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Kenneth O. Preston

Kenneth O. Preston

Title: 1) Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) 2) Senior Fellow

Company: 1) United States Army 2) Association of the United States Army

Location: Mount Savage, Maryland, United States






  • Armed Forces Benefit Association (board member)
  • Army Historical Foundation (board member)
  • Army Retired Soldier Council (co-chair)
  • Association of the United States Army (vice president of noncommissioned officer and soldier programs)
  • Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS)
  • Eagle’s Watch Foundation (director)
  • Homes for Our Troops (board of directors)
  • Institute for Veterans and Military Families (director)
  • Lincoln College of Technology
  • National Armor and Cavalry Heritage Foundation (board member)
  • St. George’s Episcopal Church (treasurer)
  • Trident University International
  • United Services Organization (director)
  • United States Army
  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy
  • University of Louisville
  • Veterans United Realty (military advisor)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2023, 2022)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2023, 2022)
  • Recipient, MG Adna R. Chaffee Jr. Award (Legends of Armor), U.S. Army (2023)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2023)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2022)
  • Recipient, 10th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
  • Recipient, 11 Service Stripes
  • Recipient, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Combat Service Identification Badge
  • Recipient, V Corps Combat Service Badge
  • Recipient, 3 Overseas Service Bars
  • Recipient, Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Recipient, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  • Recipient, Army Distinguished Service Medal
  • Recipient, Army Good Conduct Medal (11 awards)
  • Recipient, Army Service Ribbon
  • Recipient, Army Staff Identification Badge
  • Recipient, Bronze Star Medal
  • Recipient, Expert Marksmanship Badge with Rifle and Pistol bars
  • Recipient, George C. Marshall Award, Association of the United States Army
  • Recipient, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Recipient, Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Recipient, Joint Meritorious Unit Award
  • Recipient, Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Recipient, Kosovo Campaign Medal
  • Recipient, Kuwait Liberation Medal
  • Recipient, Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster
  • Recipient, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  • Recipient, Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • Recipient, National Defense Service Medal with service star
  • Recipient, NATO Medal for Kosovo
  • Recipient, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with bronze award numeral 4
  • Recipient, Order of St. George Gold Award
  • Recipient, Overseas Service Ribbon with award numeral 5
  • Recipient, Southwest Asia Service Medal

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