CSM Quentin V. Fenderson Senior Enlisted Leader
Command Sergeant Major Quentin V. Fenderson was born in Demopolis, Alabama (Roll Tide), and entered the military on March 16th, 1994, completing Infantry OSUT training at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Upon completion, Command Sgt. Major Fenderson was assigned to 566 Military Intelligence Battalion (Long Range Surveillance) prior to transitioning to 2nd Bn., 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as a rifleman and Bradley Fighting Vehicle driver. He then served with 3rd Bn., 12th Infantry Regiment, which later reflagged to 1st Bn., 6th IR, 1st Armored Division located in Baumholder Germany. While assigned, he served as a Rifleman and Rifle Team leader and deployed in support of Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia) and Operation Able Sentry (Macedonia).
After his tour in Germany, Fenderson was assigned to 1st Bn., 30th IR, 3rd ID, where he served as a Rifle Team leader, BFV Gunner, Rifle Squad leader and Company Master Gunner, and deployed to Egypt in support of Operation Bright Star. Fenderson was then assigned to the New York City Recruiting Bn., Queens Company, where he served as a Detail Recruiter and a Station Commander. Upon completion, he returned to 1st BN, 30th IN where he served as a Battalion Master Gunner, a Platoon Sergeant and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I and III. Upon redeployment from OIF III, he was assigned to 1st Bn., 15th IR, 3rd ID, where he served as a Platoon Sergeant. He deployed again to Iraq in support of OIF V and also served as the Brigade Combat Team Master Gunner. Upon redeployment, he was reassigned to 2nd Bn., 69th Armor, 3rd ID, where he served as a First Sergeant for both Bravo Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, deploying to Iraq in support of OIF VII. Upon redeployment, Fenderson was assigned to U.S. Army Forces Command HQ as an assistant Inspector General where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After his time at U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, he was assigned to Operations Group, Joint Multinational Readiness Command located in Hohenfels, Germany, as the interim Battalion Sergeant Major, and Ops Sergeant Major for the 1st Bn, 4th IR (Opposing Forces), and Brigade Ops SGM Observer, Controller, Trainer (Mustangs). After completion of his assignment, Fenderson was assigned as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major for 1st Bn., 30th IR, 3rd ID. Throughout his tenure, he served as the interim Command Sergeant Major for 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and deployed to Africa in support of the U.S. Army Africa Command rotation. Upon completion of his assignment, Fenderson served as the Brigade Command Sergeant Major for 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st ID (Devils), Fort Riley, Kansas, and deployed to Poland in support of U.S. Army Europe Command.
His most recent assignment was the Ops Group Command Sergeant Major at the National Training Center (Outlaw 40) and now serves as the Division Command Sergeant Major for 3rd ID. Fenderson is a graduate of USASMA (Class 63). He has graduated from all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System, including the First Sergeant’s course. His military and civilian education includes Bradley Master Gunner Course and he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Alabama.
Command Sergeant Major Fenderson’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and many others to include the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, and the Master Gunner Badge. He is also the recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice, the Order of Saint Barbara, and the Scorpion Brass, BB# 982.