Command Sgt. Maj. Hermes F. Acevedo
Command Sgt. Maj. Hermes F. Acevedo hails from Ponce, Puerto Rico and enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1994 as a Military Policeman completing One Station Unit Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. After serving six years in the Regular Army, he transferred into the Army Reserves and was a Deputy Sheriff in Lee County, Alabama. In 2004, he mobilized in support of the Global War on Terrorism and in 2005, he returned to the Regular Army through the RC/AC program.
His former duty positions include: Battalion Command Sergeant Major (709 MP BN), G-34 Protection and Provost Sergeant Major (USAREUR-AF); Provost Sergeant Major (Fort Stewart and Fort Jackson); Brigade Operations NCO (89 MP BDE); First Sergeant (139 MP CO and 546 MP CO); Operations Sergeant (546 MP CO); Platoon Sergeant (549 MP CO); Senior Drill Sergeant (A CO/795 MP BN and B CO/796 MP BN); Senior Instructor/Writer (2/100th MP BN); Team Chief (TASS); Squad Leader (630 MP CO); Team Leader (MPA Fort Rucker), and Military Policeman (284 MP CO).
His deployment experience includes a tour to Bosnia and Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Endeavor (IFOR), two tours to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and one tour to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
Acevedo is a graduate of the USASMA Sergeants Major Course (Class 66), the Pre-Command Course (BN CSM), the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, the Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, the Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, the Primary Leadership Development Course, Combatives Level 1 Course, Drill Sergeant Course, Anti-Terrorism Instructor Qualification Course, Total Army Instructor Course, Basic Instructor Course, and the Special Reaction Team Course. Acevedo is also a graduate of the Alabama Criminal Justice Police Academy, the State of Alabama SWAT School, and the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy. CSM Acevedo holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Acevedo’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 BSS), the Iraq Campaign Medal (2 BSS), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (SMC), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (6th Award), the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Mobilized), the NATO Medal (3rd Award), the Combat Action Badge, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, the Expert Marksmanship Badge (Rifle and Pistol), the Drivers Badge (Wheeled), and the German Schützenschnur (Gold). Acevedo is a recipient of the Military Police Corps Regiment Order of the Marechaussee in Bronze for his exceptional dedication, police competence, and contribution to the U.S. Army Military Police Corps Regiment.