CSM Joseph C. Cornelison

CSM Joseph Cornelison is a native of Tunnel Hill, GA. He entered the Army on 4 January 1990 and completed Infantry OSUT, Airborne school and the Ranger Indoctrination Program at Ft. Benning, Georgia prior to his first assignment.

Career Summary:

  • -1990-1993: Rifleman, Grenadier, Saw gunner, Machine gunner and Team Leader, Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia
  • -1993-1995: OPFOR Squad Leader, Head Quarters and Head Quarters Company, 4th Battalion, 4th Ranger Training Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia
  • -1995- 1998: Long Range Surveillance Team Leader, Echo Company, 51st Infantry (LRS) (ABN), Darmstadt, Germany and Bosnia
  • -1998-2001: Ranger Instructor, Charlie Company, 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Dahlonega, Georgia
  • -2001-2005: Weapons Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and the Task Force Wolfhound Scout Platoon Sergeant during Operation Enduring Freedom 03-04
  • -2005-2008: First Sergeant and Battalion Operations Sergeant Major, 2nd Battalion, 35h Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08
  • -2008-2010: Battalion Operations Sergeant Major, 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade, Baumholder, Germany
  • -2011-2012: Task Force Command Sergeant Major, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, Grafenwoehr, Germany and during Operation Enduring Freedom 11-12

Awards and Decorations: Bronze Star (3rd OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4th OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4th OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2nd OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, German jump wings, Belgian jump wings and a Driver’s Badge.

Military Schools and Training programs: Airborne school, Ranger school, Long Range Surveillance Leader’s course, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder, Mountain Warfare school at Jericho Vermont, Emergency Medical Technician training, Master fitness and the 1SG Course. CSM Cornelison has completed all levels of the Non-Commissioned Officers education system, and is a class 59 graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. Currently CSM Cornelison is completing his Bachelors degree In Criminal justice from Troy University.

CSM Cornelison is married and has three children.

Squadron Commander

LTC John P. Cogbill

Command Sergeant Major

CSM Joseph C. Cornelison