Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major Roy Ward entered the U.S. Army in July 1984 and has served throughout the United States and overseas in every leadership position from Team Leader to Division Command Sergeant Major.
Some of those assignments include: Gunner in the Combat Support Company 1/9 Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; Team Leader, in Echo Company 5/16 Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Team Leader, Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant in Charlie Company, 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York; Drill Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant Leader and Developer/Writer at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Platoon Sergeant in Charlie Company 44th Engineer Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; Division Engineer NCOIC in the 326th Engineer Battalion; 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; First Sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Charlie Company in the 326th Engineer Battalion; 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Senior Military Instructor of Fordham University, Bronx, New York; First Sergeant, Combat Support Equipment Company, 44th Engineer Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; First Sergeant, Echo Company 2-69 Armor Battalion and Headquarters and Headquarters Company 3d Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3d Brigade 3d Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Operations Noncommissioned Officer, 11th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia; Command Sergeant Major, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and Command Sergeant Major, Transatlantic Division, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Winchester, Virginia. Command Sergeant Major Ward is presently serving as the United States Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Command Sergeant Major, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Command Sergeant Major Ward has a well-rounded military and civilian education background to include Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, First Sergeant Course, Drill Sergeant School, Battle Staff Course, Master Fitness Trainers Course, Sapper Leader School, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Rappel Master Course, Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Course and Equal Opportunity Course, He is a graduate of the School of Cadet Command, Manager Development Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 57), Command and General Staff College Battalion Pre-Command and Command Sergeants Major Course, Command and General Staff College Brigade Pre-Command Course, Command Sergeants Major Developmental Course, How the Army Runs Course, Legal Orientation Course and the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course. He holds an Associate’s Degree from Central Texas College, a Bachelor of Science Degree from Excelsior University (magna cum laude), and a Masters of Business Administration from the Glenn R. Jones College of Business (magna cum laude).
Command Sergeant Major Ward’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (10th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2d Award), Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Oversees Service Ribbon (Numeral 6), Iraqi Campaign Medal (3-CS), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1-CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Award (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Philippine Civic Action Medal, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Air Assault Badge, Airborne Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, and Sapper Tab.
Command Sergeant Major Ward is also a recipient of both the prestigious Silver and Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal, the Honorable Order of the Saint Barbara, and the Audie Murphy Medallion. Additionally, he has been awarded the Order of the Combat Spurs.