COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR'S BIOGRAPHY (Click here for a printable copy of Command Sgt. Major Howard'sofficial biography.) He has held numerous leadership positions, which include: Howitzer Section Chief, Gunnery Sergeant, Chief of Firing Battery, First Sergeant, Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, Battalion Command Sergeant Major (1-319 AFAR), Command Sergeant Major of the 82nd Airborne Division Artillery (Divarty), Command Sergeant Major of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Commandant of the XVIII Airborne Corps NCO Academy, Command Sergeant Major of Task Force Bragg III, and served as the Command Sergeant of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg until July 2012. Currently he is assigned as the U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include the XVIII Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC, SETAF Vicenza Italy, 2nd Infantry Division Camp Stanley, Korea, Drill Instructor Fort Dix, New Jersey, the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas, and the 3rd Armored Division, Hanau Germany. His deployments include Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom. Command Sergeant Major Howard’s awards and decorations include the following: Legion of Merit (2 OLC), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), Southwest Asia Service Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge. He has attended and graduated from all NCO Developmental Schools to include the United States Army’s Sergeants Major Academy. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Resource Management from Troy University.