Command Sgt. Maj. Sebastian A. Camacho
Command Sgt. Maj. Sebastian A. Camacho is a native of Northern Marianas Islands. He enlisted in the Army in 2000 and completed Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he graduated as a 13F, Fire Support Specialist.
He served in all fire support positions, from Platoon Forward Observer to Division Fires Sergeant Major, in a variety infantry, cavalry and armor organizations. He also served as a Senior Small Group Leader and Instructor for Basic Leader Course, Combat Advisor for a Security Force Assistance Team, Senior Career Advisor for the Field Artillery Branch, and in key leadership positions such as Platoon Sergeant, Battery First Sergeant and Squadron Command Sergeant Major.
Command Sgt. Maj. Camacho’s assignments include HHB DIVARTY and HHC, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas; 3-327th IN and 1-32d CAV (RSTA), 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; 101st NCO Academy at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Security Force Assistance Team at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 508th PIR and 2-321st FAR (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 3-7th FA, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and HHBn, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; United States Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky; United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas; HHBn, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas; and Field Artillery Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas.
He also served three combat deployments to Iraq, including Operation Iraqi Freedom I in April 2003.
His military education include Combat Lifesaver Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Rappel Master Course, Pathfinder School, Jumpmaster School, Ranger School, Army Basic Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Trainer Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Special Operations Language Training Course, Security Force Assistance Academy, Joint Fires Observer Course, Joint Firepower Course, Precision Fires’ Target Mensuration Only, Weaponeering and Collateral Damage Estimation Courses, Company Commander & First Sergeant Pre Command Course, Battalion and Brigade Pre Command Courses, Battalion and Brigade Command Sergeant Major Development Programs and Garrison Pre Command Course. He also completed all levels of NCOES with Honors, culminating with the Sergeants Major Course (Class 68).
Command Sgt. Maj. Camacho’s military awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5th award), Army Commendation Medal (6th award), Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), Iraqi Campaign Medal (4 bronze stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 5), Overseas Ribbon (numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Citation, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Combat Action Badge, Basic Army Instructor Badge and Ranger Tab.
He also is a recipient of Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and the Order of Saint George (Bronze Medallion). And he is a Master Spur Holder, earning both Silver Spurs (2nd award) and Gold Spurs (2nd award).