Command Sergeant Major Joseph E. Reilly
Command Sgt. Maj Joseph E. Reilly entered the U.S. Army from Villanova, Pennsylvania on Nov. 11 1981. From 1981-1993 Reilly served as a Tactical Satellite Operator, Team Chief, Section Chief, Platoon Sergeant and S-3 Operations Sergeant in Germany, Panama, Korea and Ft Bragg, North Carolina. Reilly departed the Army in December 1993 and rejoined it in March 2003 as a Civil Affairs Specialist with the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command.
Upon his return to the Army, Reilly deployed to Iraq in 2004 with the 1st Cavalry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After his return from OIF in 2005, Reilly served as a Team Engineer and Team Sergeant in Charlie Company 96th Civil Affairs Battalion. During his assignment with the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, Reilly served in Iraq and Tajikistan in support of OIF and Operation Enduring Freedom. Reilly’s next assignment was to the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy as an Advanced and Senior Leader Course instructor. Following his duty at the NCO Academy Reilly was assigned to Echo Company, 91st Civil Affairs Battalion, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade. During that assignment he served as the Civil Military Operations Center Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Company First Sergeant with tours supporting Joint Special Operations Task Force -TS and OEF Afghanistan. Reilly served a second tour at the USAJFKSWCS NCOA as the Career Management Field 37/38 Branch Chief and First Sergeant and then as the 91st Civil Affairs Battalion S-3 Operations Sergeant Major. His most recent assignment was at MacDill Air Force Base and the Joint Special Operations University as an Instructor for the Joint Special Operations Force Senior Enlisted Academy (JSOFSEA).
Reilly’s education includes the Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leader Course, Joint Special Operations Force Senior Enlisted Academy (JSOFSEA) Class 19, Civil Affairs Qualifications Course, Joint Civil Military Operations Course, Airborne School, Jumpmasters course, Small Group Leader Instructor Training Course, Facility Development Course and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from the University of Charleston, West Virginia.
Reilly’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd OLC), Joint Commendation Medal (2nd OLC), Army Commendation Medal (5th OLC), Army Achievement Medal (6th OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (w/2 Bronze service stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global, War on Terrorism Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (6th Award), Master Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge and the Army Basic Instructor Badge.