Command Sgt. Maj. Paul A. Mantha assumed duties as Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McCoy, Wis., June 24, 2019. Immediately prior to this assignment he served as the Command Sergeant Major, FORSCOM-USARC Special Troops Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.
He earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Mich., and bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill. His military education includes Counter-Intelligence Course, Career Counselor Course, Human Resources Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned (NCO) Officer Course, Advanced NCO Course, First Sergeant Course, United States Army Sergeant Major Academy (USASMA), Army Force Management School, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Joint Survival Evasion Resistance Escape Course (SERE-250), Strategic Studies Fellowship, University of North Carolina, and Cold Weather Operations Course.
Mantha’s duty assignments include NSA Counter-Intelligence (Humint) NCO assigned to 902nd MI Group (CI), at Fort Meade, Md.; Counter-Intelligence (Humint) NCO 82nd Airborne Division, 313th MI Battalion (OPS), and Counter-Intelligence (All Source) NCO/Squad Leader, 525th MI Brigade, 319th MI Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.; S2 NCO/Squad Leader, 2/380th Battalion, 1st Brigade, 80th Training Command (IT), Richmond, Va.; S2 NCOIC/Platoon Sergeant, 397th Engineer Battalion (CM), Eau Claire, Wis.; Executive NCO to CSM to Office of Chief of Army Reserve, and Plans and Policy NCOIC for Office of Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Pentagon, Washington District of Columbia; Active Guard Manager G1, 80th Training Command (IT), and First Sergeant, HHC, 80th Training Command (IT), Richmond, Va.; Army Reserve Operations/J2 Liaison Sergeant Major for Office of Military Support, Fort Belvoir, Va.; Operations Sergeant Major, Human Resources Command, The Adjutant General Directorate, and G3 Sergeant Major, Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky.
He deployed in support of United Nations Somalia II (UNOSOM II); Afghanistan contingency missions and Pakistan Humanitarian Support.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Meritorious Unit Crest, Army Basic Parachutist Badge, Army Air Assault Badge, German Armed Forces Badge (Bronze), Netherland Jump Wings, Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff Badge, Army Staff Badge, and Career Counselor Badge.