CSM Benjamin Stringfellow was born and raised in Anniston, Alabama. He enlisted in the United States Army in September 2003 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he earned his previous Military Occupational Specialty of 68W, Health Care Specialist, in May 2004.
CSM Stringfellow has served in a variety of positions to include Health Care NCO, Section Sergeant, Joint Aid Station NCOIC, Health Care Recruiting NCO, Detachment Sergeant, Department of Surgery NCOIC, Senior Operations NCO, First Sergeant, and Sergeant Major.
CSM Stringfellow’s stateside assignments include Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Seattle, Washington; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and Fort Benning, GA. His overseas assignment includes Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
CSM Stringfellow’s military education includes the Battalion Pre-Command Course, CSM Development Program, DHA Intermediate Executive Skills Course, Common Faculty Development-Instructor Course, Army Recruiter Course, Health Care Recruiting Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, and the SHARP Foundation Course. He is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Course, Class 71. CSM Stringfellow holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management from Trident University International.
CSM Stringfellow’s awards and decorations includes the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Recruiter Badge, Driver/Mechanic Badge (Wheeled), Driver/Mechanic Badge (Track). CSM Stringfellow is a member of the Order of the Spur and the Order of Military Medical Merit.