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Command Sgt. Major Kendra M. St Helen is the Command Sgt. Major for the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command. St Helen serves as the TACOM Commanding General’s senior enlisted advisor on all enlisted-related matters, primarily focused on the quality of life for Soldiers, civilians and families across the command, as well as the training of Noncommissioned Officers and Soldiers. She assumed her current position in August 2022.

St Helen is a native of Raceland, Louisiana. She entered the Army in August 1995 and completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and advanced individual training as a petroleum supply specialist at Fort Lee, Virginia. After training at Fort Lee, she attended the Petroleum Vehicle Operators Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

St Helen has served in the following positions and locations during her Army career, starting first as a petroleum supply specialist for the 102nd Quartermaster Company, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and then as aircraft fuel specialist and shift supervisor, United States Army Garrison, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Section Sergeant and Petroleum Supply NCO, 203rd Forward Support Company, Fort Benning, Georgia; Section Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Command and Echo 2-25 Aviation Battalion, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii; senior instructor writer, Petroleum Water Department, Fort Lee, Virginia; 1Sgt, Army Logistics University NCO Academy, Virginia; 1Sgt, 2BCT, A CO 26th BSB, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Operations Sgt. Major, HHC 23D, Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Lee, Virginia; distance education instructor, USASMA Non-Resident Course, Fort Bliss, Texas; Battalion Command Sgt. Major for the 210th BSB, Fort Drum, New York, and recently as the Command Sgt. Major for the 404th Field Support Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

She deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom IV, Operation Iraqi Freedom and VI. She is a graduate of the Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 67, Air Assault Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Courses I and II, Battle Staff NCO Course, Lean Six Sigma, and Master Resilience Training Course.

Her awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with one oak-leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak-leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with one oak-leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with five oak-leaf clusters, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with one oak-leaf cluster, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Air Assault Badge, Basic Army Instructor Badge, and Driver and Mechanic Badge.

She is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie L. Murphy Club, a recipient of the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin, and Order of St. Christopher. Recently, St Helen received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

St Helen has a master’s degree in business and human resource management from Columbia Southern University, a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Troy University, and an associate degree in general studies from the University of Anchorage.

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