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

120 Brigade CSM

Command Sergeant Major Edward L. Johnson assumed the duties of Command Sergeant Major at 120th Infantry Brigade, Division West on July 10, 2012. He enlisted in the Army on 29 March 1985. He has held numerous positions from squad leader to Command Sergeant Major.

His previous assignments as a Command Sergeant Major were with the 530th CSSB at Fort Lee, VA, the 498th CSSB at Camp Carroll, Korea and the 142d CSSB at Fort Polk, LA. His CONUS assignments include: Fort Sam Houston, TX; Fort Jackson, SC; Fort Hood, TX; and United States Total Army Personnel Command. His overseas assignments include: HHC 4th Battalion 7th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, Aschaffenburg, Germany, and three tours in Korea.

His deployment assignments include: Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm and Operation Provide Comfort from December 1990 to May 1991 with the 3d Infantry Division; Operation Iraqi Freedom IV from July 2005 to July 2006 with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and most recently to Operation Enduring Freedom from February 2011 to January 2012 with the 101st Sustainment Brigade.

CSM Johnson has completed all NOCES schools to include the Master Fitness Course and Drill Sergeant Course. CSM Johnson is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeant Majors Academy, Class 54. He has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Trinity College and University.

He was selected as the United States Army 1994 Drill Sergeant of the Year Runner-Up and the 1994 Fort Jackson Drill Sergeant of the Year. Additionally, in 1998 he was selected as the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the United States Total Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM). CSM Johnson is a recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Martin and a member the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.


CSM Johnson’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters;) Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC;) Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC;) Army Achievement Medal (6 OLC); Good Conduct Medal (9th Award;); National Defense Service Medal (1 Star;) Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 Stars;) Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4;) Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4;) Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia;) Kuwait Liberation Medal(Kuwait;) Army Valorous Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Drill Sergeant Identification Badge and the Combat Action Badge.
 


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