Sergeant Major Tilton L. Washington III assumed the duties as senior enlisted advisor of the 404th Army Field Support Battalion – JBLM 19 May 2021.
Sergeant Major Tilton L. Washington III is a native of Newport News, Virginia and enlisted in the United States Army in January of 1997. He attended basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and advanced individual training at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, where he attained the military occupational skill of, 89B Ammunition Specialist.
In over 24 years of military service, SGM Washington has held leadership positions ranging from squad leader to Department SGM. His stateside assignments include: HHB 1/78 FA, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Columbia Recruiting BN, Myrtle Beach Recruiting Station; 3rd BDE 2nd ID, 296th BSB, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington; Bravo Company, I Corps, JBLM, Washington; 63rd Ordnance Company, JBLM, Washington; HHC, 59th OD BDE, Fort Lee, Virginia as the Operations SGM; D Co 832D OD BN, Fort Lee, Virginia as the Department SGM for CMF 91D/91C; and he is currently assigned as the 404th AFSBn SGM. His overseas assignments include: 529th Ordnance Company, Vilseck Germany; Echo Troop, 3-6 Cavalry, Camp Humphreys, Korea; 7th ANCOA, Grafenwoehr, Germany; and 8th TSC, Fort Shafter, Hawaii. He has deployed to Operation Joint Forge/Guard Taszar, Hungary (2), Operation Iraqi Freedom Kuwait/Iraq; and Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of combat and peace keeping operations.
SGM Washington’s military and civilian education include: United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) Class # 69; Master Resiliency Training course (MRT); Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SJPME) II; Operational Contract Support (OCS); Young Ala’kai graduate; Commander/1SG course; Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course (ANCOC); Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course (BNCOC); Master Fitness Trainer (MFT) course; Recruiter course, Total Army Instructor Training Course (TAITC); Small Group Instructor Training Course (SGITC); and Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC). SGM Washington has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Human Resource Management from Columbia Southern University.
SGM Washington’s awards and decoration include: Meritorious Service Medal (4th award); Army Commendation Medal (10th award); Army Achievement Medal (8th award); Gold Recruiter Badge (3rd Sapphire); Good Conduct Medal (7th Knot); National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Medal, Expeditionary Service Medal; NATO Medal. He was awarded FY12 Recruiter of the Year, where he was presented the award at the Pentagon from the Under Secretary of the Army. He is also, a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy club and was awarded the Presidential Volunteer award from President Obama.
SGM Washington is married and they have a daughter.