CSM Christopher A. Pritchard
CSM Christopher A. Pritchard is a native of Saint Louis, Missouri. He began his military career on 12 august 1982, as a radio teletype operator. He attended his basic combat training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and his advanced individual training for the MOS O5C – Radio Teletype Operator, at Fort Gordon, Georgia where he was selected as assistant instructor of the O5B/C Course.
CSM Pritchard attended and completed Primary Leadership Development Course at Fort Stewart, Georgia and Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course at Fort Gordon Georgia. Command Sergeant Major Pritchard is a graduate of the Battlefield Spectrum Managers Course at Fort Gordon, Georgia, where he graduated number one in his class. Command Sergeant Major Pritchard is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, First Sergeants Course, Class 2-98 and a graduate of the non-resident Sergeants Major Academy, Class 29.
CSM Pritchard has held all the standard leadership positions culminating to the army’s most prestigious position as a Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include the HHC, 4th Battalion, 64th Armor, Fort Stewart, Georgia, as a Radio Teletype Team Chief/Alternate Comsec Custodian; HHC, 4th Engineer Battalion, Colorado Springs, Colorado. As a Platoon Sergeant/Operations Sergeant, during his tenure he was selected for the White House Communications Agency; HHC, 304th Signal Battalion, Camp Colbern, Korea, as the Battalion Spectrum Manager; HHC, 75th Division Exercise, Houston, Texas, as Operations NCO; Company C, and Company B, 44th Signal Battalion Mannheim, Germany, as First Sergeant; HHC, 72d Signal Battalion, Mannheim, Germany, as First Sergeant; HHC, 7th Signal Brigade, Mannheim, Germany, as First Sergeant; HHC, 44th Signal Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, as S3 Sergeant Major/Battalion Command Sergeant Major; HHC, 3rd Signal Brigade, as S3 Sergeant Major; HHC, III Corps and Fort Hood, Fort Hood, Texas, as G6 Sergeant Major; Headquarters, United States Army North (Fifth Army), Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as G6 Sergeant Major; Division Special Troops Battalion, 2ID, Camp Red Cloud, Korea, as Battalion Command Sergeant Major; A Co, Division Special Troops Battalion, 2ID, Camp Red Cloud, Korea, as G6 Sergeant Major; HHD, ASE-K, United States Forces Korea, as CJ6 Sergeant Major, Yongsan, South Korea; and culminating to 447th Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia, as Battalion Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Pritchard’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (third award), the Army Commendation Medal (second award), the Army Achievement Medal (third award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal (eighth award), the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (fourth award), the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon (fourth award).
CSM Pritchard has a Bachelor Of Science Degree from the University of The State Of New York.
CSM Pritchard is married with 7 children.