Command Sergeant Major Tammy M. Everette (Top of Page)
Command Sgt. Maj. Tammy Everette enlisted in the Army in May 1996 attending Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, SouthCarolina, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Huachuca,Arizona.
CSM Everette’s previous assignments include CSM, United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; G2 SGM, III Corps and Fort Hood, Fort Hood, Texas; CJ2 SGM, CJ2 SGM, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, Camp Arifijan, Kuwait; CSM, 500th Military Intelligence Brigade-Theater, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; CSM, 163rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; Operations SGM, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, Wiesbaden, Germany; 1SG, HHC and Charlie Company, 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; HHC, Fusion Cell NCOIC, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; 1SG, Joint Intelligence Operations Center, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Drill Sergeant, Charlie and Echo Company, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; S2 NCOIC, USAG Military Police Company, Fort Meade, Maryland; Intelligence Analyst, Combat Support Coordination Team 1, Camp Long, Korea, and Intelligence Analyst, HHB, DIVARTY, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
CSM Everette’s military and civilian education include all levels of the NCO Professional Development System and is a graduate of the Sergeants Major Course, Class 63. She is also a graduate of the Keystone Course, Battalion and Brigade Pre-Command Courses, First Sergeants Course, the Master Fitness Trainer Course, and Drill Sergeant School. She holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Science and Mathematics.
CSM Everette's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2OLC), the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2CSS), the Iraq Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 6), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), the NATO Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, and the Knowlton Award.
CSM Everette is married to Henry and has two daughters, Jasmine and Courtney, and one son Jalen.
CSM Patrick D. Thomas (Top of Page)
Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick D. Thomas assumed responsibility as Deputy Commandant, NCO Leadership Center of Excellence and Sergeants Major Academy in February 2023.
CSM Thomas entered the Army on 15 October 1992. He attended basic combat training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) as an Automated Logistical Specialist, 92A at Fort Lee, Virginia.
His previous assignments include: HHC 3-64 Armor Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany; 299th FSB, Schweinfurt, Germany; SVC Battery 4-42 FA, Fort Hood, Texas; 305th QM Company, Yongsan, Korea; D Company, 27th MSB, Fort Hood, Texas; HDC 215th FSB, Fort Hood, Texas; ADC, 215th BSB, Fort Hood, Texas; 49TH Quartermaster Group, Fort Lee, VA; 62nd Medical Brigade, JBLM, WA; 308th BSB, JBLM, WA; and 2ID Sustainment Brigade, Camp Humphreys, Korea and Office of Army Cemeteries, Arlington National Cemetery, VA. CSM Thomas has served in a number of leadership positions to include Squad leader, Section Sergeant, SSA NCOIC, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant, Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Brigade Command Sergeant Major, and Senior Enlisted Advisor for a DA Principal.
His overseas assignments include: one tour to Germany, two tours to South Korea, three tours to Iraq, and one tour to Afghanistan.
CSM Thomas’ military education includes attendance and graduation from the following schools: The Warrior Leaders Course, the Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, the Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, the Sergeants Major Academy, Combat Lifesaver course, Unit Alcohol and Drug course, Contracting Officer Course, and Commanders Total Fitness Course. His civilian education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. SGM Thomas is also a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
CSM Thomas’ awards and decorations include Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (6 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (9th award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 CS), Iraqi Campaign Medal (3 CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), and Army Superior Unit Award. He has been awarded the Combat Action Badge and the Driver Badge.
CSM Thomas is married to his lovely wife of 27 years, Ebony. They have two adult sons, Patrick and Brian.
Mr. Jesse W. McKinney (Top of Page)
Sgt. Maj. Jesse W. McKinney, U.S. Army Retired, entered the Army in January 1980 as an Electronic Warfare Signal Interpreter, German Translator (MOS 98G). Upon graduation from the Defense Language Institute, he was reclassified as an Administrative Specialist/German Linguist and attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and remained there for his first permanent party assignment.
His subsequent assignments include Emergency Action Procedures (EAP) Trainer, 552d Artillery Group, Germany; Senior Drill Sergeant (BCT and AIT), Fort Jackson, South Carolina; NCOIC, Secretary of the General Staff, 3rd Corps Support Command, Wiesbaden, Germany; AIT First Sergeant and S3 NCOIC, 369th Adjutant General Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Sergeant Major, Secretary of the General Staff, 21st Theater Support Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany, Faculty Advisor for the Sergeants Major Course, US Army Sergeants Major Academy, and culminating as the Director, School Secretariat for the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. After his retirement in 2005, Sgt. Maj. McKinney was selected to stay on at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy as the Director, Human Resources and ultimately ascending to the position of Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, his current position today.
Sgt. Maj. McKinney’s military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Drill Sergeant Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, First Sergeant Course, and the Sergeants Major Course (Class 50). He has an Associate in Liberal Arts Degree with Honors from City Colleges of Chicago, a Bachelor of Science Degree (Cum Laude) from Excelsior College, and a dual Masters Degree with Graduation Honors in Management & Leadership and Human Resource Development from Webster University.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (5th Award), Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal (w/1st Service Star), NCODP Ribbon (w/Numeral 4), Overseas Service Ribbon (w/Numeral 3), Silver German Schuetzenschnur Marksmanship Badge (w/Lanyard), Expert Weapons Qualification Badge ( M16 & 9mm), and the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge.
Mr. McKinney is married to his lovely bride Ana Maria. They are the proud parents of four adult children.