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TANK-AUTOMOTIVE & ARMAMENTS COMMAND

SENIOR LEADERS

COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR

COMMAND SGT. MAJ. JERRY M. CHARLES

Command Sergeant Major Jerry M. Charles serves as the TACOM Commanding General’s senior enlisted adviser 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.

He assumed his current position November 2019.

Charles hails from Hempstead, New York. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1993 as a supply specialist completing basic training at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Lee, Virginia.

Prior to assuming his current position, Charles served as the Headquarters, United States Army Pacific Deputy Chief of Staff G4 (Logistics) Sergeant Major at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii. His previous assignments also include Mission and Installation Contracting Command and 412th Contracting Support Brigade at Joint Base San Antonio-Ft. Sam Houston, Texas; Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN), 10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum, New York; NATO Training Mission, Afghanistan (NTMA); 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC), Ft. Hood, Texas; Multi-National Corps Iraq (MNC-I); V Corps, Heidelberg, Germany; a tour with Special Operations Command Pacific; 10th Area Support Group, Okinawa, Japan; 3-47th Infantry Battalion, 192nd Infantry Brigade, Ft. Benning; 1-19th Infantry Battalion, 198th Infantry Brigade, Ft. Benning, Georgia and two consecutive assignments with 3rd Armored Calvalry Regiment, Ft. Carson, Colorado and Ft. Bliss, Texas.

His operational deployments include three tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Charles' education includes the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Airborne School, Drill Sergeant School, Master Fitness Trainer Course, and the U.S. Army Force Management Course. He has a master’s degree in management and leadership from Webster University, Missouri.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters and several foreign, joint, campaign and service awards.

Charles is a distinguished member of the Quartermaster Corps and recipient of the Sergeant Audie Murphy medallion, Distinguished Order of Saint Martin and Order of Saint Maurice (Legionnaire) medallion. He holds the Army Parachute Badge and Army Drill Sergeant Badge.

Charles is married and has two children.

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