Colonel Tom Siverts is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in August 1989. He achieved a commission as a Second Lieutenant through the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program following his graduation from the University of Virginia in May 1999.
Upon graduating The Basic School in July 2004, LtCol Youngberg reported to flight school in Pensacola, Florida, designated a Naval Aviator in March 2006 and reported to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron (HMLAT) 303 for replacement aircrew training in the AH-1W. Following OEF in 2010, LtCol Youngberg was awarded the 2010 MCAA Alfred A. Cunningham Award for Marine Corps Aviator of the Year.
Sergeant Major DeBarr enlisted in the Marine Corps and reported to MCRD San Diego, CA, for recruit training in October 1994.