Command Sergeant Major Jonathan J. Graves

Command Sergeant Major Graves entered the Army in 2003. He completed Basic Training, Advanced Individual Training, the Airborne Course, the Ranger Indoctrination Program, Ranger School, and the Special Operations Combat Medic Course before being assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia.

His assignments with the 75th Ranger Regiment include Charlie Company Senior Medic, Headquarters and Headquarters Company Senior Medic, and Battalion Aid Station NCOIC, 3rd Ranger Battalion; and Senior Medical Squad Leader, Ranger Special Troops Battalion. He also served as a Senior Instructor/Writer and Training Developer at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School in Key West, Florida, and then as the Senior Enlisted Medical Advisor of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He served as the First Sergeant of the Special Operations Medical Detachment (SOMEDD) in the 528th Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne), 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, prior to attending the Sergeants Major Course. His most recent assignment was Chief Medical Noncommissioned Officer of the 62nd Medical Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

Other professional military training attended includes all NCOPDS schools through the Sergeants Major Course (Commandant’s List), the Jumpmaster Course, the Combat Diver Qualification Course, the Combat Diving Supervisor Course, the Combat Diving Medical Technician Course, the Basic Instructor Course, the Training Developer Course, the Master Resilience Trainer Course, the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course, and the Defense Support of Civil Authorities Course.

Command Sergeant Major Graves has deployed numerous times to both Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terrorism, and he has deployed to Texas, North Dakota, and the Navajo Nation in support of the Department of Defense Support of Civil Authorities COVID-19 mission.

His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), and other various medals and ribbons. He has earned the Ranger Tab, Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and the Special Operations Diver and Diving Supervisor Badges.

Command Sergeant Major Graves completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership and Workforce Development through the Army’s Command and General Staff College and has earned a graduate certificate in Healthcare Management from Liberty University.

Command Sergeant Major Graves is a native of San Diego, California. He is married to the former Megan Van Etveldt of Jupiter, Florida, and they have three daughters.