(My Uncle) David C. Howard
David C. Howard
Commander Sergeant Major, Special Troops Battalion-Korea(STB-K)
Command Sergeant Major David C. Howard is my Uncle David. I really appreciate his soft spoken mannerism and the deep concern that he always showed towards me as I grew up. Even as He was stationed on the other side of the world. I recently spoke to My uncle this week after my Grand Fathers funeral and we have plans for a relative shooting lesson with my new p.95 this month at the shooting range. I found a blog written of him and thought easy to just repost so here it is……
Command Sergeant Major David C. Howard was born at Travis Air Force Base, California to Chief Master Sergeant (Retired), and Mrs. Ernest Howard Sr. He enlisted in the United States Army on 6 July 1983, attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, A Company (Assassins), 6th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, A Company (Cobras), 11th Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment.
Command Sergeant Major Howard’s assignments include C Battery, 2/62nd Air Defense Artillery, Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany; Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2/21st Field Artillery, Fort Polk, Louisiana; 6th Infantry Division (Light), Fort Richardson, Alaska; Military Intelligence Battalion (Low Intensity), Orlando, Florida; United States Army Cryptologic Support Group, Heidelberg, Germany; Headquarters Company, 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Yongsan, Republic of Korea; A Company, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; United States Army Element, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.; D Company (Postal), 516th Personnel Services Battalion, Yongsan, Republic of Korea; Headquarters, Training Support Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Phoenix Academy, Camp Taji, Iraq; United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 59), Fort Bliss, Texas.
Command Sergeant Major Howard has served in a variety of duty positions which include: Clerk Typist; Administrative Specialist; Administrative Noncommissioned Officer In Charge; Platoon Sergeant; Training Drill Sergeant; Senior Drill Sergeant; Executive Administrative Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Senior Operations Sergeant; and First Sergeant.
Command Sergeant Major Howard’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star; the Meritorious Service Medal (6th Award); Joint Service Commendation Medal (3rd Award); Army Commendation Medal (4th Award); Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal (8th Award); Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award); National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award); Global War On Terrorism Medal (Expeditionary); Global War on Terrorism Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award); Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2nd Award); Army Superior Unit Award; Drill Sergeant Identification Badge; Joint Staff Identification Badge; Drivers Badge; and Air Assault Badge.
Command Sergeant Major Howard’s military education includes the Primary Leadership and Development Course; the Basic Noncommissioned Officers’ Course; Advanced Noncommissioned Officers’ Course; the First Sergeants’ Course; the United States Army Sergeants’ Major Course; Air Assault School; and the Drill Sergeant Course.
Command Sergeant Major Howard’s civilian education includes an Associate in Arts Degree in General Studies from the University of Maryland (European Division); and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Averett University, Danville, Virginia, in which he graduated Magna-cum-Laude.