Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher J. Reaves assumed the duties as the command sergeant major of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade February 10, 2021.
CSM Reaves came to the 403rd AFSB from the 16th Ordnance Battalion, 59th Ordnance Brigade, Fort Lee, Virginia, where he served as the battalion command sergeant major.
He enlisted in the Army March 22, 1998. He attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, graduating as a 63B Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic.
CSM Reaves served in numerous leadership positions, including: squad leader, senior light wheeled vehicle mechanic, shop foreman, company motor sergeant, platoon sergeant, senior maintenance supervisor, first sergeant, maintenance troop sergeant major, general support troop sergeant major, operations sergeant major, and command sergeant major.
CSM Reaves’ other duty assignments include: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Headquarters and Service Company, 84th Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy) Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; B Company, 84th Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy) Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; numerous assignments within the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
CSM Reaves’ deployments include one deployment to Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Forge and seven deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
CSM Reaves’ military education includes the Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Sergeants Major Course, Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course, Basic Airborne Course, Static-Line Jumpmaster Course, Air Assault Course, Pathfinder Course, Combat Skills Course, SERE Course, Support Operations Course, Manpower & Force Management Course, TRADOC Pre-Command Course, Battalion Pre-Command Course, and the Brigade Pre-Command Course.
CSM Reaves’ civilian education includes an Associate Degree in general studies from Central Texas College and a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science with concentrations in natural resources and conservation from Southern New Hampshire University.
CSM Reaves’ awards and decorations include: four Bronze Star Medals, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Joint Service Commendation Medals, four Army Commendation Medal, eight Army Achievement Medals, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, two Meritorious Unit Citations, seven Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (with 4 bronze campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 2), NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Driver and Mechanic’s Badge, the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe Medallion, the German Parachutist Badge, and the Australian Parachutist Badge.
CSM Reaves is a native of Greenwood, Mississippi; he is married and has two children.