William G. Venus Sr.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM William G. Venus Sr. enlisted as a 45T (Bradley Turret Mechanic) out of Boston, Massachusetts by way of Trinidad & Tobago. He entered the Army in July of 1987 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Throughout CSM Venus’s 27 year career, he has served in a myriad of leadership positions from Recovery team NCOIC to his current rank of Command Sergeant Major. Some of his previous assignments include: HHC 1-41 INF BN, 2ND AD (FWD), Garlstedt, Germany (Operation Desert Storm); Anti-Tank TRP 2/11 ACR (Maint Team Chief), Fort Irwin, California, A TRP 1/4 ARCAV (Maint Team Chief), Conn Barracks, Germany; HHC 1-41 INF BN, 1st AD, (HHC,B & D Maint Team Chief), Fort Riley, Kansas (Intrinsic Action May 02-Oct 02; Operation Iraq Freedom: Mar 03-Jul 03, Jun 04- Jun 05). E Co 610th BSB (First Sergeant), Fort Riley, Kansas (Operation Iraqi Surge Feb 07-Apr 08), 13th ESC G3 Sergeant Major Jun10-Oct11, 27th BSB Command Sergeant Major Oct11-Oct13 (OEF XII-XIII Afghanistan), 13th ESC G3 Sergeant Major Oct 13-Jun14.
His most recent assignment was the 13th ESC G3 SGM and prior served as the Command Sergeant Major of the 27th Brigade Support Battalion 4th Advise and Assist Brigade 1st Cavalry Division, Fort. Hood, Texas. Now serving as the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Fort Shafter Hawaii.
His military education includes: Combatives Level 2, EO Leaders Course, Master Fitness Trainer (P5), Master Resilience Course (8R), Safety Officer Course, Command Sergeant Major personnel managers course, Support Operations Phase II Course, Warrior Leader Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, First Sergeant's Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. CSM Venus also holds an Associate's Degree in Applied Science from Barton Community College and is currently working toward his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
His awards and decorations include the Army Valorous Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Bronze Star Medal (3OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Good Conduct Medal (9OLC), National Defense Service Medal (BS), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (3BS), Iraq Campaign Medal (3BS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th award), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Presented By Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Presented By Kuwait), TO Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Driver/Mechanic's Badge, DWV & DTV, The FORSCOM (Forces Command) SAMC medal and Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharp Medal.
HHBn ensures the readiness for the USARPAC Headquarters, Staff and all
attached units in order to support the USARPAC Commanders Theatre Army
Strategy for the Asia-Pacific. O/O, deploy and provide unit level command
and control and sustainment support to deployed USARPAC elements while
sustaining support to the Main Command Post (MCP) in garrison.