Brigade Command Sergeant Major
CSM Thomas V. Williams
Command Sergeant Major Thomas Williams enlisted into the United States Army Reserve in May of 1990 as a 63S Heavy Vehicle Mechanic and attended basic training and Advance Individual Training at Ft. Jackson S.C. In May of 1993, after 3 years in the Army Reserve, he transitioned into active duty as a 14R Line of Sight Heavy Crewmember and attended transition training at Ft. Bliss TX. Upon completion of MOS training he attended airborne training, Ft Benning GA.
His assignments include Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) Senior Gunner B Btry 5-5 ADA Camp Hovey Korea, S 3 Operations squad leader HHB 1-44 ADA Ft Hood TX, BFV C2 squad leader A Btry 1-44 ADA Ft. Hood TX, Bradley Linebacker Section Leader A Btry 1-44 ADA Ft Hood TX, Drill Sergeant C Btry 1-56 ADA Ft Bliss TX, Senior Drill Sergeant D Company 1-56 ADA Ft Bliss TX, S2 NCOIC HHB 1-44 ADA Tikrit Iraq, Force Protection NCOIC Tikrit Palace for The 4th Infantry Division Main while assigned to HHB 1-44 ADA, Bradley Line Backer Platoon Sergeant A Btry 1-44 ADA Tikrit Iraq , Observer Controller/ Trainer (OC/T) Team Leader 1-346 ADA Camp Shelby MS, S2 NCOIC 4-5 ADA Ft Hood TX, Corps Air Defense Element (CADE) NCOIC, III Corps Ft. Hood TX, III Corps Theater of Iraq Force Protection NCOIC Victory Base Complex Iraq, 1st Sergeant of the following units: A Btry 2-1 ADA Ft. Hood TX, Feb. 2008 to Oct. 2009, A Btry 2-1 ADA Kunsan Air Base, Korea Nov. 2009 to Nov. 2010, HHB 1-62 ADA Ft Hood TX. Dec. 2010 to June 2012, 32d AAMDC Operations Sergeant Major and the 2-43 ADA Warriors BN Command Sergeant Major, Oct 2014 to Feb 2017.
His military education includes: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, United States Army Airborne Course, Drill Sergeant Course, Basic Master Fitness Course, Basic Instructors Course, Heavy Vehicle Maintenance course, Bradley Linebacker Operator Course, Antiterrorism Level II training Course, British Army Tactics and Command Course (Counter Terrorist Training), Equal Opportunity Representative Course, Force XXI FBCB II course, FAADC2I Handheld Terminal Course, 14S Avenger Crewmember Transition Course, Basic Military Mountaineering and Rappelling Course, Bradley Crew Evaluators Course, M/2 M/3 Under Command of Fire (UCOFT) Instructor/ Operators Course. He is a graduate of United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) class 63.
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (2nd award), Meritorious service Medal (3rd Award), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (9th award), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Korea Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army service Ribbon, Oversees Ribbon (4th Award) and the Army Superior Unit Award. He is also a member of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara. His wife Sara and children Kelsey and Bryant currently reside in Copperas Cove TX.
CSM Williams is currently the Command Sergeant Major for the 69th ADA Brigade, Fort Hood, TX.