Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Bohannon
Command Sergeant Major Eric Bohannon was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated from Anchor Bay High School in June 1998 in New Baltimore, Michigan. After high school, Bohannon enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 2000 as an infantryman, and attended One Station Unit Training, Airborne School, and the Ranger Indoctrination Program at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Command Sgt. Maj. Bohannon’s first assignment was 2nd Ranger Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where he served as an Ammunition Bearer to Ranger Rifle Platoon Sergeant. In the winter of 2009, he transferred to Fort Benning, Georgia, where he was assigned to the Ranger Special Troops Battalion, and served as the Small Unit Ranger Tactics (SURT) NCO in charge with a follow-on assignment to 3rd Ranger Battalion, where he served as an assistant operations NCO and Alpha Company 1st sergeant. In July 2015, Bohannon took responsibility of the 75th Ranger Regiment Headquarters and Headquarters Company and served as the company 1st sergeant for 15 months. After being selected for sergeant major, he was reassigned to 3rd Ranger Battalion where he served as the battalion operation sergeant major. His most recent assignment was battalion command sergeant major for 2-508 Parachute Infantry Regiment (2Fury), 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division where he has served for the two years. Bohannon has deployed 14 times; five combat deployments to Iraq and nine combat deployments to Afghanistan.
His military education includes; Airborne School, Ranger Indoctrine Program, Ranger Course, 75th Regimental Master Breacher Course, Mountain Warfare Course, Jumpmaster Course, Pathfinder Course, Ranger Assessment Selection Program 2, Joint Special Operations Senior Enlisted Advisor Course and all commensurate NCO Education System courses. Bohannon is currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree from Norwich University.
Command Sgt. Maj. Bohannon’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with Valor device, Bronze Star (5th award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5th award), Army Achievement Medal (7th award), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Service Medal (2nd award), Iraqi Service Medal (3rd award), Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5th award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award), the Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge, Senior Parachute Badge, Master Parachute Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Ranger Tab, Korean Basic Airborne Wings, and the Order of Saint Maurice.