CSM David M. Franks

Command Sergeant Major Franks is a native of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. He entered the Army in May 2001 from Kansas City, Missouri as an Administrative Specialist. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

CSM Franks’ assignments include Senior Human Resources Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Special Troops Battalion, and Plans and Operations Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Human Resources, Third United States Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Strength Management Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Human Resources, Third United States Army, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina; Systems Legacy Analysis Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Senior Enlisted Advisor, Headquarters, Department of the Army Human Resources (Integrated Personnel and Pay System) at the Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia; First Sergeant, Charlotte Military Entrance Processing Station, Charlotte, North Carolina; Chief, Human Resources Sergeant of the Advanced Individual Training Department, Soldier Support Institute, Fort Jackson, South, Carolina; and Chief, Human Resources Sergeant, Human Resources, Third Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Fort Liberty, North Carolina.

CSM Franks’ deployments include Kuwait; Operations Iraqi Freedom (2009-2010), New Dawn (2012), and Spartan Shield (2021-2022).

Command Sergeant Major Franks’ military education includes all levels of professional military education to include graduating the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 70), Battalion Pre-Command Course/Command Sergeants Major Course, Battalion Command Sergeants Major Development Program, Garrison Pre-Command Course, United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy, Instructor Course, and Equal Opportunity Leaders Course. CSM Franks also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Workforce Development from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

CSM Franks’ awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6th Award), Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Achievement Medal (6th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge.