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CSM Sellers
CSM Jimmy Sellers
Commandant
CSM Henry
CSM Michale C. Henry
Deputy Commandant
Mr. McKinney
Mr. Jesse W. McKinney
Chief of Staff

Biographies


Command Sergeant Major Jimmy J. Sellers

Command Sergeant Major Jimmy J. Sellers assumed duties as the Commandant of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy on June 23, 2017.He entered the United States Army on 1 August 1990 from Columbus, Georgia. He attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, SC.

CSM Sellers has served in the following duty positions and organizations: Supply Specialist HQ/A Co, 296th Forward Support Battalion, Camp Edwards, Korea; Supply Sergeant, 8th and 9th Psychological Operations Battalions (A), Fort Bragg North Carolina; Supply Sergeant, E Co., 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (A), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Drill Sergeant, B Co., 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Battalion S4 NCOIC, 3/325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Brigade S-4 NCOIC, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; First Sergeant, HQ/A Co., 82nd Forward Support Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Brigade S4 Sergeant Major, 7th Signal Brigade, Mannheim, Germany; Command Sergeant Major, 21st Special Troops Battalion, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Command Sergeant Major, 173rd Airborne Brigade Support Battalion, Bamberg, Germany; Commandant, 7th Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Grafenwoehr, Germany; Command Sergeant Major, White Sands Missile Range, NM and Command Sergeant Major U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, VA.

CSM Sellers is a graduate of all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System (NCOPDS), culminating with the Nominative Leaders Course. He’s earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and is also a graduate of the Battle Staff Course, Drill Sergeant Course, Jumpmaster Course, Air Assault Course, Pathfinder Course, Equal Opportunity Representative Course, First Sergeants Course, Force Management Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) Course and Legal Orientation Course.

His military awards and decorations include. The Legion of Merit (2OLC); Bronze Star (1OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC); Army Commendation Medal (3OLC); Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC); Good Conduct Medal (8th Award); National Defense Service Medal (with bronze star); Korean Defense Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 6); Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 2); Global War on Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Joint Meritorious Unit Award; the Valorous Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Citation; Combat Action Badge; Drill Sergeant Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Pathfinder Badge; Air Assault Badge; the Ecuadorian Master Parachutist Badge and the Netherlands Parachutist Badge.

He is also a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie L. Murphy Club and a recipient of the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin, Order of Samuel Sharpe and the Order of Saint Christopher.

CSM Sellers is married to Shaunette D. Sellers and they have two daughters.


Command Sergeant Major Michael C. Henry

Command Sergeant Major Michael C. Henry entered the Army in October of 1992, and completed One Station Unit Training for MOS 11B (Infantry) at Fort Benning, Georgia. His initial assignment was with 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Soon after he was selected for assignment to the 25th Infantry Division Long Range Surveillance Detachment (LRSD) serving as a Scout and Junior Radio Transmission Operator. Upon completion of his oversees assignment, CSM Henry joined 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as a Team Leader and Squad Leader. After an 18-month assignment, CSM Henry was selected to serve as a Squad Leader and Weapons Platoon Sergeant with 3rd Ranger Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment stationed at Fort Benning. Following his assignment in U.S. Army Special Operations Command, he was selected to train future leaders in the 4th Ranger Training Battalion as a Ranger Instructor, and as the Platoon Sergeant for the Merrill’s Platoon. Upon completion of his assignment in the Training and Doctrine Command, CSM Henry was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, as a Platoon Sergeant. He later served in 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment as a Weapons and Infantry Company 1SG before taking on his final role as the Deputy Commandant of the 10th Mountain Division NCO Academy. While at the Academy, CSM Henry was selected to attend the Sergeants Major Course at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. Upon graduation, he was selected to serve as Command Sergeant Major in the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy. There he was responsible for 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and after an 18-month tour he was selected to serve as a Brigade Command Sergeant Major with 4th Brigade, U.S. Army Cadet Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Upon completing his assignment in Cadet Command he was selected for a second Brigade position and took responsibility of the 157th Infantry Brigade stationed at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, assigned to First Army East.

Command Sergeant Major Henry has served in every NCO leadership position as an Infantryman, from Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major. He has two combat deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 10th Mountain Division in Mahmudiyah Yusufya Provence, 2006-2007, and in the Salman Pak Provence, 2009-2010. He also has two combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the first in the Khost Provence with the 3rd Ranger Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, 2001-2002, and in Logar and Wardak Provence with the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 2012-2013.

Command Sergeant Major Henry’s awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge (w/ Bronze Star, Afghanistan 2001), Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, German, Italian and Canadian parachutist badges; Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (w/ 6 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (w/ 8 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Achievement Medal (w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters); Good Conduct Medal (8th award); National Defense Service Ribbon; Iraq Campaign Medal (w/ 3 campaign stars); Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/ 2 campaign stars); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (w/ Arrowhead Device); NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 6) and the Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4).

Command Sergeant Major Henry is a graduate of Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Pathfinder School, Air Assault School, U.S. Marine Corps Scout Swimmer course, the U.S. Army Ranger School, Special Operations Tactical Instructor Course, Instructor/ Trainer Course and all of the Army’s NCO Professional Military Education courses, graduating from the USASMA Sergeants Major Course, Class 62, and the NLC 18-02. Command Sergeant Major Henry has an associate’s degree from Excelsior College in Management and Administration Studies and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with the University of Maryland University College in Business Management.


Mr. Jesse W. McKinney

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.