Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major United States Army
Command Sergeant Major
John P. McDwyer

Command Sergeant Major
First Army Division West
Fort Hood, TX 76544
January 16, 2018

Command Sergeant Major John P. McDwyer enlisted in the Army in 1988 and attended Basic Training and Armor Advanced Individual Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, as an Armor crewman.

CSM McDwyer’s military assignments include D Company, 2nd Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 8th Infantry Division (M), Baumholder, Germany, as a Tank Driver, Loader and Gunner; D Company and HHC, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, as Tank Gunner, Tank Commander, Tank Company Master Gunner and Battalion Master Gunner, and deployed in support of Operation Desert Fox; G Troop, 1st Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Knox, Kentucky, as an M1A2 Instructor and Platoon Sergeant; A Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, as a Tank Platoon Sergeant; 2nd Battalion, 409th Training Support Regiment, Cookeville, Tennessee, as an active-component Advisor to the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment; C Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, as Ground Troop First Sergeant and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 and 05-07; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, as the Senior Military Instructor; 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado, as the Brigade Operations Sergeant Major; 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas, as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 11-12; Bronco Team, Operations Group, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, as the Brigade Command Sergeant Major Observer Coach/Trainer; Commandant of the NCO Academy Hawaii; and the Sergeant Major Combined Arms Center-Training.

CSM McDwyer’s military education includes Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course (Commandant’s List), Senior Leader Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Resident First Sergeant Course, the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Non- Resident Course, and the Nominative Leaders Course. CSM McDwyer has also completed the M1A1 Master Gunner Course, the M1A2 Master Gunner Course, and the Senior Instructor Course. He is currently completing his Bachelor’s degree from Troy University.

CSM McDwyer’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (8 Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 3), NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Order of Saint George, and Order of Saint Maurice. He is a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club member.