCoy with the 181st Infantry Brigade for Operation Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom, where he served as a Trainer and as the Brigade Headquarters Company Commander. His other assignments include the following: Observer/Controller Trainer for the 1-338th Regiment, 85th Training Division; Operations Officer for the 2-338th Regiment, 85th Training Division; OIC of the Chemical Team for the 2-338th Regiment, 85th Training Division; Company Commander for the 3-339th Regiment, 84th Division (IT); and Executive Officer for the 3-339th Regiment, 84th Division (IT).
Mr. Nelson received his commission as a Chemical Corps officer in 1991 after completing the Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC) at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. His military education also includes the Chemical Officer Basic Course, Transportation Officer Advanced Course, and the Reserve Component Theater Sustainment Course. In addition, he is a graduate of the Combined Armed Services Staff School and the Command and General Staff College (ILE).
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with five oak leaf clusters), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Hourglass, M device and numeral 2), Army Service Ribbon.
Mr. Nelson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.