Command Sergeant Major Chad M. Peters assumed duties as command sergeant major of the 401st Army Field
Support Brigade June 10, 2020.
He is a native of California. Most recently, he served as CSM, 528th Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations)
(Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He has also served as CSM, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne),
Fort Bragg and as CSM and Observer - Controller/Trainer for 1st Battalion, 351st Regiment, Brigade Support
Battalion (Training Support), Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
Previous assignments also include: the Joint Communications Unit, Fort Bragg; the White House Communications
Agency, Washington, D.C.; the 59th Signal Battalion, Fort Richardson, Alaska; the Electronic Proving Grounds
(AMC), Fort Huachuca, Arizona. CSM Peters has served in eight combat deployments.
His military education includes all levels of the Non-Commissioned Officer Education System; the Joint Special
Operations Summit Course (Nominative); the Joint Special Operations Senior Enlisted Academy (U.S. Army
Sergeants Major Academy non-resident); Battalion, Brigade, Sustainment and Joint Special Operations Forces
Pre-Command Courses; First Sergeant Course; Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Course; Support Operations
Course; Air Assault, Airborne and Advanced Airborne Schools; Military Free Fall School; Survival, Evasion, Resistance,
and Escape High Risk; Special Operations Radio Operator’s Course; Fast Rope Master; Joint Logistics Course;
Supervisors Development Course; Observer/Controller Course; Communications Security Custodian Course; and the
Equal Opportunity Leaders Course.
CSM Peters holds a master’s degree in business administration with concentration in entrepreneurship from American
Military University, a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Maryland Global Campus, and an associate
degree in general studies from the University of Alaska Anchorage, as well as certifications in information technology
service management and CrossFit level I.
His awards include Legion of Merit, four Bronze Star Medals, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, two Meritorious
Service Medals, a Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, seven Army Achievement
Medals, eight Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (two Bronze Service
Stars), Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal (two Bronze Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary
Medal (four Bronze Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon
(Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, four Joint Meritorious Unit Citations, an Army Meritorious
Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Driver/Mechanic Badge (Wheel), the Royal Netherlands
Army Parachute Badge, the Brazilian Parachutist Badge, the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Gold),
and the U.S. Army Physical Fitness Badge for Physical Fitness Excellence.