Command Sergeant Major John P. McDwyer
Commandant, NCO Academy Hawaii
Command Sergeant Major John P. McDwyer is from Sugar Land, Texas. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1988. He attended Basic Training and Armor Advanced Individual Training (19K) at Fort Knox, Kentucky as an Armor crewman.
Command Sergeant Major McDwyer’s previous assignments include D Company, 2nd Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 8th ID (M), Baumholder, Germany as a Tank Driver, Loader and Gunner; D Company and HHC, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1CD, Fort Hood, Texas as Tank Gunner, Tank Commander, Tank Company Master Gunner and Battalion Master Gunner, he also deployed in support of Operation Desert Fox; G Troop, 1st Squadron 16th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Knox, KY as an M1A2 Instructor and Platoon Sergeant; A Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1CD, Fort Hood, Texas as a Tank Platoon Sergeant; 2nd BN 409 TS Regiment, Cookeville, Tennessee as an AC/RC Advisor to the 3rd Squadron, 278th ACR; C Troop 1st Squadron, 10th US Cavalry Regiment, 4ID, Fort Hood, Texas as Ground Troop 1SG and deployed to OIF 1 and OIF 05-07; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana as the Senior Military Instructor; 4IBCT, 4ID, Fort Carson, Colorado as the Brigade Operations Sergeant Major; 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas as the Battalion CSM and deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF 11-12; Bronco Team, Operations Group, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California as the BDE CSM OC/T. He is currently assigned as the Commandant of the NCO Academy Hawaii.
CSM McDwyer’s military and civilian education include WLC, ALC (Commandants list), SLC (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Resident 1SG Course and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Non- Resident Course. CSM McDwyer has also completed the M1A1 Master Gunner Course, the M1A2 Master Gunner Course, and the Senior Instructor Course. CSM McDwyer is currently completing his Bachelor’s degree from Troy University.
CSM McDwyer’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (1SOLC); the Army Commendation Medal (4OLC); the Army Achievement Medal (8OLC); the National Defense Service Medal (2nd award); the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 CS); the Iraq Campaign Medal (2 CS); the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Army Service Ribbon; the Overseas Service ribbon (2); the NATO Medal; the Combat Action Badge; the Order of Saint George; the Order of Saint Maurice and is a Sergeant Audie Murphy member.