Lt. Col. Christopher O. Beal enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard, HHC 176th Engineer Battalion in 1997 and completed Basic and the Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, as a combat engineer. While serving a four-year enlistment, he was selected into the Simultaneous Membership Program and later commissioned as an Engineer Officer from Prairie View A&M University. His first active duty assignment was with the 887th Light Equipment (LE) Engineer Company, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Throughout his career he has completed several Army schools to include:  Engineer Officer Basic Course, Engineer Captain’s Career Course, and the Sapper Leader Course at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO; U.S. Army Airborne Course, Ft. Benning, Georgia; U.S. Army Air Assault School, Ft. Campbell, KY; and the Army Command and General Staff College resident’s course. In addition to his undergraduate degree, he has also completed a Master of Science in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University, and a master’s degree in Emergency and Safety Management with a concentration in Homeland Security from Eastern Kentucky University. 

Beal’s previous assignments include:  887th LE Platoon Leader; 4th Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Support Platoon Leader; 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division’s, Sewer Water Electric Trash Medical Safety and Other (SWEAT-MSO) OIC for the Eastside of Baghdad, Iraq; Bravo 46th Engineer Company Commander; Sarasota, Florida Recruiting Company Commander; 1-395th Engineer Battalion Assistant Operations Officer; Eight Army’s G5 Strategic Planner in Seoul, Korea; 3-315th Engineer Battalion Executive Officer; and the 177th Armored Brigade’s Executive Officer.

Beal’s awards and decorations include the Army Meritorious Unit Citation, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medals with three Oak Leaf Clusters (OLC), Army Commendation Medal with six OLC, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal (2nd Award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (2nd Award), Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (2nd Award), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge-Silver, 2008’s Itschner Award for most outstanding Engineer Company and the Army Engineer De Fleury Medal.


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Command Sergeant Major Jeremy Badgett was born in Coeur d’ Alene Idaho and enlisted into the Army as a 12B, Combat Engineer. He attended basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

 CSM Badgett has served as Combat Engineer, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Battalion S-3 NCOIC.  His assignments include B co 299th EN BN (1BCT/4ID), B co 44th EN BN (2BCT/2ID), A co 8th EN BN (3BCT/1CD), F co and C co 35th EN BN (1 Engineer BDE), 630th EN co/7th EN BN (20th EN BDE), Enlisted Engineer Branch, 541st Engineer company (14th EN BN/555 EN BDE), 18th EN co (3BCT/2ID), A co 23rd BEB (1BCT/2ID), 911th EN company, HHC 7th BEB (1BCT/10th MTN), HHC 2-14 IN BN (2BCT/10th MTN).  CSM Badgett has deployed once in support Operation Iraqi Freedom and two deployments supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 CSM Badgett’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal,  Meritorious Service Medal (5), Army Commendation Medal (5), Army Achievement Medal (9), Army Good Conduct Medal (7), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (Bronze SS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2), NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award (2), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award and Combat Action Badge.

 CSM Badgett’s military education includes the Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, 1SG/CDR Course, graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Course, Mountain Warfare School, Army Combative Course Level I, Route Clearance and Reconnaissance Sapper Course, Battle Staff Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, Drill Sergeant School, the Common Faculty Development Instructor Course, and Rescue Technician I and II.

 CSM Badgett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leadership and Work Force Development from the Command and General Staff College.

 CSM Badgett is married to Aileen and they have two Children, Ashley and Collin.