Part IV – Performance Evaluation, Professionalism, Attributes, and Competencies
Command Sergeant Major Hill demonstrated exceptional leadership as the senior enlisted leader of 2D Stryker Brigade. With outstanding resourcefulness and superior performance, he facilitated the highest mission readiness in all operations. He effectively managed 37 personnel and mentored and encouraged new and junior Soldiers, resulting in a less than 5% ACFT failure rate, 45% promotion to the next grade (including one CSM selection), 70% retention rate, and 94% individual medical readiness. His leadership contributed to six Soldiers supporting a real-world emergent event, providing approximately 3,000 man-hours of operational support, and earning two Commendation letters from the parent command.
Command Sergeant Major Jackson’s leadership as the command senior enlisted leader was a beacon of inspiration and hope during a time of intense confusion and anxiety. Her exceptional expertise and resourcefulness were unmatched as she managed critical programs that achieved impressive results. Her efforts strengthened knowledge among enlisted personnel, officers, GS civilians, and locally engaged staff. With impeccable integrity and meticulous attention to detail, she precisely managed the equipment management division and multiple Army and personnel programs that received outstanding marks during the recent IG inspection.
CSM Charles distinguished himself as Command Sergeant Major for 2D Stryker’s Cavalry Regiment’s Regimental Support Squadron during the deployment to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. He played a crucial role in planning and executing joint combat logistics patrols with the Dutch Army. His extensive logistics knowledge was instrumental in the planning phase of all missions. CSM Charles ensured the integration and training of forces from both armies on critical crew drills and enemy tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). He analyzed risks, coordinated with Dutch transportation platoon leadership, and provided input for risk reduction measures and strategies. CSM Charles actively participated in missions, providing command and control and assisting with tactical decision-making, leading to successful outcomes. He served as a role model for US forces in joint missions with the Dutch Army, enabling their successful retrograde of equipment from theater.
CSM Tucker planned and organized a three-day Brigade Leadership Conference for all brigade leadership, including commanders, command sergeant majors, and first sergeants. He coordinated with staff sections to develop the training and event schedule and ensured attendance tracking from down trace units. Additionally, he planned and organized a Brigade Dining Out event with over 120 attendees. His responsibilities included arranging the location and vendors, managing attendance and finances, writing the event script, and editing and printing the event program in-house, resulting in cost savings. CSM Tucker also organized the Brigade Change of Command Ceremony, handling event arrangements, catering, invitations, and attendance lists.
CSM Kline served with distinction in various positions as both a Maintenance and Logistics Manager and Military Police Team Leader. His unwavering dedication to duty and professionalism earned the respect of subordinates, peers, and superiors. In addition to his MP responsibilities, CSM Kline used his mechanical knowledge to upgrade the company’s wire mitigators, delivering a superior design. His dedication and sense of duty were evident during two combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he mentored junior soldiers and advised platoon leadership on theater and cultural topics.