Command Sergeant Jorge C. Escobedo assumed responsibility as command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in June 2022. Prior to this assignment, CSM Escobedo served as the command sergeant major for the Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee, Virginia.
CSM Escobedo enlisted in 1994. He attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and graduated as a personnel records specialist (75D). He was assigned to the 516th Personnel Service Center in South Korea where he performed duties as a personnel records specialist. His next assignment was Washington, D.C., where he served as the noncommissioned officer in charge of officer records. CSM Escobedo was then assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington, where he performed duties as an administrative personnel sergeant. During that tenure, he conducted multiple CONUS and OCONUS training deployments and one real-world deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia, where he served as the senior human resources sergeant. He was then selected to serve as the HHC, 75th Ranger Regiment first sergeant, becoming the first non-11 series NCO to serve as a Ranger Company first sergeant. CSM Escobedo served as the HHC, 75th Ranger Regiment, first sergeant from April 2007 to March 2009. During his service there, he deployed seven times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and four times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon graduation from U.S. Sergeants Major Academy in May 2010, he was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army North (First U.S. Army) in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he performed duties as the senior enlisted advisor to the chief of staff (G1), as the G1 (Personnel) sergeant major. Following his Army North assignment, he served as the 1st Cavalry Division headquarters and HQ battalion command sergeant major. He then served as brigade command sergeant major of U.S. Army NATO Brigade in Sembach, Germany. Lastly, he served as the commandant of the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute Noncommissioned Officers Academy at Fort Jackson.
CSM Escobedo’s military schools include: Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, U.S. Army Jumpmaster Course, U.S. Army Air Assault Course, U.S. Army Basic Military Mountaineering and Rappelling Course, Ranger Course, Basic Airborne Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Basic and Master Breacher Course, Ranger Orientation Course and Pre-Ranger Course.
CSM Escobedo holds a Bachelor of Science in business with concentration in management human resources from Excelsior College.
CSM Escobedo’s awards and decorations include: two Legions of Merit, Bronze Star Medals, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the GWOT Expeditionary Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/Star Device, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two-Star Device, the Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 6), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), the Ranger Tab, the Combat Action Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Canadian Parachutist Badge, the Czech Military Parachutist Badge, the Dutch Military Parachutist Badge, the German Military Parachutist Badge, the Portuguese Military Parachutist Badge, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Order of Saint Maurice, and the Order of Horatio Gates. CSM Escobedo is a distinguished member of the 75th Ranger Regiment, and Honorary Member of the Finance Regiment.
He is married and has two sons.