(Ret.) CSM Kelly Kalama

Company: United States Army
Location:  Temple, Texas, United States 

Affiliations/Associations/Societies:

  • 4th Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment One-Station Unit Training with Charlie Company (April 26, 1989 to July 6, 1989)
  • (Airborne) A co 1st Battalion (ABN) 507th Infantry, Fort Benning, GA (August, 1989)
  • 1st Battalion, 70th Infantry Regiment, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort Polk, LA
  • 1st Battalion, 72nd Infantry Regiment at Camp Casey Korea (Mortar Gunner in the 107mm Mounted Mortar Platoon)
  • Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Airborne Infantry, Fort Campbell, KY (Mortar Gunner in a 60mm Air Assault Unit)
  • Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry, Vicenza, Italy (Mortar Gunner in a 60mm airborne unit) (Squad Leader in the 81mm Mortar Platoon)
  • Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 504th  Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC (Mortar Section Leader in a 60mm section Airborne Unit)
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 120th  Infantry Brigade Fort Chaffee, AR (member of Sergeant Addie Murphy Organization)
  • 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment at Sweinfurt, Germany (Mortar Platoon Sergeant with the 120mm Mortar Platoon) (Two Deployments, Kosovo and Operation Iraqi Freedom)
  • 1st Battalion, 409th Calvary Regiment Observer Control and Trainer at Fort Knox, KY
  • 7th Squadron 10thS. Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, CO (First Sergeant for Hell Raiser Troop)
  • First Army Division West III Corps, Fort Hood TX. (First Sergeant of Higher Headquarters Division (HHD) Head Hunters Company)
  • 1-11 Armor Calvary Regiment, National Training Center Fort Irwin, CA (Operations Sergeant Major November 10, 2016)
  • 2nd BN, 8th CAV, 1BCT, 1CD Fort Hood, TX (2-8 CSM as Stallion 9)
  • Home Station Mission Command (HSMC)

Achievements:

  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Graduate, United States Sergeant Major Academy, CLASS 64, earned the MOS identifiers of MRT Resilience and Battle Staff, Fort Bliss, TX (2014)
  • Recipient, 11th Regiment Honorary Rolls for his outstanding leadership on 22 rotations and redesigning the TOC operations (2016)
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2nd award), United States Army
  • Army Achievement Medal (9th award), United States Army
  • Army Commendation Medal (6th award), United States Army
  • Army Service Ribbon and NATO Medal (2nd award), United States Army
  • Army Superior Unit Award, United States Army
  • Combat Infantryman Badge, United States Army
  • Completion, Joint Readiness Training Center and a Multiple Purpose Cold Weather Training Center
  • Excelsior College, Bachelor of Business
  • Expert Infantryman Badge, United States Army
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, United States Army
  • Good Conduct Medal (8th award), United States Army
  • Iraq Campaign Medal (2nd award), United States Army
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award, United States Army
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal, United States Army
  • Korea Defense Service Medal, United States Army
  • Kosovo Campaign Medal, United States Army
  • Legion of Merit, Bronze Service Medal (2nd award), United States Army
  • Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), United States Army
  • National Defense Medal (2nd award), United States Army
  • NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4rd award), United States Army
  • Overseas Service Ribbon (5th award), United States Army
  • Parachute and Air Assault Badge, United States Army
  • Recipient, 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman Career Award, United States Army
  • Recipient, Order of the Saint Maurice, United States Army
  • Recipient, Saint Barbara Medal, United States Army
  • Recipient, Sergeant Audie Murphy Medallion, United States Army
  • Recipient, Silver and Gold Spurs and the Order of St. Maurice, United States Army
  • Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Instructor, United States Army
  • Selected, Security OPS Forces Protection in Saudi Arabia, United States Army
  • Top OC/T (observer, coach, trainers), Successful Master Trainer course completion, Small Arms Master Gunner Course
  • Valorous Unit Award (2nd award), United States Army

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