Leadership

SGM Chad Pinkston

Sergeant Major for G-9 IMCOM
Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (FMWR)

Sergeant Major Chad L. Pinkston 

SGM Chad L. Pinkston, from Oklahoma City, OK, entered Active Duty in Jul 97, and attended Basic Training and Personnel Service Specialist (75H) Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, SC. Assignments include HHC, USAG, Fort Irwin, CA, USA COA, Fort Sill, OK, Charlie Detachment, 516th PSB, 8th PERSCOM, Korea, 3rd BN, 13th FA, 214th Fires BDE, Fort Sill, OK, 3rd BN, 13th FA, XVIII Airborne Corps, FOB Summerall (OIF III), HHB, 428th FA BDE, Fort Sill, OK, HQs USAFCOEFS, Fort Sill, OK, Military Entrance Processing Station, Fargo, ND, 3rd BCT (LI), 25th ID, Schofield Barracks, HI, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 65, Fort Bliss, TX, 10th Headquarters and Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (LI) Sustainment Brigade, Fort Drum, NY. His previous leadership positions include Installation Strength Management NCO, Team Leader, Human Resources Sergeant, Squad Leader, NCOIC, Officer Personnel and Information Management, Platoon Sergeant, Battalion Senior Human Resources Sergeant, Brigade Senior Human Resources Sergeant, USAFCOE G1 SGM, Operations NCO, First Sergeant, and Battalion Command Sergeant Major. His Military Education includes Basic Leaders Course (CL), Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course (DHG/DLA), First Sergeant Course, Combat Life Saver Course, Modern Army Combatives Course, Brigade S1 Course (HG), Battle Staff Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, Mountain Athlete Warrior Course, and is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy - Class 65. CSM Pinkston has completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership with the University of Mary, and is pursuing his Master’s in Strategic Leadership. CSM Pinkston’s awards include the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (6OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (Silver Knot), National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Actions Badge, The Honorable Order of Saint Barbara, Benjamin Harrison Medal, and distinguished member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. CSM Pinkston’s previous assignment was the Battalion Command Sergeant Major of the 10th Headquarters and Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (LI) Sustainment Brigade, Fort Drum, NY.