Command Sergeant Major Marvin L. Hill
Command Sergeant Major Marvin L. Hill entered the Army on 18 January 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee. He assumed the duties of Command Sergeant Major, First U.S. Army on 1 February 2005 following his tour of duty as Command Sergeant Major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Kentucky. He is responsible for the training, readiness, and mobilization for all Army Reserve and Army National Guard forces in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in preparation for deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
Command Sergeant Major Hill’s assignments includes: 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis Washington; 193d Infantry Brigade, Fort Kobbe, Panama; 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, Kentucky; 4th Training Brigade and United States Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy and Drill Sergeant School, Fort Knox, Kentucky; United States Corps of Cadets, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea; Staff and Faculty, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; 502d Infantry Regiment; Headquarters 2d Brigade, and Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Command Sergeant Major Hill has served from Rifleman to Command Sergeant Major in infantry units. Additionally, he has served as a Scout Platoon Sergeant, a Battalion Operations Sergeant, a Tactical Noncommissioned Officer, a Drill Sergeant, a Drill Sergeant Instructor, and as a Faculty Advisor at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. He also served as Task Force Command Sergeant Major for TF 1-502d Infantry, Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt and as the Task Force Falcon (KFOR 3-A) Command Sergeant Major while serving as the Brigade Command Sergeant Major for 2d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). As the Division Command Sergeant Major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Most recently, he served as the Task Force Command Sergeant Major for Joint Task Force-Katrina in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Command Sergeant Major Hill's military and civilian education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers Education System, First Sergeant Course, Drill Sergeant School, Air Assault School, Rappel Master Course, Master Fitness Trainers Course, and Sniper School. Command Sergeant Major Hill is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 48. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts and Science from St. Thomas Aquinas College at Sparkill, New York.
Command Sergeant Major Hill's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (Five Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (Four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Good Conduct Medal (Ninth Award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (Fourth Award), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (Second Award), the NATO Medal, and the Multinational Force and Observers Medal (Second Award). Command Sergeant Major Hill also holds the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge.