Command Sergeant Major Renard R. Chaffin
CSM Renard R. Chaffin hails from Dumas, Arkansas and is a graduate of Dumas High School. He enlisted into the Army on January 18, 1996, as a Mechanized Infantryman, the military occupational specialty (MOS) known as 11M. In 2006, CSM Chaffin re-classified and changed jobs to an Early Warning Operator (MOS 14J), in Air Defense Artillery.
CSM Chaffin served in numerous assignments and positions in and out the continental United States. His previous assignments includes Operations Sergeant Major, 1ST Space Brigade, Fort Carson, CO; Operations Sergeant Major, 1ST BN, 62ND ADA, Fort Hood, TX; First Sergeant, Headquarters and Bravo Battery 1ST BN, 7TH ADA, Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant, Bravo Battery, 6TH BN, 52ND ADA, Suwon, South Korea; Operations Sergeant, 35TH ADA BDE, Osan, South Korea; Senior Operations NCO, Third Army, Shaw AFB, SC and Arifjan, Kuwait; Platoon Sergeant and Operations Sergeant, USARPAC, Fort Shafter, HI; Drill Sergeant, 1ST BN, 61ST Infantry, Fort Jackson, SC; Team Leader, Fox Troop 2ND SQDN, 11TH ACR, Fort Irwin, CA.
CSM Chaffin’s military and civilian education includes Primary Leaders Development Course (PLDC); Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course (BNCOC); Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, (ANCOC); Company Commander/First Sergeant Course; Drill Sergeant School; Basic Instructor Course; Air Assault Course; Battle Staff Course; Weapons Intelligence Course; Master Resiliency Training Course; United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA); Army Space Cadre Basic Course. CSM Chaffin has an associate’s degree in Business Management.
CSM Chaffin’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (7 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 7), NATO Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the German Schutzenschnur Badge. CSM Chaffin is a recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara medallion.
CSM Chaffin deployments include operations Enduring Freedom, Inherent Resolve and Spartan Shield. CSM Chaffin currently assigned as the Garrison Command Sergeant Major on Fort A.P Hill, VA.