Brigadier General Christopher L. Eubank
Signal School Commandant / Chief of Signal

SignalCorpCWO Brigadier General Christopher L. Eubank is a native of Roanoke, Virginia. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant from the Virginia Military Institute. Brigadier General Eubank began his Army career in 1991 as an Armor Officer where he served as a Platoon Leader in the 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Riley, Kansas. In 1993, he branch-transferred to the Signal Corps and was assigned to the 121st Signal Battalion where he served as a Signal Platoon Leader. Later, he was reassigned as the Battalion Signal Officer for 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. As a Captain, he was assigned to United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, where he served as a Brigade Signal Officer, Brigade Logistics officer, and Commander of the 324th Signal Company, 72nd Signal Battalion. In 1999 he was assigned to the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he served as a Communications Officer and later project officer. As a Major, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served as a Brigade Signal Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, Communications planner for the Joint Special Operations Command. As a Lieutenant Colonel, he served as Commander, 82nd Airborne Division Special Troops Battalion. After battalion command he was assigned as the Deputy Director for Communications – J65 Programs Division, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida and later Director J6, Special Operations Joint Task Force Afghanistan. As Colonel Eubank, from 2013 to 2014, he commanded the Area Support Group-Kuwait. He then was assigned as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G6, for the United States Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Brigadier General Eubank has deployed eight times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Brigadier General Eubank’s previous assignment was the fifth Director of the J6 for the United States Africa Command at Kelley Barracks in Stuttgart Germany. As of 9 July 2018, BG Eubank is the 39th Chief of Signal and Signal School Commandant.

Brigadier General Eubank is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course, the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Virginia Military Institute, a Master of Arts in Computer Resource and Information from Webster University and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA.

Brigadier General Eubank’s military awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, GWOT Expeditionary and Service Medals, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and Polish Jump Wings.   

Command Sergeant Major

CSM Richard D. Knott
Signal School CSM / Signal Corps CSM

SignalSchoolCSM Command Sergeant Major Knott is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. He enlisted in the US Army in October 1990 as a 31M (Multi-Channel Communications System Operator). He attended basic training at Fort Jackson, SC and AIT at Fort Gordon, GA.

His previous assignments include B Co, 121st Signal BN, Fort Riley, Kansas; B Co, 122nd Signal BN, Camp Casey, Korea; A Co, 10th Signal BN, Fort Drum, New York; 385th Signal Company, Camp Doha, Kuwait; Indianapolis Recruiting BN, Indianapolis, Indiana; two tours with the (D Co, A Co)123rd Signal BN, Fort Stewart, Georgia; First Sergeant, B Co, 1/13th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; First Sergeant, B Co, 304th Signal BN, Camp Stanley, Korea; First Sergeant, 3rd Signal Company, HHBN, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Operations Sergeant Major, 1st Signal Brigade, Yongsan, Korea; S3 Sergeant Major, 42d Fires Brigade(FiB), Fort Stewart, Georgia; Command Sergeant Major, 63d Expeditionary Signal BN, Fort Stewart, Georgia. CSM Knott’s most recent assignment was as the Command Sergeant Major of the 516th Signal Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

CSM Knott’s education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System (USASMA CL62) Army Instructors Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Army Recruiter Course, Drill Sergeant School, First Sergeant Course, Army Force Management for Senior Executive Level Sergeants Major Course. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1SLC), Army Commendation Medal (5OLC), Army Achievement Medal (9th award), the Presidential Unit Citation, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal (9th award), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Bronze Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development (4), Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), Drill Sergeant Badge, Gold Recruiter Badge (3 Sapphires), Gold Recruiter’s Ring. He has also been awarded the Signal Corps Silver Order of Mercury.

Regimental Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Deshawn L. Bell
Signal Corps Chief Warrant Officer

SignalCorpCWO CW5 Deshawn L. Bell assumed duties as the Signal Regiment’s fifth Regimental Chief Warrant Officer (RCWO) at Fort Gordon, GA on 16 September 2016. CW5 Bell previously served as the Command Chief Warrant Officer for 311th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Shafter, HI, August 2015 – August 2016. He was the Senior Network Operations Technician and was the primary technical advisor on all network and systems matters, especially as it related to strategic-to-tactical systems integration within US Army Pacific (USARPAC) Theater.

CW5 Bell proudly hails from Colorado Springs, CO. He is a 1987 graduate of Roy J. Wasson High School in Colorado Springs, CO. He entered the US Army in July 1988 as a Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst (MOS 74F). From 1989 – 1996, he served at Ft. Huachuca, AZ; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Alexandria, VA. He was selected to attend the Warrant Officer Candidate School in 1996, and was appointed a Warrant Officer One (WO1) in the Signal Corps.

After completing the Warrant Officer Basic Course at Ft. Gordon, he was stationed at Ft. Bragg in 1997 and served as the Automation Section OIC of the Corps Logistics Automation Office (CLAO) supporting the 1st Corps Support Command (Airborne). In 2000, he was assigned to Fort Wainwright, AK where he served as the OIC of the Combat Service Support Automation Management Office (CSSAMO), supporting 172nd Infantry Brigade (Separate) and US Army Alaska (USARAK). In 2004, after attending the Warrant Officer Advanced Course, he was assigned to Ft. Lewis, WA where he assumed duties as the I Corps G6 Data Network Planner, supporting I Corps’ numerous operational missions throughout the Pacific. He attended the Warrant Officer Staff Course during this assignment. In 2007 he deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait supporting the 335th Signal Command (Theater) and the US Army Central (ARCENT) Forward. He was further deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan and Camp Victory, Iraq as a Network Architecture Technician and later the Chief, Communcations Engineering Branch supporting the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, and the Joint Network Communications Center - Iraq. After returning from deployment in 2008, CW5 Bell was assigned to US Army Pacific (USARPAC) and served as the USARPAC G6 Data Network Services Integrator and later the Senior IT Project Manager, Ft. Shafter, HI, supporting 311th Signal Command (Theater), USARPAC, and PACOM’s numerous operational missions throughout the Pacific. He attended the Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course during this assignment.

CW5 Bell’s prior assignment, October 2011 – July 2015, was serving as the Technical Director, Leader College of Network Operations (DoDIN), US Army Signal School, Cyber Center of Excellence, Ft. Gordon, GA. He was the senior technical advisor for all technical training provided to all Signal Officers, Warrant Officers, and NCO’s on behalf of the Signal School and Cyber Center of Excellence.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (2 awards), National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and the Bronze Order of Mercury.

CW5 Bell holds an Associate of Science Degree in Data Processing Technology from Hawaii Pacific University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Sciences from University of Maryland University College, a Master of Science Degree in Information Technology Management from Touro University International, and a graduate of all required Professional Military Education. Additionally, CW5 Bell is a Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).