Command Sergeant Major Isaia T. Vimoto
Command Sergeant Major
XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg
Command Sergeant Major Isaia T. Vimoto entered the military under the COHORT program from the island of American Samoa on 5 November 1981. He started One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Ft. Benning, Georgia on 10 November 1981.
CSM Vimoto’ s assignments include tours with 2/31st IN and 2/9th IN, Ft. Ord, California; 1/9th IN, Camp Greaves, Korea; 6/14th IN and 4/87th IN, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; 3/75th Ranger Regiment and 2/58th IN (ITB) Ft. Benning, Georgia; 3/325th and 1/508th ABCT, Vicenza, Italy; 1/502nd IN and Sabalauski Air Assault School, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA), Ft. Bliss, Texas; 2/14th IN, Ft. Drum, New York; 2-327 IN, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; 8th BDE US Army ROTC, Ft. Lewis, WA; 1st Army Division West, Ft. Hood, Texas; 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas; and XVIII ABN Corps, Ft. Bragg, NC.
CSM Vimoto has served in every leadership position to include Team Leader, Squad Leader, Scout Team Leader, Scout Platoon Sergeant, Airborne Infantry Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Assistant Commandant of The Sabalauski Air Assault School (1SG), Operations Sergeant Major, Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Brigade Command Sergeant Major, Division command Sergeant Major, Corps Command Sergeant Major and is currently the International Joint Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Vimoto's military education includes PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, the Keystone Course, Force Management Course, and the Nominative Legal Course. He also completed: Basic Airborne School, Jump Master Course, Ranger School, Air Assault School, Drill Sergeant School, Rappel Master Course, Jungle Operations Training Course, Special Operations Training Course (SOT), and Master Fitness Course.
CSM Vimoto's awards and decorations include the LOM, DSSM, DMSM, BSM (x2), MSM (5OLC), ARCOM (x6), AAM (x6), Good Conduct Medal (10th award), National Defense Service Medal, GWOT-SM, NCOPD (x4), Overseas Service Ribbon (x7), Army Service Ribbon, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist, Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, German Jump Wings and Brazilian Jump Wings. He is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Morales and the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. He was also awarded the Infantry Order of Saint Maurice, the Field Artillery Order of Saint Barbara, and Combat Spurs.
CSM Vimoto is married to Misimua Vimoto. They have five children: Sabrina, Ariel, Isaia Jr., Nephi and the late Private First Class Timothy R. Vimoto.