Alonzo J. Smith
Command Sergeant Major
III Corps and Fort Hood
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In August 2014 Alonzo J. Smith was assigned as the III Corps and Fort Hood Command Sergeant Major, Fort Hood, Texas. Command Sergeant Major Smith entered the Army in August 1984 and graduated One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia as an Infantryman (11-Hotel).
During his 31 years of service, Command Sergeant Major Smith has held numerous leadership positions to include: Squad Leader, Section Leader, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Battalion, Brigade and Division Command Sergeant Major. His previous assignments include 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; 2nd Infantry Division, Korea; 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York; 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In addition, Command Sergeant Major Smith has served at Fort Benning as a Drill Sergeant and Airborne Instructor.
Command Sergeant Major Smith is currently deployed as the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) CSEL, Iraq.
Command Sergeant Major Smith has been deployed to Guam, Wake Island, Haiti, Albania, Macedonia, and Kosovo. He has also participated in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom I as a First Sergeant with the 82nd Airborne Division, Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07 as an Operations Sergeant Major with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09 as a Battalion Command Sergeant Major with the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11 as a Brigade Command Sergeant Major with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Operation Enduring Freedom 13-14 as the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) / Combined Joint Task Force 101 / Regional Command East Command Sergeant Major. Command Sergeant Major Smithâ€™s training deployments include Germany, Australia, Thailand, Japan, Panama, four National Training Center (NTC) rotations and seven Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) rotations.
Command Sergeant Major Smith is a graduate of the Keystone Course, The Army Force Management Course, and all Noncommissioned Officersâ€™ Education System courses to include the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, First Sergeant Course, Master Fitness Trainer, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder, Master Gunner, Drill Sergeant, Airborne, and Air Assault School.
His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, and various deployment and campaign ribbons.
Command Sergeant Major Smith has accumulated 4 years of college and completing his degree in Human Resources through Troy State University.
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