Command Sergeant Major Todd Sims
Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Forces Command
Command Sergeant Major Todd Sims entered the Florida Army National Guard on 31 March 1988. Upon graduation from high school, he completed OSUT at Fort Benning, Georgia and was awarded MOS 11B. After Basic Training, Command Sergeant Major Sims moved to Virginia. He then entered the United States Marine Corps in April of 1989. Upon completion of training, he was awarded the MOS of 0341 (Mortarman) and was assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California.
After receiving an honorable discharge from the USMC, he immediately reentered the Army in April of 1993 as an 11C at Fort Campbell Kentucky as part of 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. His duty assignments include: 1st Infantry Division, serving as BCO and HHC first sergeant; 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington, serving as the BN Operations Sergeant Major and the Command Sergeant Major; 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, serving as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major; 1st Stryker Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado, as the Brigade Command Sergeant Major and Operations Group Command Sergeant Major, Fort Irwin, California; Division Command Sergeant Major, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and First Army Command Sergeant Major, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois.
Command Sergeant Major Sims has served in every leadership position from Mortar Squad Leader to First Army Command Sergeant Major. His combat tours and operational deployments include Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM, Operation NAUTICAL MANTIS, two Western Pacific sea deployments, Kosovo 4A, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM II, OIF 06-08, OIF 09-10, Operation SPARTAN SHIELD, and Operation FREEDOM SENTINEL.
His awards include both the Combat and Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Airborne and Air Assault Badge, and the Ranger Tab. His awards and qualifications include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (with “C” device), Legion of Merit (with 1 oak leaf cluster),and Bronze Star Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters). He is also the recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice, Order of Saint George, Order of Saint Barbara, and the Order of Saint Michael.