The 100th Division offers itself as a premier training resource for the U.S. Army. Originally headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, it now resides at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Scores of books and hundreds of speeches have been written regarding the gallantry, heroism, and significant contributions to the national defense by members of the 100th Division.

The 100th’s motto, “Train Em’ Tough,” captures the spirit of the organization striving for the highest standards of soldiering. The 100th’s past is rich in details of battles fought, leadership from numerous company grade officers and the foot-meets-the-ground efforts of enlisted soldiers. To detail the accomplishments of the Division would exhaust the researcher and reader alike.

Brigadier General Voris W. McBurnette

Commanding General, 100th Training Division

Command Sergeant Major Rogelio James Jr.

Command Sergeant Major, 100th Training Division

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Brigadier General Voris W. McBurnette

Commanding General, 100th Training Division

Brigadier General Voris W. McBurnette was born in Philadelphia, PA. He began his military career in 1988 as an enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army Reserve as a communications systems installer/ operator (31K) and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant (Infantry) in 1991 from Saint Augustine’ University.

Brigadier General McBurnette’s key command and leadership assignments include: Commandant, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, Norfolk, Virginia; Brigade Commander of the U.S. Army Pacific – Support Unit, Director of the Center for Applied Strategic Learning, National Defense University, Fort McNair, DC; Deputy Executive Director, U.S. Army Center of Military History, Fort McNair, DC; Battalion Commander, 2nd BN, 0317th Regiment, 3/98th DIV, 108th TC, Lynchburg, VA; Executive Officer/Senior Advisor, West, OPM-FSF, Riyadh/Jeddah, KSA, Executive Officer/Deputy Director, TF Vanguard/Historian 108th TNG CMD, Charlotte, NC; Chief, Force Structure Division, 108th TNG CMD, Charlotte, NC; HSC Advisor/Asst. Ops Officer, MTT 0330, IAG, 4th BCT, 1st CAV, Iraq, Company Commander, Delta Co. 1-323rd Regt. Durham, NC; and Mortar Platoon Leader and Infantry Platoon Leader, 1-315th IN BN(M) Philadelphia, PA.

Brig. Gen. McBurnette’s military education includes resident Senior Service College and Intermediate Level Education (ILE). He holds several academic degrees to include a Bachelor of Arts in History from Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC, a Master of Education in Educational Administration and a Master of Science in Adult and Continuing Education from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (1994). He has also earned a Master of Arts in History (2001) and a Doctor of Education (2012), in Educational Administration and Supervision both from North Carolina State University. Brig. Gen. McBurnette is also a trained Professional Educator. He holds licenses as a Middle Grades Social Studies Educator, Principal (K-12), and a Superintendent of schools. He is also the Co-Author and Chief Editor of the command history, 108th Training Command: A History of Embracing Innovation and Shaping the Future from 1946-2010 (U.S. Government Printing Office, 2010).

His military awards and honors include: The Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion), from the National Infantry Association, The Combat Order of the Spur 3rd Squadron / 4th Cavalry Fort Hood (service in Iraq), the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass and “M” Device), Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab and Parachutist Badge.

Brigadier General McBurnette and his wife have one child.

Command Sergeant Major Rogelio James Jr.

Commanding Sergeant Major, 100th Training Division

Command Sergeant Major James a native of Queens New York entered the U.S Army on 16 November 1993. He received his Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Upon graduation he was awarded the primary Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 96B Military Intelligence Analyst. He transitioned into the U.S. Army Reserves on 25 February 2000 where he continues to serve Americas Warrior Citizens.

On 15 November 2023, Command Sergeant Major Rogelio James Jr was selected as the Command Sergeant Major (CSM) of the 100th Training Division (Leader Development), 80th Training Command (The Army School System).

Prior to this assignment he has held every leadership position from Intelligence Sergeant to Sergeant Major. His previous assignments include CSM 335TH Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional). CSM Army Reserve Cyber Protection Brigade, CSM 244TH Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade. CSM 310TH Military Police Battalion, CSM 392ND Expeditionary Signal BN, Director of Instruction SGM (for MI NCOES) 6-98TH RGT (MI), Chief Instructor 6-98Th RGT, First Sergeant, 3-385TH RGT (IET), Chief Intelligence Sergeant (Multi National Support Transition Command Iraqi), Senior Drill Sergeant 3rd TNG BDE, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, S-2 NCOIC 63RD Ordnance BN (EOD), Intelligence Sergeant, 1-82 Aviation BN (Attack), Intelligence Analyst 82ND Aviation BDE, Fort Liberty, NC, and one overseas deployment in support of OIF, as a part of a Military Transition Team (MITT).

His military schools include Drivers Training Academy, Basic Airborne School, Basic Leadership Course, Primary Leadership Course, Basic Non Commissioned Officer Course, Advanced Non Commissioned Officer Course, Drill Sergeant School, Battle Staff Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Course, Equal Opportunity Course, Intelligence Analyst Course, Defense Packaging of Hazardous Materials for Transportation Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Combative Level I, the United States Army Sergeants Major Resident Course (Class 61), the BN/ BDE Pre Command Course and the Nominative Leader Course (NLC).

Command Sgt. Maj. James awards and decorations include the legion of Merit (2OLC), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Campaign Medal (2OLC), National Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Reserve Medial (with M-Device and Hourglass), Global War on Terrorism Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, and the Joint Unit Meritorious Service Award. He has also earned the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Driver Badge, and British foreign Jump Wings.

He holds a Master of Arts from the University of Texas at EL Paso, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, an Associate degree in Business administration and bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and science from Excelsior College.

In his civilian career, he is a Retired Detective Investigator for the New York City Police Department and Currently a Supervisory Staff Administrator within the USAR.