Command Sergeant Major Charles W. Gregory Jr., U.S. Army

Command Sergeant Major

Command Sgt. Maj. Charles W. Gregory Jr. serves as the Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa in Vicenza, Italy.

Gregory entered the Tennessee Army National Guard on 9 Nov 1990 and attended One Station Unit Training at Ft. Knox, KY as a 19K Armor Crewman. In February of 1994 he transitioned to active duty and was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea.

His last assignment was as the Senor Enlisted Advisor United States Military Training Mission, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His previous assignments include the Command Sergeant Major 7th Brigade U.S. Army Cadet Command, Ft. Knox, KY; Senior Enlisted Cavalry Advisor/Trainer Grizzly Team, JMRC, Hohenfels, Germany; Command Sergeant Major, 2-501st PIR, Ft. Bragg, NC; Command Sergeant Major, 4-73rd CAV, Ft. Bragg, NC; Command Sergeant Major, 3-73rd CAV, Ft. Bragg, NC; 2-2nd INF and 2-63rd AR, Vilseck, Germany; 2-46th INF and 1-81st AR, Ft. Knox, KY; 2-69th AR, Ft. Benning, GA; 5-17th CAV, Camp Pelham, Korea; 1-72nd AR, Camp Casey, Korea. He has also deployed to Kuwait (Intrinsic Action), Kosovo (TF Falcon), three tours in Iraq (04-05, 07-08, 09-10) and one tour in Afghanistan (12).

Gregory’s military education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System, Sergeants Major Course, Nominative Leaders Course, Keystone Course, Battalion and Brigade Pre-Command/ CSM Development Courses, SEJPME-I/II, Battle Staff NCO Course, Drill Sergeant School, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Basic Military Mountaineering School, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Observer Controller Trainer Course, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Course, University Senior Leader Course, Security Cooperation Management Executive Course.

His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit (1OLC), Bronze Star Medal (3OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC); Army Commendation Medal (4OLC); Army Achievement Medal (1SOLC); National Defense Service Medal (1BSS); Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award); Korean Defense Service Medal; Global War On Terrorism Service Medal; Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1CSS); Iraqi Campaign Medal (2CSS); Expeditionary Forces Medal; Kosovo Campaign Medal (1CSS); NATO Medal (Kosovo); NATO Medal (ISAF); Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 8); Army Service Ribbon; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 6); Valorous Unit Award (1OLC); Meritorious Unit Award; Naval Unit Commendation; Army Superior Unit Award; Combat Action Badge; Master Parachutist Badge and the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge. He is also an Excellence in Armor member and has been awarded both Gold and Silver spurs.