Lieutenant Colonel Woodrow Pengelly
Commander, JBLM Soldier Readiness Unit (SRU)
Lieutenant Colonel Woodrow Pengelly is a native of Portland, Ore. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy where he earned Bachelor of Science degrees in economics and mathematics as well as a graduate of the University of Missouri Science and Technology where he earned a Master of Science degree in engineering management. Pengelly was commissioned into the United States Army as a second lieutenant on May 30, 2003.
After completing the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Pengelly was assigned to C/864th Engineers in Fort Richardson, Alaska. There he deployed to Afghanistan as a platoon leader in 2005 and worked as the battalion operations officer upon redeployment. Pengelly was then assigned as the assistant team chief of a military advisor team, deploying from Fort Riley, Kan., to Baghdad, Iraq in 2007. Upon completion of the Engineer Captain’s Career Course, Pengelly was assigned to the 555th Engineer Brigade Headquarters at Fort Lewis, Wash., where he was the assistant brigade plans officer and deployed with the brigade in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 08-10. He commanded the Forward Support Company, 14th Engineer Battalion from June 2010 to December 2011, commanding the company through its train-up and deployment to Afghanistan in July 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Lieutenant Colonel Pengelly received a commission to the U.S. Army Reserve in July 2012, serving first with the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne). Since transferring into the U.S. Army Reserve, he has mobilized to active duty six times with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including a tour as the deputy commander for the Galveston District in 2015-16 and as a project manager for the Honolulu District in Guam in 2020. He was most recently assigned to the United States Military Academy as a faculty member teaching mathematics.
Lieutenant Colonel Pengelly graduated from Georgetown Law School in May 2015 and is an attorney in his civilian career, serving as a prosecutor in the Pacific Territories of Guam and American Samoa. He completed a master’s degree in national security law from Georgetown in December 2015.
Lieutenant Colonel Pengelly’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Army National Defense Service Ribbon, Afghan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism-Expeditionary, Global War on Terrorism-Support, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.
Command Sergeant Major Bunesiha Jones
Command Sergeant Major, Soldier Readiness Unit (SRU)
Command Sergeant Major Bunesiha Jones assumed responsibilities as the command sergeant major for the Warrior Transition Battalion (Now SRU), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, on October 3, 2019. Previously, she served as the senior chief career management/proponency sergeant major for the Soldier Support Institute at Fort Jackson, S.C. Command Sergeant Major Jones is a native of Elloree, S.C. She entered the United States Army in 1995 and graduated basic training and financial management advanced individual training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Command Sergeant Major Jones’ duty assignments include senior enlisted advisor of the 176th Financial Management Support Unit (FMSU), Camp Humphreys, Korea; first sergeant of the 24th FMSU, Fort Stewart, Ga.; senior enlisted advisor for the 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.; detachment sergeant of the 106th FMSU, Vicenza, Italy; instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Fort Jackson, S.C.; accounting specialist at the Joint Field Support Center, Fort Meade, Md.; debt management NCOIC at the 126th FMSU, Fort Bragg, N.C.; vendor technician at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, San Antonio, Texas; accounting clerk at the 208th Finance Battalion, Heidelberg, Germany.
Command Sergeant Major Jones’ education includes the Noncommissioned Officer Education System, First Sergeant's Course, Department of Defense Financial Management Certification; Deployed Operations Resource Management Course; Planning, Programming, Budget Execution System; enlisted combat skills; Combative; Small Group Instructor Course; Instructor Training Course; Action Officer Development Course and Military Accounting Course. She is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 67. She holds a bachelor in business and management and currently pursuing a master in accounting.
Command Sergeant Major Jones’ awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 7 oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal 8th award, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCOPD with numeral 5 and NATO Medal 2nd star.