Command Sgt. Maj. Herbert Gill
4th Security Force Assistance Brigade
Command Sgt. Maj. Herbert Gill is a native of Pulaski, Tennessee. He entered the U.S. Army in September 1996 and attended Basic and Advance Individual Training at Fort Moore, Georgia, as an infantry Soldier.
Gill’s previous duty assignments include all positions an Infantry Soldier can hold, from rifleman to brigade command sergeant major, starting with assignments in C Company, 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Liberty, North Carolina; B Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany; A Company, 1st Bn., 26th Inf. Reg.; MS3 instructor for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; D Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company first sergeant, 3rd Bn., 509th PIR, Anchorage, Alaska; HHC first sergeant, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Anchorage, Alaska; sergeant major, 82nd Airborne Division G3; command sergeant major, 1st Bn., 508th PIR, Fort Liberty, North Carolina; command sergeant major, 1st Battalion, 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade, Fort Cavazos, Texas; and command sergeant major for Yuma Proving Grounds, Army Test and Evaluation Command, Yuma, Arizona. His deployments include Haiti in 1997, Kosovo in 1999 and 2002, Iraq 2004-2005 and 2006-2008, and Afghanistan in 2012 and 2019-2020.
His military education includes the Basic Leader Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leader Course, First Sergeant Course, Master Resilience Trainer, Battle Staff Course, Ranger School, Airborne School, Jump Master Course, Air Assault Course, Military Free Fall Basic Course, Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course, Combative Level 1, Army Safety Officers Course and Security Force Assistance Advisor Course. Gill is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 66) and has a bachelor’s in science and math from Excelsior College.
Gill’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (with four oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two V devices and two oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award (third award, Meritorious Unit Citation (second award), Army Good Conduct Medal (eighth award), National Defense Service Medal; Kosovo Campaign Medal with bronze stars, Iraq Campaign Service Medal with bronze star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze star, NATO Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 5, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 5, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantry Badge and Combat Infantry Badge. Gill is also a recipient of the Army Infantry Saint Maurice, Centurion.