Command Sgt. Major Brent Smith
CSM Brent Smith is a native of Waldo, Arkansas. After he completed a three year commitment with the Arkansas Army National Guard, he enlisted in the United States Army in December 1992 as a Combat Medic. He re-classed to 25B Information Technology Specialist in April 1999.
CSM Smith has served in every leadership position from Squad Leader to Battalion Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include Combat Medic, HHC 3/187 INF 101st ABN DIV, Fort Campbell, KY; Staff Nurse, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Information Systems Staff NCO, HHC 123rd Signal BN, Fort Stewart, GA; Information Systems Supervisor, HHD 39th Signal BN, Chievres AB, Belgium; Brigade Signal Support Chief, HHC 2 BCT, 101st ABN DIV, Fort Campbell, KY; Operations NCO, NATO Communications Service Agency Sector Ramstein, Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany; First Sergeant, 181st Signal Company, Landstuhl, Germany; Operations Sergeant Major,1st Space Brigade, Peterson AFB, CO; Signal Proponent Sergeant Major, Fort Gordon, GA; Command Sergeant Major, 551st Signal Battalion, and currently assigned as Command Sergeant Major, Fort Gordon Garrison.
CSM Smith holds an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from American Military University, and currently completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Information System Security with a concentration in Cybersecurity Management. He is a graduate of the 91B Combat Medic Course (68W), 91C Practical Nurse course (68C), 25B Information Systems Operator-Analyst Course; CSM Smith’s military education includes all Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System (NCOPDS) courses culminating with USASMA Class 63; Space Operations Course; TRADOC Pre-command Course; United States Army Air Assault School and Battle Staff Course.
CSM Smith’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5OLC Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 bronze stars), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (bronze numeral 5), Expert Field Medical Badge, Air Assault Badge, Army Space Basic Badge, Driver’s Badge and various other awards, and ribbons for service and dedication to the Army..
CSM Smith is married to the former Ms. Cassandra LaVonne Snell from Magnolia, Arkansas. They are parents of three sons and proud grandparents to three wonderful granddaughters.