120th Infantry Brigade Command Sergeant Major
CSM Edward L. Johnson

120 Brigade CSM

Sergeant Major Raynard D. Shannon hails from Forsyth, Georgia. He entered the military on November 14, 1989 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training for the 11H MOS at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Sergeant Major Shannon has served in various positions at CONUS and OCONUS assignments. These positions assignments include; BDE Rear Area Operations Sergeant Major, Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar, Afghanistan; Battalion Command Sergeant Major and Operations Sergeant Major, 2-1 Infantry Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Chief Instructor for the Modern Army Combative Program at Sand Hill, First Sergeant: B-Co 3rd/47th Infantry Battalion, D-Co 30th Adjutant General Battalion, B-Co 2nd/54th Infantry Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia; First Sergeant: D-Co 1st/9th Infantry Battalion and 1st/503rd Infantry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado and Ar Ramadi, Iraq; 2nd Brigade S-5 NCOIC, Camp Hovey, Republic of South Korea; Anti-Armor Platoon Sergeant, 1st/27th Infantry Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawai’i; Drill Instructor D-Co 1st/46th Infantry Battalion, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Anti-Armor Section Sergeant and Squad Leader D-Co 2nd/187th Infantry Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Gunner E-Co 2nd/7th Infantry Battalion (Mech), Fort Stewart, Georgia; Squad Leader, Gunner and Driver D-Co 2nd/505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

He graduated Basic Leadership Course (BLC), Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC), Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course (BNCOC), Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course (ANCOC), First Sergeant’s Course and the United States Army Sergeant Majors Academy. Other military schools include: Levels 1-4 of the Modern Army Combative Program, Drill Sergeant School, Air Assault School, Airborne School, Pathfinder School and Instructor Training Course. He’s currently pursuing a Bachelor Degree of Business from Argosy University.

Sergeant Major Shannon’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (7-OLC), Army Achievement Medal (6-OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Southwest Asia Service Medal (2nd Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officers Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), Saudi-Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Kuwaiti-Kuwait Liberation Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Infantrymen Badge (2nd Award), Expert Infantrymen Badge, Drill Instructor Badge, Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge and Driver and Mechanic Badge. He also has three deployments; Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Ar Ramadi, Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

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