Recruiting Operations Officer
Mr. Divney was commissioned in 1989 as a ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. His military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Army Command and General Staff College, and airborne school.
Mr. Divney began his career in the 28th Transportation Battalion, Mannheim, Germany, as a platoon leader in the 109th Transportation Company and executive officer (XO) in the 377th Heavy Truck Company. Upon his return from Germany in 1993, he served as the XO for Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison – Fort Devens and then as Chief, Environmental Compliance Inspector. From 1995-1997, he served as the assistant S3, Plans, Programs, and Operations Officer for the 330th Movement Control Center (Airborne), 1st COSCOM, at Fort Bragg, NC. Mr. Divney joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard in 1998 and served as the assistant plans officer in the 332nd Rear Area Operations Center, commander of HHC, 173rd Engineer Battalion (Sapper), transportation officer for HHC (-) 32nd Infantry Brigade, mobilization readiness plans officer at HQ (-) STARC, mobility technician at JFHQ-WI, and commander/senior TAC officer for B/2-426th Regiment (LDR). He deployed with HHC (-), 32nd Infantry Brigade in 2005 as the deployment/redeployment operations officer in charge. After the deployment, he served as the 426th Regiment (LDR) logistics officer, JFHQ-WI G3 mobilization assistance team chief, and commander of the Wisconsin Pre-mobilization Training Assistance Element. He is currently the commander of the 132nd Brigade Support Battalion.
His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 oak leaf cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), the Navy Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 3 bronze stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with bronze hour glass and M device), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 2), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait), Meritorious Unit Citation, Eisenhower Superior Unit Trophy, and the basic parachutist badge.
Mr. Divney and his wife, Jennifer, have four children: Sarah, John, Aaron, and Leah.