Command Sergeant Major Paul J. Denson is a native of Statesboro, Georgia. He enlisted in the United States Army in March 1999 and attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Advanced Individual Training, 92G (Culinary Specialist), at Fort Lee, Virginia.

CSM Denson’s assignments include Service Battery, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, Baumholder, Germany; Headquarters 29th Support Group, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany; Papa and Delta Companies, 266th Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Lee, Virginia; 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; 1st Air Calvary Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; and Headquarters 501st Sustainment Brigade, Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea. He was then assigned to Headquarters Joint Readiness Training Center and Headquarters United States Army Garrison, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Headquarters 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Fort Hood, Texas; Headquarters 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia and 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Camp Zama, Japan. He has deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Joint Guardian (Kosovo) and Poland.

His previous leadership positions include Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Chief Culinary Management Sergeant Major, Equal Opportunity Advisor, First Sergeant, Senior Culinary Management Noncommissioned Officer, Military Transition Team Logistical Trainer, Platoon Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Dining Facility Manager, Squad Leader, and Team Leader.

CSM Denson’s military education courses includes Garrison Pre-Command Course, Battalion Command Sergeant Major Development Course, Battalion Pre-Command Course, Sergeants Major Course (Class 69), Senior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Basic Leader Course, Battle Staff, Master Resilience Trainer, Equal Opportunity Advisor Course, Advance Military Transition Team, Military Transition Team, Contracting Officer Representative, Instructor Training, Drill Sergeant, and HAZMAT.

He holds an Associate of Applied Science in Hotel Management from Central Texas College, Bachelor of Arts in Service Management from Ashford University, and Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership from the University of the Incarnate Word.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with seventh award device, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 5 device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon with numeral 5 device, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, and Army Superior Unit Award. He also holds the Drill Sergeant Badge and is a recipient of the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin, and recognized by The International Society of Logistics (SOLE) as a Demonstrated Senior Logistician.