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CSM Tommy P. Fitzwater

Command Sergeant Major

406th AFSB Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major Tommy P. Fitzwater assumed responsibilities of the 406th Army Field Support Brigade June 9, 2023. He enlisted into the U.S. Army from Killeen, Texas, as a 91B Wheeled Vehicle Repairer with an Airborne Ranger contract in September 1998. He attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

CSM Fitzwater held various positions to include shop foreman; squad leader; senior mechanic; battalion motor sergeant; ground maintenance supervisor; company first sergeant; Operations noncommissioned officer in charge; G3 (Operations) sergeant major for 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command; battalion command sergeant major; and G4 (Logistics) sergeant major. CSM Fitzwater’s previous duty assignments consists of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; U.S. Army Office of Military Support (Airborne), Washington, D.C.; 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bragg, North Carolina (known as Fort Liberty since 2023); Hotel Company, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion (Forward Support Company), 3rd BCT Fort Bragg; Bravo Company, 82nd BSB, 3rd BCT, Fort Bragg; Student, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; 13th ESC, Fort Hood, Texas, (known as Fort Cavazos since 2023); battalion command sergeant major, 307th BSB, 1st BCT, 82nd ABN DIV and G4 sergeant major, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg. CSM Fitzwater has deployed eight times; three deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, two to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, one to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, and two deployments as the Immediate Response Force to Kuwait, and one to Afghanistan in support of Operation Allies Refuge.

CSM Fitzwater’s military education include Basic Leaders Course; Advanced Leaders Course; Senior Leaders Course; Sergeants Major Course (Class 68); Combat Lifesavers Course; Combative Level 1; Joint Logistics Course; Basic Instructor Training Course; Jumpmaster School; Ranger School; Airborne School; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape School (High Risk); Emergency Medical Tech I; Land Rover University; Military Motorcycle Course; Family of Special Operation Vehicles. CSM Fitzwater has a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Excelsior College.

CSM Fitzwater’s awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, six Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medal (Combat), eight Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, Presidential Unit Citation Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, eight Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (One Campaign Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (One CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (two CS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal (1 CS), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Netherlands Jump Wings, and Driver/Mechanic Badge.

CSM Fitzwater has been married to his wife, Carolyn, for 24 years. They have three children and two grandchildren.