Command Sergeant Major Rory Malloy
Commandant of U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy
June 2011 – June 2014
Command Sergeant Major Rory Malloy reported for active duty on January 8, 1985 at Fort Benning, Georgia for One Station Unit Training and Basic Airborne School. He has served in every Infantryman leadership position from Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major; to include being a Drill Sergeant, ROTC Senior Instructor, Operations Sergeant Major, and Post Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Malloy served in many distinguished organizations such as the 82nd Airborne Division; 101st Airborne Division; the 1st Cavalry Division and numerous other infantry units. In June 2011 he became the second enlisted and 21st commandant of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy.
CSM Malloy spent his entire career teaching, mentoring and leading soldiers, but it was at USASMA where he made his most significant contributions to overall leader development and the Sergeants Major Academy.
While he accomplished much at USASMA, CSM Malloy’s leadership was critical in the development and refinement of numerous programs of instruction, plans and concepts of operation. He led the effort to improve all levels of structured self-development ensuring it included Doctrine 2015 and principles of ALM-2015. He spearheaded the alignment of the Nonresident Sergeants Major Course program of instruction with the resident course, a first since the inception of the nonresident course. As a commandant himself, he understood the challenges of sergeants major leading the 34 NCO Academies delivering the Warrior Leader Course. He took the lead in standing up the Commandants Pre-Command Course to better prepare Command Sergeants Major to lead in a “command environment” without the tools afforded to commissioned officers. Malloy was also responsible for standing up NCOA Mission Command to bring all Warrior Leader Course NCO Academies under the mission command of USASMA.
His military education includes all levels of NCOES graduating on the commandant’s list in each level. He graduated ‘Cum Laude” with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and “Summa Cum Laude” with a Masters of Business Administration, Human Resource Management.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal for Valor with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal with Silver Star.
He is a graduate of Sergeants Major Course Class 52.