Sergeant Major Andrew Ayers assumed the duties as senior enlisted advisor of the Army Field Support Battalion-Southwest Asia December 2020.
He joined the U.S. Army 10 April 1984, and entered Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, October1984.
SGM Ayers’ duty assignments include: 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany; 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regimen, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; 3rd Battalion,144th Field Artillery Regiment, Bakersfield, California; 5th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; 2nd Battalion, 398th Armor, Hopkinsville, Kentucky; 2nd Battalion, 399th Infantry Regiment, Fort Knox, Kentucky; 2nd Brigade, 100th Infantry Division, Owensboro, Kentucky; 2nd Squadron, 398th Cavalry Regiment, Madisonville, Kentucky; 3rd Brigade, 95th Training Division Lexington, Kentucky; Afghan National Army SMA Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan; International Security Assistance Force Base Support Group, Camp ISAF, Afghanistan; 108th Training Command, Charlotte, North Carolina; 1st Brigade, Great Lakes Training Division, 75th Training Command, Nashville Tennessee; 1BDE GLTD 84th TC, Nashville, Tennessee; Army Field Support Battalion, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan; U.S. Army Sustainment Command/ Army Reserve Sustainment Command, Birmingham, Alabama; AFSBn Southwest Asia. His duty positions include: fire direction control specialist, chief fire direction control computer, chief of Fire Direction Control, tank commander, tank commander instructor, drill sergeant, senior drill sergeant, training NCO, first sergeant, senior operations sergeant major, squadron command sergeant major, brigade command sergeant major, and senior enlisted leader.
His military education includes: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, First Sergeant Course, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, and the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Phase 1 & 2. His military schooling includes (13E) Cannon Fire Direction Control course, The Air Assault School, Jungle Operations training Course, Special Forces Selection and Assessment Course, 19K Armor Crewman Reclassification Course, Battle Focused Instructor Training Course, U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School, Combat Lifesaver Course, Air Force Air Advisory Course.
SGM Ayers holds an Associate of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Nashville State College, a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Excelsior College, and a Master of Science degree in organizational leadership from National University, San Diego, California.
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (2), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (6), Army Achievement Medal (20), Army Good Conduct Medal (2), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (7), National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, South West Asia Medal with Three Bronze service Stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M device and Gold Hourglass, NCOPD (5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), NATO Service Medal (2), Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Liberation of Kuwait Medal, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, the Air Assault Badge, The Order of Saint Maurice, and the German Armed Forces Marksmanship Badge GAFMB in (Gold).
His civilian occupation is a senior mechanical design engineer/project manager, for Illinois Tool Works.
SGM Ayers is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. He is married and has one child.