Command Sergeant Major Lamont Christian
Command Sergeant Major Lamont Christian is a native of Brooklyn, NY. He enlisted in the Army Reserves completing Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, VA as a Parachute Rigger in 1986. He later entered active duty and served with multiple signal, infantry and special mission units at Fort Bragg, NC, including the 82nd Airborne Division, 18th Airborne Corps, and the United States Army Special Operations Command. CSM Christian was later assigned as an Infantry One Station Unit Training Drill Sergeant with 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry and later selected to be a Drill Sergeant Leader at the Fort Benning, Georgia Drill Sergeant Academy. He was then reassigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, HI. He continued to serve with 2nd “Stryker” Brigade Combat Team through the Army’s interim armored vehicle transformation. CSM Christian was later assigned as Command Sergeant Major for 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry, Fort Jackson, SC. He then served with 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. He most recently served as the Commandant of the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy, Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
CSM Christian has provided leadership from positions that include Team Leader, Squad Leader, Drill Sergeant Leader, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Christian’s military education includes: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course; United States Army First Sergeant Course, Drill Sergeant Course, Jumpmaster Course, Instructor Trainer Course, Parachute Rigger Course, Pathfinder Course, Battle Staff Course, Sergeant Major Force Management Course, CSM Development Program, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.
CSM Christian’s awards and decorations include the: Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, North American Treaty Organization Medal, Saudi Arabian Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, French Commando Badge, German Marksmanship Badge, Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion Award). He has earned the basic German, French, and Honduran parachutist badges. CSM Christian is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and a lifetime member of the US Army Infantry and Drill Sergeant Associations.
CSM Christian is married and they have four children.