Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher D. Spivey is a native of d’Iberville, Mississippi. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1988 as an 11H Tow Missile Crewman. He completed his OSUT at Fort Benning, Georgia. He has served in many different positions throughout his tenure in the Army. His initial assignment was at Fort Carson, Colorado, where he served as an ITV Driver, Gunner, and TC. In 1990, Spivey was assigned to HHC 6/6th Infantry, Bamberg, Germany, where he performed the duties of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle Gunner. In 1994, Spivey was assigned to Camp Hovey, South Korea, where he served as the BFV Gunner and Commander. Spivey was assigned to Fort Riley, Kansas, in 1995 where he held a multitude, of positions stemming from Team and SQD LDR, PSG, 1SG and Operations Sergeant Major.
In 2000, he served as a Senior Small Group Leader for PLDC in Grafenwoehr, Germany; and in Vilseck, Germany, where he served PSG and Squadron Command Sergeant Major for 2d SQDN, 2D Cavalry Regiment. In 2002, Spivey served as the Senior Enlisted Military Science Instructor, at the University of Central Oklahoma and later served as a Drill Sergeant at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Spivey has been on multiple deployments to include Operation Desert Storm, OIF, OEF, Bosnia, and Djibouti, Africa.
Spivey’s military education includes: NCOES, WLC, ALC, SLC, 1SG Course, USASMA, and the BDE CSM Course. He holds his associates degree in Business from Barton County Community College, and a bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Phoenix.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with ten Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Medal (1BS), Iraq Campaign Medal (2CS), Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, South West Asia Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), Combat Infantryman’s Badge with Star. He also holds the German Schutzenschnur Gold, Silver, and Bronze Badges as well as the Bronze German Efficiency Badge, and the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge. Spivey has also been inducted into the Honorable Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion). He has also been inducted in the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy and the Sergeant Morales Club.
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