Command Sergeant Major Malcolm G. Coley

Command Sgt. Maj. Malcolm G. Coley is a native of Rochester, New York and entered the United States Army National Guard in 1990. He attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He later re-enlisted as a Combat Medic upon successful completion of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

Before joining Team Benelux, Coley served as the Command Sergeant Major of the 421st Medical Multifunctional Battalion, Baumholder, Germany. His previous assignments are:  operations sergeant major for the 1st Medical Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, ambulance squad leader/driver, 568th Ground Ambulance, Camp Humphrey, Korea; leader/driver, 125th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas; noncommissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) of AIT Sick Call, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; platoon sergeant, 1st Squadron 1st Cavalry Regiment, Büdingen, Germany; instructor/writer and NCOIC of Homeland Security Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DRMTI), Ft. Sam Houston, Texas; platoon sergeant, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas; brigade surgeon NCOIC, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; division of primary care NCOIC for the deputy commander of Clinical Services (DCCS) Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), Germany; first sergeant, A Company, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany; Department of Army Health Clinics NCOIC, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany; operations NCOIC, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas. His deployments include Operations Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan.

Coley’s military education includes the Sergeant Major Course, Class 70; Senior Leader Course; Advanced Leader course; Basic Leader Course; First Sergeant Course; Battle Staff NCO Course; DOD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (SAACP); 70H Course; Observer Controller; Safety Officer Course; Instructor Training Course; and the Basic Healthcare Administrator Course.

Coley holds a Master’s in Leadership Studies at University of Texas-El Paso and a Bachelor’s in Organizational Communications from State University of New York Brockport.

Coley’s awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal (5), Army Good Conduct Medal (8), National Defense Service Medal (1 campaign star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, GWOT Expeditionary Medal, GWOT Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (6), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5), NATO medal (service star), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Medic Badge, Driver’s Badge.  He is an honorary member of the Sergeant Morales Club and a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie L. Murphy Club. He is also a recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit.