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Command Sergeant Major Marvin L. Hill


Senior Enlisted Leader, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces - Afghanistan

Command Sergeant Major Marvin L. Hill assumed the duties of Command Senior Enlisted Leader for International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)/United States Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) on 1 September 2010, after serving twenty one months as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader, United States Central Command.

Command Sergeant Major Hill’s assignments include: 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis Washington; 193d Infantry Brigade, Fort Kobbe, Panama; 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, Kentucky; 4th Training Brigade and United States Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy and Drill Sergeant School, Fort Knox, Kentucky; United States Corps of Cadets, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea; Staff and Faculty, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; 502d Infantry Regiment; Headquarters 2d Brigade, and Headquarters 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Headquarters First United States Army.

Command Sergeant Major Hill entered the Army on 18 January 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee. He has served from Rifleman to Command Sergeant Major in infantry units. Additionally, he has served as a First Sergeant, a Battalion Operations Sergeant, a Tactical Noncommissioned Officer, a Drill Sergeant, a Drill Sergeant Instructor, and as a Faculty Advisor at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. He also served as Task Force Command Sergeant Major for TF 1-502d Infantry, Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt and as the Task Force Falcon (KFOR 3-A) Command Sergeant Major while serving as the Brigade Command Sergeant Major for 2d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). As the Division Command Sergeant Major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as the Task Force Command Sergeant Major for Joint Task Force-Katrina in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He also served as the Command Sergeant Major Multi-National Force-Iraq.

Command Sergeant Major Hill’s military and civilian education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers Education System, First Sergeant Course, Drill Sergeant School, Air Assault School, Rappel Master Course, Master Fitness Trainers Course, and Sniper School. Command Sergeant Major Hill is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 48. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts and Science from St. Thomas Aquinas College and a Masters of Education in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University.

Command Sergeant Major Hill’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (Seventh Award), the Joint Service Commendation Medal with “V”, the Army Commendation Medal (Fifth Award), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (Fifth Award), the Good Conduct Medal (Tenth Award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (Fourth Award), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (Second Award), the NATO Medal, and the Multinational Force and Observers Medal (Second Award). Command Sergeant Major Hill also holds the Combat Action Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge.