CSM Ely G. Capindo
Command Sgt. Maj. Capindo was born and raised on the Island of Guam. He completed basic and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and entered active duty June 5, 2000. Prior to serving as the Fort Stewart-Hunter U.S. Army Garrison Command Sergeant Major, he was the Command Sergeant Major of the 11th Engineer Battalion, Camp Humphreys, Korea.
Command Sgt. Maj. Capindo’s assignments include: Team Leader and Squad Leader, Headquarters Support Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington; Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant, 82nd Engineer Support Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Platoon Sergeant, 557th Engineer Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Professional Development NCO, Engineer Branch, Enlisted Personnel Management Division, Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Intelligence Sergeant, 15th Engineer Battalion; First Sergeant, 902nd Engineer Company, 15th Engineer Battalion, Grafenwöhr, Germany; First Sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Operations Sergeant Major, 573rd Engineer Detachment, 555th Engineer Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Student, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; Operations Sergeant Major, 555th Engineer Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
His combat deployments include: Operation Iraqi Freedom I; Operation Enduring Freedom 05-06; Operation Iraqi Freedom IV; and Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11. He also supported Operation Atlantic Resolve.
Command Sgt. Maj. Capindo’s military and civilian education include the Primary Leadership Development Course; Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course; Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course; First Sergeant Course; United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 69; Sapper Leader Course; Counter Improvised Explosive Device Course; Combatives Course; and Master Resilience Trainer Course. He is a graduate of the Criminal Justice Academy, Guam Community College and earned his Liberal Arts degree from Excelsior College.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; the Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 Campaign Stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 3 Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Overseas Service Medal (Numeral 6), NATO Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Superior Unit Award, Combat Action Badge, Drivers Badge (Track and Wheeled), and Sapper Tab. He is also a recipient of the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal.