BG James "Krazee" Foster Lifetime Achievement Medal

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The Brigadier General James "Krazee" Foster Lifetime Achievement Medal is of the highest decoration awarded to 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment members for significant real life contributions to the Regiment. The medal was commissioned in 2012 after the passing of its namesake, BG James Foster. The medal is awarded alongside the CSM Ronnie "Coldblud" Bussey Lifetime Achievement Medal.

Introduction

The award was created in honor of BG Krazee for his extensive work developing the S1 department, and rules and procedures in the 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment.

History of the Awards Namesake

Brigaider General James Foster enlisted in the 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment in January 2008. Upon completion of basic training, he was assigned as an infantryman in A/1-7 CAV and then A/2-7 CAV. He was quickly promoted to become a non-commissioned Officer. In June 2008 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry, and assigned to 1st Platoon B/2-7 CAV. His leadership ability was again recognized and by August of 2008 he was assigned as a Company Commander. In 2009 he was promoted Colonel and assigned Chief of Staff Regimental Headquarters (CoS Regt HQ).

Real Life Service

James Foster served with the United States Army for 6 years, retiring in 2005.

Passing

COL Krazee passed away August 21st, 2009. He was posthumously promoted to Brigadier General in recognition of his significant contributions on August 28th, 2009.

Biography

In his original MILPACS biography, General Krazee stated: "So here I sit, a proud member of the 7th Cavalry, and you will have to kill me to get me out".

BG James "Krazee" Foster Lifetime Achievement Medal

At the time, the 7th Cavalry was much smaller and largely played Call of Duty. Later in 2008, the 7th Cavalry would adopt Arma, and rapidly grow. This major increase in personnel required a major change in administration, and policy. Prior to the major increase in members, the Regiment had largely operated with adhoc structures and had few official policies and procedures. BG Krazee saw this and set upon a path to create detailed policies and administrative structures to support the rapidly growing membership.

The award itself is awarded yearly to an officer who has made significant contributions to the Regiment over a long period. There are no specific criteria for the award, however sustained significant service, major projects, and conduct are all factored into deciding who the award is bestowed upon.

Frequency of Awarding

Since the establishment of the award, the honor is awarded once per year.

Eligibility

Only officers are eligible for the award.

Decision for the Award

Yearly, a board of all regimental staff, with representations from the Battalion and Department staff decide and vote on who will receive the award.

Physical Award Characteristics

Example of the BG James "Krazee" Foster Lifetime Achievement Medal Presentation

The BG Krazee award consists of a medal, worn over the neck and supported by a four colour ribbon. The ribbon is 75% black in the center, with the colours of the American flag, Red, White, and Blue each taking up 4.16% space, beginning with red on the outside of the ribbon. The ribbon forms a knot in the center with the 1st Cavalry Division patch prominently centered. The medal itself is brass, with the word "Brother" written on a bar connected to the medal. The medal is full color, with the American Flag waving in the background. A rifle with helmet on top, supported by a pair of combat boots in a sihlouette features prominently in the center, representing the fallen member BG Krazee and real life connection to the United States Army. The award also features a narrative and summary page, both presented in a folder. A post also follows on the forums.

History of Recipients

Below is a chronological list of all recipients for the CSM Coldblud award, beginning with the most recent.

First Lieutenant Dorian Sharkey - August 22, 2020

First Lieutenant Dorian Sharkey enlisted in the 7th Cavalry Regiment in September, 2011. Upon completion of Basic Combat Training, he was assigned as an 11B Infantryman in B/2-7 CAV. By June of 2012, he was promoted Corporal and had completed a number of specialty schools including Airborne School. He also was assigned as a clerk in the S1 Branch. In January of 2020, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry and assigned as the Reserve Officer in Charge. He was promoted to his current rank in July of 2020.

Narrative

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes the pleasure in presenting the

James "Krazee" Foster Brigadier General Krazee Lifetime Achievement Medal to First Lieutenant Dorian Sharkey

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes pleasure in presenting the Brigadier General Krazee Lifetime Achievement Medal to First Lieutenant Dorian Sharkey for steadfast loyalty and dedication, exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service, and above all a commitment to the very spirit of the 7th Cavalry Regiment since the 9 September 2011. First Lieutenant Dorian Sharkey served as a Milpacs and Signature Shop Clerk for the S1 Department from as far back as a Private First Class. By the time he made the rank of Corporal, he received Enlisted Trooper of the Month for January 2012, made full MP Status, and joined the S1 Signature Shop. Through his early Career work ethics in the S1 Department, he would be promoted to the billet of S1 Milpacs Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge as his primary billet, join the S1 Avatar Shop, and obtain the rank of Sergeant. As a Recruit Training Command Drill Instructor he insured that new troopers received the training necessary to become successful in the Regiment and served with distinction to become a Senior Drill Instructor. On 18 October 2015 he was promoted to the billet of S1 Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge over the entire department. During his two year and four month service in this billeting, he would serve with distinction receiving a Certificate of Appreciation for going above and beyond his duties and earning the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his efforts in transitioning to the new website only to go on to earn this award two more times through the duration of his Career and reach the rank of Master Sergeant before his Battlefield Commission. He would go on to serve with distinction in the S2 Department with full Status and obtaining the billet of Senior Investigator assisting in maintaining the security and integrity of the Regiment. On 9 January 2020 he received a Battlefield Commission to 2nd Lieutenant and was assigned Reservist In Command after having served with distinction as the Reservist Second in Command while a Non-Commissioned Officer since September of 2019. First Lieutenant Dorian Sharkey has continued to be an asset to the 7th Cavalry Regiment leading the Reserves to this day and being promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant for his efforts that on many occasions, rise above and beyond the call of duty maintaining the quality of duty set at the Reserves. First Lieutenant Dorian Sharkey exemplifies the ideals of Respect, Honor, Integrity, Loyalty, and Service for which this award was established and his service and dedication embodied those of the award’s namesake. The distinctive accomplishments of First Lieutenant Dorian Sharkey reflect great credit upon himself and the 7th Cavalry Regiment.​

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AT 7TH CAVALRY HEADQUARTERS ON THIS THE 22ND DAY OF AUGUST 2020

Colonel Matthew Treck - August 26, 2019

Colonel Matthew Treck enlisted in the 7th Cavalry Regiment in December, 2009. Upon completion of Basic Combat Training, he was assigned as an 11B Infantryman in B/2-7 CAV. In Januaury 2011, Colonel Treck's technical skill was realized and he was assigned to the IMO Branch as an IS Specialist. In October 2011 he was assigned to IMO as a full time duty. In February 2013 he was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in Signals and assigned Executive Officer of IMO. In February 2016 he was assigned the Officer in Charge of IMO and promoted to Colonel. Colonel Treck would serve until his retirement in August 2019 in this role.

Narrative

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes the pleasure in presenting the

James "Krazee" Foster 7th Cavalry Lifetime Achievement Medal to Colonel Matt Treck

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes pleasure in presenting the Brigadier General Krazee Lifetime Achievement Medal to Colonel Matt Treck for steadfast loyalty and dedication, exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service, and above all a commitment to the very spirit of the 7th Cavalry Regiment since 9 December 2009. Colonel Matt Treck served as a line trooper in both COD4 and Arma 2/3 during the first few years of his career. On 13 February 2013 he received a Battlefield Commission to 2nd Lieutenant and was assigned Executive Officer of the Information Management Office where he performed above and beyond. On 15 February 2016 he was assigned as Officer in Charge of the IMO, responsible for all 7th Cavalry IT assets. In July of 2017 he oversaw the transfer of all 7th Cavalry assets from Gameservers to OVH, and due to his expertise, the Regiment saw little to no down time or loss of services. Colonel Treck has dedicated almost half of his total time on this earth to the 7th Cavalry. Throughout that time, he has always kept the Cavalry's best interests at heart, and has provided excellent technical advice and skill. Colonel Treck has also been a confidant and advisor to the Regimental Commander and many of his fellow brethren past and present, and has always been a man to call upon in times of need. Finally, Colonel Treck is a prime example of what all members of this unit should strive towards. A man of Rectitude, Respect, Honour, Loyalty & Courage. These distinctive and encompassing actions reflect greatly upon himself, and that of the 7th Cavalry Regiment.​


GIVEN BY MY HAND THIS 26th DAY OF AUGUST 2019​

Colonel Kent Hathcock - September 24, 2017

Colonel Kent Hathcock enlisted in the 7th Cavalry Regiment in August, 2010. Upon completion of Basic Combat Training, he was assigned as an 11B Infantryman in B/2-7 CAV. In April 2011 he graduated Ranger School. In October 2011 he was assigned as a Platoon Sergeant. In July 2012 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry. Colonel Hathcock has served in a wide range of command and staff roles including Company Executive Officer, Company Commander, and Battalion Executive Officer. In January 2017 he was assigned as the Regimental S1 as a full time duty.

Narrative

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes the pleasure in presenting the

James "Krazee" Foster 7th Cavalry Lifetime Achievement Medal to Colonel Kent Hathcock

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes the pleasure in presenting the Brigadier General Krazee Lifetime Achievement Medal to Colonel Kent Hathcock for his steadfast loyalty and dedication, exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service, and above all a commitment to the very spirit of the 7th Cavalry Regiment since 31 August 2010. As Regimental S1, Colonel Hathcock's stellar leadership, attention to detail and precise execution of his duties have been key to a high level of performance of the S1 Department recording the achievements of the Regiment. While serving in S1 as his primary billet he served as a line officer, Company Commander, and Battalion Commander. Colonel Hathcock exemplifies the ideals of Respect, Honor, Integrity, Loyalty, and Service for which this award was established and his service and dedication embodied those of the award’s namesake. The distinctive accomplishments of Colonel Hathcock reflect great credit upon himself and the 7th Cavalry Regiment.

GIVEN BY MY HAND THIS 24th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2017

General Stephen Carter- October 18, 2015

General Stephen Carter enlisted in the 7th Cavalry Regiment in May, 2008. Upon completion of Basic Combat Training, he was assigned as an 11B Infantryman in D/2-7 CAV. In November 2008, upon re-enlistment he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in Signals. He was assigned to the S6 Branch as a full time duty. In 2009 he was promoted Lieutenant Colonel and assigned the 1-7 CAV Executive Officer. In 2009 he was promoted Colonel and assigned 1st Battalion Commanding Officer. He was relieved in 2010 of this duty and assigned as the IMO Officer in Charge as his primary duty. He would continue in this role until promoted to General in 2014 and assigned as the Regimental Executive Officer.

Narrative

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes the pleasure in presenting the

James "Krazee" Foster 7th Cavalry Lifetime Achievement Medal to General Stephen Carter

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes the pleasure in presenting the Brigadier General Krazee Lifetime Achievement Medal to General Stephen Carter for his steadfast loyalty and dedication, exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service, and above all a commitment to the very spirit of the 7th Cavalry Regiment since 29 May 2008. During his tenure has has provided the Regiment with a professional IT infrastructure, providing for superior custom game servers, Regimental website and communication servers. Through his knowledge and expertice he organized and developed the entire IMO team that has erved the Cavalry with distinction and established our servers as the best in their genre. Without these accomplishments the 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment would not enjoy the success that it has to this day. General Carter exemplifies the ideals of Respect, Honor, Integrity, Loyalty, and Service for which this award was established and his service and dedication embodied those of the award’s namesake. The distinctive accomplishments of General Carter reflect great credit upon himself and the 7th Cavalry Regiment.

GIVEN BY MY HAND THIS 18th DAY OF OCTOBER 2015

General Harm Kleinman - August 30, 2014

General Harm Kleinman enlisted in the 7th Cavalry Regiment in July, 2009. Upon completion of Basic Combat Training, he was assigned as an 19K Armor Crewman in B/1-7 CAV. In September 2009 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Armor. Later that month he would be re-assigned as an 11A Infantry Officer in C/1-7 CAV. By January 2010 he was assigned Company Commander C/1-7 CAV. General Kleinman has served in a wide range of positions including Chief of Staff Regimental Headquarters, 1-7 CAV Battalion Commander, Security Operations Commanding General, and Regimental Executive Officer.

Narrative

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes the pleasure in presenting the

James "Krazee" Foster 7th Cavalry Lifetime Achievement Medal to Lieutenant General Harm Kleinman

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes the pleasure in presenting the Brigadier General Krazee Lifetime Achievement Medal to Lieutenant General Kleinman, Harm for his steadfast loyalty and dedication, exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service, and above all a commitment to the very spirit of the 7th Cavalry Regiment since 11 July 2009. As the Commander of Recruit Training, he molded the department into a well organized and efficient unit, processing and training recruits, allowing the Regiment to grow and become the unit it is today. As Battalion Commander he molded 1st Battalion into an extremely effective fighting force, which at its height comprised more than half the Regiment. As the Combat Action Group Commander, he lead the development of numerous training courses and schools, the least of which being the ARMA Sniper School. As Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Kleinman's leadership, attention to detail, and the precise execution of his duties have been key to the success of the Regiment insuring a high level of performance by both staff departments and combat units alike. Throughout his career Lieutenant General Kleinman has improved every department or Command assigned to his charges and has exceeded the expectations of his superiors, peers, and subordinates alike. Lieutenant General Kleinman is the steadfast force that keeps the 7th Cavalry Regiment moving forward his counsel and guidance are invaluable and exemplify the ideals of Respect, Honor, Integrity, Loyalty, and Service for which this award was established and his service and dedication embodied those of the award's namesake. The distinctive accomplishments of Lieutenant General Kleinman reflect great credit upon himself and the 7th Cavalry Regiment. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON D.C. ON THIS 30TH DAY OF AUGUST 2014

Major Brian Crossfit - August 24, 2013

Major Brian Crossfit enlisted in the 7th Cavalry Regiment in July, 2011. Upon completion of Basic Combat Training, he was assigned as a 12B Cannon Crewman in B/1-7 CAV. Shortly after he re-classed as a 15P Aviation Operations Specialist and was assigned to A/1-7 CAV. In March of 2012 he was accepted into Sniper School and successfully completed the course. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Artillery in December 2011, before being transferred again as an Infantry Officer in D/1-7 CAV. Major Crossfit is a graduate of Ranger School and was named Best Ranger. He has served as a Company Commander, Executive Officer, Battalion Executive Officer, and Battalion Commander.

Narrative

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes the pleasure in presenting the

James "Krazee" Foster 7th Cavalry Lifetime Achievement Medal to Major Brian Crossfit

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes the pleasure in presenting the Brigadier General Krazee Lifetime Achievement Medal to Major Brian Crossfit for his steadfast loyalty and dedication, exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service, and above all a commitment to the very spirit of the 7th Cavalry Regiment since 27 July 2011. Through his work in the S3 Department and the creation of the Arma II Field Medical Course he has expanded the actual knowledge of real world first aid to the members of the 7th Cavalry. Through his attention to detail, and meticulous effort, the Major has completed all assigned duties above and beyond the set standard to include being named Best Ranger on 17 Feburary 2013. On 10 December 2012, the Major began counselling one of our members in their effort to lose weight and improve their overall health. After creating an exercise regimen for the member, and the coninuous mentoring of nutritional habits, the member was able to lsoe a total of 74 pounds to date. This display of dedication, loyalty, and human compassion by Major Brian Crossfit embody the spirit of BG Krazee and his imprint on the 7th Cavalry. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON D.C. ON THIS 34TH DAY OF AUGUST 2013

General of the Army John Chance - April 22, 2012

General of the Army John Chance enlisted in the 7th Cavalry Regiment in December, 2008. Upon completion of Basic Combat Training, he was assigned as an 11B Infantryman in B/2-7 CAV. He completed the Sniper course in August 2009. In July of 2009 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry. He has served in a wide range of roles including Company Executive Officer, Company Commander, Battalion Executive Officer, and Battalion Commander. In April 2014 he was selected as the new Regimental Commanding General and continues to serve in this position.

Narrative

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes the pleasure in presenting the

James "Krazee" Foster 7th Cavalry Lifetime Achievement Medal to Major General John Chance

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes the pleasure in presenting the Brigadier General Krazee Lifetime Achievement Medal to Major General Chance,J.T for his steadfast loyalty and dedication, exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service, and above all a commitment to the very spirit of the 7th Cavalry Regiment since 14 December 2008. As Chief of Staff, Major General Chance's wisdom, stellar leadership, and precise execution of his duties have been key to the success of the Regiment ensuring high level of performance by both staff departments and combat units alike., While continuing to excel in his traditional duties as Chief of Staff, Major General Chance strategic vision and leadership became a catalyst for the Regimental Command reorganization and the subsequent expansion of leadership roles and responsibilities within the Regiment which have proven to be a great success. Major General Chance continues to performed numerous services outside his scope of responsibility for the 7th Cavalry Regiment and in all far exceeded the expectations of his superiors, peers, and subordinates alike. Major General Chance is the right hand we cannot operate without, the superiors we have come to respect and admire, the friend we can count on and trust, and the bother we all love. Major General Chance exemplifies the ideals of Respect, Honor, Integrity, Loyalty, and Service for which this award was established and his service and dedication embodied those of the award's namesake. The distinctive accomplishments of Major General Chance reflect great credit upon himself and the 7th Cavalry Regiment. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON D.C. ON THIS 22ND DAY OF APRIL 2012

General of the Army Aaron Plumbly - October 18, 2011

General of the Army Aaron Plumbly founded the 7th Cavalry Regiment on October 15th, 2002. He led the 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment until his retirement in October, 2011.

Narrative

There is no available narrative for this award.

Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Medic - September 04, 2010

Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Medic enlisted with the 7th Cavalry Regiment in June 2009. Upon completion of Basic Combat Training he was assigned as an 11B Infantryman with C/2-7 CAV. Samuel Medic quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a Non-Commissioned Officer by October 2009. In December 2009 he was promoted to First Sergeant and assigned the Company First Sergeant of C/1-7 CAV. In March 2010 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry and assigned back to C/1-7 CAV as a Rifle Platoon Commander. As Lieutenant Colonel Medic rose through the officer ranks he held a number of command and staff duties. Such roles include Company Commander, Battalion Executive Officer and Battalion Commander of 2-7 CAV.

Narrative

The Regimental Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment takes the pleasure in presenting the

James "Krazee" Foster 7th Cavalry Lifetime Achievement Medal to First Lieutenant Kevin (Samual Medic) Marvets

For Service to the 7th Cavalry Regiment from 20 June 2009 to 4 September 2010. In that time First Lieutenant Samual Medic displayed those attributes which we hold dearest. Respect, Honor, Integrity, and Loyalty. His actions are such that benefit a man that is a true example to everyone that knows him and comes in contact with him. He is the epitome of what Brigadier General Krazee stood for.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON D.C. ON THIS 4TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2010