Command Sergeant Major John W. Troxell
Command Sgt. Maj., I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell was born in Springfield, Illinois and grew up in Davenport, Iowa. He graduated from Davenport West High School in 1982 and entered the United States Army in September 1982 as an armored reconnaissance specialist and graduated One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Ky. CSM Troxell is currently serving as the Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army I Corps and Joint Base Lewis McChord in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. CSM Troxell has served in heavy, light, Stryker, and airborne units throughout his career and has held every leadership position in Armor and Cavalry units including Scout Team Leader, Scout Squad Leader, Tank Commander, Tank Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant and Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Troxell has served in numerous units throughout his career. They include the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fort Bliss, Texas; 2 tours in Germany with the 3rd Armored Division, and the 3rd Infantry Division; 3 tours in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Campbell University ROTC in Buies Creek, North Carolina, and the Special Operation Division of Joint Task Force Six (Counterdrug) in El Paso, Texas. He has served as the Command Sergeant Major of the 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York and in Iraq; the Regimental Command Sergeant Major of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in both Fort Polk, Louisiana and Fort Lewis, Washington; the Command Sergeant Major of the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington and in Iraq; the 21st Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Armor Center and Fort Knox, Kentucky; the Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Accessions Command and Human Resource Center of Excellence at Fort Knox, Kentucky and the Command Sergeant Major of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan.
CSM Troxell's five combat tours of duty include making the combat parachute jump and service in Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Desert Shield/Storm, two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
CSM Troxell's military education includes Ranger, Airborne, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder, PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, and The First Sergeant Course. He is a graduate of Class 51 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course and the Command Sergeants Major Course. CSM Troxell is also a graduate of the National Defense University Keystone Joint Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course, the US Army War College Strategic Leader Development Course and the Army Strategic Leader Development Course (Intermediate) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Command Sergeant Major Troxell's civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from TUI University in California.
CSM Troxell's awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, The Master Parachutist Badge with Combat Jump Star Device, the Combat Action Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (2 oak leaf clusters), the Bronze Star Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (4 oak leaf clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, the Army Commendation Medal (1 silver oak leaf cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (5 oak leaf clusters), the Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (with Spearhead Device), the Southwest Asia Service Medal (2 stars), the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award), the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Liberation of Kuwait), the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Liberation of Saudi Arabia), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the NATO Medal.