The History of Chamberlain
Chamberlain has shaped our mission essential values based on the collaborative process founded in the principles and lessons our team first refined in the crucible of combat and counterinsurgency while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with decades of experience as account managers, recruiters, corporate teams, and leading talent acquisition at a large enterprise company.
1. Listen First
As the U.S. military approached townspeople in 3rd world countries they ‘Listened First’; approached them gently and understood and addressed their concerns before taking any action. Likewise, our team takes the time to understand each clients’ individuals wants and needs first, in order to provide the best results; we get it right the first time by ‘Listening First’.
2. Physical Preparation for the Physical Requirement
Founded in military training, the Wolfhounds required a distinctive way to prepare themselves for the unique task of climbing mountains with 50lb bags and armor on their backs for hours a day, when push-ups and 10-mile runs were just not what it took to accomplish this mission. We prepare our team for the requirements of our clients. We don’t just submit any candidates for any position, we find the candidates you need based on your Ideal Candidate Profile, Core Selection Criteria, and key company differentiators.
3. Shona ba Shona
Translated to Shoulder to Shoulder, Shona ba Shona demonstrates the way the U.S. Army helped our Afghanistan partners build a country free of fear from the Taliban and Al Qaeda. The U.S. Military supported and adapted to the mission of the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ASNF) partnership training in order to embrace the Shona ba Shona mentality. These principles play a part in how we partner with our clients; we are not just vendors but advisors and a trusted partner.
4. Fix Bayonets
As Joshua Chamberlain did, we work together as a team to figure out the most effective way to find solutions; this is why we win together. We have a 3600% mentality to charge fast and generate wins for our clients.
5. 3 P’s of Partnership
People, Perspective, Purpose; we must build trust with the people we work with by learning each individual perspective in order to give purpose to delivering the right solution.
Nicknamed, “The Wolfhounds”, the 27th Infantry unit in the United States Army, activated in February of 1901, was involved in the Philippine-American War, the Siberian Intervention, WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and most recently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, where Chamberlain team members previously served.
From the beginning, the Wolfhounds were deployed all over the world, serving in Cuba, Texas, and the Philippians. Once sailing to Siberia, their mission was to guard the Trans-Siberian Railroad – which commonly resulted in battle with communists. The regiment earned its nickname “The Wolfhounds” because of its aggressive pursuit of retreating communist forces (circa 1918).
New Home in Hawaii
By 1921, the Wolfhounds made their home at Schofield Barracks, Territory of Hawaii. Here they made earned a worthy reputation in training and athletic ability. As years past, the regiment was broken down into the 24th and 25th Infantry Division. The Wolfhounds were assigned the 25th Division in 1941. They fought back against the Japanese aircraft, fought through the Southwest Pacific at the Northern Solomons, and finally the island of Luzon, back in the Philippians, where the Wolfhounds earned a Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.
The Wolfhounds earned a new nickname, “Gentle Wolfhounds” after WWII because of their loving support of the Holy Family Orphanage in Osaka – which continues to this day.
Three Presidential Citations Earned
The Regiment, as part of the 25th Infantry Division, was deployed to South Korea in 1950. Here they earned their first Presidential Unit Citation of the North Korean war. Soon after, the Wolfhounds became known as the Eighth Army’s “Fire Brigade” because of their rapid and violent counterattacks and then earned their second Presidential Unit Citation. By the end of the Chinese war, the Regiment earned their third Presidential Unit Citation.
The First Wolfhounds arrived in South Vietnam in 1966, where they stayed for five years. The 25th Infantry was recognized at the most effective units, earning a Valorous Unit Citation at their time in Vietnam. The Division participated in Operation Attleboro, Cedar Fills, Junction City, the ’68 and ’69 Tet Offensive and the 1970 invasion of Cambodia. By 1971, the Wolfhounds returned home to Hawaii.
27th Infantry Regiment
Since their return home, the Wolfhounds have been deployed to Tinian, Guam, Korea, Thailand, Australia, and Japan. As well as starting the relief operations on hurricane-ravaged Kuai in 1992. By October of ’96, the Wolfhounds were off again; deployed to Guam for Operation Pacific Haven to provide security for Kurdish refugees.
The 2nd Battalion was relieved from their assignment to the 25th Infantry Division and re-assigned to the 7th Infantry Division to Ford Ord in 1987. One year later, the 2nd & 3rd Battalions were deployed in support of Operation Golden Pheasant to Honduras and by 1989 they were deployed in support of Operation Just Cause to Panama. On September 15, 1993, the Battalion was inactivated and relieved from assignment to the 7th Infantry Division but was again activated on August 31, 1995.
During the late 80’s and early 90’s, the 4th Battalion, 27th Infantry, was active in the 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry, at Schofield Barracks. Also assigned to the 3rd Brigade was the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry. The 4th Battalion was deployed during Operation Desert Storm and served as guards and a security element.
The Regiment proudly carries over twenty-nine battle streamers and more than eleven citations on its colors. "NEC ASPERA TERRENT," the 27th Infantry Regiment motto translates to "FEAR NO DIFFICULTIES," as they have shown over again during their time at service.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, an American college professor and Civil War legend, is best known for his heroic contribution in the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War and his courage as colonel and commander of the 20th Maine Regiment.
Chamberlain began his career as a language and rhetoric professor but soon after desperately wanted to serve his country. Quickly he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 20th Maine Regiment, where he studied every military work he could find. By the 1860’s Chamberlain was in command of his Regiment in the Battle of Gettysburg.
The Battle of Gettysburg
Chamberlain and his Regiment were posted near the Federal Line at Little Round Top in July of 1863.The 20th Infantry, exhausted and out of ammunition, executed a bayonet charge. Through this charge, congress awarded Chamberlain the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Chamberlain and his Regiment gained repute for their bayonet charge down Little Round Top on the Second Day of the Battle.
Shortly after, Chamberlain commanded the Fifth Corps and retained it until the end of the war. In 1865, promoted to Brigadier General, Chamberlain received the Confederate surrender of arms.
Source: American Battlefield Trust