Command Sergeant Major

Christopher J. Reaves


Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher J. Reaves assumed duties at the Joint Munitions Command on May 24, 2023.

Reaves enlisted in the Army in March 1998, and he attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, graduating as a 63B Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic.

He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science with concentrations in Natural Resources and Conservation from Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Reaves’ previous assignments include: Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic and Senior Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic, HHC 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood (known as Fort Cavazos since 2023), Texas, 1998-2001; Senior Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic and Shop Foreman, HSC 84th Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 2001-2004; Company Motor Sergeant, B Company, 84th Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 2004-2005; Senior Auto Repairman, Motor Sergeant, Senior Maintenance Supervisor, Operations Sergeant, First Sergeant, Maintenance Troop Sergeant Major, General Support Troop Sergeant Major, and Operations Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Special Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg (known as Fort Liberty since 2023), North Carolina, 2005-2018; Command Sergeant Major, 16th Ordnance Battalion, Fort Lee (known as Fort Gregg-Adams since 2023), Virginia, 2018-2020; Command Sergeant Major, 403d Army Field Support Brigade, Camp Henry, South Korea, 2021-2023. CSM Reaves’ deployments include one in support of OJF and seven in support of OIF and OND.

His military education includes the Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Sergeants Major Course, Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course, Basic Airborne Course, Static-Line Jumpmaster Course, Air Assault Course, Pathfinder Course, Combat Skills Course, SERE Course, Support Operations Course, Manpower & Force Management Course, TRADOC Pre-Command Course, Battalion Pre-Command Course, and the Brigade Pre-Command Course.

Reaves’ awards and achievements include the Bronze Star Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (7 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (4 campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5 numerals), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3 numerals), NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Driver and Mechanic’s Badge, Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe Medallion, German Parachutist Badge, and the Australian Parachutist Badge.

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