Command Sgt. Maj. Bernard P. Smalls, Sr.
Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commander
Command Sergeant Major Bernard P. Smalls Sr., assumed responsibility as the Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Expeditionary Sustainment Command, on June 29, 2017.
A native of Beaufort, South Carolina, CSM Smalls began his Army career in August 1987 at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, for Basic Training and graduated from the Advanced Individual Training in December 1987 as Motor Transport Operator.
Before joining 3rd ESC, he was the CSM for the U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, Huntsville Alabama. His other assignments include CSM for the 595th Transportation Brigade, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, CSM, U.S. Army Garrison, Stuttgart, Germany; CSM, 330th Movement Control Battalion (Provisional), Fort Bragg, NC; CSM, Joint Logistics Task Force 7, Camp Arifjan; CSM, 7th Transportation Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg; Operations Sergeant, 507th Corps Support Group and 189th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Fort Bragg; First Sergeant, Truck Master, Platoon Sergeant, Delta Company, 782nd Main Support Battalion and Division Support Command Movement Control NCOIC, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg; Platoon Sergeant, 2-9 Infantry 2nd Infantry Division, Korea; Drill Sergeant, 1st Battalion 46th Infantry, Fort Knox, KY; Squad Leader, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor 2nd Infantry Division, Korea; Heavy Wheel Vehicle Operator, 407th Supply and Transportation Company, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg; Motor Transport Operator and a Fuel Specialist, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, Fort Riley, KS.
CSM Smalls has numerous combat tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Enduring Freedom, Drumbeat, Resolute Support, Inherent Resolve, Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
CSM Smalls has completed Airborne School, 82nd Airborne Division Jumpmaster School, Leaders Fitness Course, Equal Opportunity School, Contracting Officer Representative Course, Drill Sergeant Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic and Advanced NCO Courses, First Sergeant Course, U.S. Army Sergeant Major Academy, Brigade/Battalion Pre-Command Course, Garrison Sergeant Major Course and the CSM Force Management Course.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters and Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster. He wears the Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist, Senior Parachutist, and Parachutist Badges; Ukrainian and Irish Parachutist Badges, Driver Badge, and the German Marksmanship Badge (Silver). He's a recipient of the Transportation Corps' Ancient and Honorable Order of Saint Christopher Award.CSM Smalls has an Associate Degree in General Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.