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Mr. Kent Maddox

Kent Maddox Command Sergeant Major US Army Retired is currently the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Enrollment and Scholarship Officer.

Command Sergeant Major (Retired) William K. Maddox was born in Memphis, Tn. He
graduated from Henry County High School in Paris, TN and enlisted in the United States Army completing basic training and advance individual training at Fort Bliss, Texas.

CSM Maddox has held numerous leadership positions to include:

  • Stinger Team Chief, Vulcan Squad Leader, Stinger Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Field Recruiter, Battery First Sergeant, Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Brigade Command Sergeant Major, and Installation Command Sergeant Major.

CSM Maddox’s previous duty assignments include:

  • 2nd Battalion 5th ADA, 2nd Armored Div., Fort Hood, TX., 5th Battalion 5th ADA, 2nd Infantry Div. Korea (1989-1990,2002-2003), 3d Battalion 3rd ADA, 5th Infantry Div., Ft. Polk, La., 3d Battalion (Airborne) 4th ADA, 82d Airborne Div., Fort Bragg, NC., (1992-1995,1999-2002), Sacramento Recruiting Battalion, Sacramento CA., 2nd Battalion 44th ADA, 101st Airborne (AASLT), 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Shafter HI., 108th ADA Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, Ft. Bragg, NC, 2-44 ADA Battalion Command Sergeant Major Ft. Campbell, KY, 69th ADA Brigade Command Sergeant Major Fort Hood TX, and Installation Command Sergeant Major White Sands Missile Range, NM.

His military education includes:

  • the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, First Sergeants Course, Master Fitness Course, Jungle Warfare Course, Air Assault Course, Basic Airborne Course, Advanced Airborne Course, and the Sergeants Major Course (Class 59).

He holds a Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College and a Masters or Arts from the University of Texas at El Paso.

His awards and decorations include:

  • the; Legion of Merit (1OLC); Bronze Star Medal (1OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC); Army Commendation Medal (5OLC); Army Achievement Medal (7 OLC); Good Conduct Medal (7th AWD); the National Defense Service Medal; the Korean Defense Service Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Iraqi Campaign Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4th AWD); Overseas Ribbon (4th AWD). Unit decorations include: Army Superior Unit Award. Foreign awards include: German Parachutist Badge. Badges include: Combat Action Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; Drivers Badge.

CSM Maddox is married to the lovely Kelli Maddox and has two children: Paige and Brock.