Command Sergeant Major

Command Sgt. Maj. Ken Killingsworth
Command Sergeant Major, 2nd Security Assistance Force Brigade

Command Sergeant Major Ken Killingsworth hails from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He enlisted in the Army in February, 1992 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.

He currently serves as the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade Command Sergeant Major, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and has held positions as a Rifleman, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Section Leader, Company, Battalion & Division Master Gunners, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Team Sergeant, Battalion, Brigade, and Division Operations Sergeant Major, Battalion Command Sergeant Major and Brigade Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include Korea; Fort Polk, Louisiana; Ray Barracks, Germany; Fort Benning, Georgia; Bad Krueznach, Germany; Fort Bliss, Tx; Fort Riley, Kansas, Fort Stewart, Ga; Fort Campbell, Ky and Fort Shafter, Hawaii. He deployed in support of Operation Joint Guardian Kosovo and has a total of 42 months in Iraq and Afghanistan.

His military and civilian education include all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers Education System, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Bradley Master Gunner School, Battle Staff, Army Instructor Training Course, Mission Command Information System Integrator Course, Combative Level I, the Basic and Advanced Military Transition Team Courses and the Combat Advisor Training Course. He is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeant’s Major Academy, class 60 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Excelsior College.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (one Silver and three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (one Silver and three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Good Conduct Medal 8th Award, National Defense Medal with two Bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Bronze stars, Iraqi Campaign Meal with three Bronze stars, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 4; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Order of Saint Maurice and a Distinguished Member of the 187th Infantry Regiment.