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Command Sergeant Major

Command Sgt. Maj. Jamathon K. Nelson

CSM Jamathon K. Nelson enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as a 0311 infantryman in August 1985 from Alturas, Calif. His Marine Corps assignments include Marine Barracks St. Mawgan, U.K. as a Marine security guard, E Co 2nd Battalion 9th Marines, 1st Marine Div. Camp Pendleton, Calif. as a team leader and squad leader. CSM Nelson left the Marines in December 1989 and enlisted in the Army April 1995, after a five year break in service.

CSM Nelson has held all infantry positions from rifleman and RTO through Squadron Command Sergeant Major. CSM Nelsonís assignments include Team Leader with XVIII ABN Corps LRSC (1995 - 1998), Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant with A Co 1-508, Vicenza, Italy (1998 - 2001), Ranger Instructor and Dive locker NCOIC with 4th Ranger Training Battalion (2001 - 2005), Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant with A Co, C Co, and HHC 2nd -325th AIR Fort Bragg, N.C. (2005 - 2011).

CSM Nelson was selected for the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) in November 2011. He attended the Operational Advisor Training Course in July 2012 after graduating from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy with class 62. CSM Nelsonís positions at AWG included Troop Sergeant Major in Able Squadron, Command Sergeant Major for Charlie Squadron, and Group Operations Sergeant Major (2012 - 2018).

CSM Nelsonís schools include all levels of NCOES, Battalion and Brigade pre-command courses; Airborne, Jumpmaster, Ranger, Sniper, SERE level C, Combat Diver Qualification Course, Combat Dive Supervisor Course, Operational Advisor Training Course, Pathfinder, and Air Assault.

CSM Nelson has been awarded the following; Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (7 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Valorous unit award, Army Superior unit award x2, Iraq Campaign Medal w/2 BS, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/BS, Kosovo Campaign Medal w/BS, Army Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal x2, Armed forces Service Medal, NATO Medal x2, Marine Corps sea service deployment, Army Overseas Ribbon x2, Navy Marine Corps Overseas Ribbon, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantrymanís Badge, and, the Expert Infantry Badge. CSM Nelson is also a member of the prestigious Sergeant Morales Club and the Order of St. Maurice.