Command Sergeant Major
Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth M. Graham
On April 24, 2014, Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth M. Graham assumed the responsibilities as command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas.
A native of Warren, Ohio, Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth M. Graham enlisted in the U.S. Army on December 3, 1987, as a Chemical Operations Specialist. After basic and advanced training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, he was assigned to the 44th Chemical Company at Fort Hood, Texas.
Graham has served in every leadership position from squad leader to command sergeant major, with his most recent assignment as Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, on April 24, 2014. Other assignments include reconnaissance team leader, 68th Chemical Company, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood; Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear (CBRN) Non-Commissioned Officer, Battery C, 1st Battalion, 39th Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; CBRN Non-Commissioned Officer, 258th Military Police Company, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Platoon Sergeant, 87th Chemical Company, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk; Drill Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, 48th Infantry, Fort Knox, Kentucky; CBRN Non-Commissioned Officer, 94th MP Battalion, South Korea; Division Chemical Operations Sergeant and Division Chemical Sergeant Major, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg; First Sergeant, 21st Chemical Company, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg; CBRN Sergeant Major, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood; Sergeant Major for the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Command Sergeant Major, 23rd Chemical Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Washington; Command Sergeant Major, 48th Chemical Brigade, Fort Hood; and Commandant, III Corps and Fort Hood Non-Commissioned Officers Academy.
His overseas assignments include Operation Desert Shield/Storm (Kuwait/Iraq), Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia-Herzegovina), and three deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Graham has a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College. His military education includes U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 56), Advanced and Basic Noncommissioned Officer Courses, Primary Leadership Development Course, Technical Escort, Mass Casualty Medical Responder Course, CBRN Fox Reconnaissance, Drill Sergeant School, Jumpmaster, Air Assault, Battle Staff, Hazardous Waste Management, Combat Lifesaver School, and Modern Army Combatives Level I.
Graham's awards and decorations include Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (9 oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (8 oak leaf clusters), Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal (7 oak leaf clusters), National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, South West Asia Service Medal with bronze star, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Saudi Arabia-Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Canadian Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Drill Sergeant Badge. He is also a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and a recipient of the Chemical Corps Honorable Order of the Dragon.