Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse M. Townsend

Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Townsend entered military service in July 1997. Townsend completed Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Townsend’s assignments include the 313th Military Intelligence Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina (known as Fort Liberty since 2023); Joint Task Force Full Accounting, Camp Smith, Hawaii; Third U.S. Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Border Transition Team and Ninewah Operations Command, Iraq, Joint Intelligence Center Central and U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Human Intelligence Training Joint Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; 719th Military Intelligence Battalion, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea; 650th Military Intelligence Group, SHAPE, Belgium; and the Intelligence Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Townsend's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Army Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (4th Award), German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Silver), and the Thomas Knowlton Award for excellence within the Military Intelligence Corps.